JOIN THE WORLD OF ELITE CERTIFIED DATA CENTRE PROFESSIONALS!
Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) is the leading globally recognised training course and certification for data centre professionals.
If you are working in and around the data centre industry, the CDCP training and certification is a must-have for you, whether you are a vendor/supplier, designer/builder, data centre owner/operator, involved in daily operations of a data centre or a data centre user/customer.
The CDCP course provides you with the knowledge of all aspects of the data centre, and enables you to talk confidently about the data centre with your colleagues, vendors, customers or your superiors.
In the CDCP course you will learn all the fundamental knowledge related to the design, build and optimisation of data centres at a good level of details. It addresses Standards and all the technical aspects such as site location selection, electrical, mechanical, telecommunication and an introduction to operational matters. You will also learn the design requirements as well as various technologies allowing you to evaluate your current data centre, improve it and provide technical input for new design projects. You will be able to tap on the practical experience of the trainers who are veterans in the data centre industry.
Previous participants have found the training very useful and applicable on the job. Have a look at some of the companies where they work.
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GLOBAL ACCREDITATION & RECOGNITION
Join the data centre elite with your CDCP certification!
The CDCP certification is accredited by EXIN, an independent globally recognised accreditation and certification body which has certified more than 2 million IT and data centre professionals worldwide.
The CDCP® course will benefit the following audiences:
Hosting/IDC/Co-Location/Cloud sites which are running facilities and services for their customers
Enterprises which maintain their own data centres which could be fully in-house, outsourced or hybrid
System Integrators involve in data centre design, build, consult or other activities, or who interface with customers
Facilities management companies which manage building facilities where data centre or centres are located
Outsource providers who manage their customers' equipment of which some or all equipment is located within a data centre
Data centre consultants providing design, audit, consulting, professional services to data centres
Individuals who want to acquire a globally recognised certification on data centre design and build
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BENEFITS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
The CDCP® course provides you the competences and global recognition of your competences on all aspects of the data centre buiding and facility components for the design, build and operations of a high availability data centre. You will have the competences to review an existing data centre design and suggest improvements thus providing value to your organisation.
CDCP is the first training in the EPI Design/Build track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. It provides a progression for data centre career.
Whether you are working in a data centre or in the data centre supply chain, in technical or sales/consultancy roles, the CDCP® will provide you with an advantage in your career and stand out from the crowd.
BENEFITS FOR THE DATA CENTRE
Having your data centre staff trained and certified with the CDCP® certification minimises the typical problems faced in data centres such as; time wasted in endless meetings about what is right and wrong; design flaws that resulted in over spending on the project; non-efficient design leading to operational issues and expenses; and downtime caused by human error.
BENEFITS FOR THE COMMERCIAL DATA CENTRE
Having your data centre staff trained and certified with the CDCP® certification provides assurance to your customers on the competences of your team to deliver high quality, high availability data centre services and lowering the risk of downtime. It is a marketing and sales advantage that will win you business from your competitors, both local and international.
Having sales or pre-sales staff certified with CDCP® increases the confidence of your customers in sales engagements.
You will be able to minimise the typical problems faced in your data centre such as time wasted in endless meetings about what is right and wrong, design flaws that resulted in over spending on the project, non-efficient design leading to operational issues and expenses, and downtime caused by human error.
BENEFITS FOR THE COMPANIES IN THE DATA CENTRE SUPPLY CHAIN
Having your data centre staff trained and certified with the CDCP® certification provides assurance to your customers on the competences of your team to deliver high quality services. It is a marketing and sales advantage that will win you business from your competitors, both local and international. Having sales or pre-sales staff certified with CDCP® increases the confidence of your customers in sales engagements.
Q: We have been running data centres for a long time, we really don’t need training.
A: We have often heard from very experienced students how much they liked the course and have benefited from it. They liked is as they got all information in a structured way to validate their existing knowledge; they learned about new technology, standards and trends as well as very practical best practises they can put to use immediately when they returned to work.
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Q: Where can I attend the CDCP® training?
A: The CDCP® training and trademark are owned by EPI. The CDCP® training is only sold/delivered by our authorised training partners to ensure its quality. They are delivered by EPI Certified Instructors who are all highly regarded professionals with extensive data centre experience. Click here to find a training schedule.
Q: Where can I buy/take the CDCP® exam?
A: The CDCP® exam is delivered only by EXIN, our global accreditation body. CDCP® exams can only be purchased via EPI authorised training partners - data centre framework. Due to the popularity of EPI’s certifications (one of which is the CDCP®), there have been websites of questionable origin popping up from time to time selling the various EPI exams. To verify if they are authorised, please refer to the list of EPI partners on our website, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why EPI training…
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Hands-on Expert Knowledge
The EPI courses are written by a group of data centre veterans with many years of experience in designing, auditing and operating data centres all over the world. With many projects performed globally you can be assured that the EPI consultants have done it all and seen it all. The EPI courses provide excellent practical experience and insights in what works and what doesn't work when it comes to setting up, maintaining and running mission critical sites.
Course Development Methodology
The courses are developed based on an in-depth and systematic structure and rationale. At the core is the EPI Data Centre Framework outlining all disciplines required for a fully managed data centre. Based on this, EPI developed the Data Centre Competence Framework (DCCF) which defines the job roles and competences required in a data centre environment. The EPI Data Centre Training Framework was then created to categorise the courses and competences required.
EPI courses reference international standards such as ANSI/TIA-942, EN-50600, NFPA-75 and many others ensuring that you acquire the most relevant and updated industry knowledge.
EPI courses are vendor neutral. We provide independent data centre knowledge to enable you to evaluate, compare and choose the best solution for your environment. You will learn to ask the questions vendors are not telling you, or be ready with answers for the questions customers may ask you.
Additionally, all EPI courses have undergone external review and accreditation by EXIN, a fully independent global accreditation and examination body focused on the ICT and data centre industry.