Certified Data Center Energy Professional (CDCEP®)

Become an expert in data center energy management. Learn how to create an energy efficiency plan for your data center.

Program Overview

The Certified Data Center Energy Professional (CDCEP®) program considers the global focus on how energy prices and environmental protection is driving the need to reduce energy wastage through greater efficiency. It is of utmost importance and an issue that continues to be foremost in the minds of those operating data center facilities.

The five-day program teaches expertise in energy efficiency and provides the tools to make a significant contribution to the energy strategy and effectively deal with, and manage, energy related issues and deliver efficiencies.

Strategically plan, design and implement an energy plan for data center facilities, focusing on energy efficiency. Learners will be introduced to current energy profiler tools and models to analyze site data and formulate a comprehensive action plan to implement real energy savings potential and capacity reclamation.

The use and distribution of power will be explored considering server and IT equipment, and how usage can quickly spiral out of control when it is not being measured, monitored and maintained correctly. In addition, the use of redundant and back-up power infrastructure will be analyzed considering the power utilization for air-conditioning, fire suppression, security, alarms and other supporting systems.

A certified CDCEP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes, standards and the US DoE Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP). During the program, learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.

Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data center sectors.

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Certified Data Center Energy Professional (CDCEP®) Program Details

Program Content

Need for Energy Efficiency?

  • CO2 Emissions issues
  • Impact of increased energy demand
  • Data center constraints

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Implementation of ISO 26000

Energy Audits

  • Energy audit process
  • Primary audit environments
  • Actions to improve energy efficiency

Energy Evaluation

  • Understanding energy consumption
  • Identification of areas of concern
  • Evaluation and modeling sources

Achievable Expectations & Energy Forecasting

  • Achievable expectations
  • Industry best practices
  • Analysis and calculations
  • Forecasting growth

Energy Metrics

  • Need for metrics
  • Current industry metrics
  • New proxy metrics

Capacity Reclamation

  • Understanding design parameters
  • Importance of the four key constraints
  • Decommissioning
  • Capacity Management

KPIs & Metrics

  • Defining KPIs
  • Selecting and preparing KPIs
  • KPI measuring models

Business Continuity

  • Business continuity considerations
  • Site selection considerations
  • Energy efficiency considerations

Energy Strategy

  • Energy efficiency policy
  • Energy efficiency strategy
  • Energy action plan & management review

Energy Efficiency Plan

  • Elements of the energy efficiency plan
  • Continual monitoring

Delivery of the Energy Efficiency Plan

  • Deployment of the energy efficiency plan
  • Measuring, monitoring and reporting
  • Energy efficiency procurement

Site Specific Energy Audits

  • Audit direction
  • Site specific audit plans
  • Keys energy audit areas

Energy Use Systems

  • Major energy use systems
  • Energy profile changes
  • Optimization actions

System Specific Analysis

  • IT analysis
  • Power infrastructure analysis
  • Environmental analysis
  • Cooling analysis

Analysis Tool-sets

  • Data center toolsets

Active Energy-Efficiency Measures

  • Establishing an energy baseline
  • Measuring and monitoring
  • Data analysis and energy plan preparation
  • Real-time monitoring

Return on Investment

  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • IT value
  • Financial planning
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Codes & Best Practice

  • DoE DCEP
  • EU Code of Conduct

A Strategy for Energy Management

  • Energy management roadmap
  • Energy management team
  • Energy Awareness

Immediate Energy Actions (4C’s)

  • Importance of the four key constraints
  • Identifying the immediate concerns
  • Actioning the immediate concerns

Medium-Term CAPEX Actions

  • IT measures
  • Cooling measures
  • Power measures
  • CAPEX & ROI impacts

Long-Term CAPEX/OPEX Actions

  • Long-term power efficiency
  • Long-term cooling efficiency
  • CAPEX & OPEX evaluation

Processes & Procedures

  • Process & procedure requirements
  • Process & procedure monitoring and control

Future Technical Developments

  • New developing technologies

Energy Efficiency Accreditations

  • Environmental accreditations
  • Energy accreditations
  • Data center energy accreditations

There are a number of group and individual case studies to formulate energy efficiency plans throughout this program.

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Learner Profile
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