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With few exceptions, enterprises today rely on IT for the delivery of business-critical services - often directly to the end consumer. It is therefore vital that the mission critical data centre is designed, maintained and operated with hi-availability and efficiency in mind. Fact is however that most Data Centre's do not meet the full availability, capacity, safety or e¬fficiency requirements often demanded. The ever changing technologies put even more pressure on data centre managers along with the ever faster pace at which these changes are required.

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

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentations, discussions and practical exercises

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to :

· Choose an optimum site for mission critical Data

· Centre’s based on current and future needs

· Describe all components important for hi-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, re suppression, cooling, monitoring systems, cabling standards, etc. and how to choose and apply them effectively to enhance the hi-availability of the Data

· Centre at minimum cost

· Review the electrical distribution system to avoid costly downtime

· Enhance cooling capabilities and e¬fficiency 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 apply proper testing techniques

· Create e effective maintenance contracts with equipment suppliers ensuring the best “bang for the buck”

· Setup e 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


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Selecting appropriate sites and buildings and how to avoid pitfalls

Various components of an e effective data centre and supporting facilities setup

Applicable standards Uniform, concentrated and rolling load definitions

Signal Reference Grid, grounding of racks

Disability act and regulations

Suspended ceiling usage and requirements


Light fixtures types and placement

Emergency light, EPS

Power infrastructure layout from generation to rack level

ATS and STS systems

Redundancy levels and techniques

Three phase and single phase usage

Power distribution option within the computer room

Power cabling versus bus bar trunking

Bonding versus grounding, isolation transformers and Common Mode Noise

Form factors and IP-protection grades

Power quality guidelines

Real power versus apparent power

How to size and calculate load in the Data Centre


Static and dynamic UPS systems and criteria to use the correct one for the correct application

Battery types and making the right selection and testing


Sources of EMF

Electrical fields and magnetic fields definitions

Effects of EMF on human health and equipment



EMF shielding solutions

Cooling trends and requirements for the current and future set-up

Cooling units and conversion rates

Sensible and latent heat definitions

Difference between comfort and precision cooling and its impact on energy efficiency

Overview of different air conditioner techniques

Techniques to increase effectiveness and effi¬ciency of cooling in the computer room

High density cooling techniques and common mistakes

Importance of water supply and application areas

Backup water supply techniques

Cabling hierarchy

Cable characteristics

Determining connectivity requirements

Network redundancy

Building-to-building connectivity

Recommended installation practices

Testing and verifying structured cabling

Network monitoring system requirements

  • Standards for fire suppression
  • Detection systems
  • Various fire suppression techniques and systems, their benefits and disadvantages
  • Signage and safety
  • Regulatory requirements and best practices
  • How to ensure that your fire suppression is working

Data Centre monitoring requirements

EMS versus BMS

Water leak detection systems

Notification options and considerations

Data Centre security layers

Physical, infrastructure and organizational security

Safety measures and essential signage

Choosing a labelling scheme

Recommended labelling practices

Network labeling

How to setup proper documentation

Document management policies and procedures

Cleaning practices for the Data Centre

Standards and definitions


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