This course is fundamental for sales professionals, executives, data center owners, managers, and operators, to enrich their knowledge beyond the industry buzzwords. The DCIS course provides end-to-end coverage of the mission critical infrastructure systems that support typical Data Centers and environments with high availability requirements. The course will provide full understanding of the main components that comprise the Data Center build, highlighting benefits of each, to allow for the most appropriate system and component selection.

 
 
 

DCIS® Syllabus

 
 
 

Data Center Overview

  • Data Center History
  • Data Center Definitions
  • The Data Center Beast
  • Data Center Downtime & Outage
  • Present Data Center Standards
  • Future of Data Center Standards

The Infinity Paradigm®


Grading Systems

  • Data Center Tiers & Classes
  • Data Center Grade Levels
  • AER, OER, EER, RER, SER
  • Efficacy Score Rating

Data Center Development

  • Data Center Tiers & Classes
  • Data Center Development Process
  • Data Center Phases

Site, Civil & Architecture

  • Data Center Site Selection & Criteria
  • Data Center Site Proximity, Hazard & Risks
  • Data Center Topology
  • Data Center Structure
  • Data Center Construction
  • Data Center Interior Fit-out
  • Data Center Space Relationships
  • Data Center CR, ER, MDA, HDA and ZDA
  • Data Center Raised Floor System
  • Data Center Grounding & Bounding
  • Data Center Earthing

Power Systems

  • Data Center Site Selection & Criteria
  • Logical Electrical Flow
  • DC, AC, W, AV Rates and Concepts
  • Utility Service
  • High Voltage Systems
  • Switchgear
  • Transformers
  • Low Voltage Systems
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems
  • UPS Configurations
  • Battery and Battery Types
  • Generators
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Power Distribution
  • ATS, STS
  • Power Cabling
  • Busbar Trunking System (BTS)
  • EPO
  • Grounding
  • Lightning Protection System
  • Alternative Power Sources
  • EF, MF, EMF, EMI
  • EMF & EMP Shielding

Data Center Cooling

  • Environmental Air
  • Cooling Capacity
  • Precision Cooling
  • Direct Expansion (DX) Systems
  • Non-DX Systems
  • Cooling Methodologies
  • Cold-Aisle / Hot- Aisle
  • CRAC/CRAH
  • Cooling Topologies:
    • Open CRAC Systems
    • Aisle Containment (Cold & Hot)
    • In-Row Cooling
    • In-Rack Cooling
  • Cooling Towers
  • Chillers
  • Data Center Water Supply

Fire Protection

  • Fire Types and Classes
  • Smoke and Heat Detection
  • Aspiratory Detection and Sensing
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Gas Suppression Systems & Agents (FM200, Novec, etc.)
  • Fire Prevention Technology
  • Data Center Safety

Data Center Security

  • Physical Infrastructure Security
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Mantraps
  • Barbwires
  • Security Protocols & Procedures
  • IT Infrastructure Security

Data Center Structured Cabling

  • Cabling Layout
  • Patching & Termination
  • Labeling
  • Intelligence

IT Infrastructure

  • System
  • Storage
  • Networks
  • Virtualization & Cloud
  • External Telecom Connectivity
  • High Availability Designs

Data Center Efficiency

  • Cost of Energy
  • Power Usage
  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
  • Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCIE)
  • Applications and Hosting Models
  • Applications
  • Application Delivery Architecture
  • App Tiers
  • Colo vs Managed Hosting
  • ASP Hosting
  • Public & Private Clouds

Monitoring and Management

  • MMS, EMS, EPMS, BMS
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Leak Detection
  • Integration

Network Operation Center (NOC)

  • Systems
  • Procedures
  • Control

Data Center Trends

  • Latest Data Center Technology Trends
  • Latest Data Center Industry Trends

Examination

 
 
 

IDCA Course Modules

 
 
 
IDCA offers a broad range of educational programs geared specifically to the data center: