Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS)


Course Overview

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 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 - Generators;

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 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, fiber link loss calculator, bonding and grounding requirement Standard for telecommunications labeling 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

Who should attend

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.

Course Objectives

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 oers proposed by vendors/contractors Understand redundancy levels for both the data centre design/setup and maintenance Understand the various building considerations such as bullet proofng, 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 Content

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 Framework. 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.

Preços & Delivery methods

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