IT Management

Certified Data Center Expert (CDCE)

Duration  :      5 Days

Language :    Conducted in English by EPI Certified Instructors 

Included :    

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

Certified Data Center Expert (CDCE®)

This is a five-day course designed to prepare participants to analyze a given business case, perform technical evaluation of a project plan and a set of designs for the implementation of a mission-critical data centre. The course also engages participants in product evaluations and demonstrates how to select equipment, develop equipment test scripts (IET) and integrated performance and validation testing (IPVT). CDCE® builds upon knowledge gained in CDCP® and CDCS® courses. Participants who pass the exam will join the industry’s elite data centre project design experts.



The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre professional, who are involved in the design/build, renovation or relocation of a mission-critical data centre.



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


Delivery Structure

CDCE® 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. The CDCE® course is approximately 60% hands-on and 40% lecture. 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:

  • Choose an optimum site for mission-critical data centres based on current and future needs.
  • Describe all components important for high-availability in a data centre and how to effectively setup the data centre.
  • Understand the design lifecycle stages for data centre build projects and the phases involved in project execution.
  • Analyze a business case and develop a project brief that is aimed at fulfilling the business resilience, site selection and design requirements for a  t-for-purpose and suitably redundant mission-critical data centre.
  • Conduct technical level design reviews for a given set of preliminary design documents and perform a technical compliance audit of a set of final design development documents compliant to TIA standards.
  • Understand how to read electrical Single Line Diagrams (SLD) and other related design documents, and be able to detect the most common design mistakes.
  • Evaluate product datasheets and discriminate amongst technical specifications and functional requirements for suitability against a set of given design requirements for a given site and business case.
  • Correlate equipment specifications to site design constraints, such as room size and space, floor loading capacity, cooling capacity, power quality conditions and maintenance requirements while ensuring equipment selection does not compromise desired tier level compliance.
  • Develop Individual Equipment Test (IET) and Integrated Performance Validation Test (IPVT) plans for a mission-critical data centre.
  • Develop guidelines and checklists for handover of a mission-critical data centre facility, its architectural, mechanical, electrical, IT elements and documentation.
  • Develop retirement plans for decommissioning and handover of an aged mission-critical data centre facility.


Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 Data Centre Life Cycle
  • Module 2 Design Preparation
  • Module 3 Design Planning
  • Module 4 Design Development
  • Module 5 Acquire
  • Module 6 Construct
  • Module 7 Fit-Out
  • Module 8 Test & Commissioning
  • Module 9 Hand-Over
  • Module 10 Retirement
  • EXAM : Certified Data Centre Expert



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 in two parts: Part A is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 60 multiple-choice questions. For Part A, the candidate requires a minimum of 45 correct answers to pass the exam. Part B is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 25 open questions. For Part B the candidate needs to obtain a minimum of 75% to pass. 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 Expert’ 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

         5 Days

 Price List

          115,000 Baht
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  Available Schedule

16 - 20 Dec 2019
16 - 20 Mar 2020
07 - 11 Sep 2020