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Red Education is an authorized EPI training center, and we deliver training on the EPI courses.

EPI delivers a wide range of data centre infrastructure services which enables businesses to design, implement, optimize, test, operate and maintain their mission-critical data centre to ensure it meets and exceeds the business expectations.

Foundation Course

Foundation

The EPI data center training courses are certification courses. Designed for data center professionals, they are mapped in the EPI Data Center Training Framework©

Risk Courses

Risk

The EPI data center training courses are certification courses. Designed for data center professionals, they are mapped in the EPI Data Center Training Framework©

Design & Build Courses

Design & Build Courses

The EPI data center training courses are certification courses. Designed for data center professionals, they are mapped in the EPI Data Center Training Framework©

Maintenance & Operations Courses

Maintenance & Operations

The EPI data center training courses are certification courses. Designed for data center professionals, they are mapped in the EPI Data Center Training Framework©

Standards & Compliance Courses

Standards & Compliance

The EPI data center training courses are certification courses. Designed for data center professionals, they are mapped in the EPI Data Center Training Framework©

EPI Data Center Training Framework

Data Center facility infrastructure design, management, operations and compliance to standards play an important role in many organizations. Minimizing, or avoiding downtime and improving efficiency are top priorities and hence being able to rely on educated staff becomes a key factor for data center managers all over the world.

The EPI data center training courses are certification courses. Designed for data center professionals, they are mapped in the EPI Data Center Training Framework©. The framework has a foundation training course and 4 tracks:

  • Foundation
    • Data Center Foundation Certificate (DCFC®)
  • Design / Build
    • Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP®)
    • Certified Data Center Specialist (CDCS®)
    • Certified Data Center Expert (CDCE®)
    • Certified Network Cabling Design Professional (CNCDP®)
  • Maintenance / Operations
    • Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Specialist (CDFOS®)
    • Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM®)
  • Risk
    • Certified Data Center Risk Professional (CDRP®)
    • Certified Data Center Migration Specialist (CDMS®)
  • Standards / Compliance
    • Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant (CTDC®)
    • Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor (CTIA®)
    • Certified TIA-942 External Auditor (CTEA®)

DCFC (Certified Data Centre Professional) Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Data Center Foundation Certificate (DCFC®)

The Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC®) is a 2-day course designed to deliver foundation knowledge about data centre facilities infrastructure. It provides participants with global overview and knowledge on data centres which will be of advantage to the participants who are looking at joining the ranks of professionals working in the data centre, ICT, infrastructure or the mechanical and electrical (M&E) design industries.

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Audience

The audience for this course is anyone who wants to acquire foundation level knowledge on data centre infrastructure. This course is ideally suited for data centre new hires, internal data centre support staff, IT support staff who work in the data centre, helpdesk staff, vendors/suppliers who install/maintain data centre equipment, building maintenance staff including data centre cleaners and other supporting functions, and fresh graduates. This course is also well suited for individuals working in data centre business support functions such as sales/pre-sales, HR, Finance and business administration.

Prerequisites

There is no pre-requisite for this course

Course Benefits

The DCFC® course will prepare participants for entry into the exciting and high-growth data centre industry. It will ensure that participants acquire the required basic knowledge to take on a wide variety of jobs in the data centre industry. It will also provide the required knowledge and skill to further their training into specialised areas on data centre design/build, operations/governance or standards/compliance.

Delivery Structure and Methods

EPI courses are lectured by certified trainers. DCFC® is an instructor-led course that uses a combination of lectures and question-and-answer sessions. Participants are able to tap into the extensive real-world knowledge and experience from the trainers, therefore ensuring that the students are learning skills which are up-to-date and relevant today.

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC®)

Certification exams are administered at the end of the course. The exam is a 60-minute closed-book exam, with 40 multiple-choice questions taken online. The candidate requires a minimum of 24 correct answers to pass the exam. Exam results are known immediately and an online certificate will be presented in the student portal.

Certification & Accreditation

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official Data Centre Foundation Certificate. The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify.

DCFC® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

EPI Data Center Training Courses

CDCP (Certified Data Centre Professional) Sneak Peek Webinar

Course Overview

Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP®)

The CDCP® (Certified Data Centre Professional) is a 2-day course is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre.

CDCP® training will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety etc. to ensure a high-available data centre. CDCP® training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.

CDCP® is the first training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework.

