Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP) Full Program (CDCEP)

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Course Overview

Learn how to create an energy efficiency plan for your Data Centre. Includes creation, implementation, analysis and formulating recommendations with the ultimate objective of reducing energy use and carbon emissions. Combined with ever-rising wholesale energy prices and legislation that penalises those using excessive amounts of electricity and the impact of carbon emissions; energy and more importantly, energy efficiency, is now an issue that is foremost in the minds of those operating within the Data Centre space. The Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP®) 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 on-going Energy Efficiency. Students will learn how to strategically plan, design and implement an Energy Plan for Data Centre facilities, focusing on energy efficiency. They will be introduced to current energy profiler tools and models to analyse 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 computer systems, servers, networking and other 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 analysed considering the power utilisation for air-conditioning, fire-suppression, security, alarms and other supporting systems. These types of high power, high density equipment all place additional burden on the power supplied and cooling systems. The CDCEP® program content is continually updated to reflect the key industry Energy Efficiency developments and takes into account the requirements of the latest version of the EU Code of Conduct in Data Centres and the US DoE Data Centre Energy Practitioner (DCEP). It also takes into account the requirements of the current BS EN 50600 and TIA 942-A standards, industry best practice documentation and codes of conduct. During the program students will also have access to current standards for reference purposes. This program is a must for all Data Centre Managers, Operations Managers, Facilities Managers, IT & Network Managers and supporting departments responsible for improving the Energy Efficiency of all the Data Centre environments whilst meeting regulatory demands. The CDCEP® is classroom based and led by one of CNet Training’s expert instructors.

Who should attend

Designed to provide an unrivalled knowledge concerning energy provision, use and management. This program is targeted at individuals who are responsible for the management and use of energy whilst focusing on using energy wisely, while reducing CO2 emissions and saving money. The program covers in-depth issues on a wide range of relevant topics and is constantly updated to reflect the latest trends and issues.


Experience of working within a data centre environment is essential.

Program Requirements You are required to bring a laptop or tablet device with you.

Course Objectives

The CDCEP® is designed to provide an unrivalled knowledge and forward thinking approach to energy provision, use and management. Those with the CDCEP® certification can demonstrate advanced knowledge and a holistic approach to improving energy efficiency potential in a Data Centre through the creation of a comprehensive, future-ready and sustainable energy strategy. Through implementation of the structured action plan they can provide long-term carbon reductions and financial savings, whilst continuing to meet the on-going requirements of the business and regulatory demands.


  • Internationally and industry recognised Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma.


  • Official Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP®) certification
  • Use of CDCEP post nominal title
  • Use of the CDCEP® logo

Certifications are a commitment to life-long learning and offer the perfect portal to ensure knowledge, skills and certification remain current and up-todate. Each certification gained requires re-certifying every three years via a simple online system.

Additional Awards

  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)

Course Content

  • The Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP®) program is 7 days in duration, however it can be split into two units and taken separately:
  • The Certified Data Centre Energy (CDCE®) – Core Unit is a 3 day unit
  • The Certified Data Centre Energy (CDCEP®) – Professional Unit is a 4 day unit

The CDCEP® Program consists of 778 pages of rich technical content. You must successfully complete the (CDCE®) core unit before moving on to the (CDCEP®) professional unit.

Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 7 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 3,995.-
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