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Final exam

Congratulations! You've worked your way through all of the lessons. Now it's time to see if you paid attention. Take the final exam to see if you've aced this class or if you need to spend some time in summer school.

1. What do most companies build their disaster recovery (DR) frameworks around?
a. Recovery Time Objective
b. Recovery Point Objective
c. Both

2. True or false: Relying on data recovery services alone is not a fail-safe strategy for data protection.
a. True
b. False

3. What big advantage does virtualization bring to a DR plan?
a. It's completely secure.
b. It cuts costs.
c. It doesn't need to be monitored.

4. Which of the following practices will doom your DR plan?
a. Skipping a dry run, not announcing your plan in the local paper, not filing the appropriate paperwork with the government.
b. Not having a backup power plan or a communication plan, and not doing a dry run.
c. Not having a communication plan, not storing your removable backup media at an insecure site, not telling your spouse.

5. What will your first decision be when choosing to use a service or to perform your own remote backups?
a. To choose a service or backup package that supports the operating systems used in your network.
b. To examine your needs for database and email backup.
c. Implement ahead of dangerous weather seasons (tornado, hurricane, etc.)

6. True or false: It's possible to measure the ROI of your DR plan before a disaster strikes.
a. True
b. False

7. Should the budget for your DR plan be based on how many employees there are?
a. Yes
b. No

8. True or false: Your DR plan does not need to include partial disasters, such as 48 hours of downtime.
a. True
b. False

9. If any, what are some of the drivers for implementing a business continuity program?
a. Competitive advantage
b. Legal implications
c. Insurance premiums
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

10. True or false: When you lose data, you should attempt to recover the data on your PC's original drive.
a. True
b. False

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This was first published in October 2007

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