Test

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1. Test is an activity that is performed to validate certain capabilities of the BC Plan relative to specified objectives or established criteria.

Related Terms: Testing. Testing and Exercising.


BCM Planning Methodology:Testing and Exercising
BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1B: Foundation (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1C: Foundation (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1CC: Foundation (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1D: Foundation (DR)
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Guidance Notes and Templates

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. An activity that is performed to evaluate the effectiveness or capabilities of a plan relative to specified objectives or measurement criteria. Types of tests include: Desk Check, Peer Review, Structured Walkthrough, Standalone Test, Integrated Test, and Operational Test.

(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)


3. Activities performed to evaluate the effectiveness or capabilities of a plan relative to specified objectives or measurement criteria. Test usually involves exercises designed to keep teams and employees effective in their duties and to reveal weaknesses in the Business Continuity Plan.

(Source: ASIS International - ASIS International)


An activity that is performed to validate certain parts of the BC Plan relative to specified objectives or established criteria.

(Source: Singapore Standard 540 - SS 540:2008)


4. An activity that is performed to evaluate the effectiveness or capabilities of a plan relative to specified objectives or measurement criteria.

(Source: Australia. A Practitioner's Guide to Business Continuity Management HB292 - 2006 )

5. A pass/fail evaluation of infrastructure (example-computers, cabling, devices, hardware) and\or physical plant infrastructure (example-building systems, generators, utilities) to demonstrate the anticipated operation of the components and system. A test can also be used to demonstrate whether all or parts of the Business Continuity Plan are fit for purpose.

(Source: Business Continuity Institute - BCI)

(Source: ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency. BCM & Resilience Glossary)