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CPI BICSI-Approved Courses

BICSI Logo.jpgChatsworth Products (CPI) is proud to provide BICSI-approved courses for continuing education credit (CECs). 


Course Descriptions:

CPI Cabinet Ecosystem - 1 credit (New)

While for years the data center equipment cabinet has been just that, an equipment cabinet, its role in the data center has changed as much as the environment itself. In this course, you will learn how a cabinet can provide the ability to remotely monitor environmental conditions, remotely access and manage locking mechanisms, and remotely manage power, all within the cabinet.

Are You Prepared for the Impact of PoE on Your Network? - 1 credit (New)

As Power over Ethernet (PoE) continues to grow, so does the demand for applications with increased power. Due to this increase in the demand for more power, an amendment to IEEE 802.3bt standard was recently published in draft form. Implementing it will require not just an upgrade of the network switch, but possibly an upgrade of your network cabling. This course will discuss considerations for selecting the appropriate cable management strategy to reduce heat buildup in existing cables, better management of cables, and cable management accessories that allow for easy installation and protection of cables, even in harsh environments—so you can better prepare for the impact of PoE++ on your network.

Grounding and Bonding - 1 credit (New)

Bonding and grounding systems within a building are intended to have one electrical potential. When installed, the lightning protection system should meet the requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). While the bonding and grounding of the electrical service entrance is outside the scope of this Standard, coordination between electrical and telecommunications bonding and grounding system is essential for the proper application of this Standard. Throughout this presentation, we will give a better understanding of the requirements set forth by ANSI/TIA-607-C, Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for Customer Premises. This presentation will also note the changes between 607-B and 607-C.

Considerations for Effective Cable Management - 1 credit

The presentation will cover a number of cable management topics including standards, how cable management effects everything from adds, moves, and changes to overall network efficiency and performance. We will cover some solutions and scenarios. We will discuss challenges in a typical cable or ladder runway installation and how to overcome these challenges.

Proper cable management is integral to the performance and effectiveness of your network. Managing and maintaining cables and cords provides the critical support, reliability and flexibility needed to sustain and grow your network capabilities.

Power Distribution Considerations for High-Density Data Center Environments - 1 credit

This presentation will discuss the physical, electrical, networking, management and security considerations to deploy an effective intelligent power management solution that enhances availability within high density environments in a cost effective manner.​

Faced with Higher-Density Equipment and Rising Temperatures Master Data Center Efficiency While Reducing Costs

Monitoring power use at the rack- and device-level and maintaining good airflow management practices helps reduce the cost of data center operations. This simple, sensible approach employs intelligent PDUs, a Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring software, and a system of baffles that integrate with your racks to provide a complete separation of hot and cold air within your data center computer room. As operators develop the discipline of tracking power use and associated cost, they are able to more quickly identify areas of concern and make informed decisions to maximize site capacity and power density in each rack. 

This presentation will discuss the importance of monitoring power at the rack- and device-level, key consideration when selecting intelligent PDUs, and the results of three basic approaches to airflow management: hot aisle/cold aisle, partial containment and full containment, to demonstrate the increased savings available from implementing monitoring and airflow management best practices.

Benefits for Data Center Advanced Airflow Management - 1 credit

This course defines advanced airflow management and clarifies the difference between comfort cooling and data center cooling. This course will explain the benefits of advanced airflow management through examples from computational fluid dynamics, case studies and basic physics. Attendees will get direction on implementation and metrics for success.

Implications of ASHRAE Guidelines on Data Center Design - 2 credits

This course answers the question: How do I go about determining the data center design and associated operating temperature that will give me the lowest total cost of ownership and meet my ICT equipment reliability requirements? The course draws heavily on ASHRAE and computer equipment manufacturers’ research findings.

Operational Benefits of Data Center Airflow Containment - 1 credit

This course relies heavily on computational fluid dynamics to illustrate the importance of getting free from comfort cooling approaches to data center cooling, and then provides a data-driven review of results achievable through good airflow containment.

Optimum Data Center Temperature - 3 credits

A half-day course drawing on industry research, best practices and equipment performance specifications to delineate a methodology for determining the optimum data center temperature for producing the lowest total cost of ownership and acceptable equipment reliability predictions for new designs, major retrofits and efficiency improvement projects.

The Foundation: Cabinet and Containment Airflow Management - 1 credit

This course provides a basic introduction to air containment and separation in the data center. It summarizes types of containment and the resulting benefits and explains how different variations are suitable for different application problems. The course also reviews creative solutions to frequently encountered obstacles to good airflow management.

Updated Economics of Airflow Management (Advanced) - 2 credits

This course provides tools for translating the efficiency gains from good airflow management practices into bottom-line numbers that can be used for cost justifying data center improvement projects and making intelligent decisions between competing design options.

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For more information about CPI's courses, or to schedule training in your area, contact CPI's Training & Development Manager, Lauren Kallail.   

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RD&T Center 
Research Development & Training Center

The RD&T Center is a 10,200 square-foot, fully equipped training center, product showroom and modern customer meeting center. It is used for real-world data center thermal testing, product development and testing.

Location (Map)
3004 South Austin Avenue
Georgetown, Texas 78626
(512) 863-7800

Research Development and Training Center Details

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In the U.S. call 1-800-834-4969, outside the U.S. & Canada, call +818-739-3400.

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