Disaster Recovery - Lead Manager


This five-day intensive course enables the participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, maintaining and managing an ongoing Disaster Recovery plan. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices regarding Disaster Recovery processes regarding its implementation and management in an organization.


Who should attend?

  • Disaster Recovery professionals or consultants wanting to gain a comprehensive knowledge on Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery auditors who want to fully understand the Disaster Recovery implementation process
  • CxO and Senior Managers responsible for the Disaster Recovery of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Individuals responsible for disaster recovery of conformity within an organization
  • Members of a disaster recovery team
  • Staff implementing or seeking to comply or involved in a disaster recovery plan


Learning objectives

  • To understand the provision of Disaster Recovery services as part of business continuity management
  • To understand the goal, content and correlation with relevant standards and regulatory frameworks
  • To master the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques for the implementation and effective management of an Disaster Recovery services
  • To develop the expertise to support an organization to plan, implement, manage, monitor and maintain DR services
  • To acquire the expertise to advise an organization on Disaster Recovery best practices
  • To strengthen the personal qualities necessary to act with due professional care when conducting a DR project


Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Disaster Recovery

  • Concepts and definitions related to Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery frameworks and methodologies
  • Implementation of a Disaster Recovery plan
  • Understanding an organization and its context

Day 2: Risk assessment and mitigation for Disaster Recovery

  • Differences between business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Asset management
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Document management
  • Information security
  • Business continuity

Day 3: Disaster Recovery facilities and planning

  • Recovery facilities
  • Outsourced services
  • Recovery sites
  • Activation of disaster recovery plan

Day 4: Disaster Recovery performance and assessment

  • Performance measurement
  • Self-assessment
  • Testing
  • Continual improvement

Day 5: Certification Exam





Knowledge of Disaster Recovery is preferred.

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both, theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam

Examination and Certification

  • The “PECB Certified Lead Disaster Recovery Manager” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental concepts, approaches, methods and techniques of disaster recovery
    • Domain 2: Disaster Recovery program
    • Domain 3: Guidance for Disaster Recovery
    • Domain 4: Evaluate the need and applicability of each principle
    • Domain 5: Direct the adherence to each principle
    • Domain 6: Monitor all or key activities related to all the principles
  • The “PECB Certified Lead Disaster Recovery Manager” exam is available in different languages ( the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information about the exam, refer to the PECB section on PECB Certified Lead Disaster Recovery Manager Exam
  • After successfully completing the “PECB Certified Lead Disaster Recovery Manager” exam, participants can apply for the credentials of PECB Certified Disaster Recovery Provisional Manager

General information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 500 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to the participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of an exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions