All About Data Centers

Do You Know What a Data Center is? Would You Like to Work in One?

The digital infrastructure industry, comprising the network cabling and data center sectors, is an exciting and growing industry with career opportunities to suit everyone! CNet Training is dedicated to raising awareness of the industry and the job opportunities within it, and to encouraging young people to choose one of the many career paths that are available.

This page is aimed at young people who are curious about what data centers are and how important the digital infrastructure industry to our modern, digitally-connected lives.

So what exactly is the digital infrastructure industry and how does it work? Find out more below with this selection of resources designed to help you learn more.  

What is a Data Center?

All About the Digital Infrastructure Industry

CNet has produced a free book aimed at a younger audience, available to download here. It is an informative guide, suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about the digital infrastructure industry, particularly school or college pupils.

The Internet in Real Time

The Internet never sleeps! This graphic shows a snapshot of what is happening on the Internet in real time. Click on the image to see the figures update as people use the Internet and data is generated.   

The Internet In Real Time

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How the Internet Works

We all rely on the Internet but how does it actually work?

This 10 minute video from Infrastructure Masons take us on a journey through an app to explain exactly how you are able to access information at your fingertips 24/7.

About Data Centers

Inside Data Centre Podcast

This podcast features people working in the data center sector across the globe telling their stories. How did they first enter the sector? How have they developed their career? What are the challenges faced by the industry as it rapidly expands? What advice can they give others looking to work in the sector?

If you want to work in the sector, then this is the podcast for you. Here are three episodes that feature members of CNet's staff talking about the opportunities that are available and how CNet is helping people start careers in the industry.

Inside University Technical College (UTC) Heathrow
Educating the future data center engineers - Listen here.

Andrew Stevens, President & CEO, CNet Training
Leaving a legacy to the data center sector - Listen here.

Matthew Hawkins, Director of Sales, CNet Training
What education pathways are available in the data center sector? - Listen here.

International Data Center Day

International Data Center Day is designed to create awareness of the data centre industry and to inspire the next generation of talent.

The International Data Center Day website contains a host of resources, links and information that explains what data centers are, why they are so important to our connected world, and the wide array of career opportunities that are part of the data center industry.

Visit the site.

Data Center Fundamentals

CNet's Data Centre Fundamentals (DCF®) program is an 8 hour introduction that gives learners a structured overview of data centre environments, the role of a data centre and key operational aspects.

The DCF® online learning program has been designed for individuals who are either new to the data centre sector or for those who sell products and services to the data centre sector.

Find out more.