CompTIA CDIA+: Certified Document Imaging Architect Boot Camp
Duration: 5 days
The CompTIA CDIA+ certification is the industry standard for validating document imaging and management skills.
The CDIA+ certification is an internationally recognized credential, acknowledging competency and professionalism in the document management industry. Those holding CDIA+ certification possess critical knowledge of technologies used to plan, design and specify a document imaging/management system.
This course is intended for IT professionals who have networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and have familiarity with other operating systems such as NetWare, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, and OS/2, who want to: further a career in Information Technology by acquiring a foundational knowledge of document imaging topics; prepare for the CompTIA CDIA examination; or use CDIA as the foundation for specialized workflow, imaging or document storage career roles.
- The complete CompTIA courseware. We pre-ship study materials for your preparation (upon request), and provide the complete CompTIA courseware for your training Boot Camp.
- Subject Matter Experts for instructors. Our instructors are unequaled among training providers, and hold the most prestigious certifications and cutting-edge, real world expertise.
- They are available to you throughout the day for the length of the course for group instruction, lab exercise leadership and individual coaching.
- We teach to accommodate every student's learning needs, including instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, question and answer drills, and friendly competitions between concurrently running classes.
- Lab manuals, guidebooks, and Measure Up self-testing software are utilized to augment your courseware and instruction. And the instructors are with you every step of the way.
- State-of-the-art educational facilities. The school has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs, and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are unsurpassed!
- Five (5) full days of Intensive instruction and labs.
- Hands-on practice and skills development on real Dell Computers and servers.
- Prep books covering the CompTIA exams,
- Custom Courseware and exceptional Practice Tests,
- Exam vouchers, covering all of the CompTIA exams, and
- Self Test™, Transcender® or MeasureUp Testing Software.
All Exams are delivered at the Training Center, which is an authorized Prometric and Pearson/VUE Testing Center . We will provide a large number of testing stations dedicated to the Boot Camp. A test administrator will be available throughout the day to register you for the tests.
Gather Business Requirements
• Define the problem and determine the goal of the solution
• Determine the internal groups that will work with the solution and assess their skill levels
• Determine the external groups that will work with the solution
• Determine where will people access the system, in which locations, using what type of connections
• Determine the regional and organizational compliance, legal, and standardization requirements (e.g.,document retention rules and laws)
• Determine the security needs (e.g., access, document security)
• Determine the project timeline
• Identify integration requirements (e.g., with legacy systems)
• Determine the capacity requirements for server processing and storage (e.g., peak processing)
• Document quantities of documents (both electronic and paper if applicable
• Determine the long-term storage capacity requirements
• Define query requirements (e.g., number per day, number of query users)
• Analyze the input requirements (resolution, image size, volume, scanner performance) to select the appropriate input devices and interfaces based on the characteristics of the source documents (e.g.,color, weight, finish)
• Calculate the amount of image and indexing data (database or file system) to be stored based on the document life cycle requirements
• Determine the needed capacity, response times, and throughput rates
• Collect all detailed information required for solution design (e.g., technological environment, infrastructure, types of operating systems, databases)
• Determine growth needs and plan for scalability
• Determine the required service levels for maintenance
• Analyze the current document process and determine the document characteristics Determine and confirm capacity, quantities and types of data to validate the storage requirements and growth estimates
• Determine the need for back file or data conversion/migration is required
• Create specific requirements document
• Document the current records storage management requirements and how the new solution addresses these
• Determine workflow rules (e.g., flow diagrams)
• Determine output requirements (fax, email, printing)
• Determine documents preparation requirements, user interactions, Determine paper handling and disposal process
• Recommend alternatives for document preparation
• Define specific retrieval needs and system requirements to support retrieval
• Document all the information collected during requirements-gathering phase, obtaining user's acceptance sign-off and validation towards them
Analyze Business Process
• Gather the business requirements and expectations Scope the different aspects of the current business process (e.g., individual tasks, processes, process owners, interaction with people and processes, outside influences)
