CDCS - Certified Datacentre Specialist

CDCS - Certified Datacentre Specialist

CDCS - Certified Data Centre Specialist

CDCP + CDCS - COMBO OFFER AVAILABLE!!! 

CDCS is the advanced 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 & Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. 

 CDCS Course Outline

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

EXAM: Certified Data Centre Specialist

CDCS 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).
CDCS Prerequisites

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

Date: 10-12 September 2019
Duration: 3 Days
Location: DKP - Dubai
Online Price:AED 7500/- + VAT
AED 7500
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
EXAM: Certified Data Centre Specialist
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