Business Impact Analysis
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Business Impact Analysis

An introductory course about understanding Business Impact Analysis and its importance in every business organization.
4.3 (6 ratings)
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 min on-demand audio
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of the business industry
  • Knowledge of the English language
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.

Who 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 For This Course
65 Lectures
05:09:34
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Overview of Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning
9 Lectures 16:23

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

Preview 00:31

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
Preview 03:08

This discussion will address things to consider in crisis management.

Preview 04:20

This lecture will explain the need for crisis management.

Need for Crisis Management
01:39

This discussion will focus on business continuity planning.

Business Countinuity Planning
01:55

This discussion will address the importance of business continuity planning.

Importance of Business Countinuity Planning
00:53

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

Benefits of Business Countinuity Planning
00:50

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
Business Countinuity Planning Lifecycle
03:07

Section 1 - Quiz
6 questions

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

Reading Assignment Section 1
9 pages
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Introduction to Business Impact Analysis
10 Lectures 19:38

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

Preview 00:30

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
Business Impact Analysis
04:17

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
Objectives of Business Impact Analysis
02:26

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

BIA: Not a Facility Risk
01:14

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
BIA: Not a Project
01:15

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
Importance of BIA
03:03

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
Need and Benefits of BIA
04:08

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

Goals of BIA
01:31

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

Reasons to Conduct a BIA
01:14

Section 2 - Quiz
6 questions

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

Reading Assignment Section 2
9 pages
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Business Impact Analysis Process and Impact Criticality
11 Lectures 18:25

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

Preview 00:29

This lecture will discuss the process of business impact analysis.

Introduction to the BIA Process
00:26

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

BIA Process: Project Planning
01:26

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
BIA Process: Data Gathering
05:03

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

BIA Process: Data Analysis
00:31

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
BIA Process: Documentation
01:37

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

BIA Process: Management
00:45

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

BIA is an Ongoing Process
00:55

This lecture will introduce impact criticality in business impact analysis.

Introduction to Impact Criticality
00:40

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
Impact Criticality Categories
06:33

Section 3 - Quiz
6 questions

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

Reading Assignment Section 3
10 pages
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Methods and Elements of Business Impact Analysis
6 Lectures 11:52

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

Preview 00:27

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
Methods Used in BIA
04:06

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
Elements of BIA
03:54

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
Preparing a BIA Report
02:28

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

Key Questions in BIA
00:57

Section 4 - Quiz
6 questions

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

Reading Assignment Section 4
6 pages
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Business Impact Analysis in Contingency Planning and IT
11 Lectures 25:13

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

Preview 00:35

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
IT Contingency Planning Process
01:44

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
Developing a Policy Statement
01:39

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

Conducting the BIA
01:18

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
Identifying Preventive Controls
02:00

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

Developing Recovery Strategies
01:41

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
Developing an IT Contingency Plan
05:07

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

Plan Testing, Training and Exercises
02:08

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

Planning Maintenance
01:06

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
BIA in Contingency Planning
07:55

Section 5 - Quiz
6 questions

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

Reading Assignment Section 5
12 pages
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Gathering Data and Common Mistakes in Business Impact Analysis
9 Lectures 22:14

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

Preview 00:31

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
Gathering Data
03:31

This lecture will discuss and explain the collection of data.

Introduction to Data Collection
00:49

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
Questionnaires
05:04

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
Interviews
03:08

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
Workshops
01:38

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
Common BIA Mistakes
06:23

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

Getting BIA Right
01:10

Section 6 - Quiz
6 questions

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

Reading Assignment Section 6
11 pages
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Business Impact Analysis’ Myths and Reality
3 Lectures 13:22

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

Preview 00:26

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

Myths and Reality of BIA
12:56

Section 7 - Quiz
6 questions

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

Reading Assignment Section 7
8 pages
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Course Resources
3 Lectures 00:00

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

Business Impact Analysis Complete Certification Kit Book
106 pages

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

Business Impact Analysis Glossary of Terms
1 page

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

Quiz Answer Sheet
7 pages
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Business Impact Analysis Certification
3 Lectures 01:27

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Final Exam
1 page

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Evaluation Form
1 page

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Conclusion - Final Lecture
01:27
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