Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®)

The Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) training course is designed to provide data centre professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the key elements involved in designing a data centre, from site selection to implementation. This certification program covers a range of topics including power and cooling, cabling infrastructure, fire protection, security, and management systems. The course is ideal for professionals involved in the design, build, or operation of data centres, including engineers, architects, project managers, and facility managers. By completing the CDCDP® training, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement efficient, reliable, and scalable data centre infrastructures. The certification also enhances career prospects and demonstrates a commitment to professional development.

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  • 40 Hours Training
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  • 19 May, 2024 / 26 May, 2024
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What is our Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) training all about?

The Certified Data Centre Design Professional training provides participants with a detailed understanding of the design principles and best practices for data centre infrastructure. The course covers a range of topics such as site selection, electrical and mechanical design, raised floor systems, data centre networking, and storage area networks. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of the different types of data centres, including enterprise, colocation, cloud, and hyperscale data centres. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the CDCDP® course also includes practical training and hands-on exercises. This will give participants the opportunity to apply their learning to real-world scenarios and design challenges.  By completing the CDCDP® training, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement efficient, resilient, and scalable data centre infrastructures.


Why is our Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) training essential?

In today's digital age, data centres are critical to the operations of businesses across all industries. Therefore, it is essential to have qualified professionals with specialized knowledge and skills to design and operate data centres effectively. The CDCDP® training provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, principles, and best practices involved in designing data centres. This certification program equips professionals with the necessary skills to design and implement efficient, reliable, and scalable data centre infrastructures. The course also covers emerging technologies and trends in the industry, ensuring that participants remain up-to-date with the latest developments. By completing the CDCDP® training, participants can enhance their career prospects and demonstrate their commitment to professional development. 

Why should companies hire professionals with CDCDP® training?

Professionals with CDCDP® certification demonstrate a commitment to professional development and expertise in data centre design. Certified professionals have the skills and knowledge to design and implement efficient, reliable, and scalable data centre infrastructures. By hiring CDCDP® certified professionals, companies can ensure that their data centres are designed and operated to the highest standards, maximizing reliability, efficiency, and scalability. This, in turn, can lead to increased productivity, cost savings, and improved customer satisfaction. Moreover, CDCDP® certification is recognized globally, providing companies with the confidence that their employees are highly skilled and knowledgeable experts in the field.

Industry Trends

Dubai is a hub for business and technology in the Middle East, with a growing demand for data centres. As a result, there is a high demand for qualified professionals with Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) certification in Dubai.

Market trends

Middle East and Africa is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2020 to 2025, driven by increasing investments in cloud computing, IoT, and big data analytics. This demonstrates the growing demand for data centres in Dubai and the need for qualified professionals with CDCDP® certification to design and operate them.

Salary Trends

Professionals with CDCDP® certification typically earn higher salaries due to their specialized skills and knowledge. According to a survey conducted by Datacenter Dynamics, data centre professionals with certifications earn an average of 20% more than those without certifications. As per the latest salary data from Payscale, the average salary for a Data Center Design professional in Dubai is AED 214,000 per year.


Demand & Opportunities

Dubai's growing digital economy and investments in Cloud Computing, Big Aata, and AI have led to a high demand for Certified Data Centre Design professionals. This demand has created several job opportunities for professionals with specialized skills and knowledge in designing and operating data centres.

Here are a few sought-after job roles that are open for CDCDP® professionals in Dubai:

  1. Data Centre Design Engineers – responsible for designing and planning data centres, including the layout, power and cooling systems, and security measures
  2. Data Centre Operations Managers – responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of data centres, ensuring efficient and reliable performance
  3. Network Engineers – responsible for designing and maintaining the data centre network infrastructure, including switches, routers, firewalls, and load balancers
  4. Cloud Solutions Architects – responsible for designing and implementing cloud-based solutions, including hybrid and multi-cloud environments
  5. IT Security Specialists – responsible for designing and implementing security measures and protocols to protect the data centre infrastructure from cyber threats

