Business Continuity Management Programs

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Whether it is a natural disaster that sweeps through a city, a virus that sweeps across the nation, 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 Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management.

The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

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Business Continuity Management Programs

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • identify the functions of a Business Continuity Program (BCP)
  • recognize the responsibilities of the personnel involved in a Business Continuity Program
  • determine the impact and probability of a business risk
  • identify the main considerations of the risk assessment process
  • 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
  • Knowledge Check: Reviewing Foundational Tasks for Business Continuity Programs
  • identify the content that should be included in a written Business Continuity Program
  • identify the general requirements for a written Business Continuity Program
  • identify the personnel required for a crisis management team
  • identify training requirements for the successful implementation of a BCP
  • recognize BCP testing processes
  • recognize the process for updating the BCP
  • Knowledge Check: Reviewing Considerations for Business Continuity Programs
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