Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Disaster Recovery Plan

Disasters are never planned and can have an immense impact on a company's ability to conduct business and ultimately survive after the incident. Learning how to properly design and implement a disaster recovery plan is critical.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 13, 2019
Duration
2h 0m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Defining the Why and Building the Case
Creating the Plans and Covering the Bases
When Disaster Strikes
Testing and Ensuring Compliance
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 13, 2019
Duration
2h 0m
Description

Disasters can strike anytime, anywhere and for any reason. They can come from inside a company via a disgruntled employee, corporate spies or simple carelessness, or externally via natural disasters, terrorist attacks, acts of war, etc. In this course, Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Disaster Recovery Plan, you will learn the foundations of creating, implementing and maintaining a functional disaster recovery plan that can span multiple areas and address protecting a company's critical assets and infrastructure. First you will learn how to properly evaluate risks and threats as well as how to develop strategies to mitigate those risks. From there you will learn the various types of plans that are needed, covering administration, workplace, technical assets and even pandemic outbreaks. Finally, you'll learn the various methods to test these plans, from walk-through testing to full exercises that trigger a full fail-over to alternate sites. When you're finished this course you'll have the skills to work on disaster recovery planning that ensures your company's assets are protected and the company can continue to do business during and after a critical incident.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a lifelong learner and professional information technologist, trainer and IT Manager. Married with 3 children, Chris is interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey everyone, my name is Christopher Rees, and welcome to my course: Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Disaster Recovery Plan. In addition to being an author here at Pluralsight, I'm also a senior IT ops and instructor, with over 20 years of IT experience, both creating training and teaching students around the world, as well as managing teams and infrastructure that serves millions of customers, and spans multiple data centers around the country. So as we know, disasters happen, and although no one wants to actually have to deal with one, recovery planning is a critical part of any company's success, and something every company needs to invest in, and also do correctly. Catastrophes are never planned, so being prepared ahead of time can literally make the difference between surviving an incident and becoming an unfortunate statistic. In this course, we're going to cover all the major components of creating a successful disaster recovery plan, including how to design, implement, and maintain the plan. Some of the topics that we'll cover include: establishing a successful business case, assessing risk and conducting a business impact analysis, also developing strategies across multiple areas, including work place and IT recovery of critical applications to pandemic outbreaks, also setting up crisis management and emergency response command centers. In addition, we'll talk about different methods to test the plans and make sure they're realistic and comprehensive. By the end of this course, you'll have a good understanding of what disaster recovery planning means to your organization, how to get started, and how to make sure the plan is complete, realistic, and actionable. Before beginning the course, you'll benefit from reviewing my other courses on IT Security Architecture and Design: The Big Picture, and also Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Business Continuity Plan. From here, you should feel comfortable with disaster recovery concepts, and be ready to dig in deeper into courses like Security+. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn disaster recovery planning with the Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Disaster Recovery Plan, here at Pluralsight.