Data centers are at the core of many organizations. The downtime of the data center could lead to significant losses to the business. Many organizations have built resilience at various levels, such as the data center facilities infrastructure and the ICT layer. However, following recommendations of multiple vendors, consultants, and public domain information may have resulted in under- or over-specification. Therefore it would be better to follow a commonly accepted data center standardization as the basis for the design and built principles.
The data center operations training courses of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard specify requirements and guidelines for data center design and build. It is intended for use by designers who need a comprehensive understanding of the data center design encompassing architecture, mechanical, electrical, and telecom requirements and guidelines, not always covered by other generic policies and so-called "standards."
Understanding the intent of the ANSI/TIA-942 standard is of fundamental importance, not only for the successful implementation of the data center but also for its sustainable operations. In this three-day course, the participant will learn how to design an ANSI/TIA-942 compliant data center. It will provide a clear understanding of the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard requirements and possible implementation variations. The course is well-suited for all types of data center training, be it for enterprise data centers or multi-tenant, third-party data centers such as co-location, managed services, and cloud service providers.
As ANSI/TIA-942 has become the data center standard of choice for many organizations across the globe, it is imperative to verify the correct implementation of the standard via a stringent audit process in line with the ISO guidelines for data center auditing. This two-day intensive course builds further on the technical understanding of the standard acquired in the CTDC® (Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant) course. It enables participants to develop skills and knowledge to conduct an internal audit program by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques aligned with the ISO-19011 guidelines.