Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant (CTDC®)

Course code: CTDCEPI

In the 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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Starting date: Individual

Type: Virtual

Course duration: 3 days

Language: en

Price without VAT: 1 790 EUR

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Target group

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.

Course structure

Introduction to Data Centre Facilities

About the ANSI/TIA-942

  • Life of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard
  • Relation to other standards
  • Architectural
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Telecommunication
  • Areas under scope
  • High level redundancy definitions
  • Redundancy options (N, N+1 etc.)
  • Fault tolerant
  • Concurrent maintainability
  • Compartmentalisation
  • Examples of redundancy levels

Data Centre Space Planning

Data Centre Topologies

Recommendations for Energy Efficiency

Architectural

  • Site selection
  • Parking
  • Multi-tenant building
  • Building construction
  • Vapor barrier
  • Roofing
  • Floor loading
  • Raised flooring
  • Suspended/drop ceiling
  • Hanging load
  • Seismic

Building Security & Safety

  • Security
  • CCTV
  • Staffing
  • Bullet/ballistic proofing
  • Lighting
  • Safety
    – Signage

Building and Room Access

  • Security checkpoints
  • Entry lobby
  • Doors and windows
  • Exit corridors
  • Shipping and receiving areas

Room/Area Design Requirements

  • Administrative offices
  • Security offce
  • Operations centre
  • Restroom and break room
  • UPS/Battery rooms
  • Generator and fuel storage area
  • Computer room

Electrical

  • Utility power
    – Substation
    – Feed requirements
    – Self-generation
  • HT/HV switch gear
  • Generator and fuel supply
  • LT/LV switch gear
    – ATS
    – Alternatives to ATS
  • UPS and batteries
  • PDU
  • STS
  • Grounding
  • Surge protection
  • EPO
  • Central power monitoring
  • Load banks
  • Testing
  • Equipment maintenance
    – Preventive maintenance
    – Facility training programs

Mechanical

  • Environmental design
    – Temperature and humidity requirements
    – Contamination
    – Sources
    – Clean air
    – Pressurisation
    – Radio sources
    – Vibration
    – Water ingress
  • Water cooled systems
    – Heat rejection
    – Chilled water system
    – Condenser water
    – Make up water
  • Air cooled systems
  • HVAC control systems
  • Plumbing
    – Pipe routing
  • Fire suppression
  • Water leak detection

Telecommunications

  • Network topology
  • Redundancy level design
  • Media and connectors
  • Cabling pathways
  • Detailed cabling design considerations
  • Administration and labeling
  • Cable testing
  • Data centre fabrics

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.

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Certification

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.

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.

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