About this Course

Course Code TPCDCDP-C
Duration 3 Days
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.

The course is designed for individuals involved with, or responsible for, the management of an existing data centre or those looking to achieve best practice when designing and implementing these facilities. Suitable for those with experience in the data centre sector, the course covers in-depth issues on a wide range of relevant topics and is consistently updated to reflect the latest trends and developments.

The CDCDP course comprises a comprehensive program that explores and addresses all the various elements associated with designing a data centre - from planning and designing physical infrastructure and electrical power supply to air conditioning and data cabling.

British, European, US and International standards are examined in detail and case studies are used to demonstrate best practice. A comprehensive design exercise leads delegates through the varying steps, milestones and vital decisions that are needed throughout the configuration process.

Continually updated to reflect the key industry developments, the CDCDP also takes into account the requirements of the latest version of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres' Energy Efficiency.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Delegates will obtain a detailed understanding of best practice of design principles, construction and ongoing management of data centres.


A 3 day core unit covering the essential elements associated with Data Centre Design.

Core Unit breakdown:

  • What is a Data Centre?
  • The Importance of Design Project Management
  • Scoping the Requirement
  • Raised Access Floors
  • Cabinets
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Earthing & Bonding
  • Cable Containment, Management & Protection
  • Delivering the IT Strategy
  • Copper Cabling
  • Optical Fibre Connectivity

On successful completion of the CDCDP™ Core Unit you will gain:

  • Units towards a Level 5 BTEC Advanced Professional Award in Data Centre Design.
  • Certified Data Centre Design (CDCD™) certification
  • CNet Certificate


  • RCDD - 21
  • ITS - 21
  • NTS - 21

3 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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