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Audience

The primary audience for the CDCP® course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.

Prerequisites

There is no specifc prerequisite for the CDCP® course. However, participants who already have at least one or two years’ experience in a data centre or facilities environment may be best suited. Those with no experience just yet are most welcome to participate.

Course Benefits

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

  • Choose an optimum site for mission-critical data centre based on current and future needs
  • Describe all components that are important for highavailability in a data centre and how to effectively setup the data centre
  • Name and apply the various industry standards
  • Describe the various technologies for UPS, fire suppression, cooling, monitoring systems, cabling standards, etc, and to select and apply them effectively to cost-efficiently enhance the high-availability of the data centre.
  • Review the electrical distribution system to avoid costly downtime
  • Enhance cooling capabilities and efficiency in the data centre by using existing and new techniques and technologies for the increased cooling requirements of the future
  • Design a highly reliable and scalable network architecture and learn how to ensure installers apply proper testing techniques
  • Describe (high-level) data centre operational considerations supporting mission-critical environments
  • Setup effective data centre monitoring ensuring the right people get the right message
  • Ensure proper security measures, both procedural and technical, are established to safeguard your company’s valuable information in the data centre

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CDCP® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CDCP® course available in the following delivery methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP®)

Attendees will take a 1-hour CDCP® exam. The exam is 40 questions, multiple-choice, closed-book. The passing mark is 27 out of 40.

Certification & Accreditation

Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized ‘Certified Data Centre Professional’ (CDCP®) certificate.

CDCP® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

The CDCP® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

CDCS (Certified Data Centre Specialist) Course Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)

CDCS® (Certified Data Centre Specialist) is a 3-day advance level for training data centre design/build professionals.  The CDCS® course will cover engineering calculations on the various components in a data centre facility.  CDCS® will further increase attendees’ competences to a level of a compatible sparring partner with suppliers and verify offers provided by vendors for correctness, effectiveness and efficiency.

CDCS® is the second training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. Participants must hold a valid CDCP® certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS® class. CDCS itself is a pre-requisite for persons wishing to achieve the CDCE® status.

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Audience

The primary audience for this course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve high availability and manageability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers, data centre sales/consultants.

Prerequisites

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

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 proofng, 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 efficiency and how to improve it

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CDCS® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CDCS® course available in the following delivery methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS®)

Attendees will take a 1.5 hour CDCS® exam. The exam is 60 questions, multiple choice, closed-book. The passing mark is 45 out of 60.

Certification & Accreditation

Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized ‘Certified Data Centre Specialist’ certificate (CDCS®).

CDCS® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

The CDCS® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

CDCE (Certified Data Centre Expert) Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Certified Data Centre Expert (CDCE®)

CDCE® is the premier certification for data centre professionals in the data centre design/build and related fields. This 5-day course is designed to prepare participants to analyse a given business case and perform technical evaluation for 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 and 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.

CDCE® is the highest level training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. Participants must hold a valid CDCS certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCE class.

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Audience

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.

Prerequisites

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

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.
  • Analyse a business case and develop a project brief that is aimed at fulfilling the business resilience, site selection and design requirements for a fit-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.

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CDCE® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CDCE® course available in the following delivery formats:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training

Exam

Exam: Certified Data Centre Expert (CDCE®)

The CDCE® 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.

Certification & Accreditation

CDCE® is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

Attendees who pass the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognised ‘Certified Data Centre Expert’ certificate (CDCE®).

The CDCE® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

CNCDP (Certified Network Cabling Design Professional) Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Data Center Foundation Certificate (DCFC®)

With few exceptions, enterprises today rely on IT for the delivery of business-critical services – often directly to the end consumer. It is therefore vital that the mission-critical data centre is designed, maintained and operated with high-availability and efficiency in mind. Among all the facilities, network cabling is the foundation for the network and one of the major contributors to the availability of the data center.

CNCDP® is a 2-day course designed to expose participants to in-depth knowledge in designing and installing the data network cabling system which includes key subject matters such as; technical standards, designing of different cabling sub-systems, calculation of material requirements, architecture, installation, testing and acceptance.

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Audience

The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre professional, consultant and/or those who work in network cabling system design, implementation and operation.

Prerequisites

There is no specific prerequisite for the CNCDP® course. However, participants who already have at least one or two years’ experience in a IT, data centre or facilities environment may be best suited. Those with no experience just yet are most welcome to participate.

