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
- Business demands
- Growth and demand challenges
Understanding Basic Design Principles
- Identifying the business need
- Building a business case
- National and international standards
- Site and building considerations
- Tier Levels
- Criticality and availability
- Determining data centre capacities
- Power Infrastructure
- Static and automatic transfer switches
- Measuring and monitoring
- Cooling infrastructure
- Cooling management options
- Cable infrastructure considerations
- IT systems & services
- Storage management
- IT security
- Access & security
Implementing Data Centre Projects
- Business case
- The project cycle
- Prioritisation of activities
- Triple constraints
- Customer value
- Quantitative risk analysis
- Rolling wave planning
- Change management
Managing the Data Centre
- Regulations, standards, processes
- Service management frameworks
- Service life cycles
- OLA, SLA and KPIs
- Processes and procedures
- Moves, adds, changes
- Energy efficiency
- System availability
- Transformation programs
- Cloud computing
- Data Centre Facility Management
- Facility operations
- Building Management Systems (BMS)
- Fire safety compliance
- Fire suppression
- The data centre stack
- The key constraints (power, cooling, space and IT connectivity)
- System availability
- Efficiency metrics
- Importance of commissioning
- Importance of capacity management
- Managing initial design principles
Management of Processes
- Introduction to ITIL
- DCO & FM framework
- Key performance indicators (KPIs)
- RACI matrices
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
- Power management
- IT environment management
- Cooling management
- Understanding what is attainable and prioritisation
- Efficiency demands
- Efficiency measures
- Validation of processes and procedures
Management of Services
- Management of SLA’s
- Data centre service management
- Automated tools
- Activity planning
- Data centre strategic context
- Strategic planning
- 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
- Portfolio management
- Execution plan
- Supporting Strategies
- Strategic planning processes and techniques
- Supporting strategy examples
- Power continuity
- Cooling continuity
- Fire safety
- Security and access control
- Business continuity/disaster recover
Legislation and Regulations
- Data protection
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Computer Misuse Act
- Freedom of Information Act
- Cloud service provider legislation
- Electricity regulations
- Electricity at work regulations, national electrical code
- Building and regulations
- Health and Safety
- Environmental legislation
Codes of Practice
- EU code of conduct
- DoE DCEP (Data Centre Energy Practitioner)
- Green Grid maturity model
Standards and Accreditations
- National and international standards
- Uptime Institute
- 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?
- Audit outcomes
- Potential risk evaluation
Auditing the Data Centre Physical Infrastructure
- Audit guidance
- Site specific activities
- Evaluating the key environments
- Functional testing
- Trend analysis
- Recommended practices
- Current industry metrics
- Modelling calculations
- Bin analysis
- 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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