Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant (CTDC)

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3 Days

18 CPD hours

This course is intended for

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.


After completion of the course the participant will be able to:1. Learn to properly comprehend and apply the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard requirements and guidelines2. Understand the proper intent of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard to avoid both over- and/or under-investment3. Align the selection of redundancy levels and infrastructure investments to the business requirements.4. 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 Standard5. Understand how the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard relates to various worldwide standards


This 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.

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 definitions
  • 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 Efficiency
  • Site selection
  • Parking
  • Multi-tenant building
  • Building construction
  • Vapor barrier
  • Roofing
  • Floor loading
  • Raised flooring
  • Suspended/drop ceiling
  • Hanging load
  • Seismic
Building Security & Safety
  • Security
  • CCTV
  • Staffing
  • Bullet/ballistic proofing
  • Lighting
  • Safety
  • - Signage
Building and Room Access
  • Security checkpoints
  • Entry lobby
  • Doors and windows
  • Exit corridors
  • Shipping and receiving areas
Room/Area Design Requirements
  • Administrative offices
  • Security offce
  • Operations centre
  • Restroom and break room
  • UPS/Battery rooms
  • Generator and fuel storage area
  • Computer room
  • Utility power
  • - Substation
  • - Feed requirements
  • - Self-generation
  • HT/HV switch gear
  • Generator and fuel supply
  • LT/LV switch gear
  • - ATS
  • - 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
  • - Contamination
  • - Sources
  • - Clean air
  • - Pressurisation
  • - Radio sources
  • - Vibration
  • - 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
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.
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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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