As with all testing, the use of live data within the testing environment should be prohibited. Test data should however, be prepared which is representative of normal business transactions. Actual customer names or contact details should also not be used for such tests. It is recommended that a full test environment be set up for use in the applicable circumstances.
Each separate test should be given a unique reference number which will identify the Business Process being recorded, the simulated conditions used, the persons involved in the testing process and the date the test was carried out. This will enable the monitoring and testing reports to be co-ordinated with any feedback received.
This section of the BCP should contain a list and description of the test data needed to test recovery of each business process.
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