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

Start Date:
Nov 5, 2018
Finish date:
Nov 9, 2018
Last Revised:
Aug 27, 2018
Code:
CDCP01 & CDCS01
Price:
3700.00 USD
Location:
Cresta Jameson Hotel, 21 Samora Machel, Harare, Zimbabwe
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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 FrameworkParticipants 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. 

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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.

 

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

 

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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

 

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