Course: Big Data & Hadoop (Admin)
Duration: 4 Days

 

The Big Data Hadoop Certification course is designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the Big Data framework using Hadoop and Spark, including HDFS, YARN, and MapReduce. You will learn to use Pig, Hive, and Impala to process and analyze large datasets stored in the HDFS, and use Sqoop and Flume for data ingestion with our big data training. Big Data Hadoop Administrator training is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills to become a successful Hadoop administrator. You will master real-time data processing using Spark, including functional programming in Spark, implementing Spark applications, understanding parallel processing in Spark, and using Spark RDD optimization techniques.

Who should attend:-

  • Systems Administrators and IT managers
  • Windows Administrators
  • Linux Administrators
  • IT administrators and operators
  • IT Systems Engineer
  • Data Engineer and Web Engineer
  • Data Analytics Administrator and DB Administrators
  • Cloud Systems Administrator
  • Mainframe professionals and IT managers
  • Big data Architects

Candidates should have the fundamental knowledge of any programming language and Linux environment. Prior knowledge of Apache Hadoop is not required.

Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop

  • What is Big Data?
  • Types of Data & Data Growth
  • Need for Big Data
  • Characteristics of Big Data
  • Big Data Technology – Capabilities
  • Big Data—Use Cases
  • Traditional Data Warehouse – Definition & Limitations
  • Big Data Ware House
  • Introduction to Hadoop
  • Problems with Distributed Processing
  • Hadoop Core Components & Key Characteristics
  • History, Milestones and Ecosystem of Hadoop

Hadoop Architecture

  • Hadoop Cluster in commodity hardware
  • Hadoop core services and components
  • Regular file system vs. Hadoop
  • HDFS Key Features
  • HDFS Architecture
  • HDFS operation principle
  • Understanding Hadoop directory structure
  • Data Node Failures
  • HDFS Shell Commands
  • HDFS File Permissions

Planning Your Hadoop Cluster

  • Understanding Configuration
  • FilesRack Awareness
  • Single Node Hadoop setup on Local Machine / GCP Platform
  • Multi-Node Hadoop setup on Local Machine / GCP Platform

MapReduce & YARN

  • Introduction to MapReduce
  • Understanding JobTracker, TaskTracker
  • Hadoop MapReduce example (WordCount)
  • Hadoop MapReduce Characteristics
  • Understanding Blocks and Input Splits
  • Understanding Record-Reader, Mapper, Combiner, Partitioner
  • Understanding Shuffle, Sort, Reducer
  • Writing MapReduce application

YARN

  • Understanding issues with MapReduce
  • YARN Architecture

Cluster Maintenance

  • Checking the HDFS Status
  • Copying data between Clusters
  • Adding and Removing Cluster Nodes
  • Rebalancing the Cluster
  • Cluster Upgrading
  • Understanding Checkpointing, Safemode, Metadata, and Data Backup
  • Understanding High Availability
  • Understanding Federation

Installing & Managing Hadoop Ecosystem Projects

  • PIG
  • Hive
  • Sqoop
  • Flume
  • Zookeeper
  • HBase
  • Oozie

Cluster Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Optimizing

  • Name Node and JobTracker WebUIs
  • View and Manage Hadoop Log Files
  • Ganglia Monitoring Tool
  • Understanding Nagios

Populating HDFS from External Sources

  • Using Sqoop to import data from RDBMS to HDFS
  • Gathering Logs from multiple systems using Flume
  • Using Hive as Data Warehouse Tool
  • Using Pig and HBase


Commercial Distributions

  • Setting up and using Cloudera
  • Setting up and using Hortonworks

Overview:

About this course

This course teaches IT professionals how to provision and manage services in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement infrastructure components such as virtual networks, virtual machines, containers, web and mobile apps, and storage in Azure. Students also will learn how to plan for and manage Azure AD, and configure Azure AD integration with on-premises Active Directory domains.

