Course Code: 2381

CDRE - Certified Disaster Recover Engineer

Class Dates:
4 Days
Class Time:
Virtual Instructor-Led Training, Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • The C)DRE is a four day course that will cover disaster recovery and business continuity planning. It is comprised of 11 Modules. During the course students will perform different DR/BC exercises including spending all of the fourth day writing their own disaster recovery/business continuity plan. The instructor will be spend time advising each student as they work their individual DR/BC plans. Before leaving, the instructor will also adviise students on what information they need from their businesses to finish their plans.
    The course kit included with the course includes the following:
    C)DRE Student Workbook (339 pages), Key Concepts/Definitions Booklet and Case Studies The National Security Agency has validated the C)DRE for the following security standard:
    CNSSI-4016: National Information Assurance Training Standards for Risk Analysis
    32 CPE Credits
  • Audience
  • Who Should Attend
    The Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer course is designed for those that understand business and its different processes, including the IT role. We recommend those who take this course to have experience in risk, facilities, or security management. At the very least students should have equivalent experience and knowledge of what is covered in our C)SS: Security Sentinel course.

    Professional Roles:
    IT Professional
    Chief Technology Officer
    System Administrator
    Disaster Recovery Professional
    Business Continuity Professional
    Risk Consultant
    Students who take this course will be prepared to work with businesses to create and implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans.


  • CSS: Security Sentinel or Equivalent Experience.

Course Details

  • Upon Completion Students will:
  • Understand the principles of business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
  • Have a first draft of their own business continuity and disaster recovery plan.
  • Be ready to sit for the C)DRE certification exam.
  • Course Topics
  • Welcome to Disaster Recovery Training
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Design & Development Phase (BCP Strategies)
  • IT Recovery Strategies
  • Impleementation Phase
  • Testing and Exercise
  • Maintenance and Updating
  • Execution Phase
  • Cyber Attacks
  • Pandemics