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Certified Data Center Professional Training Course

New for 2024!

When: Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15 from 8:30am to 4:30pm (Lunch included)
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Cost: $2,099, AFCOM Members receive 15% discount*

The CDCP® (Certified Data Center Professional) is a 2-day course is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data center.

CDCP® training will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety etc. to ensure a high-available data center. CDCP® training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.  

CDCP® is the first training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Center Training Framework.

*AFCOM members receive 15% off. To receive this discount, please register for the course and your 15% discount will be applied retroactively within 2 weeks after the event and upon confirmation of your membership status. In order to qualify for the AFCOM discount, an active AFCOM membership would be required at time of registration.

 

Who Should Attend?

The primary audience for the CDCP® course is an IT, Facilities or Data Center Operations professional working in and around the data center (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Center, such as:

  • Data center managers
  • Date center operations
  • Floor/Facility managers
  • Data center engineers
  • Network/system engineers
  • Data center sales/consultants

Course Benefits

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

  • Choose an optimum site for mission-critical data center based on current and future needs
  • Describe all components that are important for highavailability in a data centre and how to effectively setup 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
  • Setup 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
  • Select equipment racks and components suitable for ICT equipment and its cooling requirements
    Select the correct light levels for the various areas of the data center.
  • Select appropriate fire safety/protection controls to detect and suppress potential fire

Certification & Accreditation

Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized 'Certified Data Center Professional' (CDCP®) certificate. The certification exam will be taken at the end of Day 2 of the training course – and be graded immediately. Assuming students meet the pass criteria, there is no post-training activity required.

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.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

How to Register

Cost: $2,099, AFCOM Members receive 15% discount*

You may purchase Pre-Conference Training on its own or as an add-on to the Standard Conference or Data Center BUILD pass. 

The Pre-Conference Training pass includes:

  • Access to Training on Sunday, April 14 & Monday, April 15
  • Access to Expo Hall Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18
  • Continental breakfast, networking luncheons, and refreshment breaks (Sunday, April 14 & Monday, April 15)
  • Networking events such as the Opening Reception, Expo Hall Cocktail Reception, Conference Party, and more!
  • EPI Certification
  • Product Information Talks
  • Keynotes

*AFCOM members receive 15% off. To receive this discount, please register for the course and your 15% discount will be applied retroactively within 2 weeks after the event and upon confirmation of your membership status. In order to qualify for the AFCOM discount, an active AFCOM membership would be required at time of registration.