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How to prepare for the EDRP exam? Here are 5 tips

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EDRP exam

Any exam is a challenge, especially if it is noted for being a complex one. The EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP) exam is one such. But, no worries, we have your back. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when attempting the EDRP exam: 

5 Tips to keep in mind when attempting the EDRP exam 

  1. Submit your exam application well in advance

If you choose to attempt the EDRP exam without attending official disaster recovery training, make sure that you have a minimum of 2 years of working experience in the information security domain. Submit the exam application with proof of experience well in advance as the review process can take anywhere between 5-10 days after receiving a response from verifiers. 

  1. Make a study plan

When creating a study plan, be realistic about your goals. First, take a look at how much time you have to study before the day of the exam. Accordingly, make a daily study plan and check off all the topics you study as you go. 

  1. Create a checklist of what you need to study

The EDRP exam is 4-hours with 150 questions, spread across a variety of topics. By creating a checklist, you will ensure that you cover all the areas of study. These topics include, but are not restricted to: 

  • Introduction to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM) 
  • Risk Assessment 
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA) 
  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP) 
  • Data Backup Strategies 
  • Data Recovery Strategies 
  • Virtualization-Based Disaster Recovery 
  • System Recovery 
  • Centralized and Decentralized System Recovery 
  • Disaster Recovery Planning Process 
  • BCP Testing, Maintenance, and Training 
  1. Make full use of all available resources

The EDRP webpage has many free resources that can help you prepare for the exam. The EDRP Exam Blueprint will give you a detailed look at what topics are covered in the examination, with what capacity. This will help you construct a healthy study plan. 

  1. Attempt the exam with complete focus

Stay alert during the exam, especially when it comes to time management. The exam is 4-hours with 150-questions, which gives you sufficient time to attempt all the questions. 

If you prefer a ready-to-learn study route, then opt to train through EC-Council’s official mode of learning. There are four modes of learning that you can choose from: 

  • Self-paced (iLearn) 
  • Live-online instructor-led (iWeek) 
  • In-person training with a master trainer (Masterclass) 
  • Our many global accredited training partners

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What is in a disaster recovery plan?
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a well-documented approach focused on business continuity at the time of natural or human-interfered security incidents. A DRP includes a set of policies, tools, and procedures that ensures the recovery of lost data and the continuation of daily operations of a business.

Read more: 8 Steps to a successful disaster recovery plan

Is a disaster recovery plan important?
These reasons suggest why DRP is vital for the health of an organization:

  • Protects data against the after-effects of natural disasters
  • Reduces the impact of cyberattacks
  • Keeps client’s confidential data safe

Read more: 8 Steps to a successful disaster recovery plan 

How do you build a disaster recovery plan?
Here are a couple of tips to build a strong IT disaster recovery plan:

  • Stay safe from insider threats
  • Involve the team in attack mitigation plans
  • Document, implement, and regularly update the recovery plan

Read more: Creating a recovery plan for a cyber-attack 

What is the difference between business continuity and disaster recovery?
In a BCDR plan, Business Continuity ensures that regular business will continue even during a disaster, whereas Disaster Recovery involve restoring vital support systems. Those systems are mostly communications, hardware, and IT assets. Disaster recovery aims to minimize business downtime and focuses on getting technical operations back to normal in the shortest time possible.
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