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Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC)

4.6 out of 5 rating

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Duration

2 Days

12 CPD hours

About this course

The audience for this course is anyone who wants to acquire foundation level knowledge on data centre infrastructure. This course is ideally suited for data centre new hires, internal data centre support staff, IT support staff who work in the data centre, helpdesk staff, vendors/suppliers who install/maintain data centre equipment, building maintenance staff including data centre cleaners and other supporting functions, and fresh graduates. This course is also well suited for individuals working in data centre business support functions such as sales/pre-sales, HR, Finance and business administration.

Overview

The DCFC® course will prepare participants for entry into the exciting and high-growth data centre industry. It will ensure that participants acquire the required basic knowledge to take on a wide variety of jobs in the data centre industry. It will also provide the required knowledge and skill to further their training into specialised areas on data centre design/build, operations/governance or standards/compliance.

Description

The Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC©) is a 2-day course designed to deliver foundation knowledge about data centre facilities infrastructure. It provides participants with global overview and knowledge on data centres which will be of advantage to the participants who are looking at joining the ranks of professionals working in the data centre, ICT, infrastructure or the mechanical and electrical (M&E) design industries. It will also form a solid foundation for participants who wish to pursue his/her studies either academically or to further his/her industry specialisation with professional certification courses on data centre design/build, operations/governance and/or standards/compliance. With the tremendous growth of data and the data centres to support it, the demand for data centre professionals will grow in tandem.

Introduction to Data Centres
  • History of data centres
  • Definition of different type data centres
Data Centre Standards
  • List of standards
  • Rating definitions
Data Centre Facilities Areas
  • Listing of all areas and their functions
Topology Designs
  • Definition of Ratings
Components of the Power Infrastructure
  • Utility power
  • Transformers
  • Generators
  • Fuel systems
  • ATS
  • UPS systems
  • Batteries
  • Electric panels
  • Cabling/busbar systems
  • Power rails/strips
Lights
  • Lights
  • Emergency lights
Cooling Infrastructure
  • Chillers
  • DX Systems
  • Evaporators
  • CRAC/CRAU/HVAC
  • Raised floor
  • Non-raised floor
  • Containment
ICT/Network Infrastructure
  • Equipment racks
  • Network cabling (fibre, copper)
  • Cable trays and pathways
  • TIA-606 labelling
Data Centre Security
  • Perimeter security
  • Physical protection
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Security management
Fire Suppression
  • Detection systems
  • Suppression systems
  • Prevention systems
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire Safety
Monitoring and reporting
  • DCIM
  • EMS/BMS
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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