Certified Data Centre Environmental Sustainability Specialist
Language: Conducted in English by EPI Certified Instructors
The CDESS® course is aimed at providing knowledge of the standards and guidelines related to environmental sustainability, and how to move your data centre (existing or new) to a more environmentally sustainable design and operations.
After completion of the course the participant will be able to:
- Understand the impact of data centres on the environment
- Describe the various environmental/energy management standards
- Understand the purpose and goals of the legally binding international treaties on climate change
- Implement various sustainable performance metrics and how to use them in the data centre environment
- Manage data centre environmental sustainability using international standards
- Set up the measurement, monitoring and reporting of energy usage
- Use power efficiency indicators in a variety of data centre designs
- Use best practices for energy savings in the electrical infrastructure and in the mechanical (cooling) infrastructure
- Use best practices for energy savings for the ICT equipment and data storage
- Understand the importance of water management and waste management
- Understand the different ways to use sustainable energy in the data centre
- Get practical tips and innovative ideas to make a data centre more sustainable
- Module 1 – Impact of Data Centres on the Environment
- Module 2 – What is Environmental Sustainability
- Module 3 – Environmental Management
- Module 4 – Power Eciency Indicators
- Module 5 – Electrical Energy Savings (Electrical)
- Module 6 – Electrical Energy Savings (Mechanical)
- Module 7 – Electrical Energy Savings (ICT)
- Module 8 – Electrical Energy Savings (Data Storage)
- Module 9 – Water Management
- Module 10 – Waste Management
- Module 11 – Sustainable Energy Usage
- Module 12 – Automated Environmental Management Systems
Exam: Certified Data Centre Environmental Sustainability Specialist (CDESS®)
Attendees will take a 1-hour CDESS® exam. The exam is 40 questions, multiple-choice, closed-book. The passing mark is 27 out of 40.
The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre professional who works in and around the data centre and has the responsibility to achieve and improve efficiency and environmental sustainability, whilst maintaining the availability and manageability of the data centre.
Participants must have at least one to two years' experience in a data centre or facilities environment. The CDCP® is highly recommended. The CDESS® will discuss data centre facility aspects and without the CDCP® or equivalent knowledge, the participant may not be able to gain the full benefits of the CDESS® training.