Plan and implement a strategic data center audit process. Analyze audit data to verify and baseline the status of the data center and create an action plan to reduce risk and improve the operational capability to support business continuity.
The demand for a data center to run at its optimum capability in both an effective and efficient manner is an essential requirement for a business. This five-day program provides data center professionals with the skills, knowledge and competency to create a strategic plan and undertake a comprehensive audit of data center environments.
Gain an understanding of the importance of acquiring detailed and accurate information concerning the operational capability of the data center facilities. The program details the requirement to continually measure, monitor and collate data to identify the potential areas of risk and the need to make recommendations to improve the availability, resilience and efficiency of a data center. This includes the physical infrastructure (IT, power and cooling), building facilities, asset management, documentation, processes and procedures.
A certified CDCAP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards. During the program, learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.
Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data center sectors.
The Business Needs
Scoping the Audit
Establishing the Audit Process
Performing the Audit
Analysis and Recommendations
Action Plan and Reporting
Measuring and Monitoring Progress
Follow on Actions
Mechanical (Power and Cooling) Audit
IT Infrastructure Audit
Building and Support Services Audit
Asset Management Audit
Process, Procedures and Working Practices Audit
Audit Closure Process
There are a number of group and individual case studies throughout this program.
5 day class requiring pre-class study of approximately 20 hours.
This program is for data center professionals with the technical experience within the varying mission critical environments of a data center wishing to extend their knowledge, skills and certifications in this highly specialized area.
Experience of working within a data center environment is essential; preferably with two years experience in a technical IT or facilities role. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.
Learners are required to undertake pre-class study, which is fully supported by an experienced and dedicated online Tutor. Learners are required to have a webcam enabled laptop or suitable device with unrestricted wireless internet connectivity, the latest internet browser and a suitable application for editing standard office documents such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Demonstrate advanced knowledge and ability to plan and implement a program of data center audits in line with the very latest industry requirements and standards to improve efficiency within the four key constraints of data center environments.
“The CDCAP® program material and information was very extensive, but fully manageable. We covered every bit of the information in detail and with knowledgeable instructors there to answer and discuss all aspects, I felt very “accomplished” upon leaving the program. I have been able to integrate the program materials into my own day-to-day projects and have already seen the benefits. I would recommend this program to both novice and experienced data center professionals.”