Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS) Certification


Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS) Certification Training Course Overview

Enroll for the 3-days Certified Data Center Specialist (CDCS®) training and certification course from Koenig solutions accredited by EXIN. This is an advance level course for Data Center Professionals which will cover engineering calculations on the various components in a data center facility. CDCS® will further increase attendees' competences to a level of a compatible sparring partner with suppliers and they will be able to verify offers provided by vendors for correctness, effectiveness and efficiency.

CDCS is the second training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Center Training Framework. Participants must hold a valid CDCP certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS class. CDCS itself is a pre-requisite for persons wishing to achieve the CDCE status.

Target Audience

This course is designed for

  • IT Professionals/Practitioners
  • Facilities/Data Center Operations professionals
  • IT Security Practitioners and Professionals
  • Business Managers and Consultants

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the design life cycle of data centers and the stages involved
  • Discuss the data center requirements in great level of detail with vendors, suppliers and contractors to ensure that these requirements are met
  • Validate design plans, quotes and offers proposed by vendors/contractors
  • Understand redundancy levels for both the data center design/setup and maintenance
  • Understand the various building considerations such as bullet proofing, mitigation of seismic activity, fire ratings and thermal stability
  • Understand how to install a raised floor that meets requirements, avoiding misalignment, level differences and leakage
  • Understand how to read a Single Line Electrical Diagram to identify and avoid the most common design issues
  • Choose the correct UPS and parallel configuration, learn and avoid classic parallel installation mistakes
  • Understand how to calculate battery banks, validate offered configurations to ensure they meet requirements
  • Understand what distance to keep to avoid EMF issues for human safety and equipment disturbances
  • Understand the fundamental cooling setup, CFM, Delta-T and other important factors
  • Understand contamination factors and limitations
  • Understand full details of fire suppression options, how to calculate gas content and verify installations
  • Understand how to measure data center energy efficiency and how to improve it

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Course Prerequisites

Participants who have at least 1-2 year(s) of actual working experience in a data center/facilities environment are ideally suited for this program. Participants should also hold a valid CDCP certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS® class.