Professional certification in Data Center

CDCS – CERTIFIED DATA CENTRE SPECIALIST TRAINING

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Awarding Body:
EPI
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London, Flexible online
Duration: 5 Days / 5 Weeks
£1,650
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CDCS – Certified Data Centre Specialist is the second training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. CDCS is the advance level for Data Centre Professionals and this 3-day course will further increase attendees to a level being a compatible sparring partner with suppliers and they will be able to verify offers provided by vendors for correctness, effectiveness and efficiency.

You will learn the phases of a data centre life cycle Planning, re-alignment and continuous improvement Standards and Rating Level Definitions.

Prerequisites

  • A valid CDCP® certificate

What will you gain after this course

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

  • Understand data centre life cycle Planning, re-alignment and continuous improvement Standards and Rating Level Definitions
  • Achieve and improve hi-availability and manage the ability of the Data Centre
  • CDCS is a pre-requisite for CDCE certification

Jobs you can get
with a CDCS Certification

  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Centre Manager
  • Operations / Floor / Facility Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Information Technology (IT) Consultant

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  • Onsite / Virtual
  • Instructor-led Delivery
  • For small to large groups

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Who is this certification for?

The primary audience for this 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 the responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manage ability of the Data Centre, such as

  • Data centre managers
  • Operations / Floor / Facility managers
  • Data Centre Engineers
  • Network/system engineers
  • Data Centre Sales consultants
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With small groups of students, our instructors can work closely with each student.

Schedule
Flexible Class Schedules

Our class schedules are flexible on weekdays, weekend, or evenings to suit your schedule.

Instructors
Experienced Instructors

Our instructors follow a modified are personalized approach to engage students during class

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Hi-Tech Lab Facilities

Our students can access our lab facilities anytime for practical experience during and after studies.

Syllabus

  • Overview of the phases of a data centre life cycle
  • Planning, re-alignment and continuous improvement
  • Rating level history
  • Difference between Uptime and TIA-942
  • Rating level definitions
  • Redundancy options (N+1), 2N, 2(N+1)
  • Concurrent Maintainability/Compartmentalisation
  • Example configurations
  • Substation and feed requirements
  • Maintenance options
  • Operational processes guidelines/standards
  • Skill development
  • Building location considerations
  • Floor and hanging loads requirements
  • Fire rating for walls and glass
  • Blast protection
  • Bullet proofing
  • Forced entry protection
  • Raised floor installation guidelines
  • Techniques to install a proper and leveled raised access floor
  • Common mistakes
  • Choosing the right tiles and their locations
  • Seismic-mitigating floor constructions
  • Choosing the correct suspended ceiling
  • Formulas which you should know for the data centre
  • Single Line Electrical diagrams; how to read to ensure key components are present for protection
  • Overcurrent protection devices (MCB/MCCB/VCB/ACB/Fuses) definitions and what to use where
  • Earth Leakage devices (RCB/RCD/ELCB/GFCI/ALCI/RCBO), definitions and what to use where
  • Sizing of protective components
  • Lightning strikes and surge protection devices (TVSS/SPD), how they operate, where to use and how to install
  • Power cabling and cable run considerations
  • PDU/DB setup and minimum requirements
  • Generator types: Standy/Prime/Continuous
  • Component make up and functions
  • Fuel storage and calculation
  • Paralleling of gen-sets
  • Generator room/area requirements
  • Required specifications for UPS systems
  • How to read data sheets and select the correct UPS
  • Requirements for parallel configurations and avoid pitfalls such as single point of failures
  • How parallel installation should be done, classic mistakes made by installers and how to avoid these
  • Active/Passive filters and their application
  • Battery bank terminology
  • Designing battery banks, how to calculate, and double check the battery bank to be installed
  • Battery charging pitfalls and ensuring the right charger is being installed and used
  • Using parallel battery banks; how to properly install them, limitations and risks when using batteries in parallel
  • How to test batteries correctly and make decisions on cell/block or string replacement
  • Battery casing choices; ABS, V0, V1, V2
  • Alternative energy storage; flywheel, reusable cell, compressed air UPS, etc.
  • Sources of EMF
  • Difference between single, three phase and bus-bar EMF
  • Options available to measure EMF and how to interpret the results from single-axes and composite measurements
  • Guidance on safe distance for equipment and humans
  • Calculation of EMF attenuation factor for shielding material permeability and saturation factors
  • Important definitions; dry-bulb, wet-bulb, dew-point, RH, sensible and latent heat
  • Psychometric chart and ASHRAE recommendations
  • Environmental class definitions and thermal specifications
  • Temperature/humidity measurements guideline
  • Heat dissipation methods
  • Altitude impact on temperature intake to ICT equipment
  • Floor plan setup for effective cooling
  • Differences in tile surface and supporting structure and the air-flow performance impact
  • Rack door construction and the flow performance impact
  • Equipment Delta-T and its impact
  • Optimising airflow
  • Thermal units conversions
  • Calculations for air volume displacement (CFM/CMH)
  • Cooling capacity calculations
  • Air-conditioning selection
  • De- / humidifying options
  • Air conditioning efficiency
  • SHR impact on cost saving
  • Efficiency indicator
  • New cooling principle and techniques (Submerged, VSD/VRF/ECF/water- and air side economisers)
  • Redundancy guidelines for air-conditioners avoiding classic misconceptions and mistakes for meeting ANSI/TIA-942 compliant designs
  • Installation requirements
  • Connections to fire panel and EPO
  • Commissioning of air conditioners
  • Set points and calibration
  • CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • The fire triangle and elements to stop a fire
  • Detection systems in detail (VESDA, VIEW, smoke sensors)
  • Considerations for installation of sensors
  • Proper testing of smoke sensors
  • Water based systems i.e. deluge, wet-pipe, dry-pipe, pre-action and why most of them don't work and how to detect this
  • Details on Inert and Halocarbon systems and how to select the correct system for your data centre
  • How to calculate the gas content ensuring the appropriate level is installed to suppress the fire including safety considerations
  • Other requirements for gas systems such as release times, hold times, pipe install requirements and other important factors
  • Requirements for the fire detection panel
  • Installation verification, methods, what to check and how
  • New advanced fire suppression technologies
  • ANSI/TIA942 cabling structure topology
  • ToR, EoR Design
  • Intelligent patching systems
  • Installation best practice such as routing, bending radius, separation from power, containment fill ratio, fiber link loss calculator, bonding and grounding requirement
  • Standard for telecommunications labeling and administration
  • Acoustic noise effects, regulations, specifications and limits
  • Data centre contaminations and classifications
  • Measurements, standards and limits
  • Preventive measures and avoidance
  • Business drivers to go Green
  • High-availability or Green
  • Green guidelines and standards
  • How to measure it and what are acceptable numbers compared to the general industry
  • PUE classes defined by Green Grid and issues with PUE
  • Techniques for saving energy in all parts of the data centre i.e. application/system level, cooling, power distribution

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