Track: Advanced Continuity
Course Title: Mastering Business Continuity (Exam Prep)
Course ID: BCP 601
Relevant Certifications (requires additional step): MBCP
Duration: 2 Days (Two full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Examination online at your leisure)
Prerequisites: 5 years of business continuity experience; passing score on the DRI Qualifying Examination for Business Continuity Management
16 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded toward recertification if applicable.
The cost of this course includes both the course and the exam.
A certificate of completion for the course will only be delivered once the exam is completed and payment has been received. Exam results will then be released.
To take your career to the ultimate level and become an MBCP, you must pass the Master’s Case Study Examination. To help you achieve this, DRI International has created Mastering Business Continuity, which was designed for one purpose – to prepare you to take and pass the Master’s Case Study Examination.
Challenging and highly interactive, this exam prep course employs a workshop format to present you with a creative case study, simulating what you can expect to encounter on the exam. You’ll be called upon to apply your knowledge of business continuity and the DRI International Professional Practices. The goal: to help you achieve the designation of MBCP.
"Good round-table type discussion on sample case study material, supplemented with personal experiences, made the course an extremely enjoyable and constructive experience." - CCRP & MBCP, USA
1. Review the elements of a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program, as defined by the DRI International Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management.
2. Understand industry terminology in the Professional Practices.
3. Become proficient in methods for creating and managing a planning project.
4. Understand the actions taken within a hypothetical business continuity planning case.
5. Prepare to pass the Master’s Case Study Examination with a minimum passing grade of 75%.
This course consists of 10 problem solving exercises through which you will apply your knowledge of the Professional Practices and business continuity management. Based on a hypothetical entity, the exercises are challenging and thought-provoking. The course addresses all phases of business continuity planning, disaster recovery, and emergency management as follows:
1. Introduction and Overview
2. Program Management
3. Risk Assessment
4. Business Impact Analysis
5. Business Continuity Strategies
6. Incident Preparedness and Response
7. Plan Development and Implementation
8. Awareness and Training Programs
9. Business Continuity Plan Exercise/Test, Assessment and Maintenance
10. Crisis Communications
11. Coordination with External Agencies and Resources
Sections two through 11 consist of a thorough Professional Practice review, its corresponding problem description and discussion, a rigorous problem-solving exercise you complete individually, a critique of your solution, and a review of a correct solution to the problem.
For in-person courses:
This course will be held in-person and the exam will be online, at leisure. A computer is required for this course in order for you to take the exam. The system requirements will be sent to you via email together with information about how to access the course materials prior to the start of the course.
For courses held online:
All online courses are held via Zoom and a computer is required for this course. The system requirements will be sent to you via email together with information about how to access the course materials prior to the start of the course. You will also be provided with instructions for how to take the exam online, at leisure following the course.
For international courses:
This course is being hosted by a DRI International partner. To register, you will be asked to provide your contact information and we will put you in touch with the local team for details.
For courses held pre-conference:
This course is being held in-person prior to the DRI Annual Conference at or near the conference venue. You can then attend the conference immediately following your course with an additional registration (separate fee applies).