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Master's Case Study Review

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Master's Case Study Review
Duration: 2.5 Days (Two full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., followed by one half-day Master’s Case Study Examination 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Prerequisites: 5 years of business continuity experience; passing score on the Qualifying Examination

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.

Cost: $1,795.00

Description

Ifyouwanttoestablishyourselfasakeyplayerinbusinesscontinuity,it’stimetotakeyourcareertotheultimatelevelandbecomeaMasterBusinessContinuityProfessional(MBCP).ThehighestcertificationyoucanearnwithDRI,MBCPsaredistinguishedamongtheirpeersandsoughtafterbyemployers.EarninganMBCPalsoearnsyouacoveteddistinctionmembershipintheOrderoftheSwordandShieldNationalHonorSociety,theonlyacademicandprofessionalhonorsocietydedicatedsolelytothesecuritylearningcommunity.

HowdoyouearnyourMBCP?Thefirststepistakingandpassingthiscourse,whichhasjustbeenrevampedtoalignwiththerecentlyupdatedDRIProfessionalPracticesforBusinessContinuityManagement-themostutilizedandtimetestedstandardinthefield.Muchofthecoursecontentisnew,asarethecoursematerialsandtheexam.

Challengingandhighlyinteractive,thecourseemploysaworkshopformattopresentyouwithahypotheticalcompanyscenarioandwalkyouthroughananalyticalreviewofitsbusinesscontinuitymanagementprogram.Youwon’tjustbelearningprinciplesofbusinesscontinuity,you’llbecalledupontoapplythemcriticallyandaccurately.Attheconclusionofthecourse,youwilltaketheMaster’sCaseStudyExamination,anintensive,detailedcasestudyanalysisthatwillrigorouslycritiqueandassessyourunderstandingandknowledgeofbusinesscontinuitypractices.Thegoal:tohelpestablishyouasaleaderinyourfield.

Objective

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%.

Outline

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 Initiation and Management
3. Risk Assessment
4. Business Impact Analysis
5. Business Continuity Strategies
6. Incident Response
7. Plan Development and Implementation
8. Awareness and Training Programs
9. Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Assessment and Maintenance
10. Crisis Communications
11. Coordination with External Agencies

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.

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