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BCP 601W



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United States


2.5 Days (Two full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, followed by one half-day Examination taken online at a time of your convenience following the course)
Prerequisites: 5 years of business continuity experience; passing score on the DRI Qualifying Examination
16 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded toward recertification if applicable


If you want to establish yourself as a key player in business continuity, it’s time to take your career to the ultimate level and become a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP). The highest certification you can earn with DRI, MBCPs are distinguished among their peers and sought after by employers. Earning an MBCP also earns you a coveted distinction membership in the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society, the only academic and professional honor society dedicated solely to the security learning community.

How do you earn your MBCP? The first step is taking and passing this online course, which has just been revamped to align with the recently updated DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management the most utilized and time tested standard in the field. Much of the course content is new, as are the course materials and the exam.

Challenging and highly interactive, the web based course employs a workshop format to present you with a hypothetical company scenario and walk you through an analytical review of its business continuity management program. You won’t just be learning principles of business continuity, you’ll be called upon to apply them critically and accurately. Questions are encouraged and two way voice communication ensures that this course is as close to a classroom as you can get!

At the conclusion of the course, you will take the Master’s Case Study Examination, an intensive, detailed case study analysis that will rigorously critique and assess your understanding and knowledge of business continuity practices. The goal: to help establish you as a leader in your field.


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 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.


A computer is required for this course. Your courseware will be available through your account profile 7 days prior to the course start date. Please contact DRI at 1-866-542-3744 for all questions

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Cancellation Policy

Courses are scheduled subject to a minimum enrollment. If enrollment for a particular course does not meet the minimum, that class is cancelled or rescheduled. If DRI International must cancel a class for any reason, DRI's liability is limited to the paid registration fee. DRI makes every effort to notify registered participants as soon as possible if classes are cancelled.

Registration applies only to the individual named on the registration form. If you want to substitute another individual from the same company, you must contact the course registrar prior to the first day of the course. The cancellation fee is $150.00 U.S. currency however, there is no charge for moving to another course with a limit of three course transfers. See FAQ for additional details. Rescheduling must occur within twelve months of the originally scheduled course and no more than three course transfers are permitted. If you exceed the alotted twelve months for rescheduling or limit of three course transfers, no refunds will be made and your registration fee will be forfeited to DRI.