• Analyze all factors that have to do with current business processes
• Determine the volumes (input/output) for the selected business process
• Perform a Simulation of the current process to determine the baseline
• Identify the cost structure and budget (e.g., project and company)
• Identify the company's vision and mission, goals, characteristics of the business (e.g., business vision, current and future business challenges, business standards, IT infrastructure)
• Define the methodology of the business analysis (e.g., using a holistic approach) and the necessary tools
• Perform continuous monitoring to track the current process evolution, additional new processes, and confirm capacity, quantity and type of data to confirm storage requirements and growth estimates
• Use the information gathered to determine whether a document imaging/document management solution is viable
• Create a communication plan (e.g., types, content, and media) in order to disseminate project goals and benefits at strategic and operational levels
• Define informal aspects of the business process
• Identify the business culture and organizational hierarchy
• Determine the current document security process
• Identify the current technology (e.g., scanners, PCs, servers, software) and determine whether a record storage management process/solution currently exists
• Harden Internal Systems and Services
• Harden DHCP Servers
• Harden Network File and Print Servers
• Harden Application Servers
• Identify the possible business scenarios to determine a variety of solutions (e.g., minimal solution, comfort zone solution, best practice solution)
• Review and validate the requirements with all parties affected by the proposed solution (e.g., end users, IT, CIO, administrators, help desk, support)
• Quantify the alternative solutions by identifying the features, benefits, ROI
• 3.4 Identify the consequences of each of the alternative solutions
• Identify the impact of proposed solution on the network
• Identify the impact of proposed solution to the end user (e.g., revisions to job roles, departmental organization, training, physical document security)
• Identify, verify, and document assumptions, risks, and issues related to the project
• Propose the optimal solution
• Present proposed solution design to client for review (e.g., prototype/mock-up screens or flow diagram of requirements process)
• Compare the proposed solution to the current process
• Gather feedback from presentations in an interactive session and get commitment from the client
• Select and configure hardware, software, and define the infrastructure
• Select required image enhancement tools
• Determine the appropriate types of storage
• Determine server/client/network/ web operating systems and databases
• Define components of the solution and identify the reuse of existing components
• Calculate image size and volume of both input and output to estimate the impact on network performance based upon solution requirements (e.g., intranet and Internet)
• Define the indexing structure (indices, document classes, attributes)
• Define integration aspects (e.g., legacy systems, desktop applications, CRM/ERP/B2B/B2C/B2All)
• Define the database management solution
• Define the user interface
• Select the required retrieval devices (e.g., monitors: size, resolution and refresh rate) based upon the characteristics of the source documents and on the characteristics of use (e.g., multiple exhibition)
• Design the input environment
• Document the capture process (e.g., format transformation or conversion, image import, scanning, faxes, email, or combination, exception process)
• Design how automated techniques such as OCR/ICR/OMR/MICR Barcodes/Forms Recognition, will be utilized to reduce data entry while extracting data from the documents is carried out
• Design the output environment
• Select the required interfaces based upon the characteristics of both the source documents and the output devices
• Design the document management environment (e.g., security, authorization, versioning)
• Design the storage architecture based on the storage performance issues (e.g., physical location, cost, speed, retrieval time, environment)
• Test the design (e.g., convert (scan etc.) a suitable quantity and types of documents)
• Design the backlog conversion strategy and methodology
• Define and design the roles and responsibilities to maintain and administer the solution
• Design the appropriate levels of system security 4.23 Design the rules for the business processes that apply to the documents managed via workflow tools integrated to the DM/DI system (e.g., ad hoc or structured)
• Design the backup/disaster recovery methodology
• Define the types of users and the associated user profile
• Obtain and document client's agreement towards the results accomplished during this phase
Plan for Implementation
• Develop the implementation plan (e.g., timeline, objectives, quality assurance)
• Determine the need for change management
• Explain the responsibilities and plan for implementing the solution
• Assess entry level skills and develop a training plan for selected groups and individuals
• Obtain and document client's agreement towards the results accomplished during this phase
Academy Code of Honor
The Academy guarantees that students shall pass all vendor examinations during the training program or may re-attend within one year of the program completion date. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.