Certified Data Center Risk Professional
Language: Conducted in English by EPI Certified Instructors
The CDRP® is a 2-day course is 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. The course is based on international standards (ISO/IEC27001:2005) and guidelines (ISO/IEC27005:2011, NIST800-30, ISO/IEC31000) and will additionally prepare the candidate being able to take part and assist in corporate certification processes that may apply.
After completion of the course, the participant 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 customised threat catalogues
- Report on the current risk level of the data centre both quantitative and qualitative
- Anticipate and minimise potential financial impacts
- Understand the options for handling risk
- Continuously monitor and review the status of risk present in the data centre
- 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
- Support overall corporate and IT governance
- Introduction to Risk Management
- Data Centre Risk and Impact
- Standards, Guidelines and Methodologies
- Risk Management Definitions
- Risk Assessment Software
- Risk Management Process
- Project Approach
- Context Establishment
- Risk Assessment - Identification
- Risk Assessment - Analysis and Evaluation
- Risk Treatment
- Risk Monitoring and Review
- Risk scenarios
Exam: Certified Data Centre Risk Professional (CDRP®)
Attendees will take a 1 hour CDRP® exam. The exam is 40 questions, closed book and multiple choice based. The passing mark is 27 out of 40.
Certification and Accreditation
Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Centre Risk Professional' certificate (CDRP®).
CDRP® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.The CDRP® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.
The primary audience for this 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.
There is no specific prerequisite for the CDRP® course. However, participants who have at least three years' experience in a data centre and/or IT infrastructures will be best suited. This experience may come from a business or IT background where the participant has knowledge of both environments, and understands the mission of their organisation. Attendance of CDCP® is beneficial but not a requirement.