Data Center Foundation Certificate
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.
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.
- Introduction to Data Centres
- The Data Centre and its Relation to Business
- Data Centre Standards
- Data Centre Site Selection
- Data Centre Facilities Areas
- Topology Designs
- Components of the Power Infrastructure
- Cooling Infrastructure
- ICT/Network Infrastructure
- Data Centre Security
- Fire Suppression
- Monitoring and reporting
Certification exams are administered at the end of the course. The exam is a 60-minute closed-book exam, with 40 multiple-choice questions taken online. The candidate requires a minimum of 24 correct answers to pass the exam. Exam results are known immediately and an online certificate will be presented in the student portal.
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.
There is no pre-requisite for this course.