CDRP-Certified Data Center Risk Professional

Introduction
Data centres are at the core of many organizations. Downtime, of applications or the data centre itself, could lead to major direct and indirect losses to the business. Without knowing the cost of downtime it would be impossible to determine what level of investment is justified to mitigate the risks of downtime. This has led to the fact that many data centres have been built at potentially a Tier-4 level as per the ANSI/TIA-942, whereas from a business perspective a Tier-3 level would have been enough.

Risk management is the process to identify vulnerabilities and associated threats, to be followed by estimating the level of risk that they may face and how they might impact the organization if these risks were to emerge. CDRP (Certified Data Centre Risk Professional) is a course designed to expose attendants to the overall risk management process.

Focus is on both the data centre infrastructure and the physical data centre facility and equipment; the attendant will learn how to identify and quantify risk in their organization, creating the ability to reduce the risk to a level acceptable for the organization to allow them to make sound investment decisions based on facts rather than emotions. CDRP is a must for every organization that wants to manage their risk without over spending.

Benefits

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

  • Understand the different standards and methodologies for risk management and assessment
  • Establish the required project team for risk management
  • Perform the risk assessment identifying current threats, vulnerabilities and the potential impact based on customized threat catalogues
  • Report on the current risk level of the data centre both quantitative and qualitative
  • Anticipate and minimizing potential financial impacts
  • Understand the options for handling risk
  • Continuously monitor and review the status of data centre risk present
  • Reduce the frequency and magnitude of incidents
  • Detect and respond to events when they occur
  • Meet regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Support certification processes such as ISO/IEC 27001:2005
  • Support overall corporate and IT governance

Target Audience
The primary audience for this two-day course 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 responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, IT managers, Information security managers, Security professionals, Auditors / Risk Managers / Professionals responsible for IT/corporate governance.

Prerequisite
While there are no specific requirements for this course, participants with at least three years of actual experience in data centre and/or IT infrastructures is recommended. This experience may come from a business or IT background but it is believed that the candidate has knowledge of both environments, understanding the mission of their organization. Having attended CITM and/or CDCP is recommended but not a requirement.

Delivery Structure

CDRP® is an instructor-led course that uses a combination of presentation lectures and question and answer sessions, to discuss attendees’ specific needs and issues experienced in their own environment. Attendees 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.

Exam and Certification
Certification exams will be arranged at the end of the last day of the course. The exam is a one-hour, 40 questions, multiple choice and closed book exam. Results of the exam pass/fail will be communicated to the attendee within four weeks after the examination. Attendees who pass the exam will receive the official “Certified Data Center Risk Professional” Certificate. The CDRP certificate is valid for 3 years, after which a 1-hour exam will be required to maintain the CDRP certification standing.
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Registration
To register for the course, please click here or send e-mail to training@cyber-wall.com
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