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CTDC® – Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant


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  • CTDC® – Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant
    3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Certified Data Centre Training

    Course Details


    In this three-day 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.


    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


    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 de nitions 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 Effciency



    • Site selection Parking
    • Multi-tenant building
    • Building construction

    Vapor barrier


    Floor loading

    Raised flooring

    Suspended/drop ceiling

    Hanging load



    Building Security & Safety

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


    Building and Room Access

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


    Room/Area Design Requirements

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


    • Utility power
      Feed requirements


    • HT/HV switch gear
    • Generator and fuel supply
    • LT/LV switch gear
      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



    • Environmental design
      Temperature and humidity requirements
      Clean air
      Radio sources
      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


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


    Exam: Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant


    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.


    • 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.