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Reciprocal arrangement - Question

An organization is considering a reciprocal arrangement with a similar organization as a recovery option. Which of the following is the GREATEST risk associated with a reciprocal arrangement? Select an answer:

A.Variations between the risk and impact assessments

B.Frequency of testing of the recovery and continuity plans

C.Similarities in infrastructure and capacity

D.Differences in security policies and procedures

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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

I would go with C and will add - any future software and hardware changes.
VENCISLAV DIMKINEnergizer at 4/6/2017 8:49:26 AM Quote
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I would pick D.  
Omar795Influential at 4/6/2017 9:26:24 AM Quote
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In a reciprocal arrangement, the execution is based on a 'promise' to help when an emergency arises. It is always essential to use identical applications and equipment with at least the same capacity in order to be able to meet the recovery deliverables. I will therefor also go with answer C.
Bart205Social at 4/6/2017 10:01:54 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Hi Sumesh,

Do you have the official explanation to this question?
Thanks
Omar795Influential at 4/11/2017 11:09:52 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

From the official manual on page 238: If the recovery strategy is to use reciprocal agreements with one or more internal or external entities, it is essential that similar equipment and applications are available.
Bart205Social at 4/11/2017 7:22:51 PM Quote
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Here is the official explanation: The correct answer is C.

A. Analyses are predictive, so differences between the organizations will not affect adequacy in the event of recovery.

B. Organizations must collaborate on frequency of testing to ensure that each meets its needs. However, such agreements are generally established when arranging reciprocity and do not constitute ongoing risk.

C. If organizations have dissimilar infrastructure or lack capacity, it may be difficult to implement recovery.

D. Differences in security policies and procedures are generally addressed when establishing reciprocity and can be managed over time through monitoring and reporting.

Sumesh124Lively at 4/12/2017 4:37:09 AM Quote
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This is the kind of question that confuses me. The question asks about the Greatest Risk and the explanation mentions that dissimilar infrastructure or lack of capacity is a risk. That's what I understood when I read the manual. So when I saw choice C) Similarities in infrastructure and Capacity, I immediately discarded it because, I think, the risk is in the opposite, in the differences Not in the similarities.
Any ideas?

Omar795Influential at 4/12/2017 8:22:28 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Omar

I approached the question as you did and also selected (D).  In my opinion, (D) is the correct answer in response to the question as articulated. I feel this question missed ISACA's usually good quality review process.

Don't let this particular question knock your mindset on how you approach the actual exam questions.
Anthony88Energizer at 4/12/2017 10:20:14 PM Quote
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@Anthony, I understand that these are practice questions and that they may not go through the same level of scrutiny and quality control as the actual exam questions. (I hope so)
Omar795Influential at 4/13/2017 11:12:32 AM Quote
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@Anthony, I understand that these are practice questions and that they may not go through the same level of scrutiny and quality control as the actual exam questions. (I hope so)
Omar795Influential at 4/13/2017 11:12:32 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Omar

I approached the question as you did and also selected (D).  In my opinion, (D) is the correct answer in response to the question as articulated. I feel this question missed ISACA's usually good quality review process.

Don't let this particular question knock your mindset on how you approach the actual exam questions.
Anthony88Energizer at 4/12/2017 10:20:14 PM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

This is the kind of question that confuses me. The question asks about the Greatest Risk and the explanation mentions that dissimilar infrastructure or lack of capacity is a risk. That's what I understood when I read the manual. So when I saw choice C) Similarities in infrastructure and Capacity, I immediately discarded it because, I think, the risk is in the opposite, in the differences Not in the similarities.
Any ideas?

Omar795Influential at 4/12/2017 8:22:28 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Here is the official explanation: The correct answer is C.

A. Analyses are predictive, so differences between the organizations will not affect adequacy in the event of recovery.

B. Organizations must collaborate on frequency of testing to ensure that each meets its needs. However, such agreements are generally established when arranging reciprocity and do not constitute ongoing risk.

C. If organizations have dissimilar infrastructure or lack capacity, it may be difficult to implement recovery.

D. Differences in security policies and procedures are generally addressed when establishing reciprocity and can be managed over time through monitoring and reporting.

Sumesh124Lively at 4/12/2017 4:37:09 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

From the official manual on page 238: If the recovery strategy is to use reciprocal agreements with one or more internal or external entities, it is essential that similar equipment and applications are available.
Bart205Social at 4/11/2017 7:22:51 PM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Hi Sumesh,

Do you have the official explanation to this question?
Thanks
Omar795Influential at 4/11/2017 11:09:52 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

In a reciprocal arrangement, the execution is based on a 'promise' to help when an emergency arises. It is always essential to use identical applications and equipment with at least the same capacity in order to be able to meet the recovery deliverables. I will therefor also go with answer C.
Bart205Social at 4/6/2017 10:01:54 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

I would pick D.  
Omar795Influential at 4/6/2017 9:26:24 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

I would go with C and will add - any future software and hardware changes.
VENCISLAV DIMKINEnergizer at 4/6/2017 8:49:26 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

This is the kind of question that confuses me. The question asks about the Greatest Risk and the explanation mentions that dissimilar infrastructure or lack of capacity is a risk. That's what I understood when I read the manual. So when I saw choice C) Similarities in infrastructure and Capacity, I immediately discarded it because, I think, the risk is in the opposite, in the differences Not in the similarities.
Any ideas?

Omar795Influential at 4/12/2017 8:22:28 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

I would go with C and will add - any future software and hardware changes.
VENCISLAV DIMKINEnergizer at 4/6/2017 8:49:26 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

I would pick D.  
Omar795Influential at 4/6/2017 9:26:24 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

In a reciprocal arrangement, the execution is based on a 'promise' to help when an emergency arises. It is always essential to use identical applications and equipment with at least the same capacity in order to be able to meet the recovery deliverables. I will therefor also go with answer C.
Bart205Social at 4/6/2017 10:01:54 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Hi Sumesh,

Do you have the official explanation to this question?
Thanks
Omar795Influential at 4/11/2017 11:09:52 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

From the official manual on page 238: If the recovery strategy is to use reciprocal agreements with one or more internal or external entities, it is essential that similar equipment and applications are available.
Bart205Social at 4/11/2017 7:22:51 PM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Here is the official explanation: The correct answer is C.

A. Analyses are predictive, so differences between the organizations will not affect adequacy in the event of recovery.

B. Organizations must collaborate on frequency of testing to ensure that each meets its needs. However, such agreements are generally established when arranging reciprocity and do not constitute ongoing risk.

C. If organizations have dissimilar infrastructure or lack capacity, it may be difficult to implement recovery.

D. Differences in security policies and procedures are generally addressed when establishing reciprocity and can be managed over time through monitoring and reporting.

Sumesh124Lively at 4/12/2017 4:37:09 AM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

Omar

I approached the question as you did and also selected (D).  In my opinion, (D) is the correct answer in response to the question as articulated. I feel this question missed ISACA's usually good quality review process.

Don't let this particular question knock your mindset on how you approach the actual exam questions.
Anthony88Energizer at 4/12/2017 10:20:14 PM Quote
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RE: Reciprocal arrangement - Question

@Anthony, I understand that these are practice questions and that they may not go through the same level of scrutiny and quality control as the actual exam questions. (I hope so)
Omar795Influential at 4/13/2017 11:12:32 AM Quote
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