Critical Facilities: Facilities

Description:
The purpose of this training is to assist those who are visiting a critical facility or a person that works in critical facilities to better understand the processes. Telecom providers have different kinds of facilities that have changed a lot through the years. Historically, headends were small buildings that mostly contained some switches or routers; typically, they just delivered cable television to just a few customers. A lot of them were acquired through acquisitions of smaller cable companies by larger cable companies, and so the building that they inherit might be very different from the current corporate model. Now, they contain sophisticated IT hardware, they deliver not just cable television, but as you know deliver Internet, voice over Internet, and 911 service (which means there are a lot of governing regulations). They are like mini data centers.

Since the telecom industry has grown and consolidated, there is a greater demand on the facilities in terms of the services delivered, as well as the number of customers they are serving. This increased demand and growth often means they are outstripping their original infrastructure and they are now suffering in terms of power, cooling, and space.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for individuals that will be auditing or working in the critical facility such as headend and hub sites or an operator.

Included in the Course :

  • In-depth interactive eBook™ modules 
  • CORTEX mobile app to access eBook modules in the field 
  • Engaging and Interactive LightningMod™ to prepare learner for training 
  • Course final exam
  • Fun VirtuGame™ to improve absorption and retention of competencies 

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • SCTE·ISBE Broadband TelecomCenter Specialist

Requirements for Successful Course Completion:

  • Completion of Final exam with a passing grade of 70%
  • Completion of SCTE·ISBE course feedback form

Subject Areas:

  • Facilities
  • HVAC
  • security
  • fire safety
  • powering
  • grounding and Bonding
  • cabling

Upon Successful Course Completion You Will Receive:

  • SCTE·ISBE Course Completion Certificate
  • 1 recertification unit (RU) toward SCTE·ISBE certification renewal

Course Lessons:

Lesson 01: Efficiency

Lesson 02: HVAC

Lesson 03: Fire Safety & Security

Lesson 04: Grounding & Bounding

Lesson 05: Powering

Lesson 06: Cabling

Course Lessons:

Lesson 01: Efficiency

Upon successful completion of this topic, the learner will be able to:

  • Explore guidelines used in the industry
  • Identify allowable vs recommended
  • Examine best practices

Lesson 02: HVAC

Upon successful completion of this topic, the learner will be able to:

  • Explore HVAC systems
  • Identify redundancy
  • Examine environmental requirements
  • Explore airflow techniques
  • Identify cooling pitfalls

Lesson 03: Fire Safety & Security

Upon successful completion of this topic, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify active fire protection systems
  • Explore security systems
  • Examine facilities design

Module 04: grounding & Bonding

Upon successful completion of this topic, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify grounding techniques
  • Examine bonding techniques

Module 05: powering

  • Upon successful completion of this topic, the learner will be able to:
  • explore different phases of power
  • Examine different standby power options
  • Identify UPS types
  • Explore power distribution

Module 06: Cabling

Upon successful completion of this topic, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify cabling types
  • Explore Cable routing
  • Examine cable topologies
  • Explore cable management

Sign In

Rotating Banner with Links ad banner