Audience profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Azure.This course is intended for:

  • IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services, containers, and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.
  • IT professional who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure.
  • Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to use Azure to host websites and mobile app back-end services.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.
  • IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification Exam 70-533: “Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.”

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Azure architecture components, including infrastructure, tools, and portals.  Implement and manage virtual networking within Azure and configure cross-premises connectivity.
  • Plan and create Azure VMs.
  • Configure, manage, and monitor Azure VMs to optimize availability and reliability.
  • Implement Azure App Service.
  • Plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services.
  • Implement container-based workloads in Azure.
  • Deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services.
  • Implement Azure AD.
  • Manage an Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment.
  • Automate operations in Azure by using Azure Automation runbooks.

Course details:

Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to AzureThis module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing the Azure PowerShell modules and Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) as scripting technologies for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of the classic and Azure Resource Manager deployment models.Lessons
  • Cloud technology overview
  • Overview of Azure
  • Managing Azure with the Azure portal
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
  • Managing Azure with Azure CLI
  • Overview of Azure deployment models
  • Managing and monitoring Azure resources
Lab : Managing Microsoft Azure
  • Using the Azure portals
  • Using the Azure Resource Manager features in the Azure portal
  • Using Azure PowerShell
  • Using Azure CLI

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify suitable apps for the cloud.
  • Identify the services and capabilities that Azure provides.
  • Use Azure portals to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
  • Use Azure PowerShell and Azure CLI to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
  • Use Azure Resource Manager to manage Azure resources.
  • Use Azure management services to manage and monitor Azure resources.
Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networkingThis module explains how to plan virtual networks in Azure and implement and manage virtual networks. It also explains how to configure cross-premises connectivity and connectivity between virtual networks in Azure. Additionally, it explains how to configure an Azure virtual network and provides an overview of Azure classic networking.Lessons
  • Overview of Azure networking
  • Implementing and managing virtual networks
  • Configuring an Azure virtual network
  • Configuring virtual network connectivity
  • Overview of Azure classic networking
Lab : Using a deployment template and Azure PowerShell to implement Azure virtual networks
  • Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
  • Creating a virtual network by using Azure PowerShell
  • Creating a virtual network by using Azure CLI
Lab : Configuring VNet peering
  • Using the Azure portal to configure VNet peering
  • Configuring VNet peering–based service chaining
  • Validating virtual network connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan virtual networks in Azure.
  • Implement and manage virtual networks.
  • Configure cross-premises connectivity and connectivity between virtual networks in Azure.
  • Configure an Azure virtual network.
  • Describe Azure classic networking.
Module 3: Implementing virtual machinesThis module introduces the fundamentals of Azure VMs, and discusses the different ways in which you can deploy and manage them.Lessons
  • Overview of Azure VMs
  • Planning deployment of Azure VMs
  • Deploying Azure VMs
  • Overview of classic Azure VMs
Lab : Deploying Azure VMs
  • Creating Azure VMs by using the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI
  • Validating Azure VM deployment
Lab : Deploying Azure VMs by using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs
  • Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs
  • Using Azure CLI and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the main characteristics of Azure VMs.
  • Plan for Azure VM deployments.
  • Deploy Azure VMs.
  • Describe the main characteristics of classic Azure VMs.
Module 4: Managing Azure VMsThis module explains how to configure and manage Azure VMs, including configuring virtual machine disks and monitoring Azure VMs.Lessons
  • Configuring Azure VMs
  • Managing disks of Azure VMs
  • Managing and monitoring Azure VMs
  • Managing classic Azure VMs
Lab : Managing Azure VMs
  • Implementing Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Implementing Storage Spaces–based volumes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Azure VMs.
  • Manage Azure VM disks.
  • Manage and monitor Azure VMs.
  • Manage classic Azure VMs.
Module 5: Implementing Azure App ServiceThis module explains the different types of apps that you can create by using the Azure App Service, and how you can select an App Service plan and deployment method for apps in Azure. It also explains how to use Microsoft Visual Studio, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI to deploy Azure web and mobile apps. Additionally, the module explains how to configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to run custom tasks. It also explains how to monitor the performance of web apps and create and configure mobile apps. Lastly, this module explains how to use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.Lessons
  • Introduction to App Service
  • Planning app deployment in App Service
  • Implementing and maintaining web apps
  • Configuring web apps
  • Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
  • Implementing mobile apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager
Lab : Implementing web apps
  • Creating web apps
  • Deploying web apps
  • Managing web apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of apps that you can create by using App Service.
  • Create a service plan and select a deployment method for App Service apps in Azure.
  • Use Visual Studio, FTP clients, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI to deploy web and mobile apps to Azure.
  • Configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to run custom tasks.
  • Monitor the performance of web apps.
  • Create and configure mobile apps.
  • Use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.
Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery servicesThis module explains how to plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services. It explains how to choose appropriate Azure Storage options to address business needs and how to implement and manage Azure Storage. It also explains how to improve web-application performance by implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Lastly, this module explains how to protect cloud-resident and on-premises workloads by using Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.Lessons
  • Planning storage
  • Implementing and managing Azure Storage
  • Implementing Azure CDNs
  • Implementing Azure Backup
  • Planning and implementing Azure Site Recovery
Lab : Planning and implementing Azure Storage
  • Creating and configuring Azure Storage
  • Using Azure File storage
  • Protecting data with Azure Backup

