About this Course

Duration 4 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.

Learn how to scope, plan and implement a Data Centre design to meet the ever expanding demands of today's business environment. Utilising current industry best practices and applicable standards across the key Data Centre infrastructures.

The Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCDP®) program is proven to be an essential certification for individuals wishing to highlight their expertise and progress their career within the Data Centre sector.

The program has a comprehensive agenda that explores and addresses the key elements associated with designing a Data Centre. It teaches industry best practice principles for the design, construction and operation of computer rooms and Data Centre facilities. The program also breaks down and addresses the requirements of a successful design to meet the business needs incorporating the key infrastructure elements of the physical infrastructure, electrical distribution systems, air-conditioning, data cabling and building support systems. It concludes with a comprehensive case study exercise that leads delegates through the design steps from initiation to commission, covering the business decisions, design scope and implementation phases that need to be addressed throughout the design configuration process.

Industry best practices are achieved by bringing together the direction and guidance from British, European, US and International standards. The CDCDP® program content is continually updated to reflect the current Data Centre industry design practices and supporting technology.

The CDCDP® program is a classroom based and led by one of CNet Training's expert instructors.

The program will prove beneficial for those professionals already working and implementing design projects within a Data Centre facility or those looking to move into the Data Centre environment from IT, network, data cabling or facilities management backgrounds.

Delegates will learn how to

Students gain a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of Data Centre design and how to address them in a variety of situations and applications.

You will also gain the following:

  • Official Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) certification
  • Inernationally and industry recognised Level 5 BTEC Professional Award
  • Use of a post nominal letters after your name e.g. Martin Smith CDCDP
  • Use of the CDCDP® logo
  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)


A 4 day Advanced Professional Unit covering the vital elements of Data Centre Design.

Advanced Professional Unit breakdown:

Data Centre Power

  • Power Review
  • Regulation
  • Power Basics
  • Power to the Data Centre
  • Distribution in the Data Centre
  • Standby Power
  • Design Guidelines

Data Centre Cooling

  • Cooling Review
  • Regulatory Climate
  • Environmental Parameters
  • Collecting the Heat
  • Heat Rejection or Reuse

Data Centre Efficiency

  • Energy Use
  • Metrics
  • How Energy Efficient Are Data Centres?
  • Best Practices
  • Working Together
  • IT Infrastructure & Software
  • Power Systems
  • Cooling Options

Data Centre Management

  • Overview of Project & Programme
  • Managing the Design Process
  • Managing the Design Implementation Process

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

  • Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP™) certification
  • Level 5 BTEC Advanced Professional Award in Data Centre Design
  • CNet Certificate


  • RCDD - 24
  • ITS - 24
  • NTS - 24

4 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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