Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant (CTDC®)


 

CTDC® – Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant

In this three-day course, the participant will learn how to design an ANSI/TIA-942 compliant data centre. It will provide a clear understanding of the requirements of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard and possible implementation variations. This course is well suited for all types of data centres, be it enterprise data centres or multi-tenant, third party data centres such as co-location, managed services and cloud service providers.
 

Intended Audience

The primary audience for this course are professionals involved with designing, building, maintaining and operating mission critical data centres and those who wish to attend the CTIA® (Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor) course.
 

Prerequisites

Participants must possess a valid data centre training certificate such as CDCP or any other approved equivalent. Please submit a copy of your certificate for verification upon registration for the CTDC course.
 

ANSI/TIA-942 Standard

Participants will receive the latest digital copy of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard, valued at USD 510.00. This is a single-user-license document which the participant can access anytime on his/her computing device and can be printed (once). Extensive reference is made to the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard during the training. Therefore participants are required to bring his/her computing device along for the training. For more information on the standard, please refer to www.tiaonline.org.
 

Course Benefits

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

  • Learn to properly comprehend and apply the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard requirements and guidelines
  • Understand the proper intent of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard to avoid both over- and/or under-investment
  • Align the selection of redundancy levels and infrastructure investments to the business requirements.
  • Understand the criteria and requirements for a high-availability data centre design and how to effectively establish the data centre from the perspective of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard
  • Understand how the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard relates to various worldwide standards
     

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Data Centre Facilities

About the ANSI/TIA-942

  • Life of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard
  • Relation to other standards
  • Architectural
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Telecommunication
  • Areas under scope
  • High level redundancy definitions
  • Redundancy options (N, N+1 etc.)
  • Fault tolerant
  • Concurrent maintainability
  • Compartmentalisation
  • Examples of redundancy levels

Data Centre Space Planning

Data Centre Topologies

Recommendations for Energy Efficiency

Architectural

  • Site selection
  • Parking
  • Multi-tenant building
  • Building construction
  • Vapor barrier
  • Roofing
  • Floor loading
  • Raised flooring
  • Suspended/drop ceiling
  • Hanging load
  • Seismic

Building Security & Safety

  • Security
  • CCTV
  • Staffing
  • Bullet/ballistic proofing
  • Lighting
  • Safety
    - Signage

Building and Room Access

  • Security checkpoints
  • Entry lobby
  • Doors and windows
  • Exit corridors
  • Shipping and receiving areas

Room/Area Design Requirements

  • Administrative offices
  • Security offce
  • Operations centre
  • Restroom and break room
  • UPS/Battery rooms
  • Generator and fuel storage area
  • Computer room

Electrical

  • Utility power
    - Substation
    - Feed requirements
    - Self-generation
  • HT/HV switch gear
  • Generator and fuel supply
  • LT/LV switch gear
    - ATS
    - Alternatives to ATS
  • UPS and batteries
  • PDU
  • STS
  • Grounding
  • Surge protection
  • EPO
  • Central power monitoring
  • Load banks
  • Testing
  • Equipment maintenance
    - Preventive maintenance
    - Facility training programs

Mechanical

  • Environmental design
    - Temperature and humidity requirements
    - Contamination
      - Sources
      - Clean air
      - Pressurisation
      - Radio sources
      - Vibration
      - Water ingress
  • Water cooled systems
    - Heat rejection
    - Chilled water system
    - Condenser water​
    - Make up water
  • Air cooled systems
  • HVAC control systems
  • Plumbing
    - Pipe routing
  • Fire suppression
  • Water leak detection

Telecommunications

  • Network topology
  • Redundancy level design
  • Media and connectors
  • Cabling pathways
  • Detailed cabling design considerations
  • Administration and labeling
  • Cable testing
  • Data centre fabrics

Exam: Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant
 

Exam

The 90 min closed-book certification exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must achieve a minimum of 50 correct answers to pass the exam. Attendees who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant’ (CTDC®) Certificate.

The CTDC certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.
 

Accreditation

CTDC® is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

 

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