Data Centre Fundamentals

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Program Overview

Available in English and Spanish.

De-mystify the complex world of data centres.

Gain a structured overview of the data centre environments, the role of a data centre and key operational aspects.

Data centres play such significant roles in our business and personal lives, yet not many people really know what they are. Often referred to as “the cloud” where our data is stored and processed, they are much more than this; they power the internet giving us the ability to pay bills online, access our emails, obtain money from ATM machines, watch movies, communicate around the world and to carry on what is now considered a normal, fiercely technological lifestyle.

This distance learning program has been designed to help de-mystify the complex world of data centres. It provides an overview of what data centres are, what they do and why we need them. Key aspects relating to basic design and design philosophies are also examined and the essential considerations of data centre management such as operational processes, energy management and facility management are explored along with their relationships to overall business strategy. The data centre sector as a whole is also explained including the value of the sector today, the significant growth it has experienced to date and how this will continue in the future.

Is this program for me?

This program has been designed for individuals who are either new to the data centre sector (technicians with limited experience or exposure to data centre facilities) or for those who sell products and services to the data centre sector. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

What is the duration and format of this program?

This program consists of 16-hours of distance learning. Study can be undertaken at your convenience over a period of time. Once booked, an online link with a password is sent to you which unlocks the relevant material for you to start your study. At the end of study there is a short quiz.

Program Cost

£495.00 GBP
$745.00 USD
€665.00 EUR

Interest Free Payment Option Available for UK Residents

CNet Training now offer up to 12 months interest free payment options for those in the UK. Find out if you are eligible here.

Do I need any previous experience?

There are no specific pre-requisites for this program however some awareness of the data centre industry would be advantageous.

Program requirements

As a distance learner, you will also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.

What will I gain from completing this program?

Learners will gain a comprehensive overview of the data centre sector, the functional requirements of the data centre facilities, the key aspects of data centre infrastructure and management and the facility’s relationship to business strategy. As well as a CNet Certificate. You will also gain use of the official Data Centre Fundamentals Digital Badge.

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What are the topics of this program?
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  • What is a Data Centre?
    • Define a data centre
    • Identify the main data centre types
    • Identify the business service options
    • Emerging delivery and future demands
  • The Role and Objectives of a Data Centre
    • Driving factors for a data centre
    • Data centre standards
    • Data centre availability models and considerations
    • Location and building considerations
  • Design Overview
    • Criticality and availability considerations
    • The four key constraints (4C’s) – Power, Cooling, IT Infrastructure and Space
  • Managing the Data Centre
    • Regulations, best practices and operational processes
    • Move, adds and change processes
    • Efficient energy management
    • Decommissioning processes
    • IT & physical security
  • The Data Centre Industry and Market
    • The size of the market
    • Market drivers and trends
    • Powering the internet
Further Learning

Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) – relevant to new entrants to the cabling industry in addition to those already working within the cable installation environment wishing to formalise their skills.

Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) – designed for individuals within the network cabling installation environment wishing to extend their hands on practical skills, knowledge, qualifications and certifications in relation to cable installation within different environments.

Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®) – beneficial to technical personnel who are responsible for the day-to-day smooth operation of the mission critical environments within these facilities.

Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®) – ideal for managers who are seeking to get a greater understanding of the data centre design concepts and principles.