Course Outcome

Successful completion of this course will help you to:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of industry best practices in designing data centres
  • Develop design specifications that meet business requirements and comply with relevant standards and regulations
  • Comprehend various data centre standards and regulations
  • Manage and operate data centres, including monitoring and controlling the physical infrastructure, managing security, and ensuring uptime
  • Evaluate and select technologies and vendors for data centre infrastructure, including power and cooling systems, servers, storage, and network equipment
  • Optimize data centre performance, including capacity planning, energy efficiency, and disaster recovery planning

Course Module

  • No specific prerequisites are required
  • Main design considerations
  • Developing a project plan
  • National and international standards
  • Structural and load requirements
  • Recommended floor heights
  • Airflow and sealing
  • Ramps and access
  • Seismic protection
  • Slab floor construction considerations
  • Regulations and codes
  • The meaning of N, N+1, 2(N+1) etc.
  • Power delivery and distribution losses
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) options
  • Generator considerations
  • Power distributions units
  • Power distribution to, and in, a rack
  • Remote Power Panels (RPPs)
  • Emergency Power Off (EPO)
  • Estimating power requirements
  • Data centre equipment
  • Functions and protocols, current and future
  • Data centre connections
  • Cabling requirements
  • Cabling standards
  • Cabling options
  • The impact of 40G and 100G
  • The impact of virtualisation
  • Copper and Optical Fibre Cabling Connectivity
  • Cabling standards
  • Cable standards, 10GBASE-T, CAT6A, Cat 7A & Cat 8
  • Screened vs unscreened cables
  • High density patching
  • Alien crosstalk
  • Local codes and regulations
  • Fire safety plan
  • ASD and detection systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Fire safety cable requirements
  • Security and access control
  • Power consumption trends
  • Energy availability, security and cost
  • Energy challenges facing the data centre
  • Ohm’s law, Joule’s law, the Kirchhoff laws
  • Electrical parameters
  • AC and DC
  • Single phase and three phase
  • Residual currents
  • Harmonics
  • Electrical circuit requirements
  • Switching devices
  • Power factor correction units
  • Automatic and static transfer switches
  • Main, feeder, sub-main circuits
  • Power distribution units
  • Remote power panels
  • Final circuits
  • Cable and fuse sizing
  • Power distribution and associated losses
  • TN-S systems
  • Energy efficiency
  1. Data centre limiting factors
  2. Sources of cooling inefficiencies
  3. Cooling trends
  • Standards, NEBS, ETSI, ASHRAE
  • Operating environment ranges
  • Rate of change
  • ASHRAE psychrometric charts
  • Humidification systems
  • The need for sensors
  • Measuring and monitoring
  • Heat transfer considerations
  • DX systems
  • Chilled water CRAHs
  • Chiller options
  • Adiabatic cooling
  • CWS and CHWS plant
  • Design considerations
  • Free cooling and free - air cooling
  • Commissioning maintenance
  • Planned preventative maintenance
  • Extending the operating envelope
  • Environment zones
  • Accurate IT calculations
  • Energy use in the IT equipment
  • Software and storage considerations
  • Transformation options
  • Energy efficient IT equipment
  • Cooling a cascade system
  • Affinity laws and cooling equation
  • CRAC and CRAH efficiencies
  • Optimising air-side systems & water-side systems
  • DCiE for cooling options
  • Diagnostic and site specific monitoring
  • Design considerations
  • Energy calculations
  • Levels of modelling
  • Modelling tools
  • Sources of guidance
  • Effective v Efficient
  • The DC language barrier
  • The multi-functional team
  • Design for efficiency, operability & flexibility
  • Industry recognised best practices
  • What is to be delivered?
  • What constraints are there?
  • Managing dependencies
  • Managing the tribes
  • Managing conflict
  • Identifying risk
  • Risk and issue management
  • Change management
  • Reporting and communication
  • The data centre stack
  • Types of data centre
  • Identifying key stakeholders
  • Market and political drivers
  • National and international standards
  • Availability and resilience classifications
  • Introduction to availability models (Uptime Tier, TIA 942-B
  • Rating, BICSI Classes & Syska Hennessy Critical Levels)
