CDCP® - Certified Data Centre Professional

CDCP® - Certified Data Centre Professional

Audience

This course is the first step in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. The primary audience is IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professionals 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.

Prerequisites

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

Duration

2 days.

Course Objectives

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. Attendees will take a 1 hour Certified Data Centre Professional exam. The exam is 40 questions, closed book and multiple-choice based. The passing mark is 27 out of 40. Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Centre Professional' certificate (CDCP). The CDCP certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required. CDCP is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

After completing the course delegates will be able to:

  • 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
  • Create effective maintenance contracts with equipment suppliers ensuring the best return on investment
  • 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

Course Content

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

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 options
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 Fibre 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 Suppression
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

Data Centre Monitoring
Data centre monitoring requirements
EMS versus BMS
Water leak detection systems
Notification options and considerations

Operational Security and Safety Practices
Data centre security layers
Physical, infrastructure and organisational security
Safety measures and essential signage

Labelling
Choosing a labelling scheme
Recommended labelling practices
Network labelling

Documentation
How to setup proper documentation
Document management policies and procedures

Cleaning
Cleaning practices for the data centre

MTBF/MTTR
Standards and definitions
Calculation models
The ‘real’ value

Maintenance Contracts/SLA/OLA

Exam

Attendees will take a 1 hour Certified Data Centre Professional exam. The exam is 40 questions, closed book and multiple choice based. The passing mark is 27 out of 40. Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Centre Professional' certificate (CDCP).

The CDCP certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.

CDCP is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually. And our Bath public schedule of courses are now available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at: www.zoom.us/test

Public Courses

There are no up-coming events

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

Contact us to find out more...