As an Accredited Operations Professional (AOP), you will be better equipped to design and operate world-class data centre operations than most of your peers.
IT environments are becoming increasingly complex. To manage them effectively, digital infrastructure managers, supervisors and senior executives need to have advanced knowledge to achieve business objectives across both the physical facility and critical IT systems. The AOP course is designed for Accredited Operations Specialist and Accredited Tier Specialist alumni that are looking to expand their knowledge and take their careers to the next level.
The AOP course teaches site and portfolio-level governance and management concepts, holistic portfolio management approach, and real-life application to meet business and availability objectives.
The AOP is a 16 hour remote course with an accreditation examination covering expanded operations and management strategies for data centres, as well as the translation of complex IT strategy into initiatives and programs to achieve business objectives. The curriculum teaches both principles and practical application. Course material is advanced and intended for facility managers, supervisors or senior executives.
The AOP course provides advanced instruction on the Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability and its application to facility management – especially those looking to meet complex business availability objectives.
Why the Accredited Operations Professional (AOP)?
This course covers a comprehensive range of management topics including operations strategy, working with IT initiatives and planning for IT efficiency, bringing existing knowledge up-to-date with modern and innovative advanced applications.
The benefits of earning the AOP credential include:
Key Concepts of Operations Strategy
Advanced Portfolio Operations Governance
Portfolio Governance – Translating Strategy into Initiatives
Leadership, Culture & Sustainability
Initiatives at the Portfolio Level
Deep-dive Initiative Part 1 – Improving IT Efficiency
Deep-dive Initiative Part 2 – Selling the Efficient IT Initiative
Translating Initiatives into Plans & Actions
Implementing Initiatives with KPIs
Integrated Monitoring & Governance Initiatives
The course is 16 hours, live remote Instructor-led, of intensive instruction and hands-on exercises that cover the advanced concepts of critical facility management.
This course is suited for critical facility operators and outside experts who support critical facilities. Individuals who will benefit from the AOP course are:
The Uptime Institute's AOP course is intended for graduates of the Accredited Operations Specialist or Accredited Tier Specialist courses who wish to advance their expertise and designation. The course provides advanced multi-disciplinary concepts necessary for the operation of critical facilities based on the Uptime Institute Tier Standards criteria.
Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of resilient IT and critical facility sites. This course will provide next level instruction to Accredited Operations Specialists and Accredited Tier Specialists on advanced site and portfolio-level governance and management concepts. The curriculum covers data centre and portfolio operations and culminates in an examination.
Successful completion of the Uptime Institute AOP course, demonstrated through examination at the end of the course, will result in an Uptime Institute endorsement of the individual as an Accredited Operations Professional.
Professional course cost is US$4,985 per participant. This course is CPD accredited and may also qualify for your country's Professional Development Hours (PDHs) requirements (may not be applicable in all countries).