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Data Center Certified Associate Exam Development Path
The Associate certification indicates a foundational knowledge of critical physical infrastructure in the Data Center. Associates demonstrate a base level proficiency in the elements of: cooling, power, racks, cabling, fire protection, management and physical security. Associates possess the basic knowledge necessary to participate on a team that designs or upgrades the physical layer of the Data Center. In an effort to provide the industry with standards for measuring competency in the core elements of a data center, Energy University is proud to offer the Associate level certification, a global standard for foundational knowledge in data center design, build and operations. This development path is created to guide you through the preparation and course requirements necessary to prepare for the Data Center Certified Associate exam. We strongly recommend that you take all of these courses and utilize any of the supporting materials, study guide, and quizzes as a means of being prepared. Once you complete all of the courses in the development path you can register for the exam by clicking here.
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The Associate certification indicates a foundational knowledge of critical physical infrastructure in the Data Center. Associates demonstrate a base level proficiency in the elements of: cooling, power, racks, cabling, fire protection, management ...
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Course content
  • DCCA Exam Overview
    • About the DCCA Exam
  • DCCA Course Transcripts - Study Guide
  • Fundamentals of Availability
  • Examining Fire Protection Methods in the Data Center
  • Fundamentals of Cabling Strategies for Data Centers
  • Fundamentals of Cooling I
  • Fundamentals of Cooling II: Humidity in the Data Center
  • Fundamentals of Physical Security
  • Fundamentals of Power
  • Generator Fundamentals
  • Optimizing Cooling Layouts for the Data Center
  • Power Redundancy in the Data Center
  • Power Distribution I
  • Physical Infrastructure Management Basics
  • Rack Fundamentals
  • Choosing Between Room, Row, & Rack Based Cooling For Data Centers I
    The conventional approach to data center cooling using uncontained room-based cooling has technical and practical limitations in next generation data centers. The need of next generation data cent...