Creating a BCP (Self-Guided Lab)
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5 hours 33 minutes
Hey, everyone, welcome back to the course. So in the last video, we talked about the recovery part of disaster recovery.
In this video, we're gonna go ahead and get started with our laps. Now, I do want to stress the labs in this particular course are self guided. So we're gonna go through a little bit in this video and then also the next video of just hidden some key areas that you want to take a look at in these labs. And there's also the step by step guides that will walk you through part of the process
for these particular laps. Now again, self guided is going to mean you have to do them yourself.
But with these guides, which you can do is you're gonna be able to get all the steps in place, and then the only thing you'll need to do on your end is just review a lot of documentation. So, as I've mentioned before, throughout this course, these labs may take you a few hours to do so. Make sure you budget your time appropriately. The other thing to mention is make sure that you're marking
each area as complete as you go throughout the lab and you'll see what I mean in just a moment.
So you have. You haven't downloaded these guides yet? Be sure to do so in the resource is section of the course. So we've got a couple of labs in this course and we got guys for both of those.
Now, this video's going to assume that you've already logged into cyber because you're watching this course. It's also going to sue Assume that you followed along with the first few steps in this particular lab which are to find the BCP lab in the catalogue, find this particular lab, which is a correction of B, C, P and D R P,
and then go ahead and launch the actual lab. So once you launch the lab environment will be taken to the Windows machine here. We're gonna log in with the years or name of student. What you see should be selected there by default in most instances, and then we're just gonna enter in this password here.
So let's go ahead and do that.
There's gonna be a P the at symbol S S W the number zero in RD,
and we'll go ahead log in now you may get some prompts here regarding ah, the windows license. Just go ahead and say, like, ask me later, close out of that. And you may also get a message asking you to reboot. And if it does, I just say restart later.
And that should be all the pop ups that you get for this particular environment.
So now if we go back to our guide here, what we're going to be doing is just taking a look at the folders that you need to look through. So again, there's a lot of documentation in there to take a look at as part of this business continuity plants. So these air things that you would naturally be doing out in the corporate world as well because you're gonna be looking at an existing plan,
looking at additional documentation that's been sourced along with, like, the business impact analysis,
and you're gonna be taking all that into account to create your business continuity plan.
So first thing we're going to do is double click the Reports folder on the desktop here
inside of here. We're gonna double click the folder that's labeled Babbage and Lovelies Telecommunications which is the top one here.
And then what you're gonna do in your end and I'll go ahead, double click it. But on your range of school, you want to go ahead and open this document and then just read through the entire document
and get a feel for what does this company actually do, right? So I give you some context about the actual company itself.
Yeah, well, just close that document out there,
and then if we go back to our guide here, the next thing we're going to do back in the Reports folder we're gonna go up one full to hear back into the main Reports folder, and then we're gonna be looking at the Bill t Business Continuity plan extras.
We'll take a look at that folder as well. So just quick reports there.
And then it's the second folder right here. So just double click on that. You'll see there's some different flow charts, et cetera, that we can take a look at in here. So again, review of that information. And that's why I mentioned that this lab may take you several hours because everyone's gonna be taking a little longer than other people might. Some people are gonna go faster than others, so it really depends on you and how quickly you look through
So let's go back to the main reports folder there,
and we're basically going to be just looking through all these folders in here. So I'm not gonna go through all these other steps here. We're basically gonna be looking through all these different folders, all the documentation in inside of each one, and then when you're ready to do the actual business continuity plan, you're gonna be looking at this blank template here. So if we open that one up,
that'll be our business continuity plan. And you could scroll through that and see all the areas to fill out there.
And then when you're ready to do the disaster recovery plan, you'll do the same thing, right? You're gonna open up the d r p one
go into that template, and after your voodoo reviewed all the information you're gonna go through and fill out all these areas and this particular template.
So that's really what these labs are. You're gonna be filling out your own disaster recovery plan as well as business continuity. plan
and you're gonna go through step by step in the process. Now, as I mentioned before, one thing key thing that you want to make sure you do when you're done doing all of that stuff is go through the lab areas here and just make sure you're checking off the boxes so you can mark the lab is complete at the end. So you noticed there's I check the boxes, it will mark the lab as complete as I go through it.
Very important to do so she can actually get credit for the lab. Now, what you'll also notice is that it gives you
roughly six hours if you notice here at the top, right. Gives you roughly six hours to go through all this stuff. And do the business community plan a disaster recovery plan. You could also save your progress. Here is you. Check these boxes
and then save this lab. Come back into it and finish it out if you don't have a lot of time. I know some people are looking at the this course at work. So again, just make sure your budget enough time. Where that you make sure you save things as you go through this to save your place so you can actually finish out this lab.
So in this video, we just took a high level overview of this lab again, there's a lot of documentation and images to look at. Be sure you take the time to do so. Get their hands on practice with building out your own business continuity plan and disaster recovery plan.