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Choose appropriate Azure Storage options to address business needs.
  • Implement and manage Azure Storage.
  • Improve web application performance by implementing Azure CDNs.
  • Protect cloud-resident and on-premises workloads by using Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.
Module 7: Implementing containers in AzureThis module explains how to implement containers in Azure. It starts by introducing the concept of containers and presents different options for implementing containers on Windows and Linux Azure VMs. Next, it explains container orchestration in the context of Azure Container Service (ACS) and describes how to use ACS to deploy Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and DC/OS clusters.Lessons
  • Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
  • Implementing Azure Container Service
Lab : Implementing containers on Azure VMs
  • Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
  • Deploying containers to Azure VMs
  • Deploying multicontainer applications with Docker Compose to Azure VMs
  • Implementing Azure Container Registry
Lab : Implementing Azure Container Service
  • Creating an ACS cluster
  • Managing an ASC cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Windows and Linux containers in Azure.
  • Implement Azure Container Service.
Module 8: Implementing Azure Cloud ServicesThis module explains how to plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services. It also explains how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services.Lessons
  • Planning and deploying Azure Cloud Services
  • Managing and maintaining Azure Cloud Services
Lab : Implementing Azure Cloud Services
  • Deploying a cloud service
  • Configuring deployment slots and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Monitoring cloud services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services.
  • Explain how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services.
Module 9: Implementing Azure Active DirectoryThis module explains how to implement Azure AD. It explains how to create and manage Azure AD tenants. It also explains how to configure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud applications and resources, and implement Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for cloud resources. Lastly, it explains the functionality of Azure AD Premium, and how to implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.Lessons
  • Creating and managing Azure AD tenants
  • Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD
  • Overview of Azure AD Premium
Lab : Implementing Azure AD
  • Administering Azure AD
  • Configuring SSO
  • Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Configuring SSO from a Windows 10–based computer

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants.
  • Configure SSO for cloud applications and resources, and implement RBAC for cloud resources.
  • Explain the functionality of Azure AD Premium and implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.
Module 10: Managing an Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environmentThis module explains how to manage Active Directory in a hybrid environment. It explains how to extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments and synchronize user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD. This module also explains how to set up SSO by using federation and pass-through authentication between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.Lessons
  • Extending an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS
  • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
  • Implementing SSO in hybrid scenarios
Lab : Implementing and managing Azure AD synchronization
  • Configuring directory synchronization
  • Synchronizing directories

