Find your future at IDCP

Find your future at IDCP

Welcome to the Institute for Data Center Professionals

Institute for Data Center Professionals

100% online | Instructor-led | Available worldwide

For almost twenty years, the Institute for Data Center Professionals has provided individuals and corporate teams with skills-based education and credentialing, supporting the data center and enterprise computing environments of the future.

IDCP courses are:

  1. 100% fully online
  2. Instructor-led
  3. Full semester (10 or 12 week long courses)
  4. Access to online system for hands-on labs
  5. IBM Co-branded Digital Badges 

We offer:

  • More extensive than standard training; skills to adapt to changes in the data center marketplace
  • Cost effective education
  • Comprehensive curricula providing the tools needed to do your job today and tomorrow
  • Featuring instructors with extensive industry experience
  • Active learning including labs, virtual classroom discussion, projects and assessments
  • Courses may be applied towards an undergraduate degree program
  • Developed with support from the National Science Foundation
Learn skills to adapt to a changing market.

Learn with us.

IBM-IDCP Co-branded Badges


IBM and IDCP co-branded Digital Badges

Digital credentials have revolutionized the way the technical community assesses and promotes skills and achievements. The IBM Open Badge Program is at the leading edge of this badging revolution and has developed these benchmark credentials for mainframe computing professionals at all levels to learn, invest, and promote their expertise in the global mainframe computing arena

Untitled Topics and Descriptions

We have courses in the following areas:

We build the skills needed to get started in z/OS. We offer an Associate, Professional and Expert level certificate with IBM digital credentials to get you started.
The Data Center Facilities Management Associate and Professional Certificate programs provide training in critical infrastructure design, management, and problem-solving acumen.
The Cybersecurity certificate is suitable for entry-level positions in the computer science or information technology fields, senior system managers or system administrators, or technical professionals looking to broaden their skill set or transition into security from adjacent fields such as criminal justice, business and finance, or healthcare.
We offer a Business Analytics certificate program can provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences to advance within this growing field. It's taught by seasoned faculty and respected industry representatives, you'll develop and broaden your awareness and ability to implement, analyze, advise, and develop the strategy for a variety of business needs in a wide range of business sectors.

Courses events

Introduction to z/OS and Major Subsystems

This course introduces operating system and data processing concepts in the context of large system (or Enterprise) computing using a combination of active learning exercises and passive learning presentations.

author img Marilyn Zeppetelli

Running Linux in a z/VM Virtualized Environment

In this course, you will be introduced to the concept of virtualization, z/VM administration, directory maintenance, storage administration, and system administrative tasks required to administer a healthy z/VM production system running Linux system guests.

author img Dwayne Beyer

Basic Assembler Language Programming

Students will develop fundamental assembler skills. Individual attention is given to each student. Topics include number systems, machine components, instruction formats, addressing techniques, character manipulation, looping, conditional logic,

author img David Woolbright

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