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The Certificate in Data Center Operations and Management is awarded to those participants who have completed both the Operating System Virtualization and Network+ Certification Training courses in addition to either Data Center Architecture or Data Center Management of the Information Technology Certificate Program offered through the School of Applied Technology (SAT) of Illinois Institute of Technology. If the participant has already completed coursework, training, or certification equivalent to Network+ Certification Training, then both courses Data Center Architecture and Data Center Management are required. Those interested in pursuing this award must complete at least three courses. Most often these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.
Participants who wish to pursue this Certificate would be best served by working with a program manager of the Information Technology Courses for guidance. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing the program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience as participants reach their goals.
This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for a career as a data center operator or manager. The three required courses must include (not necessarily in the following order):
IT-O 440 Network+ Certification Training, a 16-week course preparing the participant for the Network+ Certification exams.
IT-O 454 Operating System Virtualization, a 16-week course covering technologies allowing multiple instances of operating systems to be run on a single physical system.
One of the following two courses is required.
IT-M 576 Data Center Management, a 16-week course providing an in-depth examination of best practices in the management of enterprise data centers.
IT-T 535 Data Center Architecture, a 16-week course providing critical elements of modern data center design including physical plant construction, network infrastructure, data storage technologies, power provisioning and conditioning, environmental controls and HVAC, system and physical security, modular component use, and planning for growth.
The third certificate course, if needed, may be chosen from the following courses:
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