Simulation Test (Definition)

Method of testing disaster recovery plans. The simulation test is similar to a Structured Walk-Through Test. The disaster recovery team role-play a disaster scenario prepared by a test moderator. The disaster recovery plan is referred to for information during the test. The responses of the team may be measured, and some of the response measures suggested by the team may be put into action.

The scope of a simulation test must be carefully defined to avoid excessive disruption of normal business activities.

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