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Accredited Operations Specialist Program

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The Accredited Operations Specialist program provides instruction to achieve a complete understanding of the concepts and criteria to develop a comprehensive world-class Management and Operations program for a critical facility.

The curriculum of our Accredited Operations Specialist program is ideal for any facility or network manager who wants a thorough introduction to operations standards and processes. In the Uptime Institute instructor-led Online Operations Specialist Program, you will learn about Tier Standard Operational Sustainability and the techniques required to align facility operation standards with your own business priorities.

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Accredited Operations Specialist Program Overview

Program Target Audience

  • Data Center Facility Managers
  • Professional Operations Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants
  • Network Architects
  • Enterprise Architects

Program Objectives

  • Learn how to provide a consistent and proven set of operations standards, processes and measurements across a data center portfolio
  • Identify techniques to align critical facility operations with constantly evolving requirements to support business priorities
  • Gain knowledge required to apply the Tier Standard Operational Sustainability to continuously improve critical facility operations

Program Prerequisites

  • This program is open to all professionals involved in data center facility management and operations as well as the broader community of vendors and consultants who focus on data center operations and does not require a licensed credential.
  • Contact info@uptimeinstitute.com if you have questions about this program.

Accredited Operations Specialist Advancement Track

Accredited Operations Specialists (AOSs) can advance their designation through three distinct levels of demonstrated mastery: Accredited Operations Specialist, Accredited Operations Specialist - Professional and Accredited Operations Specialist - Expert.

Completion of the initial three day intensive course and passing the AOS exam results in the student receiving the formal AOS designation. This designation forms the minimum basis for all operations specialists. Once the AOS designation is earned, graduates can choose to complete additional courseware and submit related evidence to advance their career expertise even higher, advancing to the AOS-Professional and AOS-Expert designations through additional courseware and evidence submission.

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Accredited Operations Specialist

Completion Requirements
5-Day Intensive Accredited Operations Specialist Course
Complete and Pass Examination
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Accredited Operations Specialist - Professional

Completion Requirements
2-Day Advanced Principles in Critical Facility Management (AS2) Seminar ¹
2-Day Advanced Practices in DC Cost Management (AS4) Seminar ¹
Submit Written Evidence demonstrating comprehensive understanding of any material covered in AS2 or AS4 courses
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Accredited Operations Specialist - Expert

Completion Requirements
Any two (2) remaining Advanced Seminars ¹
Submit Written Evidence demonstrating comprehensive understanding of any material covered in AS1 or AS3 courses
* Additional Program Details:

  1. Active membership in Uptime Institute Network can satisfy one advanced seminar requirement at each level.
  2. "Professional" and "Expert" designations remain active for two years.
  3. "Professional" and "Expert" designations may be maintained by attending one additional advanced seminar and completing one additional evidence submission every two years.

Who Should Take This Course?

Accredited Operations Specialist

5-Day Intensive Accredited Operations Specialist Course

Our Accredited Operations Specialist course is designed to teach facilities managers and operators how to apply the Tier Standard to their facilities. By learning to apply the Uptime Institute Tier Standard: Operational Sustainability, data centers can better protect their essential information. However, the Accredited Operations Specialist course is not a license or permission for Tier Standard Operational Sustainability.

The Accredited Operations Specialist course is suited for: 

  • Consultants.
  • Data Center Facility Managers.
  • Enterprise Architects.
  • Network Architects.
  • Professional Operations Managers.
  • Project Managers.

Once you have completed the Accredited Operations Specialist course, you will receive an Uptime Institute AOS accreditation. 

Accredited Operations Specialist — Professional

Advanced Principles in Critical Facility Management

The Advanced Principles in Critical Facility Management course is designed for:
  • Executives and Managers who work in a "mixed" IT environment with a combination of cloud server contracts and traditional enterprise data centers.
  • Professionals who work in a traditional enterprise data center.
You should have at least 12 months of operation or management experience to take this class. Upon completing it successfully, you will receive a certificate and professional or expert qualification credit.

Advanced Practices in Data Center Cost Management

The Advanced Practices in Data Center Cost Management course is designed for:
  • Managers and executives responsible for traditional enterprise data centers.
  • IT Professionals in the traditional enterprise data sector.
You must have at least 24 months of management or operation experience to take this course. After you have successfully completed the curriculum, you will receive a professional or expert qualification credit and a certificate of achievement.

Accredited Operations Specialist — Expert

The advanced seminars at this level are designed for senior industry professionals and allow participants to directly engage with their industry piers. During these data center operations online training seminars, you will focus on in-depth topics key to professional development and growth. These courses may be taken by professionals with or without previous Uptime Institute accreditation.

Data Center Operations Training Course Expectations

Each of our Accredited Operations Specialist courses is a multiday course that ends in a cumulative exam and an endorsement upon successfully achieving a passing grade.

 

Accredited Operations Specialist Advancement Track Course Expectations

Level 1 - Accredited Operations Specialist

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Completion Requirements

5-Day Intensive Accredited Operations Specialist Course
Complete and Pass Examination

Level 2 - Accredited Operations Specialist - Professional

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Completion Requirements

2-Day Advanced Principles in Critical Facility Management (AS2) Seminar
2-Day Advanced Practices in Data Center Cost Management (AS4) Seminar
Submit Written Evidence demonstrating comprehensive understanding of any material covered in AS2 or AS4 courses

Level 3 - Accredited Operations Specialist - Expert

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Completion Requirements

Any two (2) remaining Advanced Seminars
Submit Written Evidence demonstrating comprehensive understanding of any material covered in AS1 or AS3 courses

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For vendors and consulting firms, Accredited Operations Specialist designations help companies differentiate themselves from the competition, standing out as a data center operations expert who can help clients deploy a consistent and proven set of standards in managing and operating data centers to increase efficiency, reduce downtime and better align operational practices with business objectives.
For data center facility managers & operators, the Accredited Operations Specialist designation helps them advance their career by learning how to apply a consistent and proven set of standards, processes and measurements across an entire data center portfolio to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk and better align critical facility operations with dynamically changing business objectives.

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