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Week 4 Lab: Assessment Worksheet Performing a Business Impact Analysis for an IT Infrastructure Overview Answer the following questions, specific to the creation and focus of Business Impact Analysis as well as BCP documentation. Lab Assessment Questions & Answers 1 What is the goal and purpose of a BIA? The overall objective of the BIA is to identify the impact of outages. More specifically, the goal is to identify the critical functions that can affect the organization. The ultimate goal is to identify the recovery requirements and an indirect objective of the BIA is to justify funding 2. Why is a business impact analysis (BIA) an important first step in defining a business continuity plan (BCP)? The first step towards creating a serious BCP is to identify the potential disasters one by one and determining what the potential impact might be on your business. In order to generate a professional and sound BCP, you have to understand the degree of the potential loss, which could occur.
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