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Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)

Duration: 2 Days
Language: Conducted in English by EPI Certified Instructors
  • CDCP Manual
  • CDCP Exam Tutorial
  • CDCP Exam (Take exam on the last training day)
  • Attendant Certificate
  • Lunch&Coffee Breaks
Certified Data Centre Professional   
The Certified Data Centre Professional course is a two-day course designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre. It will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety, etc, to ensure a high-available data centre. It will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.
The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre operations professional who works in and around the data centre and who has the responsibility to achieve and improve the availability and manageability of the data centre.
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.
Delivery Structure
CDCP® is an instructor-led course that uses a combination of presentation lectures and question and answer sessions, to discuss attendees’ specific needs and issues experienced in their own environment. Attendees are able to tap into the trainer’s extensive experience to enable them to solve practical problems in their current environment, thus adding tremendous value.
Course Benefits:
After completion of the course the participant 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, fi re 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 Syllabus
  • The Data Centre, its Importance and Causes for Downtime
  • Data Centre Standards and Best Practices
  • Data Centre Location, Building and Construction
  • Raised Floor/Suspended Ceiling
  • Light
  • Power quality guidelines
  • Electro Magnetic Fields
  • Equipment Racks
  • Cooling Infrastructure
  • Water Supply
  • Designing a Scalable Network Infrastructure
  • Fire Suppression
  • Data Centre Monitoring
  • Operational Security and Safety Practices
  • Labelling
  • Documentation
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance Contracts / SLA / OLA
  • Mock Exam
  • EXAM : Certified Data centre Professional
Certification exams are administered at the end of the last training day by an authorized training partner, either using paper-based or online format, depending on the country in which the course is delivered. The exam is a 60-minute closed book exam, with 40 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 27 correct answers to pass the exam. Online exam results are known immediately and paper-based exam results will be known within one week. 
Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Data Centre Professional’ certificate. The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify.
*Silver Authorized Partner: Network Training Center Co., Ltd. (NTC)


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