Certified Data Centre Professional CDCP® Course Overview

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.

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Port Moresby, Lae or Online
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2 Days
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Group Size:
10 Maximum
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$ 5,200 pp ex. GST

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.


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.


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 Recertification Programme for available options.


CDCP is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

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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
  • – Raised Floor/Suspended Ceiling
  • – Light
  • – Power Infrastructure
  • – Electro Magnetic Fields
  • – Equipment Racks
  • – Cooling Infrastructure
  • – Water Supply
  • – Designing a Scalable Network Infrastructure
  • – Fire Suppression
  • – Data Centre Monitoring
  • – Operational Security and Safety Practices
  • – Labelling
  • – Documentation
  • – Cleaning
  • – Maintenance Contracts/SLA/OLA

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