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Business Continuity Exercises

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Business Continuity Exercises



Duration: 2 full days of instruction (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Certificate of Completion Provided
16 continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded towards recertification if applicable

Cost: $995.00










1. Clearly communicate the benefit of an exercise and evaluation program
2. Define the terms associated with Business Continuity Plan Exercise and Assessment
3. Understand Business Continuity Exercise and Assessment concepts
4. Describe the methodologies used in Business Continuity Plan Exercise and Assessment


Lesson 1: The Value of Exercising and Evaluating
- Establish a position statement
- Limit mistakes made in a training environment
- Enable decision making
- Produce tangible results
- Enhance business continuity awareness, training, and efficacy

Lesson 2: The ICS and HSEEP
- Discuss Incident Command System (ICS)
- Discuss Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
- Review HSEEP guidance on developing a progressive exercise and evaluation program

Lesson 3: Fundamentals
- Review fundamental principles of exercising and testing
- Establish senior leadership guidance
- Assess performance against objective
- Exercise community integration
- Exercise management

Lesson 4: Program Management
- Discuss exercise and test principles, methodology, and planning
- Review exercise and test cycle of preparedness
- Explore engaging senior leaders in the exercise and test program
- Describe a progressive approach for the exercise and test program
- Review types of the exercises and tests and how to report results to leadership

Lesson 5: Design and Develop
- Present a design and development overview
- Review exercise planning, concepts and objectives meetings
- Describe developing the exercise planning team
- Discuss exercise design

Lesson 6: Conduct Exercise
- Discuss exercise and test preparation, management, and conducting activities
- Review conducting exercise briefings and wrap-up activities

Lesson 7: Exercise Evaluation
- Present an overview of exercise evaluation
- Discuss exercise evaluation planning and training
- Discuss observation and data collection types and analysis

Lesson 8: Plan and Implement Improvements
- Review corrective actions and continuous improvement support
- Conduct in-depth review of HSEEP forms and resources

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