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Two Subzero Engineers Meet Modern Data Center Challenges through DCEP and CDCDP Certification

CDCDP (Certified Data Center Design Professional) – The CDCDP training addresses how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety etc. to ensure a hi-available data center.

DCEP (Data Center Energy Practitioner) – The US Department of Energy has partnered with the data center industry to develop an educational program and accreditation for those working as data center professionals.

Subzero Engineering showcased their continued commitment to saving energy and maintaining best practices

Two of Subzero Engineering’s CorporateEnngineers were sent to participate in these advanced learning opportunities. Subzero is proud to announce the recent CDCDP accreditation of Rick Lake and the DCEP accreditation of Gordon Johnson.

Rick Lake shares his comments
(CDCDP / DCIM Manager / Subzero Engineering

“Today’s modern data centers are complex and require an enormous amount of knowledge and skill to correctly design, build and operate.  From servers to storage, chillers to cooling towers, efficient utilization of electrical power to industry best practices… all this and more demands that those who design, operate, and manage data centers be fully trained to meet these incredible challenges all while maintaining a competitive advantage.  Contractors and consultants who work in the data center industry face a similar challenge to maintain a current knowledge base and skill set required to service the data center industry in a meaningful way in order to provide products and relevant services for this dynamic industry.

One of the ways that the data center industry has met this challenge is through embracing certification programs that deliver specific training that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. The Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP) training program is one such program designed to cover all aspects of data centers. The course syllabus includes topics specific to design, cooling, power, IT equipment, and management; taught over a period of seven days through case studies.  The program requires the student to pass a series of five examinations to obtain the certification that is valid for a three-year period, after which refresher courses must be taken in order to maintain the certification.

Subzero Engineering, the industry leader in airflow management products and services, has recognized the relevance of this certification and in 2012 sent two staff engineers to become fully CDCDP certified via the training offered by CNet Services.

As one of those individuals, I am happy to say that the program succeeded in providing relevant and up-to-date information that has increased my knowledge of the data center industry in general.  With this valuable information, I feel fully equipped to assist clients make specific, cost-effective and measurable improvements to their operations.”

Gordon Johnson shares his comments
(EE, CDCDP, DCEP / CFD Engineer / Subzero Engineering)

“My recent experience attending the DOE DCEP training and certification program in Dallas was exceptional.  I completed and successfully passed the Level 1 Practitioners (Generalists) program and am now looking forward to putting into practice the training and skills received to perform accurate energy assessments in data centers.

The disciplines covered in the training (IT-equipment, cooling systems, air management, and electrical systems) as well as the experience gained using the DC Profiler Tool will be invaluable with my work at Subzero Engineering of data center containment, air flow management, and data center energy efficiency.  Besides having the training and experience now to perform energy assessments in data centers, I look forward to transferring the knowledge received to our customers, data center staff, and my coworkers.

In summary, I feel the recent training and certification received has elevated my standards and awareness in what is necessary in order to further reduce energy consumption levels in data centers and related costs, which in the end translates into more overall savings for our customers.”