Business Impact Analysis

An introductory course about understanding Business Impact Analysis and its importance in every business organization.
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  • Contents Video: 2 hours
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Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

A Business Impact Analysis or BIA brings about the differentiation between critical (urgent) and non-critical (non-urgent) organization functions/activities. A function may be considered critical if it impairs or stops operations of the organization and causes detrimental ramifications for the stakeholders. All of this will be discussed in this course.

It will also give an introduction to Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning. Modules will cover the importance of BIA, its benefits, needs and reasons for conducting one. The BIA process, methods and elements will also be detailed and discussed. An explanation of how BIA is important in an IT contingency planning process will be included in the course. Lastly, the myths and the realities of Business Impact Analysis will be presented and weighed against each other.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of the business industry
  • Knowledge of the English language

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be introduced to Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning.
  • Be aware of the importance and benefits of BIA.
  • To know the process, methods and elements of BIA.
  • To know the common mistakes in BIA.
  • To know the myths and the realities of preparing and employing a BIA.

What is the target audience?

  • Recent graduates looking to get a foothold in the IT Industry.
  • Businesses wanting to implement risk prevention strategies, businesses experiencing internal or external threats to services and production.
  • Managers wanting to identify potential business risk factors.
  • IT practitioners who need to develop their skills that are crucial, as businesses embark on this massive transformation.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Overview of Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning
00:31

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline


Lecture 2: Crisis Management

Lecture 3: What to Consider in Crisis Management?

Lecture 4: Need for Crisis Management

Lecture 5: Business Continuity Planning

Lecture 6: Importance of Business Continuity Planning

Lecture 7: Benefits of Business Continuity Planning

Lecture 8: Business Continuity Planning Lifecycle

03:08

This lecture will explain crisis management and define a crisis management plan.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Crisis Management
1:24    Defining a Crisis
2:37    Defining Crisis Management Plan
04:20

This discussion will address things to consider in crisis management.

01:39

This lecture will explain the need for crisis management.

01:55

This discussion will focus on business continuity planning.

00:53

This discussion will address the importance of business continuity planning.

00:50

This discussion will center on the benefits business continuity planning has to offer.

03:07

This lecture will explain the lifecycle and the different phases of business continuity planning.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Business Continuity Planning Lifecycle
0:21    Analysis
0:40    Solution Design
1:01    Implementation
1:16    Testing and Acceptance
1:36    Maintenance
Section 1 - Quiz
6 questions
9 pages

This PDF file contains Section 1 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 2: Introduction to Business Impact Analysis
00:30

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline


Lecture 11: Business Impact Analysis

Lecture 12: Objectives of Business Impact Analysis

Lecture 13: BIA: Not a Facility Risk

Lecture 14: BIA: Not a Project

Lecture 15: Importance of BIA

Lecture 16: Need and Benefits of BIA

Lecture 17: Goals of BIA

Lecture 18: Reasons to Conduct a BIA

04:17

This lecture will discuss business impact analysis and its different definitions.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Business Impact Analysis
1:30    Different Definitions of BIA
3:27    Other Ways BIA helps Organizations
02:26

This lecture will focus on the different objectives of business impact analysis.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Objectives of BIA
0:31    Resource of BIA
1:34    Values for Critical Function
01:14

This lecture will explain why business impact analysis is not a facility risk analysis or assessment.

01:15

This lecture will explain why business impact analysis is not just a mere project.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction
0:37    Making BIA a Continuous Process
03:03

This lecture will identify the importance of business impact analysis.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Importance of BIA
1:10    Essentials of BIA
2:00    Importance of BIA
04:08

This lecture will discuss the different needs and benefits of business impact analysis.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Need of BIA
0:31    Benefits of BIA
2:24    Other Benefits of BIA
01:31

This lecture will cover the three goals of business impact analysis.

01:14

This lecture will identify three reasons for businesses to conduct a business impact analysis.

Section 2 - Quiz
6 questions
9 pages

This PDF file contains Section 2 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 3: Business Impact Analysis Process and Impact Criticality
00:29

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline


Lecture 21: Introduction to the BIA Process

Lecture 22: BIA Process: Project Planning

Lecture 23: BIA Process: Data Gathering

Lecture 24: BIA Process: Data Analysis

Lecture 25: BIA Process: Documentation

Lecture 26: BIA Process: Management

Lecture 27: BIA is an Ongoing Process

Lecture 28: Introduction to Impact Criticality

Lecture 29: Impact Criticality Categories

00:26

This lecture will discuss the process of business impact analysis.

01:26

This lecture will talk about a process in business impact analysis, specifically project planning.

05:03

This lecture will talk about a process in business impact analysis, specifically data gathering.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Data Gathering
1:46    Data that Must be Gathered
00:31

This lecture will talk about a process in business impact analysis, specifically data analysis.

01:37

This lecture will talk about a process in business impact analysis, specifically documentation.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Documentation Process
1:10    Information in a BIA Report
00:45

This lecture will talk about a process in business impact analysis, specifically management.

00:55

This lecture will explain why business impact analysis is an ongoing process.

00:40

This lecture will introduce impact criticality in business impact analysis.

