Lead Disaster Recovery Manager – Self-Study

About the course

Why should you take this training course?

Natural, human, or technological disasters can all have a significant impact on an organisation’s ability to achieve its goals.  Organisations’ operations are jeopardised when they cannot adequately respond to or recover from the disaster. That is why organisations should focus on developing capacities to prevent, anticipate, manage, and recover from disasters. This is done through well-planned and tested disaster recovery plans (DRP).

The Certified Lead Disaster Recovery Manager training course is a four-day course designed to help you gain the expertise needed to assist your organisation in that very goal.

Training done in collaboration with


Course Outlines

Course Agenda

Duration: Can be taken at your own pace.

Day 1: Introduction to disaster recovery planning and risk assessment

  • Training course objectives and structure
  • Fundamental concepts of disaster recovery
  • Initiation of the disaster recovery planning project
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Risk assessment

Day 2 Business impact analysis and development of the disaster recovery plan (DRP)

  • Business impact analysis
  • Risk mitigation strategy development
  • DRP development
  • DRP subparts

Day 3 DRP subparts, recovery sites, and activation of the disaster recovery plan

  • DRP subparts (cont’d)
  • Physical protection of facilities
  • Outsourced services
  • Recovery sites
  • Activation of the disaster recovery plan

Day 4 Disaster recovery testing, performance measurement, and continual improvement

  • Competence, training, and awareness
  • Disaster recovery testing
  • Performance measurement
  • Internal audit
  • Continual improvement
  • Closing of the training

Day 5 Certification Exam (3 Hours)

The “PECB Certified Lead Disaster Recovery Manager” exam meets all the requirements of the PECB Examination and
Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 Fundamental concepts of disaster recovery
  • Domain 2 Planning disaster recovery
  • Domain 3 Development and activation of the disaster recovery plan
  • Domain 4 Selection of the disaster recovery site and competence development
  • Domain 5 Disaster recovery testing and maintenance

Course Details

Duration: Up to 6 months

Starts: Upon Registration

Ends: After Examination

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of disaster recovery and its tiers
  • Initiate the disaster recovery planning project based on best practices
  • Conduct a risk assessment and business impact analysis and design mitigation strategies
  • Develop a disaster recovery plan and analyze the incident response plan, emergency plan, and crisis management plan
  • Conduct disaster recovery testing and performance measurements

What's Included

You'll be signed up to our PECB platform KATE where you will have access to all training procedures.

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price.
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free.

Educational Approach

  • The training is based both on theoretical concepts and best practices for disaster recovery planning.
  • The training course comprises practical exercises (some of which are based on a case study) and multiple-choice quizzes (some of which are based on scenarios).
  • The structure of quizzes is similar to that of the certification exam.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Prerequisites

The main requirement for participating in this training course is having a general knowledge of disaster recovery concepts and strategies.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals or consultants seeking to learn how to implement disaster recovery planning projects, conduct risk assessments and BIAs, and carry out disaster recovery testing and performance measurements
  • Managers responsible for establishing a disaster recovery plan in an organisation
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining the IT infrastructure in an organisation
  • Members of a disaster recovery team

How do I maintain my Certification?

PECB certifications last three years. PECB certified professionals must meet the following requirements in order to maintain their certification:

  • CPDs must be submitted to PECB.
  • Annual Maintenance is payable to PECB.
  • Follow the PECB Code of Ethics.

Lead Disaster Recovery Manager – Self-Study


Master the development, implementation, and management of a disaster recovery planning project

Self-Study Course: €1,000 + VAT