Uptime Institute Membership

Training

Accredited Sustainability Advisor Program


Accredited Tier Professional Eligibility

The Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Professional program is intended for graduates of the Accredited Tier Designer or Accredited Tier Specialist programs who wish to advance their expertise and designation. The program provides advanced multiple-disciplinary concepts necessary to achieve project design objectives based on the Uptime Institute Tier Standards criteria. The curriculum crosses traditional engineering-discipline boundaries, thus will suit design professionals who are responsible for project delivery.

Individuals who will directly benefit from the Accredited Tier Professional program are:

  • Engineers-of-Record
  • Design-Build Team Senior Project Managers
  • Project Owners’ Senior Engineering Representative

Successful completion of the Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Professional program, demonstrated through examination at the end of the course, will result in an Uptime Institute endorsement of the individual as an Accredited Tier Professional.

Accredited Tier Professional represents neither license nor permission to deliver a) Tier Certifications of designs, b) Tier Certifications of constructed environments, or c) Operational Sustainability ratings or Certifications.


Accredited Tier Professional Curriculum

This course will be delivered over 5 half-days, culminating in a proctored examination. Please see Schedule for further dates and locations information.

The Sessions and Topics are as follows:

Session 1—Cooling Design Conditions

  • Design conditions
  • Reference temperatures
  • Battery ventilation and cooling

Session 2—Cooling Load and Capacities

  • Load considerations
  • Terminal unit sizing
  • Partitioned spaces
  • Varying size configuration and redundancy
  • Tank sizing and redundancy

Session 3—Electrical Loads and Capacities

  • Distribution losses
  • Transformer losses
  • UPS losses
  • UPS battery recharge
  • Tolerances
  • Sizing
  • Capacity component rotation considerations

Session 4—Uninterruptable Power

  • Small-format modular static UPS
  • Static UPS load bus synchronization systems
  • Rotary flywheels

Session 5—Specialized Cooling Technologies and Configurations

  • Free cooling and economizers
  • Hybrid cooling
  • District cooling
  • Special cooling solution considerations
  • Ducting

Session 6—On-site Power Generation and Storage

  • Engine generators
  • Gas turbines
  • DRUPS
  • Station batteries
  • Renewable energy
  • Fuel cells

Session 7—Ancillary and Control Systems

  • Controls and ancillary panels
  • Motorized valves, leak detection, and drainage
  • Engine-generator control systems
  • Electrical control systems
  • Proper means of isolation
  • Other electrical considerations
    • Transfer switches
    • Switchgear construction

Session 8—Tier IV Considerations

  • Continuous Cooling
  • Compartmentalization
  • Leak detection
  • Cross-fed infrastructure

Session 9—Phasing and Multi-Tiers

  • Phasing
  • Multi-Tier
  • Tier Certification of Constructed Facility

Accredited Operations Professional Eligibility

The Uptime Institute's Accredited Operations Professional program is intended for graduates of the Accredited Operations Specialist or Accredited Tier Specialist programs who wish to advance their expertise and designation. The program provides advanced multiple-disciplinary concepts necessary for the operation of critical facilities based on the Uptime Institute Tier Standards criteria. This program is suited for critical facility operators and outside experts who support critical facilities.

Individuals who will benefit from the Accredited Operations Professional program are:

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

Successful completion of the Uptime Institute Accredited Operations Professional program, demonstrated through examination at the end of the course, will result in an Uptime Institute endorsement of the individual as an Accredited Operations Professional.

Accredited Operations Professional represents neither license nor permission to deliver a) Tier Certifications of designs, b) Tier Certifications of constructed environments, or c) Operational Sustainability ratings or Certifications.


Accredited Operations Professional Curriculum

This course will be delivered over 5 half-days, culminating in a proctored examination. Please see Schedule for further dates and locations information.

The Sessions and Topics are as follows:

Session 1—Key Concepts of Operations Strategy

  • Strategy vs. governance vs. management
  • IT dependence
  • Digital portfolios and IT environments
  • Moving from governance to management

Session 2—Advanced Portfolio Operations Governance

  • Organizational objectives and commitments
  • Organizational factors and limitations
  • Environmental factors and limitations

Session 3—Portfolio Governance – Translating Strategy into Initiatives

  • Assessing sites and environments
  • Topology assessment
  • Operational assessment

Session 4—Leadership, Culture, and Sustainability

  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Activities, roles, and job descriptions
  • Creating a culture of excellence

Session 5—Initiatives at the portfolio level

  • Portfolio training management
  • Portfolio change management

Session 6—Deep-Dive Initiative Part 1 – Improving IT Efficiency

  • IT effectiveness, efficiency, and cost
  • IT efficiency initiative – moving beyond PUE
  • IT efficiency
  • Case studies

Session 7—Deep-Dive Initiative Part 2 – “Selling” the Efficient IT Initiative

  • Costs of doing nothing
  • Sample business case

Session 8—Translating Initiatives into Plans and Actions

  • Efficient IT chargeback
  • Key steps to planning and implementation
  • Establishing a baseline
  • Working session on chargeback

Session 9—Implementing Initiatives with KPIs

  • Defining KPIs
  • Defining effective KPIs
  • KPIs for efficient IT initiatives
  • KPIs for operations management

Session 10—Integrated Monitoring and Governance Initiatives

  • DCIM as an integrated monitoring tool
  • Applying FORCSS to DCIM acquisition

Subcategories