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Learning Outcome

  • Choosing an optimum site for mission-critical data center based on current and future needs
  • Describe all components that are important for high availability in a data center & how to effectively set up the data center
  • 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 center
  • Review the electrical distribution system to avoid costly downtime
  • Enhance cooling capabilities and efficiency in the data center 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
  • Describe (high-level) data center operational considerations supporting mission-critical environments
  • Set up effective data center 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 center
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Certification & Accreditation

  • Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognised “Certified Data Centre Professional” (CDCP®) certificate.
  • CDCP® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.
  • The CDCP® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.

Key Speakers

Jan Willem Mooren

Jan Willem Mooren

Jan is a Dutch national who is living in Malaysia since 2006 with more than 25 years of experience in ...
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John Sole

John Sole

John is a New Zealand national who has extensive data centre experience in high technology industries such as financial services, ...
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Leo Lee

Leo Lee

Leo Lee is a Hong Kong national with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry ranging from voice systems, ...
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Otto de Roo

Otto de Roo

Otto de Roo is a Dutch national who has over25 years of experience in ICT of which more than 10 ...
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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 Fiber 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 Protection

  • 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

Physical Security and Safety

  • Physical security considerations
  • Physical safety considerations

Auxiliary Systems

  • Data centre monitoring requirements
  • EMS, BMS and DCIM
  • Water leak detection systems
  • Alarm notification

Operational Considerations

  • Service Level Management
  • Organisation
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Monitoring
  • Governance