CDCS-Certified Data Center Specialist

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The Certified Data Centre Specialists course, the second step of EPI Data Centre Training and Certification Program, 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 correct- ness, effectiveness and efficiency. CDCS® is a must have certification for professional data centre managers and personnel. CDCS® is a pre-requisite for individuals wish- ing to achieve the CDCE® status.

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

  • Understand the design life cycle of data centres and the stages involved
  • Discuss in great level of detail requirements with vendors, suppliers and contractors to ensure they meet the customers’ requirement
  • Verify on the technical level design plans, quotes and offers proposed by vendors/contractors
  • Understand Tier-levels for both the data centre design/setup as well as maintenance tier levels
  • Understand the various building considerations such as bullet proofing, mitigation of seismic activity, fire ratings and thermal stability
  • Understand how to build up a raised floor meeting requirements to avoid misalignment, level differences and leakage
  • Understand how to read a Single Line Electrical Diagram being able to identify the most common design issues made
  • Choose the correct UPS and parallel configuration, learn how to avoid classic mistakes when installing systems in parallel
  • Understand how to calculate battery banks enabling you to double check offered configurations to ensure it meets the customers’ requirements
  • Understand what distance to keep to avoid EMF issues for human safety and equipment disturbances
  • Understand the fundamental cooling setup, CFM, Delta-T and other important factors
  • Understand contamination factors and limitations
  • Understand full details of fire suppression options, how to calculate gas content and verify installations
  • Understand how to measure data centre energy efficiency and how to improve it

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.

Participants must hold a valid CDCP® certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS® class.

Delivery Structure

CDCS 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 and a half hour, 60 questions, multiple choice and 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 Specialist” 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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