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Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)


Master data centre operations with our CDCS (Certified Data Centre Specialist) certification course! Gain expertise in power, cooling, security, and more for efficient management. Enrol now to excel in overseeing critical data centres!



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Virtual or On-site Classroom
Dedicated Training Available
Vendor Aligned Technical Training
3-Day Course
11 Topics
Training On Demand Available

$4,750.00

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INSTRUCTOR LED & ON DEMAND OPTIONS AVAILABLE
CDCS® certification from Upskilled Tech Academy unlocks advanced proficiency in data centre design, operations, and compliance.

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CDCS® (Certified Data Centre Specialist) is an advanced 3-day training offered exclusively through Upskilled Tech Academy, tailored for professionals specializing in data centre design and construction. This course equips participants with advanced engineering calculation skills essential for various components within a data centre facility. Completing CDCS® at Upskilled Tech Academy enables attendees to elevate their competencies, becoming adept counterparts when engaging with suppliers. They gain the capability to scrutinise vendor offers for accuracy, efficacy, and efficiency.
 

CDCS® represents the second step within the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. Prospective participants are required to possess a valid CDCP® certificate to register for the CDCS® course, exclusively offered at Upskilled Tech Academy. Moreover, CDCS® acts as a stepping stone for individuals aspiring to achieve the esteemed CDCE® status.

Who is this training for?

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 high 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.

What will you gain?

Upon completion, participants will harness the capability to:

  • Grasp the data centre design life cycle and its stages.
  • Effectively communicate detailed data centre requirements with vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Validate design plans and offers proposed by vendors/contractors.
  • Understand redundancy levels in data centre design and maintenance.
  • Comprehend various building considerations like bulletproofing, seismic mitigation, fire ratings, and thermal stability.
  • Install raised floors correctly to avoid misalignment, level differences, and leakage.
  • Interpret Single Line Electrical Diagrams to identify and prevent common design issues.
  • Select suitable UPS and parallel configurations while avoiding common installation mistakes.
  • Calculate battery banks and validate configurations to meet requirements.
  • Maintain safety distance to prevent EMF issues for human safety and equipment disturbances.
  • Understand fundamental cooling setups, CFM, Delta-T, and other critical factors.
  • Grasp contamination factors and limitations.
  • Explore fire suppression options, calculate gas content, and verify installations.
  • Measure and enhance data centre energy efficiency.

Course Detail

Unlock advanced opportunities in the data centre field with CDCS® certification from Upskilled Tech Academy. This certification not only builds essential expertise for diverse data centre roles but also acts as a launchpad for specialisation in areas like design/build, operations, or compliance through advanced training.

Delivery Structure and Methods

At Upskilled Tech Academy, the CDCS® course is led by an EPI Certified Instructor, offering a blend of lectures and interactive Q&A sessions tailored to address participants' specific challenges and needs within their working environments. Participants benefit from the instructor's extensive experience, gaining practical problem-solving skills applicable to their roles, thereby adding significant value.

Upskilled Tech Academy provides the CDCS® course through the following methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Virtual Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

These delivery modes ensure flexibility and accessibility, allowing participants to engage either in on-site sessions or virtually, maintaining an interactive and adaptive learning environment.

Exam: Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)

Certification exam voucher is included in this course. Certification exams are administered at the end of the course. Attendees will take a 1.5 hour CDCS® exam. The exam is 60 questions, multiple choice, closed-book. 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®). 

Course Structure

This course will provide in-depth coverage of the following topics:
  • Data Centre Design/Life Cycle Overview
  • Standards and Rating Level Definitions
  • Building Considerations
  • Advanced Raised Floor & Suspended Ceiling
  • Advanced Power
  • Advanced Electro Magnetic Fields
  • Advanced Cooling
  • Advanced Fire Protection
  • Design and Install Scalable Networking Cabling System
  • Environmental Specifications and Contamination Control
  • Data Centre Efficiency
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Entry requirements

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

Payment Options

ILT – Instructor Led Training - $4,750

VILT – Instructor Led Training - $4,750

TOD – Training On Demand - $1,970

Prices mentioned includes GST. Pricing includes course training and exam voucher. Terms and Conditions Apply. Talk to an Upskilled Consultant to know more.

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