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Certified Disaster Response and Recovery Manager

Course Description

Instructor-Led Classroom: Certified Disaster Response and Recovery Manager

Business Continuity and Disaster Response and Recovery is the process of preparing processes, policies, and procedures that follow in the event of a significant and unplanned operational disruption. The Certified Disaster Response and Recovery Manager training course prepares students for industry certification in Business Continuity planning and Disaster Recovery missions.

As businesses face a wide range of daily risks – including cyber-attacks, human error, technical failures, and natural disasters – it is vital they create practical plans to sustain their security posture, financial health, and industry and brand reputation to maintain long-term success. Students will cover topics such as: BCP Design and Development Strategies, Selection of Risk Management Frameworks, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Strategies, Creating Asset Inventories and Resource Profiles, Recovery Site Management and Workflows, Reviewing Cloud Computing Service Agreements, Cloud Data Security Strategies, and the Impact of Legal Requirements on Cloud Storage Solutions.

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

  • The BCP and DRP Convergence
  • Key BCP and DRP Definitions
  • BCP Key Components
  • DRP Key Components
  • Desired State of Security Challenges
  • Evolution of Sustainable Policies
  • Roles of a Business Impact Analysis
  • Benefits of a Business Impact Analysis
  • Managing a BIA Project
  • Selecting a BIA Project Manager
  • BIA Data Collection
  • Presenting Results to Management
  • The Key Attributes of Risk
  • Risk Management Program Development
  • Asset Inventories and Resource Profiles
  • Risk Management Frameworks
  • Vulnerability Assessment ≠ Risk Assessment
  • Third-Party Service Providers
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Defining Severity
  • Estimating Severity and Likelihood
  • Asset Value Considerations
  • Calculating SLE, ARO, and ALE
  • Sources of Respected Statistics
  • Developing Testing Goals
  • Benefits of BCP Testing
  • BCP Test Progressions
  • Potential Testing Scenarios
  • Training and Awareness
  • Benefits of Certifying the BCP
  • The EOC in Limited Emergencies
  • EOC Scope and Purpose
  • EOC Material Requirements
  • EOC Command Functions
  • EOC Control Functions
  • Mobile EOC Characteristics
  • Assembly Point Considerations
  • The Recovery Site Manager
  • Recovery Gantt Chart Function
  • Work Area Considerations
  • Digital Communication Considerations
  • SMS Notification Methodology
  • Seasonal Flu vs. Pandemic Flu
  • Flu Epidemics: Facts and Statistics
  • Impacts of Flu on Business
  • The Epidemic / Pandemic BCP Team
  • Epidemic / Pandemic Risk Assessment
  • Post-Epidemic / Pandemic Considerations
  • Definition of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • Defining the Existing Operational State
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Service Models
  • Cloud Computing Deployment Models
  • Cloud Data Life Cycle (CDLC)
  • Cloud Architecture: Volume Storage
  • Cloud Architecture: Object-Based Storage
  • The Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • Security Information and Event Management
  • Data Loss Prevention: Egress Monitoring
  • Cloud Platform Risks
  • Private and Public Cloud Risks and Threats
  • Vendor Lock-Out / Lock-In
  • IaaS / PaaS / SaaS Risks and Threats
  • Virtualization Risks and Threats
  • Cloud-Specific BIA Risks
  • Foundations of Managed Services
  • Responsibilities by Service Type
  • Shared Responsibilities by Service Type
  • Lack of Physical Access
  • Lack of Auditing Ability
  • Shared Responsibility: Monitoring and Testing
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Administrative and International Law
  • Doctrine of Proper Law
  • EU Data Protection Directive
  • Personal and Data Privacy Issues
  • Forensic Requirements
  • Diverse Geographical Legal Jurisdictions
  • Organizational Cloud Policies
  • The Cloud in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk Management Frameworks
  • Risk Management Metrics
  • Contracts and Service-Level Agreements
  • General Contract Structures
  • Prime Clauses
  • General Clauses
  • Boilerplate Clauses
  • SLA and Contract Review Process
  • General Contract Review Checklist
  • Provisions of an Enforceable Contract
  • Myths and Misunderstandings in Contracts
  • Contract Negotiation Strategies
  • Including a Matching Right
  • Attempting a Contingent Agreement
  • Searching for Post-Settlement Settlements

Hard Copy Course Materials (Included)

Course Textbook
Course Lab Textbook

Exam Prep Guide
Course Workbook & Labs

Lab Images (if Applicable)
Domain Assessment Quizzes

CPE Credit Certificate
Certification Examination

Certification Examination

Phase2 Advantage Cyber Security Certification Examination

Upon completion of instructor-led classroom courses, students will be prepared to sit for the certification examination. The proctored examination will be offered at the conclusion of the final training day consisting of True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill in the Blank questions.

Students will have two hours to complete a computer-based examination consisting of 100 questions. A score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certification. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a hardcopy of their certification and a proctor validation document from the course instructor. Students will also receive a 40-hour CPE Certificate regardless of their exam score.

The examination is “closed book.” However, students will be allowed to use their notes on material presented during the course.  Students will be required to turn off and secure digital devices, remain in the classroom, and refrain from distracting actions while the examination is in progress.

Additional Information







5 Days


40 CPE Credits


Certification Exam, Course Materials, and Daily Lunches Included in Course Fee.

All Phase2 Advantage cyber security certification courses taught in a classroom format are conducted at Savannah Technical College in Savannah, Georgia.

The colleges’ five campus locations – Savannah Campus, Liberty Campus, Effingham Campus, Crossroads Campus, and the Fort Stewart Army Education Center – are conveniently located near major hotels, restaurants, and the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport. Attractions such as Historic Downtown Savannah, River Street, Crosswinds Golf Club, and the beaches of Tybee Island are just a short distance from the Savannah training campus.

The Certified Disaster Response and Recovery Manager course is a component of the career progression track that supports the required Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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