CDCP® – Certified Data Center Professional

Welcome to the CDCP® (Certified Data Center Professional) – your key to unlocking success in the world of data centers.

This 2-day training program is designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the essential components of data centers – ensuring you have the skills to create and maintain a high-availability and efficient facility.

Target Participants

Designed for data center professionals operating at the core of IT, Facilities, and Data Center Operations. Ideal for those driving high-availability and manageability in data centers, including:

  • Data Center Directors and Managers
  • Facility Heads, Operations Leaders, and Floor Managers
  • Engineers specializing in Networks and Systems
  • Data Center Sales Strategists and Consulting Pioneers


While newcomers are more than welcome, professionals with a minimum of one to two years immersed in data center or facility ecosystems will find the course particularly enriching.

Course Advantages

  • Site Selection: Identify prime locales for mission-critical data centers aligned with both immediate demands and prospective growth.

  • Comprehensive Setup: Understand and implement critical components ensuring maximum uptime in your data center environment.

  • Industry Standards: Navigate and leverage globally recognized standards for optimized operations.

  • Tech Proficiency: Master technologies integral to the data center: UPS, fire suppression, cooling paradigms, monitoring mechanisms, cabling standards, and more. Harness these to maximize uptime cost-effectively.

  • Electrical Mastery: Scrutinize and fortify your electrical distribution framework to minimize the risk of expensive operational halts.

  • Cooling Excellence: Augment your data center’s cooling prowess, marrying traditional techniques with the avant-garde to address tomorrow’s cooling challenges.

  • Network Architecture: Design networks that epitomize reliability and scalability. Ensure installation is complemented with rigorous testing.

  • Precision Monitoring: Cultivate data center monitoring practices ensuring critical insights reach the right stakeholders.

  • Data Protection: Institute stringent security protocols, both procedural and technological, to guard your organization’s invaluable data assets.

  • Hardware Acumen: Choose racks and components attuned to ICT equipment and cooling imperatives.

  • Lighting Mastery: Determine optimal illumination levels tailored to diverse zones within the data center.

  • Fire Mitigation: Integrate sophisticated fire detection and suppression mechanisms, ensuring airtight safety.

In essence, this course delivers a laser-focused curriculum for professionals seeking to amplify their data center expertise, maintaining the highest standards of operational excellence.

The Role and Significance of Data Centers

  • Understanding the critical nature of data centers and primary causes of downtime.

Best Practices and Standards in Data Centers

  • Adhering to industry benchmarks for optimal operations.

Location, Building, and Designing Data Centers

  • Selecting ideal locations and avoiding common mistakes.
  • Key components for an efficient data center and support facilities.

Raised Floor and Suspended Ceiling Considerations

  • Definitions: uniform, concentrated, and rolling loads.
  • Relevant standards and guidelines.
  • Grounding essentials: Signal Reference Grid and rack grounding.
  • Disability compliance.
  • Utilizing suspended ceilings: requirements and benefits.

Lighting Essentials

  • Adhering to lighting standards.
  • Types and placement of light fixtures.
  • Emergency lighting and power supply provisions.

Power Infrastructure

  • Tracing power layout from generation to individual racks.
  • Delving into ATS and STS systems.
  • Mastering redundancy techniques.
  • Distinguishing between three-phase and single-phase.
  • Inside computer room power distribution.
  • Evaluating power cabling vs. bus bar trunking.
  • Grounding nuances.
  • Quality standards for power.
  • Power calculations for data centers.
  • Generator essentials.
  • UPS systems: types, selection, and energy efficiency.
  • Battery selections and testing protocols.
  • Thermo-graphics and Renewable Energy Factor insights.

Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)

  • Understanding electrical and magnetic fields.
  • Sources and impacts of EMF on health and equipment.
  • (H)EMP nuances.
  • Shielding against EMF: best practices.

Equipment Rack Essentials

  • Standards and criteria for selecting racks.
  • Incorporating security measures.
  • Power strip options.

Cooling Systems and Strategies

  • Maintaining optimal temperature and humidity.
  • Defining sensible and latent heat.
  • Precision vs. comfort cooling.
  • Different air conditioning technologies.
  • Cooling techniques: raised floor vs. traditional.
  • Air conditioner placements and potential limitations.
  • Enhancing cooling: containment and liquid immersion.
  • Advanced cooling: Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STER).

Water Supply Essentials

  • Recognizing the significance and applications.
  • Techniques for backup water supply.

Building Scalable Network Infrastructure

  • Role of a structured cabling system.
  • Planning and considerations.
  • Unpacking copper and fiber cable technologies.
  • ANSI/TIA-942 cabling standards.
  • Testing, verification, and network redundancy.
  • Connectivity between buildings.
  • Requirements for network monitoring.

Fire Safety and Protection

  • Fire suppression standards.
  • Employing detection systems.
  • Total flooding fire suppression techniques: pros and cons.
  • Use of handheld extinguishers.
  • Safety signage and best practices.

Physical Security and Safety Measures

  • Integrating physical security measures.
  • Ensuring safety in the facility.

Auxiliary Systems Overview

  • Monitoring needs for data centers.
  • EMS, BMS, and DCIM systems.
  • Techniques for detecting water leaks.
  • Essential alarm systems.

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This course and exam are internationally recognized and have been endorsed and accredited by EXIN.

EXIN is a global, independent accreditation and examination institute who have certified over 2 million students globally.

This certification represents a gold standard in IT and digital disciplines. Globally acknowledged, it affirms an individual’s prowess in key areas while ensuring familiarity with current best practices.

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