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CDCP (Certified Data Centre Professional) & CDCS (Certified Data Centre Specialist) 5 DAYS

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CDCP (Certified Data Centre Professional) & CDCS (Certified Data Centre Specialist) 5 DAYS


CDCP 2 days (Certified Data Centre Professional) & CDCS 3 days (Certified Data Centre Specialist) (5 Days)

Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP®)

CDCP - Certified Data Centre Professional

This 2-day course is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre. CDCP training will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety etc. to ensure a high-available data centre. CDCP training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.  

CDCP is the first training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework.  

Intended Audience

The primary audience for this CDCP training course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.  

Prerequisites 

There is no specific prerequisite for the CDCP course. However, participants who already have at least one or two years’ experience in a data centre or facilities environment may be best suited. Those with no experience just yet are most welcome to participate.  

Course Benefits

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  



Course Syllabus

The Data Centre, it’s Importance and Causes for Downtime

Data Centre Standards and Best Practices

Data 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 requirement


Light


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

Thermo-graphics


Electro Magnetic Fields


Electrical fields and magnetic fields definitions and units of measurements

Sources of EMF

Effects of EMF on human health and equipment

(H)EMP

Standards

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 Fibre 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


Labelling


Choosing a labelling scheme

Recommended labelling practices

Network labelling


Documentation


How to setup proper documentation

Document management policies and procedures


Cleaning


Cleaning practices for the data centre


MTBF/MTTR


Standards and definitions

Calculation models

The ‘real’ value


Maintenance Contracts/SLA/OLA

EXAM: Certified Data Centre Professional  

Exam

Attendees will take a 1 hour Certified Data Centre Professional exam. The exam is 40 questions, closed book and multiple choice based. The passing mark is 27 out of 40. Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Centre Professional' certificate (CDCP). The CDCP certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Programme for available options.  

Accreditation

CDCP is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)

CDCS - Certified Data Centre Specialist

CDCS is the advance level for Data Centre Professionals and this 3-day course 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 correctness, effectiveness and efficiency.CDCS is the second training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. Participants must hold a valid CDCP certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS class. CDCS itself is a pre-requisite for persons wishing to achieve the CDCE status.  

Intended Audience

The primary audience for this course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manage ability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.  

Prerequisites

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

 

Course Benefits

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


Understand the design life cycle of data centres and the stages involved

Discuss the data centre requirements in great level of detail with vendors, suppliers and contractors to ensure that these requirements are met

Validate design plans, quotes and oprojects proposed by vendors/contractors

Understand redundancy levels for both the data centre design/setup and maintenance

Understand the various building considerations such as bullet proofing, mitigation of seismic activity, fire ratings and thermal stability

Understand how to install a raised floor that meets requirements, avoiding misalignment, level differences and leakage

Understand how to read a Single Line Electrical Diagram to identify and avoid the most common design issues

Choose the correct UPS and parallel configuration, learn and avoid classic parallel installation mistakes

Understand how to calculate battery banks, validate offered configurations to ensure they meet 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


 

Course Syllabus

Data Centre Design/Life Cycle Overview


Overview of the phases of a data centre life cycle

Planning, re-alignment and continuous improvement


Standards and Rating Level Definitions


Rating level history

Difference between Uptime and TIA-942

Rating level definitions

Redundancy options (N+1), 2N, 2(N+1)

Concurrent Maintainability/Compartmentalisation

Example configurations

Substation and feed requirements

Maintenance options

Operational processes guidelines/standards

Skill development


Building Considerations


Building location considerations

Floor and hanging loads requirements

Fire rating for walls and glass

Blast protection

Bullet proofing

Forced entry protection


Advanced Raised Floor & Suspended Ceiling


Raised floor installation guidelines

Techniques to install a proper and levelled raised access floor

Common mistakes

Choosing the right tiles and their locations

Seismic-mitigating floor constructions

Choosing the correct suspended ceiling


Advanced Power

- Power infrastructure layout;


Formulas which you should know for the data centre

Single Line Electrical diagrams; how to read to ensure key components are present for protection

Over current protection devices (MCB/MCCB/VCB/ACB/Fuses) definitions and what to use where

Earth Leakage devices (RCB/RCD/ELCB/GFCI/ALCI/RCBO), definitions and what to use where

Sizing of protective components

Lightning strikes and surge protection devices (TVSS/SPD), how they operate, where to use and how to install

Power cabling and cable run considerations

PDU/DB setup and minimum requirements


- Generators;


Generator types: Standby/Prime/Continuous

Component make up and functions

Fuel storage and calculation

Paralleling of gen-sets

Generator room/area requirements


- UPS Systems;


Required specifications for UPS systems

How to read data sheets and select the correct UPS

Requirements for parallel configurations and avoid pitfalls such as single point of failures

How parallel installation should be done, classic mistakes made by installers and how to avoid these


- Harmonic Filters;


Active/Passive filters and their application


- Battery Banks;


Battery bank terminology

Designing battery banks, how to calculate, and double check the battery bank to be installed

Battery charging pitfalls and ensuring the right charger is being installed and used

Using parallel battery banks; how to properly install them, limitations and risks when using batteries in parallel

How to test batteries correctly and make decisions on cell/block or string replacement

Battery casing choices; ABS, V0, V1, V2

Alternative energy storage; flywheel, re-usable cell, compressed air UPS, etc.


