Certified Data Centre Specialist

Certified Data Centre Specialist


The Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS) will further increase attendees to a level being a compatible sparring partner with suppliers and they will be able to verify offers provided by vendors for correctness, effectiveness and efficiency. CDCS is a must have certification for professional data centre managers and personnel. CDCS is a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the CDCE status. 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.



The primary 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.



The Certified Data Centre Specialist exam is the next step after the Certified Data Centre Professional exam. After completion of the course, the attendee will for example be able to discuss in great level of detail requirements with vendors, suppliers and contractors to ensure they meet the customers’ requirements and understand Tier-levels for both the data centre design/setup as well as maintenance tier levels. Certification is valid for a three years period after which the student needs to re-certify.


e-Competence Framework (e-CF)

Dit certificaat sluit als volgt aan bij het e-Competence Framework.


e-CF Area e-Competence e-1 e-2 e-3 e-4 e-5
PLAN A.9. Innovating
BUILD B.2. Component Integration
B.3. Testing
B.4. Solution Deployment
B.6. Systems Engineering
MANAGE E.3. Risk Management
E.6. ICT Quality Management
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



Participants must hold a valid CDCP certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS training. Evidence of training of CDCS® by an EXIN accredited training provider.



-       Data Centre Design / Life Cycle Overview

-       Tier Levels

-       Building Considerations & Standards

-       Advanced Raised Floor & Suspended Ceiling

-       Advanced Power

-       Advanced Electro Magnetic Fields

-       Advanced Cooling

-       Advanced Fire Protection

-       Cable Management

-       Environmental Specifications

-       Data Centre Efficiency



  • Number of questions: 


  • Pass mark:

75% (45 out of 60)

  • Open book exam:


  • Use of electronic devices permitted during the exam:



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