Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®)
The course is designed for individuals involved with, or responsible for, the management of an existing data centre or those looking to achieve best practice when designing and implementing these facilities. Suitable for those with experience in the data centre sector, the course covers in-depth issues on a wide range of relevant topics and is consistently updated to reflect the latest trends and developments.
Since it was launched by CNet Training in 2005, the CDCDP® has quickly established itself as the world’s leading designation for data centre professionals, with over 4,000 people having successfully completed the course.
An essential certification for individuals wishing to highlight their expertise and progress their career in the data centre sector, it has been designed by CNet Training’s renowned in-house experts to satisfy the need for skilled personnel who have the highest levels of knowledge and competency.
The CDCDP™ course comprises a comprehensive program that explores and addresses all the various elements associated with designing a data centre – from planning and designing physical infrastructure and electrical power supply to air conditioning and data cabling.
British, European, US and International standards are examined in detail and case studies are used to demonstrate best practice. A comprehensive design exercise leads delegates through the varying steps, milestones and vital decisions that are needed throughout the configuration process.
Continually updated to reflect the key industry developments, the CDCDP® also takes into account the requirements of the latest version of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres’ Energy Efficiency.
What will delegates get out of it?
Delegates will come away with a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of data centre design and how to address them in a variety of situations and applications.
The CDCDP® course is classroom based and led by one of CNet Training’s expert instructors. This program’s duration is 7 days and can be taken as a full program or split into two units that can be taken independently in the following sequence:
This 3 day course covers the essential elements of data centre design including the importance of design project management, scoping the requirement, design strategy, raised access floors, cabinets, power, cooling, earthing and bonding, copper and fibre optic cabling, and cable management. After completing the Core Unit delegates are awarded the CDCD® designation. Learn more…
Advanced Professional Unit
This 4 day course comprises a comprehensive analysis of the four vital elements of data centre design – power, cooling, efficiency and management. After completing the Advanced Professional Unit delegates are awarded the CDCDP™ designation. Learn more…
As well as achieving the prestigious CDCDP® certification delegates will also receive the Level 5 BTEC Advanced Professional Award in Data Centre Design.
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CDCDP® program at a glance
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- What is a Data Centre?
- The Importance of Design Project Management
- Scoping the Requirement
- Raised Access Floors
- Earthing & Bonding
- Cable Containment, Management & Protection
- Delivering the IT Strategy
- Copper Cabling
- Optical Fibre Connectivity
On successful completion of the CDCDP™ Core Unit you will gain:
- Units towards a Level 5 BTEC Advanced Professional Award in Data Centre Design
- Certified Data Centre Design (CDCD®) certification
- CNet Certificate
- BISCI CECs: 19
- Data Centre Power
- Power Review
- Power Basics
- Power to the Data Centre
- Distribution in the Data Centre
- Standby Power
- Design Guidelines
- Data Centre Cooling
- Cooling Review
- Regulatory Climate
- Environmental Parameters
- Collecting the Heat
- Heat Rejection or Reuse
- Data Centre Efficiency
- Energy Use
- How Energy Efficient Are Data Centres?
- Best Practices
- Working Together
- IT Infrastructure & Software
- Power Systems
- Cooling Options
- Data Centre Management
- Overview of Project & Programme
- Managing the Design Process
- Managing the Design Implementation Process
On successful completion of the CDCDP® Advanced Professional Unit you will gain:
- Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) certification
- Level 5 BTEC Advanced Professional Award in Data Centre Design
- CNet Certificate
- BISCI CECs: 26
3 Year Re-certification of the CDCDP®
This cannot commence until after a 24month period has passed holding the CDCDP® credential. You then have a 12month period in which to re-certify. However you can book the re-certification at anytime after a 24 month period has passed of holding the CDCDP® credential.
On successful completion of the CDCDP® Re-certification you will gain:
- Certified Data Centre Design (CDCDP®) re-certification
- CNet Certificate
- BISCI CECs: 40