This course encompasses the basic principles of data center design, tracking its history from the early days of the mainframe to the modern enterprise data center in its many forms and the future. It has modules on all the major sub-systems of a mission critical facility and their interdependencies, including power, cooling, compute and network.

Learning Outcome

  • Explain data center technology advances throughout history, today’s challenges and today’s industry bodies, standards, regulations, definitions and metrics
  • Identify key stakeholders and design considerations in development of data center specifications
  • Explain key considerations for data center site selection
  • Apply best practice recommendations to building layout requirements, including resilience level and space requirements
  • Discuss configuration options for the data center including cabinet types, sizes and layout
  • Distinguish between copper and fibre cable and the appropriate containment of each
  • Identify servers, storage equipment, communications equipment and technology developments used in the data center today
  • Discuss today’s challenges, standards and regulations
  • Define best practice for cooling systems, including AC options and new technology developments
  • Identify major components of electrical systems, including back-up systems, generators and application of efficiency standards
  • Discuss configuration options for the data center, including cabinet types
  • Recognize the essential elements of fire detection and fire suppression
  • Discuss best security plans for physical and electronic security and surveillance. Identify policy and procedures, regulations and standards
  • Define building automation protocols, integrated systems, measuring and monitoring, reporting systems and applicable industry standards
  • Identify commissioning scope, project phases, commissioning plan and documentation, maintenance plans, codes and statutory regulations

Who should Attend

  • Data Centre Operators
  • Data Centre Director
  • Data Centre Architect
  • Data Center Manager
  • Senior Data Centre Engineer
  • Chief Information Officer (ITCIO)
  • OEM Suppliers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • IT Managers
  • M&E Consultants
  • HVAC Engineers
  • Property Developers
  • Senior Manager IT
This course is endorsed under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) Programme.
To find out more about CITREP+ Funding, please refer to Programme Support under CITREP+ page

Information is accurate as of 13 June 2019