The CDCP® (Certified Data Centre Professional) is a 2-day course is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre. CDCP® training will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety etc. to ensure a high-available data centre. CDCP® training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.
The primary audience for the CDCP® course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.
There is no specifc 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.
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 highavailability 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, fire 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
Describe (high-level) data centre operational considerations supporting mission-critical environments
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
The Data Centre, it’s Importance and Causes for Downtime
Data Centre Standards and Best Practices
Data Centre Location, Building and Construction
Raised Floor/Suspended Ceiling
Electro Magnetic Fields
Designing a Scalable Network Infrastructure
Physical Security and Safety
The CDCP® 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.
CDCP® course available in the following delivery formats:
Students can opt for additional exam-preparation with online video (14 hours).
Exam: Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP®)
Attendees will take a 1-hour CDCP® exam. The exam is 40 questions, multiple-choice, closed-book. The passing mark is 27 out of 40. Download the exam guide here.
Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Centre Professional' (CDCP®) certificate.
CDCP® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.
The CDCP® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required. Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.
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