Advanced Electro Magnetic Fields


Sources of EMF

Difference between single, three phase and bus-bar EMF

Options available to measure EMF and how to interpret the results from single-axes and composite measurements

Guidance on safe distance for equipment and humans

Calculation of EMF attenuation factor for shielding material permeability and saturation factors


Advanced Cooling


Important definitions; dry-bulb, wet-bulb, dew-point, RH, sensible and latent heat

Psychometric chart and ASHRAE recommendations

Environmental class definitions and thermal specifications

Temperature/humidity measurements guideline

Heat dissipation methods

Altitude impact on temperature intake to ICT equipment

Floor plan setup for effective cooling

Differences in tile surface and supporting structure and the air-flow performance impact

Rack door construction and the flow performance impact

Equipment Delta-T and its impact

Optimising airflow

Thermal units conversions

Calculations for air volume displacement (CFM/CMH)

Cooling capacity calculations

Air-conditioning selection

De- / humidifying options

Air conditioning efficiency

SHR impact on cost saving

Efficiency indicator

New cooling principle and techniques (Submerged, VSD/VRF/ECF/water- and air side economisers)

Redundancy guidelines for air-conditioners avoiding classic misconceptions and mistakes for meeting ANSI/TIA-942 compliant designs

Installation requirements

Connections to fire panel and EPO

Commissioning of air conditioners

Set points and calibration

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)


Advanced Fire Protection


The fire triangle and elements to stop a fire

Detection systems in detail (VESDA, VIEW, smoke sensors)

Considerations for installation of sensors

Proper testing of smoke sensors

Water based systems i.e. deluge, wet-pipe, dry-pipe, pre-action and why most of them don't work and how to detect this

Details on Inert and Halocarbon systems and how to select the correct system for your data centre

How to calculate the gas content ensuring the appropriate level is installed to suppress the fire including safety considerations

Other requirements for gas systems such as release times, hold times, pipe install requirements and other important factors

Requirements for the fire detection panel

Installation verification, methods, what to check and how

New advanced fire suppression technologies


Design and Install Scalable Networking Cabling System


ANSI/TIA942 cabling structure topology

ToR, EoR Design

Intelligent patching systems

Installation best practice such as routing, bending radius, separation from power, containment fill ratio, fibre link loss calculator, bonding and grounding requirement

Standard for telecommunications labelling and administration


Environmental Specifications and Contamination Control


Acoustic noise effects, regulations, specifications and limits

Data centre contaminations and classifications

Measurements, standards and limits

Preventive measures and avoidance


Data Centre Efficiency


Business drivers to go Green

High-availability or Green?

Green guidelines and standards

How to measure it and what are acceptable numbers compared to the general industry

PUE classes defined by Green Grid and issues with PUE

Techniques for saving energy in all parts of the data centre i.e. application/system level, cooling, power distribution


EXAM: Certified Data Centre Specialist  

Exam

Attendees will take a one and a half hour Certified Data Centre Specialist exam. The exam is 60 questions, closed book and multiple choice based. The passing mark is 45 out of 60. Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Centre Specialist' certificate (CDCS). The CDCS certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Programme for available options.  

Accreditation

CDCS is world-wide accredited by EXIN. 

TERMS &CONDITIONS

 This is a binding contract, please read and understand the terms and conditions before signing as signed booking forms will not be cancelled 10 days after SAVANNAH TELECOM Management has received the registration form.

 1.  Terms of payment:

 In order to secure your registration, payment is due in full upon receipt of invoice. Early registration is vital due to limited workshop space.

 2.  Right of Admission:

 SAVANNAH TELECOM reserves the right to refuse admission to the conference where evidence of full payment cannot be shown.

 3.  Delegate Cancellation:

 Provided the total fee has been settled, substitutions will be at no extra charge up till 7 days before the workshop date. Cancellations must be received in writing (14) days before the workshop in order to obtain a full credit voucher for our future events. Any cancellations received less than 14 days before the date of the conference, the full fee will be payable and no refunds or credit voucher will be given. If a delegate does not cancel and fails to attend the conference, he/she is liable for the full payment and no refund / credit voucher will be issued

 4. SAVANNAH TELECOM Substitutions:

 Please note that speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, however, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such SAVANNAH TELECOM reserves the right to alter /modify the advertised speakers/ topics if necessary and all delegates will be notified as soon as possible.

 5.SAVANNAH TELECOM Cancellation & Postponement:

 In the event that SAVANNAH TELECOM Business Consulting cancels an event, delegate payments at the date of cancellation will be credited to a future SAVANNAH TELECOM conference. This credit will be available for a year from the date of issue. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled conference, the delegate will receive a credit representing payments made towards a future SAVANNAH TELECOM conference & it will be available for 1 year from the date of issue. SAVANNAH TELECOM is not responsible for any loss/damage as a result of a substitution, alteration/cancellation /postponement of a conference 

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