Course Benefits

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

  • Understand the various standards for network cabling systems, the models and how to apply these to the network design.
  • Design the user cabling and patching system for commercial buildings.
  • Design the network cabling and patching system for data centres.
  • Design the backbones for both indoor and outdoor cabling.
  • Select the proper cabling containment/ pathways for network installations.
  • Apply the correct installation practices and avoid common mistakes.
  • Define the right testing criteria and methods for copper and fiber systems

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CNCDP® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using a combination of lectures and question-and-answer sessions to discuss participants’ specific needs and challenges experienced in their own aa environments. Participants are able to tap into the extensive experience of the trainer enabling them to validate and improve their own environments thus adding tremendous business value. CNCDP® course is available in the following delivery methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Certified Network Cabling Design Professional (CNCDP®)

The exam is a 60-minute closed book exam, with 40 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 27 correct answers to pass the exam.

Certification & Accreditation

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Network Cabling Design Professional’ certificate. CNCDP® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify. Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

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Course Overview

Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Specialist (CDFOS®)

Data centre facilities operations management have proven to be the key differentiator between a data centre that is performing well or badly. The old believe that a fully redundant data centre facility will save the day is no longer true as many research outcomes have revealed that the majority of downtime is caused by the human factor. Policies, processes, procedures and work instructions should be carefully developed, ideally following relevant standards, to ensure an effcient and effective data centre operations which are also compliant to the required regulations.

The CDFOS® (Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Specialist) course is a three-day course which will enable participants to fully understand the requirements of running the day-to-day operations of a mission critical data centre. Participants will gain all the required competences for running the daily operations, understand which processes should be in place, and the critical elements of those processes and how to execute them. The course is fully aligned with the DCOS® (Data Centre Operations Standard).

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Audience

The primary audience for this course is anyone who works in and around IT, facilities or data centre operations and needs to understand and improve the daily operations including important processes such as lock-out/tag-out, the right process for installing/de-installing equipment, safety procedures, capacity management and much more.

Prerequisites

It is advisable for the participants to have some experience in data centre operations although it is not required. It is highly recommended to attend the DCFC®/CDCP® course before attending the CDFOS® course.

Course Benefits

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

  • Implement and support requirements for Service Level Management
  • Practice safety aspects
  • Maintain the security of the physical data centre facility
  • Coordinate and supervise data centre facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Provide service management for data centre services
  • Operate the data centre making use of floor-, capacity and equipment life cycle management
  • Monitor and report on data centre availability, capacity and capability
  • Manage and implement basic data centre projects
  • Manage and support the document life cycle
  • Improve the overall efficiency of the data centre contributing to cost saving operations

Delivery Structure and Methods

EPI courses are lectured by certified trainers. CDFOS® 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 their trainer’s extensive experience to enable them to solve practical problems in their current environment, thus adding tremendous value.

The CDFOS® course is available in the following delivery formats:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Specialist (CDFOS®)

Certification exams are administered at the end of the course. The exam is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 60 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 42 correct answers to pass the exam. Online exam results are known immediately and paper-based exam results will be known within one week.

Certification & Accreditation

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Specialist’ certificate. The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify. Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

CDFOS® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

CDFOM (Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Manager) Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM®)

Managing the facilities of today’s high-end and high-availability data centers is an extremely demanding and complex task which is often underestimated. There is often very little appreciation and understanding of the complexities of managing today’s mission-critical data centers where downtime is not an option, especially since many of the data centers are operating at, or near, their design limits. Operations management at the facilities layer makes all the difference. Even a data center designed to the highest redundancy level as per the ANSI/TIA-942 standard could still experience many unscheduled downtime events due to poor planning, operations, maintenance and management processes.

The CDFOM® (Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager) course is a three-day course which will enable data center managers to gain in-depth knowledge of managing data center operations from planning to monitoring and reporting. This course breaks down the complexity of managing a mission-critical high-availability data center facility into manageable and systematic processes. Not only are the topics covered based on international standards, the course includes best-practises by seasoned data center professionals with many years’ experience managing global data center facilities. The CDFOM® is an intensive course packed with a lot of information which brings tremendous value to the participants, enabling them to improve the operations of their data center. The course is fully aligned with the DCOS® (Data Center Operations Standard).

