Online Business Continuity Courses
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DRI International offers a wide variety of online business continuity courses, BCOE-100 through 900. These courses cover our Professional Practices and contain the same business continuity management concepts, methodologies, and terminology as offered in our BCLE-2000 and BCP-501 classes. Our self-paced, web-based courses are organized by Professional Practice and can be completed individually as needed by the student. This is particularly effective for those who need to concentrate on specific Professional Practices before completing the Qualifying Examination.
BCOE 100 - Understanding Professional Practice One: Program Initiation and Management
Learn how to establish the need for a business continuity program in your organization and how to obtain management support. You will also learn how to organize and manage the process of developing a business continuity program. This course identifies the requirements and imperatives of project management methodologies required to develop an enterprise-wide business continuity program.
BCOE 300 - Understanding Professional Practice Three: Business Impact Analysis
Learn the purpose, objectives and value of conducting a business impact analysis. The student will understand methodologies, terms, and definitions, such as mission-critical business processes, recovery time objectives (RTO), and acceptable exposure to loss.
BCOE 500 - Understanding Professional Practice Five: Emergency Response and Operations
Learn and understand the emergency management structure and the planning necessary to manage a crisis for your organization. This will include identification, escalation, and notification procedures. It covers the challenges of reviewing and coordinating emergency evacuation programs in place in organizations, or working with the responsible areas to develop or enhance existing programs. Life safety procedures, emergency response procedures, and plan activation procedures are reviewed in detail. Specifically, you will learn how to lead your organization in implementing an action plan structure and mobilizing in response to an emergency. The course will focus on procedures for activating the emergency operations center and corresponding command centers, securing the area, assessing the damage, as well as salvage and restoration activities.
BCOE 200 - Understanding Professional Practice Two: Risk Evaluation and Control
Learn the basic concepts of risk management and develops familiarity with the methodologies and models used in the business continuity management profession, by providing an understanding of what a risk assessment is all about, why a risk assessment is important to a business continuity program, the elements of a risk assessment, and how these are utilized to build a business continuity program.
BCOE 400 - Understanding Professional Practice Four: Business Continuity Strategies
Learn the challenges of selecting the appropriate strategies for recovery of business processes, critical functions, operations and the supporting information technologies within the specified recovery time objective. It defines alternative strategies, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of strategies and methodologies for presentation to management. We will identify the process steps involved in the analysis and strategy determination. This will be linked directly and supported by the data gathering activities accomplished during the risk assessment and BIA.
BCOE 600 - Understanding Professional Practice Six: Plan Implementation and Documentation
Learn the application of skills and information gathered in putting the BCM program into action by identifying the components of the planning process including plan methodology, implementation, organization, and documentation. In order to develop the actual BCM plan document you will need to lead your organization in several decisions on the approach, methodology and the plan document structure. We will address and discuss these issues to allow you as the planner to facilitate your organization in making these determinations. Experienced planners recognize that the plan document that best meets the needs of the organization and the personnel are most comfortable with using will be the plan document structure that is successful. This course will conclude with the elements of plan administration and plan documentation.
BCOE 700 - Understanding Professional Practice Seven: Awareness and Training Programs
Learn how to develop and implement a program to establish and maintain awareness about the business continuity management (BCM) program and to train the staff so that they are prepared to respond during an event.
BCOE 800 - Understanding Professional Practice Eight: Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Audit and Maintenance
Identify the components needed to establish an exercise, testing, maintenance and audit program. To continue to be effective, a business continuity management (BCM) program must implement a regular exercise schedule to establish confidence in a predictable and repeatable performance of recovery activities throughout the organization. As part of the change management program, the tracking and documentation of these activities provides an evaluation of the on-going state of readiness and allows for continuous improvement to recovery capabilities and ensure that plans remain current and relevant. Establishing an audit process will validate that plans are complete and accurate and in compliance with organizational goals, regulatory requirements, and industry standards as appropriate.
BCOE 900 - Understanding Professional Practice Nine: Crisis Communications
All plans must include communication elements, and this course is designed to assist the student in making all the necessary preparations for managing an emergency. Learn how to develop procedures that will allow you to effectively communicate with all audiences, to identify and train spokespersons, to develop key messages, and to work effectively with the media. Learn to apply communication techniques, investigate partnering, and review the incident command system. The course also addresses compliance issues, with applicable statutes or regulations. The student will understand terminology, priorities of first responders, and how to interface with emergency agencies.