How To Choose The Right Data Centre Training

Posted by ,23rd Aug 2022
How To Choose The Right Data Centre Training

How To Choose The Right Data Centre Training With so many data centre training available, choosing a training that is going to benefit you can be a headache. 

Many professionals you see achieving their career goals with somewhat ease, received the right guidance and took the right training. While those still struggling are people who are choosing their training based on mass information provided on websites, recommendations by peers, or what the salesperson tell them. 

When you consider that the right training is going to influence the rest of your career, which could be for the next 10 to 40 years, and your income over that time, it is vital that you choose wisely. 

Three Steps To Discover The Right Training For You: There are essentially 3 steps to find the right training for your data centre career. 

1. Identify the competences required for your job 

2. Identify the training that will meet your needs 

3. Select the right training provider 

Let's look at each step in a little more detail. Like we have already discussed, this is not a decision you want to take in a haste. 

First is to identify the competences (skills and knowledge) required for your current data centre job and ideally you also review your ambition for the next level in your career. 

Different jobs in a data centre organisation require different competences. Therefore it is very important to start with analysing the competences required. 

1.How to identify the data centre competences for your job? 

You can read the Data Centre Competence Framework which is an 80-page document. At this point, you may be thinking - I don't want to read an 80-page competence document, is there a shortcut? Yes, there is! It's a free application which will list the competences for your job with just one click. This is the DCPT (Data Centre Career Planning Tool). 

2.How to choose the right training?

Which training will give you the competences you require? Beware that not all courses are created equal. Some course developers pick a popular title and create the course without an understanding of the competence model. You can ask the various training providers about the data centre competences mapping to their courses. And you might be asking now, is there also a short cut? 

The answer is yes NextTech is a proud partner with EPI®, offering courses which enable organisations to educate and align their staff on: 

•Data centre design principles 

•Data centre efficiency 

•Green data centre principles 

•Data centre management 

•Data centre operations management 

•Security management 

•Disaster recovery management 

•Data centre migration 

•ANSI/TIA-942 design and audit 

3.How to choose the right training provider? To help you select the best provider, we've prepared a short checklist: 

o Is the training provider a hands-on data centre expert and in it for the long term? 

o Do they have actual data centre experience?

o Is the training provider truly vendor-neutral?  

o Do they follow a comprehensive course development process?   

o Who issues the certification? 

o Is the training and certification externally accredited?  

o What are the experiences of the trainers? 

NextTech learning’s EPI® portfolio offers a wide range of globally accredited certified data centre professional training courses such as: 

Are you set to find your data centre course or certification? Browse our wide range of EPI courses to see which one is right for you. 

NextTech Learning is your comprehensive yet cost-effective Australian home grown and owned corporate training provider offering a wide spectrum of courses and certification which can be delivered through extremely flexible learning modalities.