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.
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.
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
Explain the impact of Green House Gases (GHG) and calculate carbon emissions
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 - Data Centre Green House Gases Emissions
Module 5 – Power Efficiency Indicators
Module 6 – Electrical Energy Savings (Electrical)
Module 7 – Electrical Energy Savings (Mechanical)
Module 8 – Electrical Energy Savings (ICT)
Module 9 – Electrical Energy Savings (Data Storage)
Module 10 – Water Management
Module 11 – Waste Management
Module 12 – Sustainable Energy Usage
Module 13 – Automated Environmental Management Systems
The CDESS® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using a combination of lectures and question-and-answer sessions to discuss participants’ specific needs and issues experienced in their own environment. Participants 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.
CDESS® course available in the following delivery methods:
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.
Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Centre Environmental Sustainability Specialist (CDESS®) certificate.
CDESS® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.
The CDESS® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required. Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.
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