Program Overview

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.

Student Profile

The program is designed for individuals involved with, or responsible for 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 program covers in-depth issues on a wide range of relevant topics and is consistently updated to reflect the latest trends and developments.

Program Duration

The Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) program is 7 days in duration, however it can be split into two units and taken separately:

The Certified Data Centre Design (CDCD®) – Core Unit is a 3 day unit
The Certified Data Centre Design (CDCDP®) – Professional Unit is a 4 day unit


Experience of working within a Data Centre environment is essential.

Program Requirements

You are required to bring a laptop or tablet device with you.

Program Objectives

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)

Program Dates

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