Fundamentals of Data Center Cooling

Fundamentals of 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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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.

There are three other courses in this series:

In This Course You Will Learn:

  • Describe the cooling infrastructure in the data center
  • Understand the refrigeration cycle and how cooling is implemented in the data center
  • Calculate the total cooling required in the data center
  • Understand the impact of humidity on data center cooling
  • Understand the importance of air distribution and its impact on cooling
  • Develop a plan for improving cooling efficiency in the data center

Prerequisites

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

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

Course

Delivery Type: The Course is taken online
Length of Access: 1 year
Features: 24/7 Access, Real Instructors, Classroom Materials and Exercise Guides. Exam Prep and Instructor Support.

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Meet Your Instructor

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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