CTDC® – Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant

CTDC® – Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant

CTDC® – Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant

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Certified Data Centre Training
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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.