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Master's Case Study Review

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Master's Case Study Review - Web-Based Training
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 to be taken online at leisure)
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?Thefirststepistakingandpassingthisonlinecourse,whichhasjustbeenrevampedtoalignwiththerecentlyupdatedDRIProfessionalPracticesforBusinessContinuityManagement-themostutilizedandtimetestedstandardinthefield.Muchofthecoursecontentisnew,asarethecoursematerialsandtheexam.

Challengingandhighlyinteractive,thewebbasedcourseemploysaworkshopformattopresentyouwithahypotheticalcompanyscenarioandwalkyouthroughananalyticalreviewofitsbusinesscontinuitymanagementprogram.Youwon’tjustbelearningprinciplesofbusinesscontinuity,you’llbecalledupontoapplythemcriticallyandaccurately.Questionsareencouragedandtwowayvoicecommunicationensuresthatthiscourseisasclosetoaclassroomasyoucanget!

Attheconclusionofthecourse,youwilltaketheMaster’sCaseStudyExamination,anintensive,detailedcasestudyanalysisthatwillrigorouslycritiqueandassessyourunderstandingandknowledgeofbusinesscontinuitypractices.Thegoal:tohelpestablishyouasaleaderinyourfield.

Testimonials

"Thankyou-itwasanenjoyable2daysfullofsharingandlearningbytheinstructorandmypeersacrossmanyindustries.IamappreciativeofthestrategiessharedtosuccessfullytaketheexamasmynextstepinbecominganMBCP!"-CBCP,USA

"...Thecoursewasextremelyhelpful...Ifeltconfidentandpreparedintakingtheexamlessthanaweeklater,andamsogladItookit.Muchmorethantheexam,[theinstructor]andmyclassmatesofferedSUCHgreatadvicebasedontheirexperiences(namely,inconductingaBIA)thatIimmediatelytookbackandstartedapplyingonthejobasmyaBCPM.Iamgratefulfortheexperience."-CBCP,USA

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 organization, 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.

For PC-based users:

Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or newer or GoogleTM ChromeTM 5.0 or newer (JavaScriptTM and JavaTM enabled)
Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
Recommended: Dual core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with at least 2 GB of RAM

For Mac-based users:

Required: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Note: Organizers on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion must be using GoToMeeting 4.8 or later. Please see our Mac OS X 10.7 FAQs for more information.

Required: SafariTM 3.0 or newer, Firefox 3.0 or newer or Google ChromeTM 5.0 or newer (JavaScriptTM and JavaTM enabled)
Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
Required: Intel processor with 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

For iPad-based attendees:

Required: Free GoToMeeting app from the Apple App Store
Required: Organizer must be using GoToMeeting v4.8 build 723 or higher
Required: iO2 4.2 or later
iPad 1 or newer
Recommended: WiFi connection to use VoIP

To use a microphone and speakers (VoIP):

Required: A fast broadband connection, with 384 kbps or more recommended
Required: Microphone and speakers, with a USB headset recommended

NOTE: It is mandatory that you use your personal laptop or computer for the BCP-601W course. DRI will not provide a laptop or computer for you. Should you have questions about this policy please contact the DRI Customer Care Center at 866-542-3744 upon registering for the BCP-601W and/or the Master’s Case Study Examination.

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