  • Recommendations for location, size, heights, floor loading, lighting and decor
  • Requirements of a cabinet
  • Security, safety and stabilisation
  • Clearance, accessibility and ventilation
  • Cable management
  • Seismic stability considerations
  • Design specifications
  • National and International standards
  • Basics of air conditioning principles
  • CRAHs and CRACs
  • ASHRAE operational parameters
  • Under floor plenum approach
  • Hot aisle/cold aisle layout principles
  • Hot and cold aisle containment
  • Psychrometric charts
  • Min and max throw distances for under floor air
  • Bypass and recirculation
  • Airflow management
  • Chilled water racks, CO2, free air cooling
  • Earthing & Bonding
  • Applicable standards
  • The terminology of earthing, grounding & bonding
  • Equipotential bonding
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Functional earths
  • The Signal Reference Grid (SRG)
  • Cable Containment, Management & Protection :
  • Applicable standards
  • Separation of power and data cables
  • Administration and labelling
  • Types of conduit, trunking, tray, etc available
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Containment fill ratio
  • Underfloor v overhead containment
  • Cable management, in and to a rack
  • Fire stopping
  • Design for growth management
  • Channel connections
  • Connection topologies
  • Optical connectors, past and present
  • Optical fibre management
  • Types of optical cable
  • Advantages/disadvantages of pre-terminating cables
  • Optical component loss and link power budgets
  • Application link loss
  • Optical testing requirements
  • Pre-terminated cabling
  • Benefits of commissioning
  • Commission process and test sequence
  • Handover process and training
  • Lessons learned
  • Which regulations affect data centres?
  • Environmental regulations and pressures
  • Energy and environmental programs
  • Where does the electricity come from?
  • Electrical supply options
  • Transformers
  • Surge suppression devices
  • Costs of electrical power
  • Types of tariff available
  • Alternate power supply options
  • UPS, components, batteries and redundant systems
  • UPS options and considerations
  • Static and maintenance bypasses
  • Standby generators
  • Which regulations affect data centres?
  • Environmental pressures
  • Cooling efficiency
  • Design considerations & planning redundancy
  • Overview of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Periodic review process
  • Cooling system overview
  • CRACs and CRAHs
  • Maximising existing investment
  • Rack v row options
  • Dynamics and problems of air flow
  • Liquid cooling
  • Comparison of high-density cooling
  • Available cooling options
  • Energy efficiency issues
  • Layers of inefficiency
  • Power system provision
  • Cooling system provision
  • Understanding areas; of improvement
  • Energy use in the data centre
  • DC power train
  • Matching the support to the IT load
  • Transformer efficiencies
  • UPS & motor efficiencies
  • DCiE for modular provisioning
  • Maximising the power factor
  • Measuring and monitoring
  • Infrared inspections
  • Planned electrical safety inspections
  • Implementing data centre electrical efficiency
  • Where and what can we measure?
  • The metric stack
  • Metric characteristics
  • Current industry metrics (PUE, CUE, WUE, ERE, RCI & RTI)
  • Chained value metrics (CADE)
  • Proxy metrics (FVER, DPPE, DCeP)
  • Characteristics of project management
  • Key project processes
  • Identifying and engaging with key stakeholders
  • Setting goals
  • Prioritisation of activities
  • Cornerstones of project management
  • Project charter and specification
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Scope management
  • Float and critical path
  • Human resource management
  • Project integration and work breakdown structure
  • Time and cost management
  • Handover and progressive acceptance

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We, at Learners Point, take immense pride in our teaching methods and instructors. Our instructors are some of the best experts in their fields and employ a practical approach to learning. Many of them are globally recognised and have a diverse set of experience in their field of expertise. You are always sure to have the best in the industry as your teachers who are ready to guide you at every step and make the experience informative yet enjoyable.  Apart from the focus on learning your chosen course, our instructors also encourage students to develop communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary to excel in the practical world.

