As part of a bid to address what it believes is a shortage of qualifies technicians in the datacentre industry, APC has inaugurated Data Centre University.
The university comprises an online educational institution for IT professionals, engineers and people involved in building or operating server rooms and datacentres. It includes both classroom and web-based courses and the initial launch offers 14 foundational courses and six advanced courses in the subject areas of datacentre design, build and operations.
APC guarantees the courses will be vendor agnostic and not simply promote its own services.
All courses will focus on the critical technologies and best practices that are relevant to leading-edge, scaleable, modular data centre infrastructure. Actual datacentre executives with decades of combined experience participated in the development of the courses. Individuals can complete most of the online, on-demand courses in less than one hour. Data Centre University is an educational partner of IEEE.
"Our goal is to provide datacentre professionals with training on real world issues, not just theory," explains Rodger Dowdell, APC's president and chief executive officer. "We expect that through Data Centre University's continuing education courses, this institution can help address the critical shortage of qualified datacentre professionals in the industry.
“Data Centre University will provide individuals with standardised training in the fundamental issues of datacentre design, build and operations, as well as give them the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage real world issues in today's sophisticated datacentre. IT professionals now have access to high-quality datacentre education through this vendor-neutral, one-stop, fast track educational institution."
Further details can be found at http://www.datacenteruniversity.com.