APC's Data Center University includes cabling topics

Jan. 9, 2012
Courses are available for free and cover topics including Power over Ethernet, standardizing the data center, and raised-floor applications.

Data Center University, an online curriculum of courses for IT professionals and others involved in the administration of data centers, is offered free of charge by APC by Schneider Electric. Some courses in the program deal directly or indirectly with structured cabling systems in data center environments.

The courses are categorized as "Introductory," "Intermediate" or "Advanced." One of the introductory-level courses is entitled "Fundamental Cabling Strategies in the Data Center." A description of the course states that it addresses "the basics of cabling infrastructure and will discuss cabling installation practices, cable management strategies and cable maintenance practices." It looks at both data cabling and power cabling. Other course titled at the "Introductory" level include "An Overview of Network-Critical Physical Infrastructure" and "Rack Fundamentals."

Other course titles that may be of particular relevance to structured cabling professionals include, "Power over Ethernet's Effect on Wiring Closets," "Re-examining Raised Floor Applications," "Standardization in the Data Center," "Physical Infrastructure Management Basics," and "High Density Blade Server Integration in Existing Data Centers," among others.

Participants in Data Center University must register. You can visit Data Center U here and see the complete list of course offerings here.

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