Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP)

This course is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre. CDCP training will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety etc. to ensure a high-available data centre. CDCP training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects. CDCP is the first training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework.

**Please note, the price of the exam is not included in the price of the course. Your Account Manager can provide you with the exam pricing upon request.

Course Details

The primary audience for this CDCP training 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, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.

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.

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 requirement

Light

  • 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

Cooling Infrastructure

  • Temperature and humidity recommendations
  • Cooling measurement units and conversion rates
  • Sensible and latent heat definitions
  • Differences between comfort and precision cooling
  • 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
  • EMS, BMS and DCIM
  • Water leak detection systems
  • Alarm notification

Operational Considerations

  • Service Level Management
  • Organisation
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Monitoring
  • Governance

Schedule

Course Start Date Duration Location  
EPI Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) 22-07-2019 2 Days Melbourne Enquire Now
Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) 22-07-2019 2 Days Kuala Lumpur Enquire Now
Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) 22-07-2019 2 Days Singapore Enquire Now
Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) 22-07-2019 2 Days Manila Enquire Now
EPI Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) 30-09-2019 2 Days Sydney Enquire Now
Course Code: TNL-EPI-CDCP
Course Duration: 2 Days
Price: $1995 (AUD) ex GST
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