Fundamentals of Data Center Power

Fundamentals of 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.

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If you or your team is involved in Fundamentals of 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.

There are three other courses in this series:

In This Course You Will Learn:

  • Describe the power infrastructure in the data center
  • Understand the primary power problems and how to address them
  • Describe the different UPS topologies and how a UPS works
  • Understand how power is distributed in the data center
  • Calculate how much power is required in the data center
  • Describe what impacts energy efficiency
  • Use methods to improve data center energy efficiency

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: 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

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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  • Student Guide
  • Quiz Guide
  • Additional Resources

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