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS environments.
  • Synchronize user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD.
  • Set up SSO by using federation and pass-through authentication between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.
Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automationThis module explains how to implement Azure-based management and automation. It explains how to implement Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) solutions and Azure Automation. The module also describes how to create different types of Azure Automation runbooks and implement Azure Automation–based management by using runbooks.Lessons
  • Implementing OMS
  • Implementing Azure Automation
  • Implementing Automation runbooks
  • Implementing Azure Automation–based management
Lab : Implementing Automation
  • Configuring Automation accounts
  • Creating runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement OMS solutions.
  • Implement Azure Automation.
  • Implement different types of Azure Automation runbooks.
  • Implement Azure Automation–based management.
 

Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have the following technical knowledge:

  • Completed the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including: TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of websites, including: how to create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including: domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

Program Overview

Learn how to scope, plan and implement a data centre design to meet the ever expanding demands of today’s business environment. Utilising current industry best practices and applicable standards across the key data centre infrastructures.

The Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCDP®) program is proven to be an essential certification for individuals wishing to highlight their expertise and progress their career within the data centre sector.

The program has a comprehensive agenda that explores and addresses the key elements associated with designing a data centre. It teaches industry best practice principles for the design, construction and operation of computer rooms and data centre facilities. The program also breaks down and addresses the requirements of a successful design to meet the business needs incorporating the key infrastructure elements of the physical infrastructure, electrical distribution systems, air-conditioning, data cabling and building support systems. It concludes with a comprehensive case study exercise that leads learners through the design steps from initiation to commission, covering the business decisions, design scope and implementation phases that need to be addressed throughout the design configuration process.

The CDCDP® 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 learners will also have access to current standards for reference purposes.

The CDCDP® program is classroom based and led by one of CNet Training’s expert instructors.

The CDCDP® program content is continually updated to reflect the current data centre industry design practices and supporting technology.

The program will prove beneficial for those professionals already working and implementing design projects within a data centre facility or those looking to move into the data centre environment from IT, network, data cabling or facilities management backgrounds.

Program Content

The CDCDP® Program consists of 868 pages of rich technical content of learning and reference material.

Learner Profile

The program is designed for individuals involved with, or responsible for an existing data centre, or those looking to achieve best practice when designing and implementing these facilities. Suitable for those with experience in the data centre sector, the program covers in-depth issues on a wide range of relevant topics and is consistently updated to reflect the latest trends and developments.

Interest Free Payment Option Available for UK Residents

CNet Training now offer up to 12 months interest free payment options for those in the UK. Find out if you are eligible here.

Program Duration

The Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) program is 7 days in duration, however it can be split into two units and taken separately:

The Certified Data Centre Design (CDCD®) – Core Unit is a 3 day unit
The Certified Data Centre Design (CDCDP®) – Professional Unit is a 4 day unit

You must successfully complete the (CDCD®) core unit before moving on to the (CDCDP®) professional unit

Pre-requisites

Experience of working within a data centre environment is essential.

Program Requirements

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

Program Objectives

Learners gain a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of data centre design and how to address them in a variety of situations and applications.

You will also gain the following:

  • Official Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) certification
  • Internationally and industry recognised Level 5 BTEC  Professional Award
  • Use of a post nominal letters after your name e.g. Martin Smith CDCDP
  • Use of the CDCDP® logo
  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)

“The CDCDP®  program contains lots of useful information regarding US and International standards. Outstanding program and highly recommended.”
- Data Centre Manager – GSU

