Certified Data Centre Professional

Certified Data Centre Professional


The Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) course is a two-day course designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre. It will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety, etc. to ensure a hi-available data centre. It will also address key operations and maintenance aspects. EPI and EXIN work together with EXIN Accredited Training Providers (ATP’s) on the EPI Data Center certificates. Therefore you can only book your EPI exams at the official EXIN ATP’s.


Target group

The primary target audience for this course is an IT, facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre and having the responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre. While there are no specific prerequisites for the CDCP-course, participants who have at least one/two year(s) of actual working experience in a Data Centre/facilities environment are best suited.



The Certified Data Centre Professional exam is the first step on the ladder of Certified Data Centre exams. After completion of the course, the attendee will for example be able to name and apply the various industry standards, design a highly reliable and scalable network architecture and learn how to ensure installers apply proper testing techniques. Certification is valid for a three year period after which the student needs to re-certify.


e-Competence Framework (e-CF)

The mapping of this certificate against the e-Competence Framework.


 e-CF Area   e-Competence e-1 e-2 e-3 e-4 e-5
PLAN A.2. Service Level Management          
BUILD B.2. Component Integration          
B.4. Solution Deployment          
B.5. Documentation Production          
B.6. Systems Engineering          
RUN C.1. User Support          
C.2. Change Support          
C.3. Service Delivery          
C.4. Problem Management          
MANAGE E.8. Information Security Management          

Legend for coverage

  General - The competence is covered at the level indicated
  Partial - The competence is covered to some extent
  Superficial - Relevant knowledge is covered to some extent
  The competence level is available in the framework
  The competence level is not available in the framework



Evidence of training of CDCP® by an EXIN accredited training provider.


Exam content

-       The Data Centre, its importance and causes for downtime

-       Data Centre Standards and Best Practices

-       Data Centre Location, Building and Construction

-       Raised Floor/Suspended Ceiling

-       Light

-       Power Infrastructure

-       Electro Magnetic Fields

-       Cooling infrastructure

-       Water Supply

-       Designing a Scalable Network Infrastructure

-       Fire Suppression

-       Data Centre Monitoring

-       Operational Security and Safety Practices

-       Labeling

-       Documentation

-       Cleaning

-       MTBF / MTTR

-       Maintenance Contracts / SLA / OLA


Exam Details

  • Number of questions: 


  • Pass mark:

67.5% (27 out of 40)

  • Open book exam:


  • Use of electronic devices permitted during the exam:



This exam is available in these languages:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Latin American Spanish
Interested in another language? Please contact us
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