Professional Certificate in Data Center Facilities Management

The Data Center Facilities Management Associate and Professional Certificate programs provide training in critical infrastructure design, management, and problem-solving acumen.  While learning relevant, job-related skills, participants earn undergraduate credits that can be applied toward a fully online bachelor’s degree at Marist College.  The program provides participants with essential knowledge and skills in facilities management, infrastructure, power, cooling, data communication, project management and cloud computing.


Requirements:    Successful completion of the Associate Certificate in Data Center Facilities Management, plus:

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This course examines the concepts and mechanisms of wired and wireless data-audio-, and video transport systems. Network architecture, terminology, control, standards (OSI and TCP/IP models), and general topologies will be discussed. Current equipment and physical interconnections will be explored for a range of network services to support activities such as application development, distributed processing, operating information centers, and providing distance learning. Topics covered include an analysis of the problems and limitations imposed by the physical channel, wireless networks, comparative switching techniques, routing, congestion control, and higher-level protocols needed to complete the end-user to end-user connection.

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The Project Management class is designed to meet the needs of students and professionals who want to build or strengthen their skills of building high performance virtual teams, of integrating project elements and of achieving satisfactory deliverables. It combines the expertise of seasoned project manager with the structured project management knowledge framework. The result is a focused and result oriented curriculum that provides systematic instructions on project management knowledge areas, processes, tools, best practices and lessons learned. The content of this course is consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKÒ) defined by the Project Management Institution (PMI). Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - Apply the project management body of knowledge to projects - Utilize various approaches to select projects, programs, and portfolios - Develop project plans, setup project teams and execute projects to closure - Use Microsoft Project to document, track and control projects to completion - Report project progress using templates, check lists and best practices - Gain insight into personality traits using Myers-Briggs type indicator

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This course examines the technical building blocks of Cloud Computing. It examines the different type of service models, delivery models and characteristics that make up a typical cloud environment. The course will touch on the different cloud providers today including OpenStack and Amazon. It will also cover the impacts that cloud has on security, networking, and maintenance. The economics of cloud and how they impact cloud services will also be covered.