This course is aimed for Data Center Operation Managers® and Data Center Infrastructure Experts® who are in charge of planning data center technology roadmaps. The DCTP® course unwraps the true essence of technologies in and around the Data Center space. The new trends, recommendations, and the data center components that posses the finest design and selection criteria most suitable to prolong the life of the Data Center, save costs, increase efficiency, lower risks, and offer sustainable and optimum features. Various technologies from each category are showcased and compared with the available alternatives, legacy systems and other technology routes that differ based on the design topology and strategic planning of every data center.

 
 
 

DCTP® Syllabus

 
 
 

Introduction to Data Center Technologies

  • Data Center Technologies Overview
  • Data Center Technologies Categories and Drivers

Data Center Building Technologies

  • Technology Description, Comparisons and Options for:
    • Construction (pre-fab, modular, on-site, etc.)
    • Building frames
    • Ceilings
    • Floors (Solid, Perforated, Hybrid)
    • Walls
    • Doors
    • Service Elevators/Lifts
    • Loading Docks
    • Trays
    • Earthing
    • Racks / Cabinets

    Data Center Power Technologies

    • Technology Descriptions, Comparisons and Options for:
      • UPS
      • Generator
      • Switchgear
      • Transfer Switches
      • Power Distribution
      • PUDs
      • Power quality management and control
      • Energy efficiency
      • Electrical wiring
      • Busbars
      • Lighting
      • EPO
      • EMF/EMP Mitigation

Data Center Cooling Technologies

  • Technology Descriptions, Comparisons and Options for:
    • DX Cooling
    • Chiller-based cooling
    • Natural Cool Sourcing
    • Free Cooling
    • Hybrid
    • CRAC/CRAH
    • Liquid submerged cooling
    • Containment solutions
    • In-Row
    • In-Rack
    • Cooling efficiency

Data Center IT Technologies

  • Technology Descriptions, Comparisons and Options for:
    • Network infrastructure
    • Servers
    • Storage
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud
    • Backup and DR
    • Software Architecture

Data Center Structured Cabling Technologies

  • Technology Descriptions, Comparisons and Options for:
    • Cables
    • Patch panels
    • Cable distribution
    • Cabling Intelligence

Data Center Safety Technologies

  • Technology Descriptions, Comparisons and Options for:
    • Fire protection
    • Seismic protection
    • Flood protection
    • Ingress Protection

Data Center Security Technologies

  • Technology Descriptions, Comparisons and Options for:
    • Physical security
    • Gates, Barriers, Fences
    • Checkpoints
    • Authentication
    • Surveillance
    • Network security
    • Firewalls
    • IDS
    • IPS
    • Security Testing

Data Center M&M Technologies

  • Technology Descriptions, Comparisons and Options for:

Testing and Analysis Tools

Data Center Authority (DCA) Roadmap

  • DCA Achievement, Steps & Briefing
  • DCA Q&A

Examination

 
 
 

IDCA Course Modules

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