Test - Tabletop

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1. Tabletop Test is a test of the recovery plan in which actions are not actually performed.
BCM Planning Methodology:Testing and Exercising
Related Terms: Type of BC Tests, Type of DR Plan Tests, Walkthrough Test, Structured Walkthrough Test.
Note (1): Members of the recovery team meet in a conference room setting to discuss their responsibilities and how they would react to emergency scenarios by stepping through the plan.
Note (2): Sometime referred to as a structured walkthrough test.
Testing and Exercising Your Business Continuity Plan

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)


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


BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)
A Manager’s Guide to ISO 22301 Standard for Business Continuity Management System' (2014)







Courses: BCM Certification

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. A test method that presents a limited simulation of a crisis scenario in a narrative format in which participants review and discuss, not perform, the policy, methods, procedures, coordination, and resource assignments associated with plan activation.

(Source: ASIS International - ASIS International)

3. One method of exercising teams in which participants review and discuss the actions they would take per their plans, but do not perform any of these actions. The exercise can be conducted with a single team, or multiple teams, typically under the guidance of exercise facilitators.

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