CM Principles & Implementation Certification, Courses 1-4

Configuration Management Principles and Implementation Certification

CMPIC Courses 1 - 4

CMPIC Courses 1-4 CM Implementation Principles


1: CM Foundations 2: CM Identification 3: Change Management 4: CM Implementation

Intended Audience

The four courses that make up the CMPIC certification program have been developed to provide a solid foundation in Configuration Management (CM) to all those who need a thorough understanding of configuration management principles, processes, tools, and workflows; and how to achieve integration to provide an effective and efficient enterprise solution. Obvious candidates are CM and SCM managers; CM administrators, specialists, and analysts; DM managers and specialists; document control staff and personnel directly responsible for overall CM success.

These courses will also provide vital knowledge to others involved in CM as well; i.e. IT system administrators; hardware, software, manufacturing and facility engineering; QA personnel; test personnel and project managers.

Course examples have been collected from various environments. Students from IT, software, hardware, manufacturing and facility environments will feel equally comfortable in relating the lecture, discussions and materials to their own environments and situations.


There are no prerequisites for these courses.

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What if you already have CM Certification?

Stay on top of your game! Experience and education are key to successful configuration management. The CMPIC certification courses will expose even the most experienced personnel to new approaches and techniques. If you were certified years ago, it may be time to update your CM knowledge base and skills.


Certification Requirements

Upon successful completion of all four certification courses, and passing of the two certification exams, students are awarded the Configuration Management Principles and Implementation Certification.


Courses 1-4 Overview

Course 1: CM Foundations Course 2: CM Identification Course 3: Configuration Change Management Course 4: CM Implementation
1. Introduction 1. Introduction 1. Introduction 1. Introduction
2. Configuration Management Overview 2. Configuration Identification Overview 2. Configuration Change Management 2. Verification and Audit
3. Who Needs Configuration Management 3. Identifiers, Numbering, & Naming 3. Change Proposal & Analysis 3. Configuration Management Professionals
4. Configuration Management History & Requirements 4. Product Structure Part 1 4. Change Disposition 4. Customers & Suppliers
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5. Configuration Management in Quality & the CFR 5. Product Structure Part 2 5. Change Boards 5. Configuration Management & COTS
6. Elements of Configuration Management 6. Baselines 6. Change Implementation 6. Configuration Management & LEAN
7. Terminology Issues 7. Identification & Change Management 7. Change & Effectivity 7. Assessing CM Processes
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8. Life Cycle Concepts 8.CM Database 8. Priorities & Classifications 8. CM Tools - What they Can Do For Us
9. Documents, Data, & Management 9. Identification Approaches 9. Change Management Issues 9. CM Tools - Requirements for Success
10. Configuration Management & Information Quality 10. Interface Management 10. Eliminating Bottlenecks 10. Configuration Management Tool Functionality
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11. What Does Configuration Management Cost? 11. Re-Identification 11. Deviations, Waivers and Variances 11. CM Process Improvement
12. Configuration Management Misunderstandings 12. Traceability 12. Status Accounting and Change 12. CM Success
13. So You Don't Want CM? 13. Status Accounting & Identification 13. Change Process Metrics 13. Review & Close
Workshop Certification Exam 1 (covers courses 1-2) Workshop Certification Exam 2 (covers courses 3-4)