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Certificate in Data Centre Operations

Course code: BN780 Entry Route into programme:
  • Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in electrical, electronic, mechanical (or cognate) disciplines.
  • FETAC Level 6 Award (Advanced Craft Certificate) + 3 years post qualification experience
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 6
Fee: -
Schedule:
Live online lectures (recorded), Mon 7pm-10pm, Wed 6pm-10pm. 3 practical sessions per semester - Saturday 9am-4pm.
Award title: Certificate in Data Centre Operations
Credits for Full Award: 15 @ NFQ Level 6
Awarding Body:                         Technological University Dublin Transfer and Progression:
BN309 BSc in Data Centre Operations and Management      

 

About the Course

Who is this course for?


This course is aimed at those seeking to work in the data centre engineering operations sector. Focused on the fundamental skills needed to work in a data centre, this programme has been designed in conjunction with AWS experts.

Data centres are the fundamental engines on which modern ICT runs. They give major ICT players the capability to deliver services world-wide 24x7. For a range of reasons including climate, available skills and available power, Ireland has become a major hub for data centers with many major multinationals having a significant data center presence in Ireland.

Data Center Engineering Operations Technicians work to maintain the critical physical infrastructure that supports our Data Centre organization within Amazon, ensuring that the data center operates at 100% availability, while maintaining first-class customer service to our teams and groups.

Amazon Web Services Sponsorships


As part of their support for this program, Amazon Web Services (AWS) are making available up to 20 scholarships to allow successful scholarship participants to complete the programme free of fees (subject to terms and conditions).

Important Course Information


Participants on the programme will have the opportunity to apply for 14 week paid placements in an AWS Data Centre in the Dublin area. Successful completion of the programme will place candidates in a strong position to compete for Data Centre Engineering Operations Technician roles in AWS Data Centers in Ireland.

Successful completion of the programme will also provide an opportunity for participants to progress in completing the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Data Centre Operations and Management (NFQ Level 7) in TU Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus.

Career Opportunities


Designed in conjunction with and supported by AWS, this programme has been designed to prepare successful participants for a career as an entry-level Data Centre Engineering Operations Technician. Participants will have an opportunity to gain real hands-on experience in the work placement elements of the programme.

 

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement to this programme is a Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in electrical, electronic, mechanical (or cognate) disciplines.

Applicants with FETAC Level 6 Award (Advanced Craft Certificate) in a craft such as Electrical, Electrical Instrumentation or Fitting and with 3 years post-qualification experience in an industrial environment may also be considered eligible for entry to this programme.

All applicants will be required to take ‘Introduction to Data Centre Operation’ (CDCO H3011). In addition, depending on their previous qualification, entrants are required to undertake at least 2 of the elective modules as presented below namely CDCO H3012; CDCO H3013; CDCO H3014.

 

Course Content

Year 1
  • Introduction to Data Centre Operation
  • Science for Data Centres
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Functions and Calculus



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