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Lead Disaster Recovery Manager

Course description

The IECB Lead Disaster Recovery Manager training course offers a systematic approach to managing a project centred around disaster recovery planning, as well as the development and execution of an organisation wide information and communications technology (ICT) disaster recovery plan. This course equips attendees with the necessary knowledge and capabilities to analyse various plans, such as incident response, emergency, and crisis management plans, and to conduct disaster recovery testing and performance measurements. Throughout this course, you will be introduced to best practices for disaster recovery and will gain insights on how to carry out a risk assessment and a business impact analysis (BIA) specifically for disaster recovery.

Upon completion of the course, you are eligible to take the exam. Successful completion of the exam earns you the "Certified Lead Disaster Recovery Manager" credential. This certification verifies your professional competence and knowledge in assisting and leading disaster recovery teams in the implementation of disaster recovery strategies following best practices.

Target audience 

This training course is intended for:

  • Individuals who are consultants or professionals looking to gain knowledge on how to carry out disaster recovery planning projects, execute risk assessments and BIAs, as well as conduct disaster recovery testing and performance measurements
  • Managers who are tasked with setting up a disaster recovery plan within their organization
  • Personnel in charge of maintaining an organization's IT infrastructure
  • Members who are part of a team focused on disaster recovery.

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Elaborate on the fundamental principles of disaster recovery and the various tiers involved
  • Commence the disaster recovery planning project using established best practices
  • Perform risk assessments and business impact analyses, and formulate effective mitigation strategies
  • Create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan and evaluate the incident response plan, emergency plan, and crisis management plan
  • Conduct rigorous disaster recovery testing and measure performance to ensure effectiveness.

Our approach

This course is delegate focussed and provides;

  • Theoretical foundations, methodologies, and industry best practices related to ISO management system audits
  • Instructional sessions enriched with examples derived from real-world case studies
  • Hands-on exercises grounded in a relevant case study
  • Interactive dialogue among participants through queries and recommendations
  • Individual and scenario-driven quizzes designed to help participants prepare for the certification examination


A foundational knowledge of disaster recovery concepts and strategies. 

Course Overview

  • Module 1 Disaster recovery considerations for organisations 
  • Module 2 Identifying disaster recovery causes and triggers
  • Module 3 Development and invocation of the disaster recovery plan 
  • Module 4 Determination of the disaster recovery plan solutions and development 
  • Module 5 Disaster recovery testing and improvement

Course Agenda

  • Day 1:  Disaster recovery concepts, planning and the value of risk assessments
  • Day 2: Business impact analysis and development of the disaster recovery plan (DRP) 
  • Day 3: DRP escalation criteria and invocation of the DRP
  • Day 4: Testing, performance measurement, and continuous improvement, as well as the Certification Exam


  • All candidates at official training courses are tested throughout their course with quizzes and exercises, in combination with a final exam held on the last day of the course.  Both elements are a part of the overall score. For this course, the final exam constitutes a 12 question essay type which should be completed within 180 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.
  • Exam results are returned within 24 hours, with successful candidates receiving both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement
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