€1,950
Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)

Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)

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€1,950

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The course will bring participants to the level of a suitable sparring partner with suppliers.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

The primary audience for this course is an IT, facilities or data centre operations professional working in and around the data centre and having the responsibility to achieve and improve high-availability and manageability of the data centre.

COURSE OUTLINE

1 - DATA CENTRE DESIGN/LIFE CYCLE OVERVIEW

Overview of the phases of a data centre life cycle

Planning, re-alignment and continuous improvement

2 - 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

3 - BUILDING CONSIDERATIONS

Building location considerations

Floor and hanging loads requirements

Fire rating for walls and glass

Blast protection

Bullet proofing

Forced entry protection

4 - 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

5 - 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.

6 - 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

7 - 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 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 fire panel and EPO

Commissioning of air conditioners

Set points and calibration

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

8 - 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

9 - 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

10 - 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

11 - 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

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