Uptime Institute Announces Expanded 2021 Education Calendar

Uptime Institute, the organization delivering its well-known global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers, has announced its 2021 education and training calendar. It includes two new live instructor-led online classes designed to allow business leaders and other stakeholders to gain the essential knowledge needed for data center design and operations.

Uptime Institute’s Fundamentals courses can be interesting for anyone striving to expand their subject matter understanding or broadening their knowledge of digital infrastructure and best practices. Each of these new Fundamentals courses consist of six learning modules.

These courses are remotely delivered by live Uptime Institute instructors across two days, totaling six and one-half hours and qualify for continuing education credits through the CPD program office. There are no prerequisites for the new seminars, which are open to anyone.

Fundamentals of Tier Standard Topology – Attendees would learn essential knowledge of designing and building “world-class” data centers that exhibit the performance outlined by the industry’s ‘Tier Standard’. The course offers guidance on the Tier Standard objectives including cooling and electrical systems, engine-generator rating and requirements, ancillary systems along with typical shortfalls and design discrepancies that can affect Tier Certification.

Fundamentals of Tier Standard Operational Sustainability – It would provide an “indispensable” working knowledge of the key aspects of Tier Certified Operational Sustainability, the data center industry’s reference for operational effectiveness. Attendees would learn how to create and support digital infrastructures including staffing considerations, training practices, maintenance programs, building characteristics, commissioning concerns, and the impact of risk mitigation for site location.

Accredited Training Curriculum

Photo Chris Hill, global head, product management, Uptime Institute
“Graduates have asked for a simpler version of our accredited training curriculum, more suitable for business line managers and other project members who need a solid and conversational understanding about the core tenets to be most effective,” said Chris Hill, global head, product management, Uptime Institute.

“Infrastructure projects have always been long in duration and involve many vested parties,” said Chris Hill, global head, product management, Uptime Institute. “And while these capital projects are typically driven by accredited Tier Standard Designers and Operational Specialists, these graduates have asked for a simpler version of our accredited training curriculum, more suitable for business line managers and other project members who need a solid and conversational understanding about the core tenets to be most effective.”

“These new Fundamental Seminars fill an important gap for the industry and will enhance anyone’s knowledge of the Tier Topology,” said Olu Soluade, managing director and ATD Expert, AOS Consulting. “This allows a more informed set of choices and discussions by a larger part of data center project teams. By incorporating Uptime Institute’s Fundamental courseware across a larger population, clients will be better positioned, infrastructures will be more reliable, and business will be resilient.”

With its data center Tier Standard & Certifications, Management & Operations reviews, Efficient IT Stamp of Approval, and accredited educational curriculum for data center professionals, Uptime Institute helps organizations optimize critical IT assets while managing costs, resources, and efficiency.