DCES – Data Center Engineering Specialist

This course empowers Infrastructure Specialists (DCIS)¬ with selection and design knowledge that will assist engineers in formulating the appropriate framework for their data centers. The course will also enhance the awareness of stakeholders and enable the precise appraisal of their data center investments through value engineering (VE), leading to higher availability, reliability, efficiency, reliance, security, safety, and capacity at optimized costs.

Certification

DCES Certification

Overview

Target Audience

  • Network professionals
  • Storage professionals
  • System engineers
  • Telecom professionals
  • Electrical professionals
  • Mechanical professionals
  • Civil engineers
  • Architects
  • Software and application specialists
  • Virtualization professionals
  • Cabling professionals
  • IT security professionals
  • Physical security professionals
  • Sales professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Finance managers
  • HR professionals
  • CXOs

Prerequisites

Expected Duration

3 day

Course Objectives

1. Intro to Data Center Engineering

  • Engineering Importance
  • Data Center Components
  • Data Center Key players
  • Tools and Techniques
  • How and Where to Get Help

2. Data Center Engineering Process

  • The Data Center EPS
  • Phased Process
  • Adaptive Need Conversion
  • Understanding Application
  • App Architecture
  • ETT, TPS, Load and Complexity Factor

3. Data Center Classification

  • Data Center Tiers and Classes
  • Data Center Grade Levels
  • Data Center Definitions and Options
  • The Infinity Paradigm Review
  • Standard Requirements
  • Designing with Limitations
4. Data Center Availability Engineering
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Types of Availability
  • Common Availability Figures
  • Calculating Availability
  • Redundancy
  • Design Efficiency

5. Data Center Site and Building

  • Site Selection Considerations
  • Architectural
  • Building Systems
  • Walls, Structural Ceiling and Floor Systems

6. Data Center Power Systems

  • Electrical Systems (Macro View)
  • Power System Goals
  • Electrical Concepts: PF, KW, KVA, KVAR
  • Three-Phase Power
  • Single Line Diagram (SLD)
  • Power Transmission
  • Utility Power
  • Power Feed Classifications
  • Break before Make
  • Make before Break
  • Topologies
  • Unit Substations
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Switchgear
  • Arc Flash
  • Standby Generator
  • Transfer Switches (ATS, STS, etc.)
  • UPS Systems
  • Power Distribution Unit (PDU)
  • Busbar Trunking System (BTS)
  • Calculating Power Requirements and Load
  • Important Considerations
  • Data Center Lighting Systems

7. Data Center Grounding System

  • Effective Grounding System
  • Equipment and Materials
  • Methods and Disciplines

8. Data Center Cooling and Mechanical Systems

  • Mechanical Systems Overview
  • Latent vs Sensible Cooling
  • Sensible Heat Ratio
  • Cooling Cost Engineering
  • Humidity Cost Engineering
  • Heat Transfer Principles
  • Environmental Design Conditions
  • HVAC
  • Cooling System Topologies
  • Precision Air Cooling
  • Chilled Water Cooling
  • Direct Expansion (DX)
  • Comparing Solutions and Designs
  • Heat Transfer Fluids
  • Temperature Differential
  • CAV vs. VAV Systems
  • Cooling Measurements
  • Cooling Layouts
  • Cooling Efficiency

9. Data Center Fire Protection

  • Physical Infrastructure Security
  • General Considerations
  • Detection Systems
  • Prevention Systems
  • Suppression Systems
  • Fire Concepts
  • Fire Classifications
  • VESDA and HSSD
  • Halocarbon vs Inert Agents
  • Fire Suppression Sizing and Calculations
  • Water-based Systems

10. Data Center Structuring Cabling

  • Connectors
  • UTP, FTP, STP Cables
  • Singlemode vs. Multimode Fiber
  • Data Center Cabling Topology
  • Horizontal Cabling
  • Backbone Cabling
  • Cabling Security
  • Structured Cabling Considerations

11. IT Infrastructure

  • Data Center Telecommunication
  • Data and Data Transmission
  • DSx vs. Tx
  • Telecom Categories and Capacities
  • Optical Carrier
  • SONET, OC, STS, SDH, STM
  • Signal Hierarchy
  • Dark Fiber

12. Information Technology

  • Server Types and Components
  • Storage Types and Media
  • Storage Engineering
  • RAID Methods
  • Network Infrastructures
  • Network Topologies
  • Routing and Switching Protocols
  • IGP, BGP, OSPF, VRRP, MPLS, ATM, Frame Relay
  • IPv4 vs. IPv6
  • OSI Model
  • Load Balancing Types and Methods
  • 6-Pack Architecture
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • VPN Protocols: IPsec, L2TP, PPTP, SSL
  • Virtualization Types and Methods
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • OpenStack

13. Data Center Safety and Security Systems

  • CCTV, DVR, NVR, etc.
  • Access Control Systems
  • Mantraps and Airlocks
  • Tracking and Tracing
  • The Security Office
  • IT Security
  • Safety Principals

Labs

SUBSCRIPTION COST


$3,699.00

 

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