EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP)

Six years after the events of 9/11, many corporate IT operations are overconfident about their ability to handle a disaster, according to a Forrester Research, Inc. 2007 report.

The survey of 189 data center decision makers found a severe lack of IT preparation for natural and man made disasters.

For example, the report found that 27% of the respondents' data centers in North America and Europe do not run a fail over site to recover data in the event of a disaster. About 23% of respondents said they do not test disaster recovery plans, while 40% test their plans at least once a year.

Faced with potential catastrophe caused by anything from the weather to a malicious attack, company’s need to make sure their disaster recovery plans match best practices.

The EDRP course teaches you the methods in identifying vulnerabilities and takes appropriate countermeasures to prevent and mitigate failure risks for an organization. It also provides the networking professional with a foundation in disaster recovery principles, including preparation of a disaster recovery plan, assessment of risks in the enterprise, development of policies, and procedures, and understanding of the roles and relationships of various members of an organization, implementation of the plan, and recovering from a disaster.

This EDRP course takes an enterprise-wide approach to developing a disaster recovery plan. Students will learn how to create a secure network by putting policies and procedures in place, and how to restore a network in the event of a disaster.