CDCP-Certified Data Center Professional

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The Certified Data Centre Professional course, the 1st level of a 3-level Data Centre Training and Certification Program, is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre. It will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety, etc. to ensure a hi-available data centre. It will also address key operations and maintenance aspects. Throughout this course Critical information about downtime causes and enabling a high-available, safe and efficient for both new and existing sites will be covered.

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

  • Choose an optimum site for mission critical data centres based on current and future needs
  • Describe all components important for high-availability in a data centre and how to effectively setup the data centre and manage it
  • Name and apply the various industry standards
  • Describe the various technologies for UPS, fire suppression, cooling, monitoring systems, cabling standards etc. and how to choose and apply them effectively to enhance the high-availability of the data centre at minimum cost
  • Create a robust electrical distribution system to avoid costly downtime
  • Enhance cooling capabilities and efficiency in the data centre by using techniques and technologies including new methodologies for high-power cooling requirements of the future
  • Design a highly reliable and scalable network architecture and learn how to ensure installers use proper testing techniques
  • Create effective maintenance contracts with equipment suppliers ensuring the best “bang for the buck”
  • Setup effective data centre monitoring ensuring the right people get the right message
  • Ensure proper security measures, both process and technical are in place safeguarding your companies precious information in the data centre
  • Describe the various IT service management standards, best practices and processes and how to effectively use them leading to increased efficiency of operations whilst minimizing risk of downtime caused by change

Target Audience
The primary audience for this course is an IT, facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre and having the responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre.

While there are no specific prerequisites for the CDCP course, participants who have at least one/two year(s) of actual working experience in a data centre/facilities environment are best suited.

Delivery Structure
CDCP is an instructor-led course that uses a combination of presentation lectures and question and answer sessions to discuss attendees’ specific needs and issues experienced in their own environment. Attendees are able to tap on the trainer’s extensive experience to solve practical problems in their current environment adding tremendous value.

Exam and Certification
Certification exams will be arranged at the end of the last day of the course. The exam is a one-hour, 40 questions, closed book exam. Results of the exam pass/fail will be communicated to the attendee within four weeks after the examination. Attendees who pass the exam will receive the official “Certified Data Centre Professional” Certificate.
Certification is valid for a three years period after which the student needs to re-certify. More information on re-certification and verification of the current status can be found here.


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