Mission Critical Operations Data Center
Mission critical operations require 24/7 operation and supervision of systems to combat threats of critical infrastructure failure.
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Why choose Mission Critical Operations Data Center?
- Work in a growing field: Mission critical operators who can keep systems functioning & protected are in demand
- Specialize in specific mission critical environments, operations technology, or maintenance
- Have variety in your work. You may:
- Install network equipment
- Verify data security procedures
- Monitor data center climactic conditions
- Optimize data center operations
- Regulate energy use
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Distinguish between mission critical & non-mission critical scenarios
- Manage security & safety in critical operations sites
- Evaluate storage architectures & key data center elements in classic, virtualized & cloud environments
- Describe contingency plans for backup, replication & archiving
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
- Working in mission critical operations requires a high level of responsibility, dependability & flexibility.
- Being a lifelong learner will help you advance in your career because you must always stay current with the latest security technologies and data center practices to determine which are the most effective options for your organization.
- 3 skills or work style traits that will help you succeed in this field:
- Analytical thinking
- Problem-solving skills
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Degrees & Certificates
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|AAS||Information Technology-Mission Critical Data Center||60||$3,840|
|CRT1||Data Center Operations||30||$1,920|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Michael A. Jackson
Assistant Professor & Department Chair
Updated September 07, 2021