Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist (CDMS®)


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CDMS – Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist

This 2-day course is designed to expose participants to a step-by-step methodology which will enable them to reduce the risks involved when undertaking a data centre migration. It will also give participants a lot of valuable practical hints and tips by trainers having extensive experience in moving and consolidating mission critical data centre.
 

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Intended Audience

The primary audience is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data Centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/ facilitators) and having to deal with Data Centre Migration Projects and/or Data Centre Strategies, such as: Project Managers, Data Centre managers, Operations/ Floor /Facility managers, IT managers, Network/System Engineers, Data Centre Sales/Consultants, Logistic Managers.
 

Prerequisites

There is no specific prerequisite for the CDMS® course. However, participants who have actual experience in the data centre and/or IT infrastructures are best suited. Attendance of the CDCP® course is recommended but not a requirement.
 

Course Benefits

After completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Develop and review their data centre strategy
  • Use different risk assessment methodologies together with practical tips specifically for data centre migrations to reduce the risk during a data centre migration
  • Understand different migration strategies
  • Understand the legal aspects when migrating a data centre
  • Understand the importance of Business Service Reviews and Service Level Objectives
  • Size and design the target data centre
  • Understand the importance of detailed discovery and how dependencies influence migration waves
  • Understand the safety requirements during migration
  • Get lots of practical tips when moving to another data centre
     

Course Syllabus

Data Centre Strategy

  • Data centre lifecycle
  • Reasons to migrate a data centre
  • Alternatives to data centre migration
  • Consolidation
  • Outsourcing
  • Cloud computing
  • Upgrade existing data centre or build new

Project Management

  • Project management and methods
  • Scope statement
  • Statement Of Work (SOW)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Allocate time to the project
  • Cost and estimation methodology
  • Project communication

Risk Management

  • Risk management and methods
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment methodologies
  • Qualitative approach
  • Semi-quantitative approach
  • Quantitative approach
  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk treatment
  • Risk in data centre migrations

Migration Strategies

  • Different data centre migration strategies
  • Heterogeneous migration
  • Homogeneous migration
  • Physical migration
  • Different IT transformations
  • Pre-migration transformation
  • Migration transformation
  • Post-migration transformation

Legal Aspects

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Contractual considerations
  • Legal aspects when decommissioning

High Level Discovery & Planning

  • The importance of Business Service Reviews
  • The concept of Availability
  • The concept of Recoverability
  • The importance of Service Level Objectives
  • Requirements on designing the target IT architecture
  • Information needed for high level planning

Design Target Data Centre

  • Requirements for the target data centre
  • Sizing the data centre
  • Architectural requirements
  • Cooling requirements
  • Power requirements
  • Security

Detailed Discovery and Planning

  • The importance of discovery
  • Automated discovery tools
  • Asset management
  • Network and system dependencies
  • Detailed migration planning
  • Migration waves
  • Staffing
  • Warranties and insurance

Safety

  • Safety precautions
  • Technical safety review
  • Electrical safety
  • Lifting
  • Personal safety during migration
  • Fire safety during migration

Security

  • Controversy between access and security
  • Access control
  • Managing security during migration
  • Security during migration
  • Key management
  • Practical hints and tips
  • Continuous improvement

Implementation

  • Rehearsal
  • Route investigation
  • Resourcing
  • Logistics team
  • Packing
  • Transport
  • Installing the equipment
  • Post migration support

End of Project

  • Why project closure
  • Lessons learned
  • Phased completion of project
  • Criteria for project closure
  • The outcome of the project
  • End of project

Exam: Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist
 

Exam

Certification exam papers can be taken in paper based format at the end of the last day of the course, or online via an authorised training partner, depending on the country in which the course is delivered. The exam is a one hour, 40 questions, multiple choice and closed book exam. The attendee need to have 27 out of 40 questions correct in order to pass the exam.

The CDMS certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.
 

Accreditation

CDMS is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

 

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