Our cutting edge teaching methods make every program an immersive and productive experience for the learners. Our learning methods are research-driven and are continuously updated to stay relevant to present times as well as the future. You will enjoy practical applications of everything learned through theory and regular mock examinations to help monitor your progress. Our courses are led by an instructor in a classroom setup and we do offer online high-quality sessions as well for individuals. We also monitor the training sessions with a progress tracker to maintain high standards of instruction & ethics.

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Why Count on Learners Point?

Learners Point Academy in Dubai offers the Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) training course that equips professionals with practical and up-to-date skills for their careers. 

Our course stands out due to several reasons:

  • The course content is practical, up-to-date, and tailored for the real-world, ensuring that professionals receive relevant training
  • We emphasize practical case studies that allow participants to apply their learning to real-world scenarios, preparing them for the challenges they may face on the job
  • Our customized curriculum includes practical assignments that simulate actual work environments, enabling professionals to gain hands-on experience
  • We offer a comprehensive learning experience that includes group sessions and guided learning for maximum effectiveness
  • We provide discreet career guidance services to support professionals in successfully transitioning into new roles


Learners Experience

"I am so glad that I enrolled in the Certified Data Centre Design Professional certification. The course exceeded my expectations, and I feel confident that I can design and manage data centres to the highest standards."

Dolly Bernette

Data Centre Project Manager

"The Certified Data Centre Design Professional program was challenging but rewarding. The skills and knowledge I gained from the course have been invaluable in my work as a data centre architect."

Shakib Vyas

Data Centre Consultant

"I was impressed by the quality of instruction and the depth of knowledge of the instructors in the Certified Data Centre Design Professional program. The course was well-structured and provided a clear understanding of the design principles and best practices for data centres."

Troy Mennie

Data Centre Operations Manager

"I highly recommend the Certified Data Centre Design Professional certification to anyone who is serious about a career in data centre design. The course covers all the essential topics and provides hands-on experience that will give you a competitive edge in the industry."

Julia Wilkinson

Data Centre Architect

"I am thrilled to have completed the Certified Data Centre Design Professional program! The course material was comprehensive and practical, and I now have a solid understanding of how to design and manage data centres effectively."

Jaffer Zazai

Data Centre Design Engineer

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FAQs on Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®)

The CDCDP® certification is a globally recognized credential that demonstrates a professional's knowledge and expertise in designing and operating data centres based on industry best practices and standards. It is important for professionals in the data centre industry as it provides a competitive advantage in the job market and enhances their career prospects.
CDCDP® certification is valuable for employers as it ensures that their data centres are designed and operated based on industry best practices and standards. It also indicates that the certified professional is committed to ongoing learning and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends.
The demand for professionals with CDCDP® certification is high in Dubai, as the city continues to invest heavily in technology infrastructure and data centres. Companies across various industries require skilled professionals to design, operate, and maintain their data centres.
The CDCDP® course is designed for professionals with experience in IT infrastructure, data centres, or related fields. However, there are no formal prerequisites for taking the course.
We offer flexible training programs that cater to diverse learning preferences. You can choose from classroom-based group coaching, personalized one-on-one training, or live and interactive online sessions that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.
Professionals can obtain CDCDP® certification by completing the Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) training course and passing the associated exam. The course covers key aspects of data centre design, including power and cooling, security, and cabling infrastructure.
Yes, the CDCDP® certification is recognized globally as a standard for data centre design professionals. It is endorsed by major industry organizations and is highly valued by employers.
The CDCDP® course provides professionals with practical, up-to-date skills for designing and operating data centres based on industry best practices and standards. It helps professionals to enhance their career prospects, stay competitive in the job market, and improve their earning potential.
Yes, the CDCDP® course includes practical training, such as case studies and assignments, to help professionals apply their learning to real-world scenarios. It also provides a comprehensive learning experience through group sessions and guided learning.
At Learners Point Academy, we have a clear and transparent refund policy. If you withdraw from the course within two days of registration, you can receive a full refund by submitting a written notification. Refunds will be processed within four weeks from the withdrawal date.
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