Component Test

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1. A Component Test is a series of tests that focus on the miscellaneous components of a typical business continuity plan.

Related Terms: Type of BC Tests.


BCM Planning Methodology:Testing and Exercising
BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 2B: Intermediate (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 2C: Intermediate (CM)



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BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 2CC: Intermediate (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)
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Guidance Notes and Templates

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Examples of component tests includes:

  • (a) Confirm Availability / Version of Plan
  • (b) Retrieve Vital Hard Copy Records from Offsite Locations
  • (c) Contact Staff, Suppliers & Others
  • (d) Check Lead Times for Critical Equipment
  • (e) Check that Important Lists are Still Current
  • (f) Confirm Alternate Site Readiness
  • (g) Test Staff Members’ Knowledge of Business Unit Plan
  • (h) Spot Check of Vital Records
  • (i) Recall Offsite Storage

Source: Goh Moh Heng (2006): Testing & Exercising Your Business Continuity Plan, 2nd Edition, 160 pages.