Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist

The Data Centre Migration Specialist course is a two-day course designed to expose participants to all aspects of a data centre migration and provides a step-by-step methodology which will enable them to reduce the risks involved of such a complex undertaking.

It will also give participants a lot of valuable practical hints and tips provided by trainers who have done multiple complex migrations before.

Target group

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.


Data Centre Migration is a challenge where an increasing number of organizations are facing relocation of their data centre due to space, power and/or cooling limitations of their current facilities. A data centre move could also be voluntary due to other considerations such as consolidation of multiple data centre sites, targeting lower cost of operation (Opex) by improving efficiency and other initiatives.


Evidence of training of CDMS® by an EXIN accredited training provider.

Exam content

Candidates are tested on 12 categories:

  1. Data Centre Strategy
  2. Project Management
  3. Risk Management
  4. Migration Strategies
  5. Legal Aspects
  6. High Level Discovery & Planning
  7. Design Target Data Centre
  8. Detailed Discovery and Planning
  9. Safety
  10. Security
  11. Implementation
  12. End of Project

Exam Details

Number of questions: 40
Pass mark: 68% (27 out of 40)
Open book/notes: no
Electronic equipment/aides permitted: no