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Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP)

4.6 out of 5 rating Last updated 21/07/2024   English

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2 Days

12 CPD hours


After completion of the course the participant will be able to: Choose an optimum site for mission-critical data centre based on current and future needs' Describe all components that are important for high availability in a data centre and how to effectively setup the data centre Name and apply the various industry standards' Describe the various technologies for UPS, fire suppression, cooling, monitoring systems, cabling standards, etc, and to select and apply them effectively to cost-efficiently enhance the high-availability of the data centre. Review the electrical distribution system to avoid costly downtime Enhance cooling capabilities and efficiency in the data centre by using existing and new techniques and technologies for the increased cooling requirements of the future Design a highly reliable and scalable network architecture and learn how to ensure installers apply proper testing techniques' Create effective maintenance contracts with equipment suppliers ensuring the best return on investment Setup effective data centre monitoring ensuring the right people get the right message Ensure proper security measures, both procedural and technical, are established to safeguard your company's valuable information in the data centre


The course will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety, etc., to ensure a high available data centre. It will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.

The Data Centre, its Importance and Causes for DowntimeData Centre Standards and Best PracticesData Centre Location, Building and Construction
  • Selecting appropriate sites and buildings and how to avoid pitfalls
    Various components of an effective data centre and supporting facilities setup
Raised Floor/Suspended Ceiling
  • Uniform, concentrated and rolling load definitions
    Applicable standards
    Raised Floor guidelines
    Signal Reference Grid, grounding of racks
    Disability act and regulations
    Suspended ceiling usage and requirements
  • Standards
    Light fixture types and placement
    Emergency lighting, Emergency Power Supply (EPS)
Power Infrastructure
  • Power infrastructure layout from generation to rack level
    ATS and STS systems
    Redundancy levels and techniques
    Three-phase and single-phase usage
    Power distribution options within the computer room
    Power cabling versus bus bar trunking
    Bonding versus grounding
    Common Mode Noise and isolation transformers
    Distribution boards, form factors and IP-protection grades
    Power quality guidelines
    Real power versus apparent power
    How to size and calculate load in the data centre Generators
    Static and dynamic UPS systems, selection criteria, how they operate and energy efficiency option
    Battery types, correct selection and testing
Electro Magnetic Fields
  • Electrical fields and magnetic fields definitions and units of measurements
    Sources of EMF
    Effects of EMF on human health and equipment
    EMF shielding solutions
Equipment Racks
  • Rack standards, properties and selection criteria
    Security considerations
    Power rail/strip options
Cooling Infrastructure
  • Temperature and humidity recommendations
    Cooling measurement units and conversion rates
    Sensible and latent heat definitions
    Differences between comfort and precision cooling
    Overview of different air conditioner technologies
    Raised floor versus non-raised floor cooling
    Placement of air conditioner units and limitations to be observed
    Supplemental cooling options
    Cold aisle/hot aisle containment
Water Supply
  • Importance of water supply and application areas
    Backup water supply techniques
Designing a Scalable Network Infrastructure
  • The importance of a Structured Cabling System
    Planning considerations
    Copper and Fiber cable technology and standards
    ANSI/TIA-942 Cabling hierarchy and recommendations
    Testing and verification
    SAN storage cabling
    Network redundancy
    Building-to-building connectivity
    Network monitoring system requirements
Fire Suppression
  • Standards for fire suppression
    Detection systems
    Various total flooding fire suppression techniques and systems, their benefits and disadvantages
    Handheld extinguishers
    Signage and safety
    Regulatory requirements and best practices
Data Centre Monitoring
  • Data centre monitoring requirements
    EMS versus BMS
    Water leak detection systems
    Notification options and considerations
Operational Security and Safety Practices
  • Data centre security layers
    Physical, infrastructure and organisational security
    Safety measures and essential signage
  • Choosing a labelling scheme
    Recommended labelling practices
    Network labelling
  • How to setup proper documentation
    Document management policies and procedures
  • Cleaning practices for the data centre
  • Standards and definitions
    Calculation models
    The real value
Maintenance Contracts/SLA/OLAEXAM: Certified Data Centre Professional
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) 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 Professional (CDCP) 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.

FAQ for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) Course

Available Delivery Options for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) training.
  • Live Instructor Led Classroom Online (Live Online)
  • Traditional Instructor Led Classroom (TILT/ILT)
  • Delivery at your offices in London or anywhere in the UK
  • Private dedicated course as works for your staff.
How many CPD hours does the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) training provide?

The 2 day. Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) training course give you up to 12 CPD hours/structured learning hours. If you need a letter or certificate in a particular format for your association, organisation or professional body please just ask.

What is the correct audience for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) training?

The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre professional who works in and around the data centre and who has the responsibility to achieve and improve the availability and manageability of the data centre.

Do you provide training for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP).

Yes we provide corporate training, dedicated training and closed classes for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP). This can take place anywhere in UK including, England, Scotland, Cymru (Wales) or Northern Ireland or live online allowing you to have your teams from across UK or further afield to attend a single training event saving travel and delivery expenses.

What is the duration of the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) program.

The Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) training takes place over 2 day(s), with each day lasting approximately 8 hours including small and lunch breaks to ensure that the delegates get the most out of the day.

Why are Nexus Human the best provider for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP)?
Nexus Human are recognised as one of the best training companies as they and their trainers have won and hold many awards and titles including having previously won the Small Firms Best Trainer award, national training partner of the year for UK on multiple occasions, having trainers in the global top 30 instructor awards in 2012, 2019 and 2021. Nexus Human has also been nominated for the Tech Excellence awards multiple times. Learning Performance institute (LPI) external training provider sponsor 2024.
Is there a discount code for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) training.

Yes, the discount code PENPAL5 is currently available for the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) training. Other discount codes may also be available but only one discount code or special offer can be used for each booking. This discount code is available for companies and individuals.

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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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