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Whether it is a natural disaster that sweeps through your city or a computer virus that destroys vital electronic information, businesses need to be able to recover their services and operations as soon as possible if such a disaster does occur. A Business Continuity Program involves planning the recovery of operations when confronted with adverse events such as natural disasters, technological failures, human error, and terrorism. This course provides a basic understanding of the criteria for a comprehensive program that addresses business continuity in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 1600, entitled Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the functions of a Business Continuity Program (BCP)
  • Match the personnel involved in a Business Continuity Program with their responsibilities
  • Identify the main considerations of the risk assessment process
  • Match the risks that may be recorded in a risk assessment with their correct type
  • Match the business continuity risks to their probability and impact on the business in a given scenario
  • Identify the steps involved in conducting a Business Impact Analysis
  • Identify the factors to consider when creating a strategic plan for a Business Continuity Program
  • Identify the information that should be included in a written Business Continuity Program
  • Identify the general requirements for a written Business Continuity Program
  • Identify training requirements for the successful implementation of a BCP
  • Identify the personnel required for a crisis management team
  • Recognize the testing process used for a BCP in a given scenario
  • Identify the requirements for updating the BCP
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