CDCD Core Unit

  • What is a Data Centre?
    • The data centre stack
    • Types of data centre
  • The Design Planning Process
    • Main design considerations
    • Developing a project plan
  • Scoping the Requirement
    • Identifying key stakeholders
    • Market and political drivers
    • National and international standards
    • Availability and resilience classifications
    • Introduction to Uptime Tier model and TIA 942-A recommendations for location, size, heights, floor loading, lighting and decor
  • Raised Access Floors
    • National and international standards
    • Structural and load requirements
    • Recommended floor heights
    • Airflow and sealing
    • Ramps and access
    • Seismic protection
    • Slab floor construction considerations
  • Cabinets
    • Requirements of a cabinet
    • Security, safety and stabilisation
    • Clearance, accessibility and ventilation
    • Cable management
    • Seismic stability considerations
    • Design specifications
  • Power
    • Regulations and codes
    • The meaning of N, N+1 2(N+1), etc
    • Power delivery and distribution losses
    • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) options
    • Generator considerations
    • Power distribution units
    • Power distribution to, and in a rack
    • Remote Power Panels (RPPs)
    • Emergency Power Off (EPO)
    • Estimating power requirements
  • Cooling
    • National and international standards
    • Basics of air conditioning principles
    • CRAHs and CRACs
    • ASHRAE Operational parameters
    • Under floor plenum approach
    • Hot aisle/cold aisle layout principle
    • Hot and cold aisle containment
    • Psychrometric charts
    • Min and max throw distances for under floor air
    • Bypass and recirculation
    • Airflow management
    • Chilled water racks, CO2, free air cooling
  • Earthing & Bonding
    • Applicable standards
    • The terminology of earthing, grounding & bonding
    • Equipotential bonding
    • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
    • Functional earths
    • The Signal Reference Grid (SRG)
  • Cable Containment, Management & Protection
    • Applicable standards
    • Separation of power and data cables
    • Administration and labelling
    • Types of conduit, trunking, tray, etc, available
    • Earthing and bonding
    • Containment fill ratio
    • Underfloor v overhead containment
    • Cable management, in and to a rack
    • Fire stopping
  • Delivering the IT Strategy
    • Data centre equipment
    • Functions and protocols, current and future
    • Data centre connections
    • Cabling requirements
    • Cabling standards
    • Cabling options
    • The impact of 40G and 100G
    • The impact of virtualisation
  • Copper and Optical Fibre Cabling Connectivity
    • Cabling standards
    • Cable categories supporting 10GBASE-T, CAT6A & Cat 7A
    • Screened vs unscreened cables
    • High density patching
    • Alien crosstalk
    • Copper test requirements
    • Design for growth management
    • Channel connections
    • Connection topologies
    • Optical connectors, past and present
    • Optical fibre management
    • Types of optical cable
    • Pre-terminated cabling
    • Advantages/disadvantages of pre-terminating cables
    • Optical component loss and link power budgets
    • Application link loss
    • Optical testing requirements
    • Pre-terminated cabling
  • Safety and Manageability
    • Local codes and regulations
    • Fire safety plan
    • ASD and detection systems
    • Fire suppression systems
    • Fire safety cable requirements
    • Security and access control
  • Commission and handover
    • Benefits of commissioning
    • Commission process and test sequence
    • Handover process and training
    • Lessons learned

There are a number of group and individual design case studies throughout this program.

Program Overview

Learn how to scope, plan and implement a data centre design to meet the ever expanding demands of today’s business environment. Utilising current industry best practices and applicable standards across the key data centre infrastructures.

The Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCDP®) program is proven to be an essential certification for individuals wishing to highlight their expertise and progress their career within the data centre sector.

The program has a comprehensive agenda that explores and addresses the key elements associated with designing a data centre. It teaches industry best practice principles for the design, construction and operation of computer rooms and data centre facilities. The program also breaks down and addresses the requirements of a successful design to meet the business needs incorporating the key infrastructure elements of the physical infrastructure, electrical distribution systems, air-conditioning, data cabling and building support systems. It concludes with a comprehensive case study exercise that leads learners through the design steps from initiation to commission, covering the business decisions, design scope and implementation phases that need to be addressed throughout the design configuration process.

The CDCDP® 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 learners will also have access to current standards for reference purposes.

The CDCDP® program is classroom based and led by one of CNet Training’s expert instructors.

The CDCDP® program content is continually updated to reflect the current data centre industry design practices and supporting technology.

