Certified Data Centre Professional Certification Training Course Overview

Enroll for the 2-days Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP) certification training course from Koenig solutions. 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.

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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Choose an optimum site for 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.

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Course Modules

Module 3: Data Center 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
Module 4: 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
Module 5: Light
  • Standards
  • Light fixture types and placement
  • Emergency lighting, Emergency Power Supply (EPS)
Module 6: 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 center
  • Generators
  • Static and dynamic UPS systems, selection criteria, how they operate and energy efficiency option
  • Battery types, correct selection and testing
  • Thermo-graphics
Module 7: 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
Module 8: Equipment Racks
  • Rack standards, properties and selection criteria
  • Security considerations
  • Power rail/strip options
Module 9: 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 oor versus non-raised floor cooling
  • Placement of air conditioner units and limitations to be observed
  • Supplemental cooling options
  • Cold aisle/hot aisle containment
Module 10: Water Supply
  • Importance of water supply and application areas
  • Backup water supply techniques
Module 11: 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
Module 12: 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
Module 13: Data Center Monitorin
  • Data center monitoring requirements
  • EMS versus BMS
  • Water leak detection systems
  • Notification options and considerations
Module 14: Operational Security and Safety Practices
  • Data center security layers
  • Physical, infrastructure and organisational security
  • Safety measures and essential signage
Module 15: Labelling
  • Choosing a labelling scheme
  • Recommended labelling practices
  • Network labelling
Module 16: Documentation
  • How to setup proper documentation
  • Document management policies and procedures
Module 17: Cleaning
  • Cleaning practices for the data center
Module 18: MTBF/MTTR
  • Standards and definitions
  • Calculation models
  • The ‘real’ value
Module 19: Maintenance Contracts/SLA/OLA
  • Topic details are not available.
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Course Prerequisites

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