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Certified Data Centre Professional

Duration : 2 Days

The CDCP® course is a 2-day course. It designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre.

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With few exceptions, enterprises today rely on IT for the delivery of business-critical services – often directly to the end consumer. It is therefore vital that the mission-critical data centre is designed, maintained and operated with high-availability and efficiency in mind. However, the fact is most data centres do not meet the full availability, capacity, safety or efficiency requirements that are often demanded. The ever-changing technologies put even more pressure on data centre managers along with the faster pace at which these changes are required. It will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety, etc, to ensure a high available data centre. It will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.

The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre professional who works in and around the data centre and who has the responsibility to achieve and improve the availability and manageability of the data centre.

There is no specific prerequisite for the CDCP® course. However, participants who already have at least one or two years’ experience in a data centre or facilities environment may be best suited. Those with no experience just yet are most welcome to participate.

Course Benefits

  • Choose an optimum site for mission-critical data centre based on current and future needs
  • Describe all components that are important for high availability in a data centre and how to effectively setup the data centre
  • Name and apply the various industry standards
  • Describe the various technologies for UPS, fire suppression, cooling, monitoring systems, cabling standards, etc, and to select and apply them effectively to cost-efficiently enhance the high-availability of the data centre.
  • Review the electrical distribution system to avoid costly downtime
  • Enhance cooling capabilities and efficiency in the data centre by using existing and new techniques and technologies for the increased cooling requirements of the future
  • Design a highly reliable and scalable network architecture and learn how to ensure installers apply proper testing techniques
  • Describe (high-level) data centre operational considerations supporting mission-critical environments
  • Setup effective data centre monitoring ensuring the right people get the right message
  • Ensure proper security measures, both procedural and technical, are established to safeguard your company’s valuable information in the data centre

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CDCP® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using a combination of lectures and question-and-answer sessions to discuss participants’ specific needs and challenges experienced in their own data centre environments.Participants are able to tap into the extensive experience of the trainer enabling them to validate and improve their own environments thus adding tremendous business value. CDCP® course is available in the following delivery methods:
• ILT – Instructor Led Training
• VILT – Virtual ILT
• TOD – Training On Demand

The exam is a 60-minute closed book exam, with 40 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 27 correct answers to pass the exam

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Data Centre Professional’ certificate. The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify.

Recommended Next Course
To further extend your skills, we recommend the CDFOM® and CDCS® courses. CDFOM® addresses the full data centre operations management. CDCS® addresses advance design/build knowledge.

Course Outline

The Data Centre, it’s Importance and Causes for Downtime

Data Centre Standards and Best Practices

Data Centre Location, Building and Construction
• Selecting appropriate sites and buildings and how to avoid pitfalls
• Various components of an effective data centre and supporting facilities setup

Raised Floor/Suspended Ceiling
• Uniform, concentrated and rolling load definitions
• Applicable standards
• Raised floor guidelines
• Signal Reference Grid, grounding of racks
• Disability act and regulations
• Suspended ceiling usage and requirements

• Standards
• Light fixture types and placement
• Emergency lighting, Emergency Power Supply (EPS)

Power Infrastructure
• Power infrastructure layout from generation to rack level
• ATS and STS systems
• Redundancy levels and techniques
• Three-phase and single-phase usage
• Power distribution options within the computer room
• Power cabling versus bus bar trunking
• Bonding versus grounding
• Common Mode Noise and isolation transformers
• Distribution boards, form factors and IP-protection grades
• Power quality guidelines
• Real power versus apparent power
• How to size and calculate load in the data centre
• Generators
• Static and dynamic UPS systems, selection criteria, how they operate and energy efficiency option
• Battery types, correct selection and testing
• Thermo-graphics

Electro Magnetic Fields
• Electrical fields and magnetic fields definitions and units of measurements
• Sources of EMF
• Effects of EMF on human health and equipment
• (H)EMP
• Standards
• EMF shielding solutions

Equipment Racks
• Rack standards, properties and selection criteria
• Security considerations
• Power rail/strip options
• Overview of different air conditioner technologies
• Raised floor versus non-raised floor cooling
• Placement of air conditioner units and limitations to be observed
• Supplemental cooling options
• Cold aisle/hot aisle containment

Water Supply
• Importance of water supply and application areas
• Backup water supply techniques

Designing a Scalable Network Infrastructure
• The importance of a Structured Cabling System
• Planning considerations
• Copper and Fiber cable technology and standards
• ANSI/TIA-942 Cabling hierarchy and recommendations
• Testing and verification
• SAN storage cabling
• Network redundancy
• Building-to-building connectivity
• Network monitoring system requirements

Fire Protection
• Standards for fire suppression
• Detection systems
• Various total flooding fire suppression techniques and systems, their benefits and disadvantages
• Handheld extinguishers
• Signage and safety
• Regulatory requirements and best practices

Physical Security and Safety
• Physical security considerations
• Physical safety considerations

Auxiliary Systems
• Data centre monitoring requirements
• Water leak detection systems
• Alarm notification

Operational Considerations
• Service Level Management
• Organisation
• Safety
• Security
• Facilities maintenance
• Monitoring
• Governance
• Cooling Infrastructure
• Temperature and humidity recommendations
• Cooling measurement units and conversion rates
• Sensible and latent heat definitions
• Differences between comfort and precision cooling

EXAM: Certified Data Centre Professional


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