Data Centre Courses and Certifications

At New Horizons Ireland, we have the courses and the exams for you to master your Data Centre skills. We partner with the best certification vendors to offer all that you need to develop your data centre ability with the best instructor team in Ireland. 

Data Centre Courses

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Data Centre Certifications

EPI Data Centre Certifications

CDCP certification

This 2-day course is designed to expose participants to the key components of the data centre. CDCP training will address how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety etc. to ensure a high-available data centre. CDCP training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.  

CDCP is the first training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework.

Intended Audience:
The primary audience for this CDCP training course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.

Certified Data Centre Professional
Course dates: Duration Price

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2 days €1,600
Includes exams and relevant materials.

 

CDCP course outline and Dates

CDCS - CERTIFIED DATA CENTRE SPECIALIST

CERTIFIED DATA CENTRE SPECIALIST training

CDCS is the advance level for Data Centre Professionals and this 3-day course 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 the second training in the EPI Design and Build training track under the EPI Data Centre Training Framework. Participants must hold a valid CDCP certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCS class. CDCS itself is a pre-requisite for persons wishing to achieve the CDCE status.

Intended Audience:
The primary audience for this course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manage ability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.

Certified Data Centre Specialist
Course dates: Prerequisites Duration Price

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You are recommended to hold a valid CDCP® certificate to register for the course. 3 days €2500
Includes exams and relevant materials.

CDCS Course Outline and Dates

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CDFOM - CERTIFIED DATA CENTRE FACILITIES OPERATIONS MANAGER

This 3-day course is designed to expose participants to in-depth knowledge in managing data centre operation which includes the following key subject matters such as; capacity planning, latest green initiatives, how to properly commission and de-commission equipment, compliance to safety standards, statutory compliance and international standards, managing people.

Additionally vendor management, handling incident/crisis management as well the how to keep operations really simple, manageable, effective and efficient will receive full attention in this course.

Intended Audience:

The primary audience for this course is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Centre, such as: Data centre managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, data centre engineers, network/system engineers/data centre sales/consultants.

Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Manager
Course dates: Prerequisites Duration Price

Please see course outline

You are recommended to hold a valid CDCS® certificate to register for the course. 3 days €2500
Includes exams and relevant materials.

CDFOM Course Outline and Dates

Cisco Data Center Certifications

Associate Level Certifications (first level)

CCNA Data Center certification provides the confidence and nimbleness you need to install, configure, and maintain data center technology. Gain grounding in data center infrastructure, data center networking concepts and technologies, storage networking, unified computing, network virtualization, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

To achieve the above certification you must pass the following courses/exams

Courses:

Exams:

  • 200-150 DCICN
  • 200-155 DCICT

Professional Level Certifications (second level)

The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and Professional-level skills focused on the data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Data Center certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

To achieve the above certification you must have the above prerequisites and pass one of the following courses/exams:

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)

OR

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

Exams

300-175 DCUCI

300-165 DCII

300-170 DCVAI

300-160 DCID

or

300-180 DCIT


Expert Level Certifications (top level)

This certification demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 technologies to implement the basic technical and development tasks required to customise Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. This audience typically includes technical consultants, programmers and IT personnel.

Prerequisites

While there are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification, you are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the exam topics and are strongly encouraged to have eight years of job experience before attempting certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass the CCIE Data Center Written Exam, and then the corresponding CCIE Data Center Lab Exam.

To achieve the above certification you must pass the following courses/exams

Courses:

  • CCIE Data Center Syllabus

Exams:

  • 400-151 CCIE DC

VMWare Data Centre Certifications

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design

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Earn These Certifications

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design)

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Deployment

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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-DCV Deploy)

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Cloud Management and Automation Design

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Take This Course

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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Cloud Management and Automation Design (VCAP6-CMA Design)

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Cloud Management and Automation Deployment

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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Cloud Management and Automation Deployment (VCAP6-CMA Deploy)

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Network Virtualization Deployment

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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy)

About EPI

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EPI is a European-origin, global data centre specialist company operating world-wide in over 50 countries.  EPI offers an extensive range of data centre expert services including consulting, auditing and certification, and training.   It is the world’s largest provider of accredited data centre facilities training as well as the largest provider of ANSI/TIA-942 compliance audit and certification services.

Established in 1987, EPI’s reputation has been built on delivering high quality technical expertise with a continuous drive for excellence and innovation.  Always on the leading edge in its areas of expertise, EPI has released many world’s first innovations including the EPI-DCOS® (EPI Data Centre Operations Standard), EPI-DCF® (EPI Data Centre Framework), EPI-DCCF® (EPI Data Centre Competence Framework), EPI-DCTF® (EPI Data Centre Training Framework), and the EPI-ITTF® (EPI IT Training Framework®).