IT Management

Certified Data Center Specialist (CDCS)

Duration: 3 Days

Language: English class by Certified Instructor from EPI


  • CDCS Manual
  • CDCS Exam Tutorial
  • CDCS Exam (Take exam on the last training day)
  • Attendant Certificate
  • Lunch&Coffee Breaks
  • Certified Data Centre Specialist   

Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)

This is a three-day course designed to bring participants to the level of a suitable sparring partner with suppliers. They will be able to verify offers provided by vendors for correctness, effectiveness and effiiciency. CDCS® is a must-have certification for professional data centre managers and personnel. CDCS® is a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the elite CDCE® (Certified Data Centre Expert) status.


The primary audience for this course is an IT, facilities or data centre operations professional working in and around the data centre and having the responsibility to achieve and improve high-availability and manageability of the data centre.


Participants must hold a valid CDCP® certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS® class.

Delivery Structure

CDCS® is an instructor-led course that uses a combination of lectures and question-and-answer sessions, to discuss participants' specific needs and issues experienced in their own environment. Participants are able to tap into the trainer’s extensive experience to enable them to solve practical problems in their current environment, thus adding tremendous value.


Course Benefits

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

  • Understand the design life cycle of data centres and the stages involved
  • Discuss the data centre requirements in great level of detail with vendors, suppliers and contractors to ensure that these requirements are met
  • Validate design plans, quotes and offers proposed by vendors/contractors
  • Understand redundancy levels for both the data centre design/setup and maintenance
  • Understand the various building considerations such as bullet proofing, mitigation of seismic activity, fire ratings and thermal stability
  • Understand how to install a raised  floor that meets requirements, avoiding misalignment, level differences and leakage
  • Understand how to read a Single Line Electrical Diagram to identify and avoid the most common design issues
  • Choose the correct UPS and parallel configuration, learn and avoid classic parallel installation mistakes
  • Understand how to calculate battery banks, validate offered configurations to ensure they meet requirements
  • Understand what distance to keep to avoid EMF issues for human safety and equipment disturbances
  • Understand the fundamental cooling setup, CFM, Delta-T and other important factors
  • Understand contamination factors and limitations
  • Understand full details of fire suppression options, how to calculate gas content and verify installations
  • Understand how to measure data centre energy effi¬ciency and how to improve it


Course Syllabus

  • Data Centre Design/Life Cycle Overview
  • Standards and Rating Level Definitions
  • Standards and Rating Level Definitions
  • Advanced Raised Floor & Suspended Ceiling
  • Advanced Power
  • Advanced Electro Magnetic Fields
  • Advanced Cooling
  • Advanced Fire Protection
  • Design and Install Scalable Networking Cabling System
  • Data centre contaminations and classifications
  • Mock Exam
  • EXAM : Certified Data Centre Specialist



Certification exams are administered at the end of the last training day by an authorized training partner, either using paper-based or online format, depending on the country in which the course is delivered. The exam is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 60 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 45 correct answers to pass the exam. Online exam results are known immediately and paper-based exam results will be known within one week.



Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Data Centre Specialist’ certificate. The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify.


Global Accreditation & Recognition 

*Silver Authorized Partner: Network Training Center Co., Ltd. (NTC)

  Course Duration

         3 Days

 Price List

          69,000 Baht
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  Available Schedule

19 - 21 Feb 2020
13 - 15 May 2020
19 - 21 Aug 2020
07 - 09 Oct 2020