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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.
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.