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If you or your team is involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis.  The Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management course series is a great way to quickly learn the ins and outs of data centers.  It is geared for everyone from the data center novice to the most experienced IT and facilities technicians and managers.  The Fundamentals of Infrastructure course provides an overview of data centers, data center physical security, availability and preventive maintenance, and data center floor planning.

There are three other courses in this series:

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Video Title
Length
02: Overview of Data Centers Part 2
27 min
Quiz: Overview of Data Centers Part 2
03: Data Center Physical Security Part 1
20 min
04: Data Center Physical Security Part 2
16 min
Quiz: Data Center Physical Security Part 2
05: Fundamentals of Availability
24 min
06: Data Center Preventive Maintenance
21 min
Quiz: Data Center Preventative Maintenance
07: Fundamentals of Data Center Floor Plan Design Part 1
28 min
08: Fundamentals of Data Center Floor Plan Design Part 2
19 min
09: Data Center Floor Planning Concepts
24 min
Quiz: Data Center Floor Planning Concepts
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Module 01: Overview of Data Centers Part 1 

•    What is a data center?

•    Current trends shaping data center design

•    Data Center Tiers

 

Module 02: Overview of Data Centers Part 2 

•    Data center cost drivers

•    Virtualization

•    Cloud computing

•    Containerized data centers

•    Quiz

 

Module 03: Data Center Physical Security Part 1 

•    What is physical security?

•    Perimeter protection

•    Security cameras

•    Door controls

•    Identification methods and devices

 

Module 04: Data Center Physical Security Part 2

•    Designing for physical security

•    Defining the problem

•    Applying the technology

•    QuizModule

 

Module 05: Fundamentals of Availability 

•    Components of availability

•    Cost of system downtime

•    Maximizing system availability

•    Data center assessments

 

Module 06: Data Center Preventive Maintenance

•    Importance of preventive maintenance

•    Developing a maintenance plan

•    Managing preventive maintenance

•    Quiz

 

Module 07: Fundamentals of Data Center Floor Plan Design Part 1 

•    Evaluating data center location

•    Data center and support areas

•    Designing for agility, reliability and cost effectiveness

•    Impact of floor plan on rack quantity

 

Module 08: Fundamentals of Data Center Floor Plan Design Part 2 

•    Data center capacity

•    Common rack framework

•    Rack location units

•    Dealing with constraints

 

Module 09: Data Center Floor Planning Concepts 

•    Choosing a pitch

•    Basic principles of equipment layout

•    Floor planning process

•    Quiz

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While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis. It is recommended that you be involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity.

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If you or your team is involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis.  The Data Center Cooling course series is a great way to quickly learn the ins and outs of cooling in the data center.  It is geared for everyone from the data center novice to the most experienced IT and facilities technicians and managers.  The Data Center Cooling course covers an overview of cooling in the data center, including an introduction to the refrigeration cycle, calculating cooling requirements in the data center, an overview of the cooling equipment in the data center, the importance of air distribution, and the impact of your cooling design on overall data center energy efficiency. 

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Video Title
Length
02: The Refrigeration Cycle
15 min
03: Humidity in the Data Center
15 min
04: Cooling Systems
22 min
05: Air Distribution in the Data Center
16 min
06: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
19 min
Quiz: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
08: Data Center Cooling Best Practices Part 2
26 min
09: Data Center Cooling Strategies
16 min
10: High Density Cooling
18 min
Quiz: High Density Cooling
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Module 01: Data Center Cooling Strategies

•    Comfort versus precision cooling

•    Data center cooling issues

•    Cooling calculations

 

Module 02: The Refrigeration Cycle 

•    The refrigeration cycle

•    Cooling devices in the data center

 

Module 03: Humidity in the Data Center

•    Importance of humidity

•    Relationship between temperature and humidity

•    Humidity control and demand fighting

 

Module 04: Cooling Systems 

•    Temperature measurement

•    Types of cooling devices

 

Module 05: Air Distribution in the Data Center 

•    Importance of air distribution in heat transfer

•    Air distribution schemes

 

Module 06: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) 

•    CFD analysis

•    Quiz

 

Module 07: Data Center Cooling Best Practices Part 1

•    Calculating cooling requirements

•    High density cooling problem

 

Module 08: Data Center Cooling Best Practices Part 2 

•    Reducing hot air/cool air mixing

•    Hot aisle/cold aisle containment

 

Module 09: Data Center Cooling Strategies

•    Room, row and rack-based cooling

•    Cooling wiring closets

 

Module 10: High Density Cooling

•    High density zones

•    Raising the data center temperature

•    Free cooling using economizers

•    Quiz

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While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis. It is recommended that you be involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity.

It is recommended that you first take the Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management course

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If you or your team is involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis.  The Data Center Power Management course series is a great way to quickly learn the ins and outs of power in the data center.  It is geared for everyone from the data center novice to the most experienced IT and facilities technicians and managers.  The Data Center Power Management course covers an overview of power in the data center, including rack power management, power distribution units, transfer switches, UPSs, generators, and power cabling.  The course also covers energy efficiency in the data center, discussing the various metrics for measuring energy efficiency as well as some concrete suggestions for reducing the energy usage in the data center.

