Monday, February 12, 2018

Site Tour for Critical Infrastructure in February 9, 2018

A BIG thank you to the participants and the coordination granted by the China Unicom (Hong Kong) Global Center in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate (TKO). The site tour was successfully completed. The interaction and feedback created enable all of us to share the experience on the mission-critical infrastructure (Tier III+ / Tier IV ready) and the data center services.

China Unicom Global Limited ("CUG"), headquarter in Hong Kong, with 31 worldwide subsidiaries and offices, and 107 overseas Point-of-Presences (PoPs) in 70 countries/regions, CUG endeavors on global business development, operation and servicing outside Mainland China.

Leveraging on China Unicom’s extensive global network coverage, CUG is providing reliable end-to-end global integrated telecommunication services and solutions including

  • Global Internet Access (IP-Transit for China & International);
  • Data Center (IDC) & Cloud;
  • Global Connectivity Services (IEPL, MPLS-VPN);
  • Internet of Things (IoT), Video Conferencing, Unified Communications, Content and Security Services, and provides customers with premium Voice and Mobility services; and
  • ICT and System Integration solutions

For details, please visit

About the organizer

Strategic Media Asia (SMA) is one of the approved CPD course providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) UK. The team exists to provide an interactive environment and opportunities for members of ICT industry and facilities' engineers to exchange professional views and experience.

SMA connects IT, Facilities and Design. For the Data Center Design Consideration, please visit 

All topics focus on key components and provide technical advice and recommendations for designing a data center and critical facilities.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Learn Energy Audit for Mission-Critical Infrastructure (Program Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy)

Energy Monitoring?
Efficiency Improvement?
A comprehensive strategy to evaluate your critical infrastructure?

The data center industry and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnered to develop a Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) program which certifies energy practitioners to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in the mission-critical infrastructure worldwide.

The DCEP curriculum was updated in 2016 and formed collaboration with the industry to reinforce proven best practices and to introduce new tools and techniques in key areas such as IT equipment, air management, cooling systems, and electrical systems:-

Level 1 Practitioners ("Generalist", Day 1) will be expected to have a good understanding of 3 data center disciplines (HVAC - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Electrical and IT-equipment) for providing broad recommendations based on the high-level DC Pro (Data Center Profiler) Tools.

Level 2 Practitioners ("HVAC-Specialist", Day 2 & 3) address HVAC energy opportunities using in-depth Air Management Assessment Tool.

Successful candidates who complete the 3-day program and pass the exams will gain Data Center Practitioner (DCEP) status by listing their names and contact information on the official website ( as well as issuing certificates.

Level 1 Practitioners ("Generalist") - Day 1

- Generalist Training Introduction
- Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Overview
- IT Equipment
- Air Management
- Cooling Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Assessment Process Manual
- Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Case Study
- End of Generalist Training / Exam (2-hour, open-book exam)

Level 2 Practitioners ("HVAC-Specialist") - Day 2 & 3

- HVAC Specialist Training Introduction
- Air Handlers and Air Conditioners
- Liquid Cooling
- Chilled Water Plants
- Cooling System Controls
- Assessment Process
- Modeling Data Center HVAC Systems
- Environmental Requirements
- Airflow and Temperature Management
- DOE Air Management Tool
- End of HVAC Specialist Training / Exam (3-hour, open-book exam)

Official syllabus and program rundown -

Program Speaker

Dr. Bob Sullivan, a Worldwide Eminent Educator and a Data Center Infrastructure Specialist, is the concept creator of Hot Aisle-Cold Aisle. He is the winner of Data Center Dynamics 2016 - Outstanding Contribution to the Data Center Industry Award. TechTarget named Dr. Bob one of "five people who changed the data center" in August 13, 2010.

Exam and Certification

The Level 1 and Level 2 exams are open-book with multiple-choice questions following the training sessions. The result is either Pass or Fail. The passing score is 75%. There is a waiting period of 30 days to retake the exam(s).

Prerequisites to Gain the DCEP Designation (Level 2)

- 4 year technical degree with 3 years verifiable critical facilities design/operation experience; or
- 2 year technical degree with 6 years verifiable critical facilities design/operation experience; or
- 10 years verifiable critical facilities design/operation experience; and
- Completion of the 3-day instructor-led training; and
- Pass the exams of Level 1 and Level 2

Enrollment Details

Date: 16 - 18 May 2018 (Wednesday - Friday)
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: 19/F, New Victory House (OfficePlus), 103 - 93 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Official Rate (3-day): US$2,900 (HK$22,800) per head

Course materials (in digital copy), examinations and applications fees are all included.
For enrollment and registration, please visit

Applications can be submitted online or by email. The copies of degree certificate(s) and projects / work experience / reference letters will be requested by the official Program Administrator (PA) in U.S.

"ANCIS Incorporated" is the Program Lead and authorised trainer of the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) program and "Strategic Media Asia Limited" is the approved program partner in Hong Kong for local administration.

Adverse Weather Arrangement - Events in the morning, afternoon or evening will be cancelled if typhoon signal No. 8 or above or black rainstorm warning is still hoisted after (or is announced by the Hong Kong Observatory to be hoisted at / after) 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively. Delegates will be notified when the class will be made up as soon as possible.

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