DO YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER DATA CENTER TECHNICIAN?
TAKE THE DCCA EXAM
Well here's how. This is the guide becoming a better Data Center Technician.
I am in no way guaranteeing that you're gonna pass. This is just how I did it, and it might work for other people
1. Register For Schneider Energy University (It's Free)
Go to this website https://www.schneideruniversities.com/energy-university/
Create you an account
Register for the "Data Center Certified Associate" course
2. Complete the Coursework
To complete the coursework, there's a total of 16 lessons.
There's 2 intro lessons to figure out how to use the course, and 14 actual lessons of material.
In the actual lessons you'll cover a decent array of material -- basically anything that a datacenter would use to operate. This includes, but is not limited to:
Fire Protection & Safety
How electricity and electrical systems work
Take all of the lessons
Do this by:
Watching the slide show & listening to the audio track (Notes are arguably not needed)
Taking the Quiz
These are usually ~11 questions, all pretty easy. It's nothing too difficult, just what was gone over in the slideshow. Usually the question's answer will be directly stated in the slideshow.
Filling out the feedback form
You can be as detailed as you feel like being.
Download the Course Transcript at the end. I have included a copy of the course transcript with this post as an example.
3. Take the Test
First, register for the test
This is gonna cost you $250.00 USD
And after buying it you have 30 days to take it
Once you start you have 120 minutes to finish. This does not stop
There's also 100 Questions
Also do not open the slides; your test stops and you cannot restart it.
Second, Get all your notes ready.
Turns out that 90% of the test material is in the Course Transcript. If you've ever taken a college course, you'll know how to Ctrl-F your way through most of those questions.
The problem is, at least for me, there were 10-ish questions not in the transcript
First one was in a WhitePaper, but also possibly on the slides -- It's basically a diagram with arrows and racks that differentiates Rack, Row, and Room cooling.
The others were basically all around electrical distortions -- again, they were probably on the slides, but I had no way of checking.
If you take this test and feel like more needs to be added, please feel free to add it below. Unfortunately, I couldn't find too much about it online, but my job wanted us to get this certification. Let me know if you have any questions!
DCCA Course Transcript.pdf