The program will prove beneficial for those professionals already working and implementing design projects within a data centre facility or those looking to move into the data centre environment from IT, network, data cabling or facilities management backgrounds.

Program Content

The CDCDP® Program consists of 868 pages of rich technical content of learning and reference material.

Learner Profile

The program is designed for individuals involved with, or responsible for an existing data centre, or those looking to achieve best practice when designing and implementing these facilities. Suitable for those with experience in the data centre sector, the program covers in-depth issues on a wide range of relevant topics and is consistently updated to reflect the latest trends and developments.

Interest Free Payment Option Available for UK Residents

CNet Training now offer up to 12 months interest free payment options for those in the UK. Find out if you are eligible here.

Program Duration

The Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) program is 7 days in duration, however it can be split into two units and taken separately:

The Certified Data Centre Design (CDCD®) – Core Unit is a 3 day unit
The Certified Data Centre Design (CDCDP®) – Professional Unit is a 4 day unit

You must successfully complete the (CDCD®) core unit before moving on to the (CDCDP®) professional unit

Pre-requisites

Experience of working within a data centre environment is essential.

Program Requirements

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

Program Objectives

Learners gain a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of data centre design and how to address them in a variety of situations and applications.

You will also gain the following:

  • Official Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) certification
  • Internationally and industry recognised Level 5 BTEC  Professional Award
  • Use of a post nominal letters after your name e.g. Martin Smith CDCDP
  • Use of the CDCDP® logo
  • Continual Professional Development (CPDs)

“The CDCDP®  program contains lots of useful information regarding US and International standards. Outstanding program and highly recommended.”
- Data Centre Manager – GSU

