BCP-501 Business Continuity Planning Review – Good for ‘Employers of Choice’ Too

The BCP-501 course with its certifying examination has two major objectives. Firstly, it provides business continuity planning revision. And secondly, it prepares attendees for the DRI International Qualifying Examination.  That means a fast-paced, information-packed 16 hours of instruction for a real BC planning work-out with professional instructors who know the subject thoroughly. Different BCM credentials can be applied for: ABCP, CFCP, CBCP and CBCV from DRI International. Together with this, it’s designed to be fun and to elicit active participation. There are also further advantages for enterprises and organisations enrolling employees for this course. Read more

2014-06-23T15:05:03+10:00By |DRI International, Training|

BCLE2000 – Doubly Good for Business Continuity Management and Business

If you’re considering sending your business continuity staff to this professional BCM certification course, you might also like to know about some of its wider-ranging benefits. The BCLE2000 training prepares participants for the Professional Qualifying Examination of DRI International. Success in this exam means achieving a status recognised worldwide. That’s the assurance to your organization that you have competent, knowledgeable personnel on board to reinforce and enhance business continuity. But what also counts is the route to that certification during the first four days of the training and a certain positive ‘ripple effect’ that organisations see afterwards. Read more

The Value of CBCP – The Certified Business Continuity Professional

Certification in business continuity skills has two major functions: a guarantee of excellence and recognition of that excellence. These two aspects are nonetheless different. Imagine a certification requiring professional levels of business continuity skills and experience, but that was unknown. Or one that benefited from great marketing, but that did not truly reflect the quality and aptitude of its holders. Fortunately, CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) from DRI International satisfies both criteria. CBCP holders are prized the world over. Organisations know that CBCP is a rigorously applied certification granted only to professionals meeting overall high business continuity standards. What gives CBCP this enviable position in the business continuity world? Read more

2013-11-25T10:39:10+11:00By |Certification, DRI International|

Disaster Recovery Education, like Exercise, is Best Done Continually

Olympic champion, you? Don’t worry, that’s not the goal here. You probably know that you don’t have to break records in athletics to get the benefits of basic exercise. Neither do you have to spend every waking hour training in DR to get the dividends of continuing DR education. True, the Disaster Recovery International Institute (DRII) makes repeat examination a condition for continuing to justify DRI certification. However, the work that is needed to stay at a suitable level of expertise can also do you good. And just like exercise, a little of it done regularly and sufficiently often can be enough to net you the two following major advantages. Read more

Training for Things that haven’t yet Happened

One of the challenges in effective disaster recovery is being sufficiently well prepared. The temptation as surveys of organizations have shown is to assume that if a disaster does happen, then human resourcefulness and an effort of 110% will put things back to "right". The problem with this attitude is that not everybody in an organisation will necessarily have this “gung-ho” attitude. While heroes are fighting the fires, other people stand idle and unproductive. Worse still, a syndrome starts with assumptions that disasters happen regularly, overall performance will always be degraded, and whether individual performance is good, bad or indifferent will not affect the general outcome. DR training can help improve the situation. But can you really train for things that haven’t yet happened? Some lateral thinking suggests that instead of training in how to tackle future problems, you could also try to avoid them in the first place. Indeed, Read more

2012-05-30T05:42:50+10:00By |Uncategorized|

Practical Steps to Success in DRI International Qualifying Exams

If you’re attending a CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) course and taking the qualifying exam afterwards, then a little targeted preparation can go a long way to exam success. The BCLE2000 courses (Professional Business Continuity Management Certification) coming up in Sydney (4-7 June) and Melbourne (11-14 June) are good examples. What’s the best way then to tackle the questions? First of all, you have to know your stuff. It sounds obvious, but other tips and tricks cannot help if you don’t know the material on which you are being examined. And knowing your stuff means not only memorising what is necessary, but also understanding how to apply it. The solution? Good note-taking goes a long way. When you re-express information, ideas or concepts in your own words, you make your brain work with that information, which is then imprinted that much better in your mind. The simple act of taking Read more

2012-04-30T02:24:59+10:00By |Uncategorized|

Participation helps get the Most out of Refresher Courses

With refresher courses scheduled for the near future, such as BCP-501 (Business Continuity Planning Review, May 9-10 Melbourne, May 16-17 Sydney), the relative merits of classroom training and online training are likely to be under discussion once again. While it’s also a matter of personal preference, classroom learning is often appreciated for its possibilities of flexibility and immediate feedback. In some cases however, it’s more a matter of  comfort: throughout earlier educational experiences, we may have become so used to sitting at desks with other students, that any other learning method may seem unnatural. If so, how can you go beyond the comfort factor and get the most out of a collective training experience like this?   Without a doubt, the answer is participation. This is also where classroom learning has the potential to score higher than other types of learning. “Living” the training experience means you use a lot Read more

2012-04-24T04:13:24+10:00By |Uncategorized|