Certified Data Centre Expert

The Certified Data Centre Expert module is designed to analyze a given business case and perform technical evaluation for a project plan and a set of designs for implementation of a mission critical Data Centre.

The course engages participants in product evaluations and it demonstrates how to select equipment, how to develop equipment test scripts (IET) and integrated performance and validation testing (IPVT). CDCE® builds upon knowledge gained in CDCP® and CDCS® courses. Participants who pass the exam will join the industry’s elite Data Centre project design experts.

EPI and EXIN work together with EXIN Accredited Training Providers (ATP’s) on the EPI Data Center certificates. Therefore you can only book your EPI exams at the official EXIN ATP’s. To find an EPI-Trainer close to you click the button 'Find a Training Provider' above this article.

Target group

The primary audience for this course is an IT, facilities or Data Centre operations professional working in and around the data centre. They have oversight accountability or responsibility for achieving and improving high availability and manageability of the Data Centre and are involved in the design/build, renovation or relocation of a mission critical Data Centre.


The Certified Data Centre Expert exam is the next step after the Certified Data Centre Specialist exam. After completion of the course, the attendee will for example be able to discuss in great level of detail requirements with vendors, suppliers and contractors to ensure they meet the customers’ requirements and understand Tier-levels for both the data centre design/setup as well as maintenance tier levels.Certification is valid for a three years period after which the student needs to re-certify. For an elaborate list of course benefits and more information, see the Folder, downloadable in the right section of this website.


Participants must hold a valid CDCS certificate in order to be able to register for the CDCE training. Evidence of training of CDCE by an EXIN accredited training provider.

Exam content

  • Data Centre Life Cycle
  • Design Preparation
  • Design Planning
  • Design Development
  • Acquire
  • Construct
  • Fit-Out
  • Test & Commissioning
  • Hand-Over
  • Retirement

Exam Details

  • Part A: Multiple-choice exam: number of questions: 60 - Pass mark: 75% (45 out of 60)
  • Part B: Open questions exam: number of questions: 25 - Pass mark: 75% (73 out of 97 marks)

Open book exam: no

Use of electronic devices permitted during the exam: no