CDCDP Professional Unit

  • Power Review
    • Power consumption trends
    • Energy availability, security and cost
    • Energy challenges facing the data centre
  • Power Regulations
    • Which regulations affect data centres?
    • Environmental regulations and pressures
    • Energy and environmental programs
  • Power Basics
    • Ohm’s law, Joule’s law, the Kirchhoff laws
    • Electrical parameters
    • AC and DC
    • Single phase and three phase
    • Residual currents
    • Harmonics
  • Power to the Data Centre
    • Where does the electricity come from?
    • Electrical supply options
    • Transformers
    • Surge suppression devices
    • Costs of electrical power
    • Types of tariff available
    • Alternate power supply options
  • Distribution in the Data Centre
    • Electrical circuit requirements
    • Switching devices
    • Power factor correction units
    • Automatic and static transfer switches
    • Main, feeder, sub-main circuits
    • Power distribution units
    • Remote power panels
    • Final circuits
    • Cable and fuse sizing
    • Power distribution and associated losses
    • TN-S systems
    • Energy efficiency
  • Standby Power
    • UPS components, batteries and redundant systems
    • UPS options and considerations
    • Static and maintenance bypasses
    • Standby generators
  • Cooling Review
    • Data Centre limiting factors
    • Sources of cooling inefficiencies
    • Cooling trends
  • Regulatory Climate
    • Which regulations affect data centres?
    • Environmental pressures
    • Cooling efficiency
    • Design considerations & planning redundancy
    • Overview of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
    • Periodic review process
  • Environmental Parameters
    • Standards, NEBS, ETSI, ASHRAE
    • Operating environment ranges
    • Rate of change
    • ASHRAE psychrometric charts
    • Humidification systems
    • The need for sensors
    • Measuring and monitoring
  • Collecting the Heat
    • Cooling system overview
    • CRACs and CRAHs
    • Maximising existing investment
    • Rack v row options
    • Dynamics and problems of air flow
    • Liquid cooling
    • Comparison of high-density cooling
    • Available cooling options
  • Heat Rejection Or Reuse
    • Heat transfer considerations
    • DX systems
    • Chilled water CRAHs
    • Chiller options
    • Adiabatic cooling
    • CWS and CHWS plant
    • Design considerations
    • Free cooling and free – air cooling
    • Commissioning maintenance
    • Planned preventative maintenance
  • Energy Use Systems
    • Energy efficiency issues
    • Layers of inefficiency
    • Power system provision
    • Cooling system provision
    • Understanding areas of improvements
  • Data Centre Metrics
    • Where and what can we measure?
    • The metric stack
    • Metric characteristics
    • Current industry metrics (PUE, CUE, WUE, ERE, RCI & RTI)
    • Chained value metrics (CADE)
    • Proxy metrics (FVER, DPPE, DCeP)
  • Best Practices
    • Effective v efficient
    • The DC language barrier
    • The multi-functional team
    • Design for efficiency, operability & flexibility
    • Industry recognised best practices
  • IT Infrastructure & Environment
    • Extending the operating envelope
    • Environment zones
    • Accurate IT calculations
    • Energy use in the IT equipment
    • Software and storage considerations
    • Transformation options
    • Energy efficient IT equipment
  • Power Systems
    • Energy use in the data centre
    • DC power train
    • Matching the support to the IT load
    • Transformer efficiencies
    • UPS & motor efficiencies
    • DCiE for modular provisioning
    • Maximising the power factor
    • Measuring and monitoring
    • Infrared inspections
    • Planned electrical safety inspections
    • Implementing data centre electrical efficiency
  • Cooling Efficiency
    • Cooling, a cascade system
    • Affinity laws and cooling equation
    • CRAC and CRAH efficiencies
    • Optimising air-side systems & water-side systems
    • DCiE for cooling options
    • Diagnostic and site specific monitoring
    • Design considerations
  • Efficiency Models
    • Energy calculations
    • Levels of modelling
    • Modelling tools
    • Sources of guidance
  • Design Management
    • Characteristics of project management
    • Key project processes
    • Identifying and engaging with key stakeholders
    • Setting goals
    • Prioritisation of activities
    • Cornerstones of project management
  • Managing the Design Process
    • What is to be delivered?
    • What constraints are there?
    • Managing dependencies
    • Managing the tribes
    • Managing conflict
    • Identifying risk
    • Risk and issue management
    • Change management
    • Reporting and communication
  • Managing the Design Implementation Process
    • Project charter and specification
    • Risk assessment and management
    • Scope management
    • Float and critical path
    • Human resource management
    • Project integration and work breakdown structure
    • Time and cost management
    • Handover and progressive acceptance

There are a number of group discussions and individual design case studies throughout this program.

Overview:

The AWS Solutions Architect course is intended to gain detailed understanding about AWS architectural principles and services. Help in gaining the knowledge how cloud calculating is redefining the rules of IT infrastructure architecture, as well as how to design, plan, and scale your AWS Cloud implementation with best practices optional by Amazon. 

Course Objectives: Articulate solution plans and offer direction on architectural best practicesStrategy and deploy scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWSIdentify the lift and shift of an current on-premises application to AWSDecipher the ingress and egress of data to and from AWSSelect the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirementsIdentify appropriate use of AWS architectural best practicesEvaluation AWS costs and classifying cost control mechanisms

Course Content / Exam(s)

Schedule for AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Course Name Duration (days)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect 3

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Benefits

  • Specialists to follow a career in Cloud computing
  • Experts who progress Cloud applications with AWS

Enables us for AWS Solution Architect Associate certification and will enable you to leverage your skills and expertise involving advanced cloud-based solutions, and migrating existing workloads to the cloud.

Course Outline:

  • AWS Risk and compliance
  • Additional Key Services
  • Domain name System (DNS) and Amazon Route 53
  • Database and AWS
  • Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Cloud Water, and Auto Scaling
  • Amazon Elastic Compute cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
  • Introduction to AWS
  • Amazon Simple Storage Services (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier Storage
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • AWS Identity Access Management (IAM)
  • SQS, SWF and SNS
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Security on AWS
  • Architecture best practices