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Video Title
Length
02: Power Problems
16 min
03: Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
25 min
04: UPS Batteries
17 min
Quiz: UPS Batteries
05: Generators and Other Power Devices
24 min
07: Power Distribution in the Rack
25 min
08: Power Calculations
14 min
09: Reducing Wasted Power in the Data Center
24 min
Quiz: Reducing Wasted Power in the Data Center
10: Data Center Energy Efficiency
23 min
11: Data Center Efficiency Metrics
20 min
12: Energy Efficiency Best Practices
20 min
Quiz: Energy Efficiency Best Practices
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Module 01: Fundamentals of Power 

•    Power basics and key terms

•    Power calculations

•    Grounding

 

Module 02: Power Problems

•    Power problems

•    Power protection system equipment

 

Module 03: Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) 

•    UPS basics

•    UPS topologies

•    UPS redundancy and efficiency

•    Modular UPS

 

Module 04: UPS Batteries 

•    UPS batteries

•    Flywheel UPS

•    Quiz

 

Module 05: Generators and Other Power Devices 

•    Generators

•    Automatic and static transfer switches

•    Power distribution units

 

Module 06: Circuit breakers 

•    Circuit Breakers

•    Circuit Breaker Coordination

•    Circuit Breaker Protection

•    Circuit Breaker Sizing

 

Module 07: Power Distribution in the Rack 

•    Rack power redundancy

•    Server power calculations

•    Power cabling

 

Module 08: Power Calculations 

•    Calculating power requirements

•    Power consumption in the data center

 

Module 09: Reducing Wasted Power in the Data Center 

•    Reducing “wasted power”

•    Reducing server power

•    Quiz

 

Module 10: Data Center Energy Efficiency 

•    Data center power growth

•    Barriers to data center energy efficiency

•    Power consumption in the data center

•    Power usage effectiveness (PUE)

 

Module 11: Data Center Efficiency Metrics 

•    Measuring PUE

•    Other data center efficiency metrics

•    Reducing the IT load

 

Module 12: Energy Efficiency Best Practices 

•    Reducing the support infrastructure load

•    Systematic approach to improving energy efficiency

•    What can you expect to save with improved energy efficiency?

•     Quiz

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While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis. It is recommended that you be involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity.

It is recommended that you first take the Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management course

 

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If you or your team is involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis.  The Data Center Operations course series is a great way to improve management of your the data center.  It is geared for everyone from the data center novice to the most experienced IT and facilities technicians and managers.  The Data Center Operations course covers data center management, including issues facing data center managers, practical steps to implement ITIL, data center management tools, and the IT Service Management metrics which will help you to optimize your data center management.

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Video Title
Length
01: Introduction to ITIL
16 min
02: Practical Steps to Implement ITIL Part 1
19 min
03: Practical Steps to Implement ITIL Part 2
21 min
Quiz: Practical Steps to Implement ITIL Part 2
05: Data Center Asset Management
18 min
06: Data Center Asset Management Tools
20 min
07: Data Center Real-Time Monitoring
27 min
Quiz: Data Center Real-Time Monitoring Tools
09: Data Center Management Tools Part 1
17 min
10: Data Center Management Tools Part 2
11 min
11: Measuring ITSM in the Data Center
21 min
Quiz: Measuring ITSM in the Data Center
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Module 01: Introduction to ITIL 

•    What is ITIL?

•    Service strategy

•    Service design

•    Service transition

•    Service operation

•    Continual service improvement

 

Module 02: Practical Steps to Implement ITIL Part 1

•    Reduce the amount of unplanned work

•    Create and maintain an asset inventory

 

Module 03: Practical Steps to Implement ITIL Part 2 

•    Create a repeatable build library

•    Implement continual improvement

•    Quiz

 

Module 04: Data Center Management 

•    Data center management issues

•    IT/Facilities gap

•    Data center management goals

 

Module 05: Data Center Asset Management 

•    Tracking data center assets

•    Asset management best practices

 

Module 06: Data Center Asset Management Tools 

•    Asset management tool features

•    Overview of asset management tools

•    Automated asset tracking

 

Module 07: Data Center Real-Time Monitoring 

•    Difference between building, network and data center management systems

•    Questions to ask before buying a data center monitoring system

•    SNMP fundamentals

 

Module 08: Data Center Real-Time Monitoring Tools

•    Overview of real-time monitoring tools

•    Quiz

 

Module 09: Data Center Management Tools Part 1 

•    CFD modeling tools

•    Access management tools

 

Module 10: Data Center Management Tools Part 2 

•    Connectivity management tools

•    Maintenance management tools

 

Module 11: Measuring ITSM in the Data Center

•    What is IT service management?

•    ITSM metrics model

•    Implementing an ITSM metrics program

•    Quiz

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While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is important to have a good understanding of the overall data center and the issues facing data center managers on a daily basis. It is recommended that you be involved in data center technology, whether it is in a sales, support or operations capacity.

It is recommended that you first take the Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management course

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Dave Cole

David Cole is the founder, president and chief technical officer for No Limits Software, a technology company focused on data center management solutions.  He is a data center management and education consultant for PTS Data Center Solutions.  He has extensive experience in software development, data center management and device monitoring and control.   He is a Certified Data Centre Professional through ICOR (The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience), a Microsoft Certified Professional Systems Engineer and is also certified for ITIL version 3.  He has presented at Data Center Dynamics, Data Center World, AFCOM, and other data center forums in the United States and Europe and has had articles published in multiple publications.

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