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.
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.
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.
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
Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT).
Data Centre Strategy
- Data centre lifecycle
- Reasons to migrate a data centre
- Alternatives to data centre migration
- Cloud computing
- Upgrade existing data centre or build new
- 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 and methods
- Risk identification
- Risk assessment methodologies
- Qualitative approach
- Semi-quantitative approach
- Quantitative approach
- Risk evaluation
- Risk treatment
- Risk in data centre migrations
- Different data centre migration strategies
- Heterogeneous migration
- Homogeneous migration
- Physical migration
- Different IT transformations
- Pre-migration transformation
- Migration transformation
- Post-migration transformation
- 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
Detailed Discovery and Planning
- The importance of discovery
- Automated discovery tools
- Asset management
- Network and system dependencies
- Detailed migration planning
- Migration waves
- Warranties and insurance
- Safety precautions
- Technical safety review
- Electrical safety
- Personal safety during migration
- Fire safety during migration
- Controversy between access and security
- Access control
- Managing security during migration
- Security during migration
- Key management
- Practical hints and tips
- Continuous improvement
- Route investigation
- Logistics team
- 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
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. More: link.
S4E sells the VILT course with Exam-ANYWHERE (on-line). The price includes the exam costs. S4E will order the exam from EXIN and share information needed. Student is able to take the exam from anywhere. Exam must be completed within 7 days from last day of training.
The CDMS certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required. Please see the EPI Recertification Programme for available options.
CDMS is world-wide accredited by EXIN.
1300 EUR (the price includes the exam costs).
1. Delivered live by an EPI instructor.
2. The VILT delivery platform provides for full interactivity with:
3. VILT course duration (days) is the same as the ILT course. i.e. CDCP_VILT is a 2-day course.
4. A VILT course is sold inclusive of the exam and e-Courseware.
5. The training start/end time are:
- Europe, Middle-East, Africa | 09:30 – 17:30 Central European Time
6. Exam must be completed within 7 days from last day of training
VILT Registration Process
1. Customer registers and make payment to S4E.
2. S4E registers their students directly into the VILT session and sends in the e-Courseware order form.
3. EPI confirm the class and sends VILT link and e-book to student.
4. Student will receive an invitation to attend the training.
5. Class registration will close 3-working days before the start date.
Exam Options and Delivery
S4E sells the VILT course with Exam-ANYWHERE (on-line). The price includes the exam costs.
S4E will order the exam from EXIN and share information needed. Student is able to take the exam from anywhere. Exam must be completed within 7 days from last day of training. Complete procedure is in Exin website.
Will I be able to learn in a VILT environment?
- Yes! The VILT platform is a tried and tested medium of delivery over the years by many large and small organization.
- EPI is using the Cisco WebEx Training Center which is extensively used all over the world.
- The instructor will conduct a VILT orientation in the first 10 minutes of the class on how to use the VILT interface.
What are the requirements for a student to attend the VILT classes?
1. Windows (Intel Core2 Duo or AMD, 2GB RAM) MAC & Linux
2. Headset with microphone
3. Broadband internet connection
4. More information on WebEx website:
How do I join the training?
1. After you’ve registered with S4E, you will receive an email confirmation with the subject:
“You are registered for the training session: <Course Title>”
2. On the confirmation email, you will have all the training details and a link to join the session. The link looks like the below sample:
To join the training session
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: This session does not require a password
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
3. You will need to click on this link to gain access to the session on each training day.
4. Please save this email and follow the step to login at the scheduled training date and time.
Do I need to install any software?
Yes. The Cisco WebEx application will automatically download when student clicks the hyperlink to join a class the first time. It is highly recommended that student do this at least 30 minutes in advance on first day of training to avoid missing the first part of the training.