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This lesson covers business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Business continuity and disaster recovery planning is a major part of the exam so it's very important for examinees to have a strong grasp of these concepts. Business continuity planning focuses on sustaining operations and protecting the viability of the business following a disaster, until normal business conditions can be restored. The BCP is an 'umbrella' term that that includes many other plans including the DRP. It is long term focused. The goal of disaster recovery planning is to minimize the effects of a disaster and to take the necessary steps to ensure that the resources, personnel and business processes are able to resume operations in a timely manner. Deals with the immediate aftermath of the disaster and is often IT focused and more for short term.