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Audience

The primary audience for this course is someone who works, or has ambition to work, in a leadership role in data center operations such as a data center facilities manager, data center operations manager, who has the responsibility to achieve and improve the high-availability and manageability of the data center operations.

Prerequisites

It is advisable for the participants to have some experience in data center operations although it is not required. It is highly recommended to attend the DCFC®/CDCP® course before attending the CDFOM® course.

Course Benefits

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

  • Perform the needs analysis translating business requirements to data center services
  • Set-up and manage the data center operations team
  • Implement and monitor safety- and security practices
  • Identify a suitable maintenance program for the data center facility and its equipment
  • Select the appropriate policies and procedures required for data center operations
  • Monitor the data center availability, capacity and capability
  • Manage and implement basic data center projects
  • Set-up and implement an environmental sustainability program
  • Select an appropriate back-up site to support organizational resilience
  • Identify and respond to risk in the data center
  • Manage and support the document life cycle
  • Create a basic budget proposal
  • Select and manage vendors and measure their performance
  • Manage data center assets

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CDFOM® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CDFOM® course available in the following delivery formats:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM®)

Certification exams are administered at the end of the course. The exam is a 90-minute closed book exam, with 60 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 42 correct answers to pass the exam. Online exam results are known immediately and paper-based exam results will be known within one week.

Certification & Accreditation

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager’ certificate. The certification is valid for three years after which the student needs to re-certify. Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

CDFOM® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

Course Overview

Certified Data Centre Risk Professional (CDRP®)

The CDRP® is a 2-day course is designed to expose attendants to the overall risk management process. Focus is on both the data centre infrastructure and the physical data centre facility and equipment; the attendant will learn how to identify and quantify risk in their organization, creating the ability to reduce the risk to a level acceptable for the organization. The course is based on international standards (ISO/IEC27001:2005) and guidelines (ISO/IEC27005:2011, NIST800-30, ISO/IEC31000) and will additionally prepare the candidate being able to take part and assist in corporate certification processes that may apply.

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Audience

The primary audience for this course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the data centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, IT managers, Information security managers, Security professionals, Auditors / Risk Managers / Professionals responsible for IT/corporate governance.

Prerequisites

There is no specific prerequisite for the CDRP® course. However, participants who have at least three years’ experience in a data centre and/or IT infrastructures will be best suited. This experience may come from a business or IT background where the participant has knowledge of both environments, and understands the mission of their organisation. Attendance of CDCP® is beneficial but not a requirement.

Course Benefits

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

  • Understand the different standards and methodologies for risk management and assessment
  • Establish the required project team for risk management
  • Perform the risk assessment, identifying current threats, vulnerabilities and the potential impact based on customised threat catalogues
  • Report on the current risk level of the data centre both quantitative and qualitative
  • Anticipate and minimise potential financial impacts
  • Understand the options for handling risk
  • Continuously monitor and review the status of risk present in the data centre
  • Reduce the frequency and magnitude of incidents
  • Detect and respond to events when they occur
  • Meet regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Support certification processes such as ISO/IEC 27001
  • Support overall corporate and IT governance

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CDRP® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CDRP® course available in the following delivery methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified Data Centre Risk Professional (CDRP®)

Attendees will take a 1 hour CDRP® exam. The exam is 40 questions, closed book and multiple choice based. The passing mark is 27 out of 40.

Certification & Accreditation

Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized ‘Certified Data Centre Risk Professional’ certificate (CDRP®).

CDRP® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

The CDRP® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

CDMS (Certified Data Center Migration Specialist) Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist (CDMS®)

The CDMS® is a 2-day course is designed to expose participants to a step-by-step methodology which will enable them to reduce the risks involved when undertaking a data centre migration. It will also give participants a lot of valuable practical hints and tips by trainers having extensive experience in moving and consolidating mission critical data centre.

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Audience

The primary audience is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data Centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/ facilitators) and having to deal with Data Centre Migration Projects and/or Data Centre Strategies, such as: Project Managers, Data Centre managers, Operations/ Floor /Facility managers, IT managers, Network/System Engineers, Data Centre Sales/Consultants, Logistic Managers.

Prerequisites

There is no specific prerequisite for the CDMS® course. However, participants who have actual experience in the data centre and/or IT infrastructures are best suited. Attendance of the CDCP® course is recommended but not a requirement.