06:33

This lecture will identify the different categories in impact criticality.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Impact Criticality Categories
0:15    Commonly Used Rating
1:12    Mission Critical
2:49    Vital
3:59    Important
4:56    Minor
Section 3 - Quiz
6 questions
10 pages

This PDF file contains Section 3 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 4: Methods and Elements of Business Impact Analysis
00:27

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline


Lecture 32: Methods Used in BIA

Lecture 33: Elements of BIA

Lecture 34: Preparing a BIA Report

Lecture 35: Key Questions in BIA

04:06

This lecture will discuss the different methods used in business impact analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Methods Used in BIA
0:17    Objectives of BIA
1:04    Methods Used in BIA
1:21    Step 1
2:02    Step 2
2:37    Step 3
3:14    Conclusion
03:54

This lecture will teach you the different elements of business impact analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Elements of BIA
0:33    Planning
1:04    Collection
1:47    Analysis
2:37    Prioritization
3:11    Approval
02:28

This lecture will cover an effective way of preparing a business impact analysis report.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Preparation of a BIA Report
1:16    Elements in a BIA Report
00:57

This discussion will focus on the different key questions to consider in conducting a business impact analysis.

Section 4 - Quiz
6 questions
6 pages

This PDF file contains Section 4 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 5: Business Impact Analysis in Contingency Planning and IT
00:35

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline


Lecture 38: IT Contingency Planning Process

Lecture 39: Developing a Policy Statement

Lecture 40: Conducting the BIA

Lecture 41: Identifying Preventive Controls

Lecture 42: Developing Recovery Strategies

Lecture 43: Developing an IT Contingency Plan

Lecture 44: Plan Testing, Training and Exercises

Lecture 45: Planning Maintenance

Lecture 46: BIA in Contingency Planning

01:44

This lecture will discuss the process and explain some steps to maintain IT contingency planning.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to a Contingency Plan
0:24    Steps to Develop and Maintain an IT Contingency Plan
01:39

This lecture will focus on developing a policy statement, a step in maintaining an IT contingency plan.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Developing a Policy Statement
1:16    Key Elements
01:18

This discussion will focus on conducting a business impact analysis, a step in maintaining an IT contingency plan.

02:00

This discussion will focus on identifying preventive controls, a step in maintaining an IT contingency plan.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Identifying Preventive Controls
0:35    Common Preventive Measures
01:41

This discussion will focus on developing recovery strategies, a step in maintaining an IT contingency plan.

05:07

This discussion will focus on developing an IT contingency plan, a step in maintaining an IT contingency plan.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Development of an IT Contingency Plan
0:18    Talking with Customer and Developing your Products
1:03    Parts of a Contingency Plan
1:08    Supporting Information
1:42    Notification and Activation
2:18    Recovery Phase
3:25    Reconstitution
02:08

This discussion will focus on planning, testing, training, and employing the plan to make sure the contingency plan is feasible.

01:06

This discussion will focus on planning and maintenance, a step in sustaining an IT contingency plan.

07:55

This lecture will talk about the collaboration between business impact analysis and contingency planning.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to BIA in Contingency Planning
2:08    BIA Main Goal
5:59    Critical Steps
3:57    Responsibility of BIA
4:50    Processing Sensitive Information
6:06    Process Control Summary
Section 5 - Quiz
6 questions
12 pages

This PDF file contains Section 5 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 6: Gathering Data and Common Mistakes in Business Impact Analysis
00:31

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline


Lecture 49: Gathering Data

Lecture 50: Introduction to Data Collection

Lecture 51: Questionnaires

Lecture 52: Interviews

Lecture 53: Workshops

Lecture 54: Common BIA Mistakes

Lecture 55: Getting BIA Right

03:31

This lecture will identify the different ways to gather data.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Data Gathering for BIA
1:04    Steps in Data Gathering
1:54    Questions that can Help in Impact Analysis
00:49

This lecture will discuss and explain the collection of data.

05:04

This lecture will explain one of the many ways of gathering data: questionnaires.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to a form of Data Gathering: Questionnaires
0:46    Things to Consider when Making Questionnaires
03:08

This lecture will explain one of the many ways of gathering data: interviews.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to a form of Data Gathering: Interviews
0:26    Things to Consider in Preparing for Interviews
01:38

This lecture will explain one of the many ways of gathering data: workshops.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to a form of Data Gathering: Workshops
0:51    Things to Consider in Preparing Workshops
06:23

This discussion will center on the common mistakes to avoid in building a business impact analysis.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Common Mistakes done in BIA
0:53    Consider the Impact of Applications
1:17    Consider the Applications in Isolation
1:45    Pay Little Attention to Financial Impact
2:22    Pay Much Attention to Financial Impact
3:05    Failing to Distinguish Enterprise Applications
3:41    Failing to Recognize Data Center Applications
4:14    Confusing risk assessment with BIA
4:35    Confusing risk acceptance with BIA
5:03    Pre-determining BIA results
5:42    Backing into a BIA result
01:10

This lecture will teach you how to get the business impact analysis right.

Section 6 - Quiz
6 questions
11 pages

This PDF file contains Section 6 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 7: Business Impact Analysis’ Myths and Reality
00:26

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline


Lecture 58: Myths and Reality of BIA

12:56

This lecture will identify the myths and the reality of real world business impact analysis.

Section 7 - Quiz
6 questions
8 pages

This PDF file contains Section 7 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 8: Course Resources
106 pages

This e book contains the entire Business Impact Analysis course in a PDF format.

1 page

This e book is a list of terms and definitions often used in the field of Business Impact Analysis.

7 pages

This PDF file contains all the answers to all the quizzes in each section of this course.

Section 9: Business Impact Analysis Certification
1 page

Now that you've finished your Udemy course, - you are eligible to sit your official Certification exam.

Certification is not mandatory.

Once you've completed the course, email our exam department at exams@artofservice.com.au to purchase your exam voucher and sit your final exam.

. Access includes a step-by-step procedure on how to take the final exam and how to obtain your exam certification.

You will receive a PDF certificate through your email upon passing the examination.

1 page

We are always in the process of improving our courses and procedures for a better learning experience for our students. Your input is very important to us.

Follow the step-by-step procedure on taking the evaluation and receiving your certificate of completion.

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