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Schneider Electric University adds data centre courses to its free education portal

By Glenn Chua - on 22 Jul 2022, 2:03pm

Schneider Electric University adds data centre courses to its free education portal

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Schneider Electric University, the digital upskilling and education arm of Schneider Electric, has announced a few updates to its course offerings that tackle the field of data centres. These new courses join Schneider Electric University's Data Center college, and come during a shortage in talent in the data centre industry. 

Schneider Electric quotes the 2021 Global Data Center Survey done by the Uptime Institute, a digital infrastructure advisory company, found that 47% of data centre operators have difficulty finding qualified candidates for open jobs, and that 32% have difficulty retaining staff, with more than half of that 32% reporting workers being hired by competitors in the data centre field.

With a shortage in talent, Schneider Electric hopes to alleviate the issue by providing avenues for current workers to learn and widen their skills by providing some new courses, which include:

  • Optimising Cooling Layouts for the Data Center
  • Fundamental Cabling Strategies in the Data Center
  • Fundamentals of Cooling II – Humidity in the Data Center
  • Examining Fire Protection Methods in the Data Center

These join already existing courses in the Data Center College and will add to Schneider Electric's Data Center Certified Associate (DCCA) qualification. In addition, the new courses will go with Singapore's latest criteria for greener data centres, as the courses will touch upon factors such as optimising data centres for energy efficiency and sustainability, selecting data centre sites with access to renewable energy and alternative power generation techniques.

The training courses that Schneider Electric University offers are free, which is a key feature of the education platform. If you're interested in spending a few hours to buff up your data centre-related skills, you can head over to its website here, though do be aware that if you choose to take the company's DCCA exam for formal qualifications, you'll have to pay US$250 for the exam cost.

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