Gain unparalleled knowledge, skills and competency to manage the complex technical environments of a data centre facility and the ability to optimise its effectiveness by driving efficiencies. Create a credible business strategy and apply strong leadership to maximise the operational capability of the data centre whilst continuing to meet the on-going demands of the business.
The five-day Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®) is a comprehensive program that investigates the functionality of all elements of a data centre facility and the relationships and dependencies between them, with a focus on maintaining consistent reliability, security and integrity of data and the availability of service.
Opening with a solid grounding in the basic design principles, the program progresses to provide an overview of the physical infrastructure elements, through to an understanding of the project management methodology required to deliver complex data centre projects.
It also explores the efficient management of the often conflicting operational and maintenance demands required of the data centre plant to continuously deliver the business needs. The challenges of regulatory compliance, data centre strategies and audit demands are also thoroughly examined. Real-life case studies are used to demonstrate putting theory into practice.
A certified CDCMP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards. During the program, learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.
Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data centre sectors.
Experience of working within a data centre environment is essential; preferably with two years experience in a technical IT or operations role. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.
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Upon completion, successful learners will have an unrivalled knowledge of how to effectively manage a data centre environment to optimise its effectiveness in a more efficient manner whilst meeting the strategic operational demands of the business.
What is a Data Centre?
Data centre definition
Data centre options
Growth and demand challenges
Understanding Basic Design Principles
Identifying the business need
Building a business case
National and international standards
Site and building considerations
Criticality and availability
Determining data centre capacities
Static and automatic transfer switches
Measuring and monitoring
Cooling management options
Cable infrastructure considerations
IT systems & services
Access & security
Implementing Data Centre Projects
The project cycle
Prioritisation of activities
Quantitative risk analysis
Rolling wave planning
Managing the Data Centre
Regulations, standards, processes
Service management frameworks
Service life cycles
OLA, SLA and KPIs
Processes and procedures
Moves, adds, changes
Data Centre Facility Management
Building Management Systems (BMS)
Fire safety compliance
The data centre stack
The key constraints (power, cooling, space and IT connectivity)
Importance of commissioning
Importance of capacity management
Managing initial design principles
Management of Processes
Introduction to ITIL
DCO & FM framework
Key performance indicators (KPIs)
Management of People
Appreciation of different skill-sets
Creating a multi-disciplinary team
Constructing a data centre team
Management of Plant
Management of plant overview
IT environment management
Understanding what is attainable and prioritisation
Validation of processes and procedures
Management of Services
Management of SLA’s
Data centre service management
Data centre strategic context
Drivers for the business and IT strategies
The impact on the data centre
Aligning IT with the business strategy
The link between business and data centres
IT strategy framework
Strategic planning processes and techniques
Supporting strategy examples
Security and access control
Business continuity/disaster recover
Legislation and Regulations
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Computer Misuse Act
Freedom of Information Act
Cloud service provider legislation
Electricity at work regulations, national electrical code
Building and regulations
Health and Safety
Codes of Practice
EU code of conduct
DoE DCEP (Data Centre Energy Practitioner)
Green Grid maturity model
Standards and Accreditations
National and international standards
Certified Energy Efficient Data Centre Award (CEEDA)
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ISO 50001 & 14001
The Audit Process
What is an audit?
Defining the business requirement
What should be audited?
Potential risk evaluation
Auditing the Data Centre Physical Infrastructure
Site specific activities
Evaluating the key environments
Current industry metrics
The need to measure and monitor
Site specific monitoring
Energy use and monitoring
Areas of asset management
Asset management strategy and life cycle
Asset management tools
There are a number of group and individual management based case studies throughout this program.
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