CDCP – Certified Data Centre Professional


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Dec 22 - Dec 23, 2021
09:00 - 17:00

Jan 26 - Jan 27, 2022
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  Feb 22 - Feb 23, 2022
09:00 - 17:00

CDCP – Certified Data Centre Professional
2 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Certified Data Centre Training

Course Details

This course is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data center. It will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety to ensure a hi-available data center. CDCP training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.


After completion of the course. the participant will be able to:

  • Choose an optimum site for a mission-critical data center based on current and future needs.
  • Describe all components that are important for high availability in a data center and how to effectively setup the data center.
  • 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 h1gh-availabil1ty of the data center.
  • Review the electrical distribution system to avoid costly downtime.
  • Enhance cooling capabilities and efficiency in the data center 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 center 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 1n the data center.


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

Data Center 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 center 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 gu1del1nes
  • Real power versus apparent power
  • How to size and calculate load in the data center 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 defin1t1ons and units of measurements
  • Sources of EMF
  • Effects of EMF on human health and equipment
  • CH)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
  • ANSl/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 -re suppression techniques and systems, their benefits and disadvantages
  • Handheld extinguishers
  • Signage and safety
  • Regulatory requirements and best practices

Data Centre Monitoring

  • Data center monitoring requirements
  • EMS versus BMS
  • Water leak detection systems
  • Notification options and considerations

Operational Security and Safety Practices

  • Data center security layers
  • Physical, infrastructure and organizational security
  • Safety measures and essential signage


  • Choosing a labelling scheme
  • Recommended labelling practices
  • Network labelling


  • How to setup proper documentation
  • Document management policies and procedures

Clean ing

  • Cleaning practices for the data center


  • Standards and definitions
  • Calculation models
  • The ‘rea l’ value

Maintenance  Contracts/SLA/OLA

Target Audience

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


There is no specific prerequisite for the CDCP course. However, participants who already have some experience in a data center or facil1t1es environment may be best suited.