Information and communications technology (ICT) expert Carrie Goetz has authored a book with the intention of guiding professionals into careers in technology and data centers. Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers is available for order in Kindle, paperback, and hardback versions. The book carries the tagline: Featuring Careers for Women, Trades, and Vets in Tech and Data Centers.When announcing the book’s availability, Goetz said, “New to the industry, considering it, or want to know about the rest of it? This is for you—degree or no degree.” She added that the book is peer-reviewed and it “bridges the gap between IT and facilities. It takes a holistic approach to explaining mission-critical data centers, from site selection to the cloud and all things in between.
“Whether your site is hyperscale, colo, cloud, or an on-premises data center, this book covers everything you need to know to find these highly sought-after and lucrative careers,” she continued. Goetz added that the book covers “what you need to know about topics such as power, sustainability, cooling, site selection, physical security, construction, design considerations, networking, servers, storage, cybersecurity, whitespace management, types of data centers, operations, and the myriad of ways to earn a great living with opportunities for growth.”
The book answers the following questions for career-seekers in the data center industry.
- Who has opportunities in this industry?
- What is a data center, and how does the ecosystem work?
- Where do we find out about scholarships, trade support, veterans’ resources, and women’s resources?
- When during my career can I get started?
- Why is this industry important, and why should you consider joining the ranks?
- How do I jumpstart my knowledge and see not if, but where I fit in at my desired career level?
- The book also includes sections covering scholarships, certifications, trades, women’s resources, and veterans’ resources.
The book is under 200 pages in length and is written “in plain speak,” Goetz emphasized.