The EDRP certification validates the candidate’s ability to plan, organize, and direct the testing of disaster response, recovery support, and business recovery procedures.

IT Disaster Recovery Course

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.


A survey of 189 data center decision makers found a severe lack of IT preparation for natural and manmade disasters

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

About The Course

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 course principles, including preparation of a disaster recovery plan, assessment of risks in the enterprise, development of policies, and procedures, and an understanding of the roles and relationships of various members of an organization, implementation of a plan, and recovering from a disaster.

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About the Program

This IT disaster recovery 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.

About the Exam

Disaster Recovery Professional

This certification requires the following knowledge and skills:

  • Working knowledge of all areas of the organization and the ability to develop a clear understanding of the company’s key functional processes and resources.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current disaster recovery planning techniques and technologies as well as the methods used in performing risk analyses and business impact analyses.
  • Working knowledge of data processing in order to assist in the preparation of recovery procedures in this area.
  • Working knowledge of data and voice telecommunications in order to assist in the preparation of recovery procedures in this area.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the testing of emergency response, recovery support, and business resumption procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interface with managers and staff at all levels within the organization and to deal with vendors of record storage facilities and disaster recovery services.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Certification Target Audience

  • The EDRP certification is ideal for:
  • Network server administrators
  • Firewall Administrators
  • Security Testers
  • System Administrators
  • Risk Assessment professionals

Exam Information

EDRP (Prefix 312-76) exam is available at the ECC Exam Center.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates that do not comply with all EC-Council examination policies found here

EDRP Exam Details

Duration: 2 Hours
Questions: 50

Course Outline

Module 01: Introduction to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Module 02: Nature and Causes of Disasters
Module 03: Emergency Management
Module 04: Laws and Acts
Module 05: Business Continuity Management
Module 06: Disaster Recovery Planning Process
Module 07: Risk Management
Module 08: Facility Protection
Module 09: Data Recovery
Module 10: System Recovery
Module 11: Backup and Recovery
Module 12: Centralized and Decentralized System Recovery
Module 13: Windows Data Recovery Tools
Module 14: Linux, Mac and Novell Netware Data Recovery Tools
Module 15: Incident Response
Module 16: Role of Public Services in Disaster
Module 17: Organizations Providing Services during Disasters
Module 18: Organizations Providing Disaster Recovery Solutions
Module 19: Case Studies

Who Is It For?

Network server administrators, firewall administrators, systems administrators, application developers, and IT security officers.

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The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam is restricted to any candidate that is at least 18 years old.

If the candidate is under the age of 18, they are not eligible to attend the official training or eligible to attempt the certification exam unless they provide the accredited training center/EC-Council a written consent of their parent/legal guardian and a supporting letter from their institution of higher learning. Only applicants from nationally accredited institution of higher learning shall be considered.


EC-Council reserves the right to impose additional restriction to comply with the policy. Failure to act in accordance with this clause shall render the authorized training center in violation of their agreement with EC-Council. EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification of any person in breach of this requirement.