Course Benefits

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

  • Develop and review their data centre strategy
  • Use different risk assessment methodologies together with practical tips specifically for data centre migrations to reduce the risk during a data centre migration
  • Understand different migration strategies
  • Understand the legal aspects when migrating a data centre
  • Understand the importance of Business Service Reviews and Service Level Objectives
  • Size and design the target data centre
  • Understand the importance of detailed discovery and how dependencies influence migration waves
  • Understand the safety requirements during migration
  • Get lots of practical tips when moving to another data centre

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CDMS® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CDMS® course available in the following delivery methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist (CDMS®)

The CDMS® exam is a one hour, 40 questions, multiple choice and closed book exam. The attendee need to have 27 out of 40 questions correct in order to pass the exam.

The CDMS certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

Certification & Accreditation

Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized ‘Certified Data Migration Specialist’ certificate (CDMS®).

CDMS® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

The CDMS® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

CTDC (Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant) Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant (CTDC®)

In three-day CTDC® course, the participant will learn how to design an ANSI/TIA-942 compliant data centre. It will provide a clear understanding of the requirements of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard and possible implementation variations. This course is well suited for all types of data centres, be it enterprise data centres or multi-tenant, third party data centres such as co-location, managed services and cloud service providers.

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Audience

The primary audience for this course are professionals involved with designing, building, maintaining and operating mission critical data centres and those who wish to attend the CTIA® (Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor) course.

Prerequisites

Participants must possess a valid data centre training certificate such as CDCP®  or any other approved equivalent. Please submit a copy of your certificate for verification upon registration for the CTDC® course.

Course Benefits

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

  • Learn to properly comprehend and apply the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard requirements and guidelines
  • Understand the proper intent of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard to avoid both over- and/or under-investment
  • Align the selection of redundancy levels and infrastructure investments to the business requirements.
  • Understand the criteria and requirements for a high-availability data centre design and how to effectively establish the data centre from the perspective of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard
  • Understand how the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard relates to various worldwide standards

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CTDC®  course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CTDC®  course available in the following delivery methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant (CTDC®)

The CTDC® exam is a 90 minutes closed-book certification exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must achieve a minimum of 50 correct answers to pass the exam.

Certification & Accreditation

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certi­fied TIA-942 Design Consultant’ certificate.  The CTDC® certificate is issued for the ANSI/TIA-942 version current at the time, which the candidate tested for.  The certificate itself does not expire and stays relevant only for the stated ANSI/TIA-942 version.

CTDC® is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

CTIA (Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor) Sneak Peek

Course Overview

Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor (CTIA®)

The CTIA® course is a 2-day intensive course builds further on the technical understanding of the standard acquired in the CTDC® (Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant)course. It enables participants to develop skills and knowledge to conduct an internal audit program by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques which are aligned with the ISO-19011 auditing guideline.

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Audience

The primary audiences for this course are quality directors and quality assurance managers, managers responsible for the governance of an enterprise and management of its risks, technical experts, project managers and consultants, internal auditors, compliance officers and virtually anybody involved in ANSI/TIA-942 compliance certification related projects either from an end-user or vendor perspective.

Prerequisites

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

Course Benefits

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

  • Prepare the organisation for an audit according to ANSI/TIA-942 including preparation of the required documents, resource planning and management of the audit process itself
  • Conduct an internal audit according to ANSI/TIA-942 following ISO-19011 guidelines
  • Facilitate and support the external audit to ANSI/TIA-942
  • Manage the post-audit process with respect to CAR (Corrective Action Reports), gap closing and final certification
  • Facilitate surveillance and recertification audits

Delivery Structure and Methods

The CTIA® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using 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.

CTIA® course available in the following delivery methods:

  • ILT – Instructor Led Training
  • VILT – Instructor Led Training
  • TOD – Training On Demand

Exam

Exam: Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor (CTIA®)

The CTIA® exam is a 60 minutes closed-book certification exam consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must achieve a minimum of 32 correct answers to pass the exam.

Certification & Accreditation

Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certi­fied TIA-942 Internal Auditor’ certifi­cate.  The CTIA® certificate is issued for the ANSI/TIA-942 version current at the time, which the candidate tested for.  The certificate itself does not expire and stays relevant only for the stated ANSI/TIA-942 version.

CTIA® is world-wide accredited by EXIN.

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