Business continuity training at its best is adapted to different classes and different levels of BC experience. That’s how DRI International courses are organised. The two courses discussed below, BCLE 2000 and BCP 501 are part of the BCM (business continuity management) track. They enable participants to achieve different levels of internationally recognised certification. Other courses also exist for BC professionals for advanced BCM and for auditor, public sector and healthcare tracks.
BCLE-2000 is the course for those who have started more recently in business continuity. The course uses DRI International’s business continuity model as a platform. It is also adapted to fit the cross-section of the attendees in each class, while covering all the aspects needed for a well-rounded BCP (business continuity planning) training. 32 hours of instruction give attendees the information to execute each phase of the model, including the skills and procedures according to the Ten Professional Practices defined by DRI International. The course comprises:
- Learning the components of the DRI International program covering disaster recovery, emergency management and business continuity
- Understanding the concepts and terms for these sectors that are used in the Ten Professional Practices
- Applying the Ten Professional Practices to develop a business continuity management program
- Preparation for taking the end-of-course certifying examination
BCP 501, by comparison, is a refresher course for professionals who have longer-standing industry experience. With 16 hours of instruction culminating in a qualifying examination, the accent is on the business continuity planning process and the procedures, skills and knowledge required. Fast-paced, yet with comprehensive course contents, subjects covered include disaster recovery planning and organisation planning, risk and business impact analysis, DR team management, vendor roles, developing and testing the DR plan, public relations and crisis communication, escalation and working with public authorities.
Check the DRI-ANZ website (http://dri-anz.org/) for details of the next available courses in your region.