Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)


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  • Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)
    3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Certified Data Centre Training

    Course Details


    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.


    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.


    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 offers 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, re 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 re suppression options, how to calculate gas content and verify installations
    • Understand how to measure data centre energy eciency and how to improve it


    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 De nitions

    • 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 leveled 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


    • Generator types: Standy/Prime/Continuous
    • Component make up and functions
    • Fuel storage and calculation
    • Paralleling of gen-sets
    • Generator room/area requirements


    UPS Systems;

    • Required speci cations for UPS systems
    • How to read data sheets and select the correct UPS
    • Requirements for parallel con gurations 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  lters 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; ywheel, 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-ow performance impact
    • Rack door construction and the flow performance impact
    • Equipment Delta-T and its impact
    • Optimising air flow
    • 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 re 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 ll ratio, fiber link loss calculator, bonding and grounding requirement
    • Standard for telecommunications labeling and administration


    Environmental Speci cations 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

    Mock Exam

    EXAM: Certified Data Centre Professional


    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.


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