Certified Data Centre Expert

Certified Data Centre Expert is designed to test candidates on their ability to analyze a business case, perform a technical evaluation for a project plan, and check designs for the implementation of a mission critical Data Centre.

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Course Objectives

After completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Choose an optimum site for mission-critical data centres based on current and future needs
  • Describe all components important for high-availability in a data centre and how to effectively setup the data centre
  • Understand the design lifecycle stages for data centre build projects and the phases involved in project execution
  • Analyse a business case and develop a project brief that is aimed at fulfilling the business resilience, site selection and design requirements for a fit-for-purpose and suitably redundant mission-critical data centre
  • Conduct technical level design reviews for a given set of preliminary design documents and perform a technical compliance audit of a set of final design development documents compliant to TIA standards
  • Understand how to read electrical Single Line Diagrams (SLD) and other related design documents, and be able to detect the most common design mistakes
  • Evaluate product datasheets and discriminate amongst technical specifications and functional requirements for suitability against a set of given design requirements for a given site and business case
  • Correlate equipment specifications to site design constraints, such as room size and space, floor loading capacity, cooling capacity, power quality conditions and maintenance requirements while ensuring equipment selection does not compromise desired tier level compliance
  • Develop Individual Equipment Test (IET) and Integrated Performance Validation Test (IPVT) plans for a mission-critical data centre
  • Develop guidelines and checklists for handover of a mission-critical data centre facility, its architectural, mechanical, electrical, IT elements and documentation
  • Develop retirement plans for decommissioning and handover of an aged mission-critical data centre facility

Course Module

  • Data centre lifecycle stages and phases
  • Exercise: Stage/Phase/Milestone/Document mapping

  • Creation of a SON – Statement Of Need
  • Technology review
  • Conceptual sizing
  • How to calculate for computer room space
  • How to calculate facility space
  • How to calculate incoming power
  • Exercise: Conceptual sizing building and power
  • Analysing capacity of existing facility
  • Analysing investment options
  • Site selection
  • Permits and approvals
  • Exercise: Site selection
  • Conceptual design
  • Budget and project timeline
  • Business case preparation
  • Project delivery structure
  • Project management options
  • Project manager and team

  • OSRA – Operational Systems Requirement Analysis
  • TFRA – Technical Facilities Requirement Analysis
  • Operations and maintenance review
  • RFP – Request For Proposal process
  • Vendor selection

  • Project planning
  • Design development
  • PDR – Preliminary Design Review
  • Equipment selection
  • FDR/V – Final Design Review/Validation
  • Exercise: Full design validation of power, cooling, floor plans, fire suppression
  • Design freeze and LLTI
  • Creation of construction documents
  • BOM/BOQ – Bill Of Material/Bill Of Quantity
  • Exercise: Equipment selection

  • Requirements of purchase orders
  • Shipping terms
  • FWT/FAT – Factory Witness Test/Factory Acceptance Test
  • Sequencing
  • Incoming goods inspection and handling
  • Asset management

  • Temporary essential services
  • Erection of the building
  • Permanent essential services
  • Building inspection
  • Snag list
  • COF – Certificate Of Fitness
  • Module 7
  • - Fit-Out
  • Fit-Out
  • Builders cleaning
  • As-Built Drawings

  • IET – Individual Equipment Test
  • IPVT/IST – Integrated Performance Verification Test/Integrated Systems Test
  • Common mistakes with IET/IPVT
  • Deep cleaning
  • Exercise: IET/IPVT scripting

  • Facility hand-over requirements and documents
  • PCC – Practical Completion Certificate
  • DLP – Defect Liability Period
  • Defect Management
  • ICT Systems Installation
  • ICT Systems Testing
  • Hand-Over/DLP Expiry
  • FCC – Final Completion Certificate

  • Reasons and definitions of retirement
  • Building the business case and project plan
  • Sequencing
  • Transfer of site
  • Demolishing of site
  • Legal matters
  • FCC – Final Completion Certificate

Learning Approch

  • Designed with a focus on real world relevance
  • Real-world case studies
  • Hands-on Assignments
  • Individualized Instructor
  • Career Guidance

Certification (LP Certificate)

Earn a Course Completion Certificate, an official Learners Point credential that confirms that you have successfully completed a course with us.

Certification (KHDA)

Earn a KHDA attested Course Certificate. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods


A certified data centre expert and an articulate networking & technical support professional with hands-on experience in configuring and managing the entire spectrum of functions related to network, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and administration of networks. Extensive experienced in troubleshooting of complex LAN/WAN infrastructure, including routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF & BGP, Data Center/Nexus OS: Lab testing & implementation of protocols including LACP, FEX VPC, VPC+ VDC, Fabricpath, FCOE, Zoning ,LAN, SAN, VRF, NPV, NPIV on Nexus 7K, 5K & 2K series switches, Routing: Static & Dynamic routing, RIP, RIPV2, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, Redistribution, Route Map, Prefix list, Distribute list, subnetting, supernetting, Switching: - VLANS (L2, L3), Tagging, Private VLAN, Native VLAN, ACL’s, VTP, STP (RSTP, MSTP, PVST), Inter-VLAN routing, Stacking, Ether Channel (PAGP & LACP), First Hop Redundancy Protocols – HSRP and VRRP.He is a proficient with LAN/WAN network implementations with excellent customer support, project management, Implementation and documentation skills.He also possess technical competencies in OSI Model, TCP/IP protocol, IP, ARP, TCP, UDP, Ether channel, IP services: ACL, NAT, IP Addressing and sub-netting, NAT, PAT and security filters.


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