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Certified Data Centre Expert (CDCE)

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

This course is intended for

The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre professional, who are involved in the design/build, renovation or relocation of a mission-critical data centre.


This 5-day course is designed to prepare participants to analyse a given business case and perform technical evaluation for a project plan and a set of designs for the implementation of a mission critical data centre.
The course also engages participants in product evaluations and demonstrates how to select equipment and develop equipment test scripts (IET) and integrated performance and validation testing (IPVT). CDCE© builds upon knowledge gained in CDCP and CDCS courses. Participants who pass the exam will join the industry's elite data centre project design experts.
CDCE© is the highest level training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. Participants must hold a valid CDCS certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCE class.


CDCE© is the premier certification for data centre professionals in the data centre design/build and related fields.

Data Centre Life Cycle
  • Data centre lifecycle stages and phases
    Exercise: Stage/Phase/Milestone/Document mapping
Design Preparation
  • Creation of a SON Statement Of Need
    Technology review
    Conceptual sizing
    How to calculate for computer room space
    How to calculate facility space
    How to calculate incoming power
    Exercise: Conceptual sizing building and power
    Analysing capacity of existing facility
    Analysing investment options
    Site selection
    Permits and approvals
    Exercise: Site selection
    Conceptual design
    Budget and project timeline
    Business case preparation
    Project delivery structure
    Project management options
    Project manager and team
Design Planning
  • OSRAOperational Systems Requirement Analysis
    TFRATechnical Facilities Requirement Analysis
    Operations and maintenance review
    RFPRequest For Proposal process
    Vendor selection
Design Development
  • Project planning
    Design development
    PDR Preliminary Design Review
    Equipment selection
    FDR/V Final Design Review/Validation
    Exercise: Full design validation of power, cooling, floor plans, fire suppression
    Design freeze and LLTI
    Creation of construction documents
    BOM/BOQ Bill Of Material/Bill Of Quantity
    Exercise: Equipment selection
  • Requirements of purchase orders
    Shipping terms
    FWT/FAT Factory Witness Test/Factory Acceptance Test
    Incoming goods inspection and handling
    Asset management
  • Temporary essential services
    Erection of the building
    Permanent essential services
    Building inspection
    Snag list
    COFCertificate Of Fitness
  • Fit-Out
    Builders cleaning
    As-Built Drawings
Test & Commissioning
  • IETIndividual Equipment Test
    IPVT/ISTIntegrated Performance Verification Test/Integrated Systems Test
    Common mistakes with IET/IPVT
    Deep cleaning
    Exercise: IET/IPVT scripting
  • Facility hand-over requirements and documents
    PCCPractical Completion Certificate
    DLPDefect Liability Period
    Defect Management
    ICT Systems Installation
    ICT Systems Testing
    Hand-Over/DLP Expiry
    FCCFinal Completion Certificate
  • Reasons and definitions of retirement
    Building the business case and project plan
    Transfer of site
    Demolishing of site
    Legal matters
    FCCFinal Completion Certificate
Exam: Certified Data Centre Expert (CDCE©)
  • The CDCE© exam is in two parts: Part A is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 60 multiple-choice questions. For Part A, the candidate requires a minimum of 45 correct answers to pass the exam. Part B is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 25 open questions. For Part B the candidate needs to obtain a minimum of 75% to pass.
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Certified Data Centre Expert (CDCE) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Certified Data Centre Expert (CDCE) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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