Managing the facilities of today’s high-end and high-availability data centers is an extremely demanding and complex task which is often underestimated. There is often very little appreciation and understanding of the complexities of managing today's mission-critical data centers where downtime is not an option, especially since many of the data centers are operating at, or near, their design limits. Operations management at the facilities layer makes all the difference. Even a data center designed to the highest redundancy level as per the ANSI/TIA-942 standard could still experience many unscheduled downtime events due to poor planning, operations, maintenance and management processes.
The CDFOM® (Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager) course is a three-day course which will enable data center managers to gain in-depth knowledge of managing data center operations from planning to monitoring and reporting. This course breaks down the complexity of managing a mission-critical high-availability data center facility into manageable and systematic processes. Not only are the topics covered based on international standards, the course includes best-practises by seasoned data center professionals with many years’ experience managing global data center facilities. The CDFOM® is an intensive course packed with a lot of information which brings tremendous value to the participants, enabling them to improve the operations of their data center. The course is fully aligned with the DCOS® (Data Center Operations Standard).
The primary audience for this course is someone who works, or has ambition to work, in a leadership role in data center operations such as a data center facilities manager, data center operations manager, who has the responsibility to achieve and improve the high-availability and manageability of the data center operations.
It is advisable for the participants to have some experience in data center operations although it is not required. It is highly recommended to attend the DCFC®/CDCP® course before attending the CDFOM® course.
After completion of the course the participant will be able to:
Service Level Management
The Data Center Organization
Managing Safety & Statutory Requirements
Managing Physical Security
Data Center Operations
Monitoring / Reporting / Control
Governance, Risk and Compliance
Delivery Structure and Methods
The CDFOM® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using a combination of lectures and question-and-answer sessions to discuss participants’ specific needs and issues experienced in their own environment. Participants are able to tap into the trainer’s extensive experience to enable them to solve practical problems in their current environment, thus adding tremendous value.
CDFOM® course available in the following delivery formats:
The classes are available on public schedule as well as private group training.
Exam: Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM®)
Certification exams are administered at the end of the course. The exam is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 60 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 42 correct answers to pass the exam. Online exam results are known immediately and paper-based exam results will be known within one week.
Certification and Accreditation
Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager’ certificate. The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify. Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.
CDFOM® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.
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