Special Notices

It is essential that you bring a device with wireless capability, and unrestricted access to the internet as the program is delivered via an online learning management system. The log in process will be explained at the start of your program. The recommended web browser is Internet Explorer 11 but the system supports all web browsers. The program content also requires a PDF reader, adobe flash player and Microsoft word and excel.


Gain unparalleled knowledge, skills and competency to manage the complex technical environments of a data centre facility and the ability to optimise its effectiveness by driving efficiencies. Create a credible business strategy and apply strong leadership to maximise the operational capability of the data centre whilst continuing to meet the on-going demands of the business.
The five-day Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®) is a comprehensive program that investigates the functionality of all elements of a data centre facility and the relationships and dependencies between them, with a focus on maintaining consistent reliability, security and integrity of data and the availability of service.
Opening with a solid grounding in the basic design principles, the program progresses to provide an overview of the physical infrastructure elements, through to an understanding of the project management methodology required to deliver complex data centre projects. It also explores the efficient management of the often conflicting operational and maintenance demands required of the data centre plant to continuously deliver the business needs. The challenges of regulatory compliance, data centre strategies and audit demands are also thoroughly examined. Real-life case studies are used to demonstrate putting theory into practice.
A certified CDCMP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards. During the program, learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.
Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data centre sectors.
The CDCMP® program is classroom-based and led by one of CNet’s expert Instructors and is also available via remote attendance.


Experience of working within a data centre environment is essential; preferably with two years experience in a technical IT or operations role. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

Program Requirements

Learners are required to undertake pre-class study, which is fully supported by an experienced and dedicated online Tutor. Learners are also required to bring a webcam enabled laptop or suitable device with unrestricted wireless internet connectivity, the latest internet browser and suitable applications for reading/annotating PDFs and editing standard office documents.

Delegates will learn how to

Upon completion, successful learners will have an unrivalled knowledge of how to effectively manage a data centre environment to optimise its effectiveness in a more efficient manner whilst meeting the strategic operational demands of the business.


What is a Data Centre?
Data centre definition
Data centre options
Business demands
Growth and demand challenges
Understanding Basic Design Principles
Identifying the business need
Building a business case
National and international standards
Site and building considerations
Tier Levels
Criticality and availability
Determining data centre capacities
Physical Infrastructure
Power Infrastructure
Static and automatic transfer switches
Measuring and monitoring
Cooling infrastructure
Cooling management options
Cable infrastructure considerations
IT systems & services
Storage management
IT security
Access & security
Implementing Data Centre Projects
Business case
The project cycle
Prioritisation of activities
Triple constraints
Customer value
Quantitative risk analysis
Rolling wave planning
Change management
Managing the Data Centre
Regulations, standards, processes
Service management frameworks
Service life cycles
Processes and procedures
- Moves, adds, changes
- Energy efficiency
- System availability
- Decommissioning
Transformation programs
- Consolidation
- Virtualisation
- Cloud computing
- Relocation
Data Centre Facility Management
- Facility operations
- Building Management Systems (BMS)
- Fire safety compliance
- Fire suppression
Core Program Review
The data centre stack
The key constraints (power, cooling, space and IT connectivity)
System availability
Efficiency metrics
Importance of commissioning
Importance of capacity management
Managing initial design principles
Management of Processes
Introduction to ITIL
DCO & FM framework
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
RACI matrices
Management of People
Appreciation of different skill-sets
Creating a multi-disciplinary team
Constructing a data centre team
Management of Plant
Management of plant overview
Power management
IT environment management
Cooling management
Energy Efficiency
Understanding what is attainable and prioritisation
Efficiency demands
Efficiency measures
Validation of processes and procedures
Management of Services
Management of SLAs
Data Centre service management
Automated tools
Activity planning
Business Strategy
Data centre strategic context
Strategic planning
Drivers for the business & IT strategies
The impact on the data centre
Aligning IT with the business strategy
IT Strategy
The link between business and data centres
IT strategy framework
Portfolio management
Execution plan
Supporting Strategies
Strategic planning processes and techniques
Supporting strategy examples
- Power continuity
- Cooling continuity
- Finance
- Fire safety
- Security & access control
- Business continuity of disaster recover
- Cleaning
Legislation & Regulations
Data Protection
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Computer Misuse Act
Freedom of Information Act
Cloud service provider legislation
Electricity regulations
Electricity at work regulations, national electrical code
Building and Regulations
Health & safety
Environmental legislation
Codes of Practice
EU code of conduct
Green Grid maturity model
Standards & Accreditations
National and international standards
- Uptime Institute
- Certified Energy Efficient Datacentre Award (CEEDA)
- Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
- ISO 50001 & 14001
The Audit Process
What is an audit?
Defining the business requirement
What should be audited?
Audit outcomes
Potential risk evaluation
Auditing the Data Centre Physical
Audit guidance
Site specific activities
Evaluating the key environments
Commissioning cycle
Functional testing
Trend analysis
Recommended practices
Performance Audits
Current industry metrics
Modelling calculations
Bin analysis
Environmental Audits
The need to measure & monitor
Site specific monitoring
Energy use and monitoring
Asset Management
Areas of asset management
Asset management strategy and life cycle
Asset management tools
Professional Program Review
We will use several group and individual case studies throughout this programme to show how the theory can be mapped across to real-life practice.
There are a number of group and individual management based case studies throughout this program.