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Overview

Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course

Work-Study

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

Course Coverage

While using social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, you may not realise these platforms depend on sophisticated large servers housed in data centres located around the world without any geographical constraint.

This diploma course prepares you for a professional career in the Infocomm Technology sector. Join this course to be a Data Centre Engineer who manages data centre information / network systems, monitors data centre operation and services, maintains internal documentation and performs independent first-level troubleshooting of recurrent issues.

Prerequisite:

Understand the basis of computer networking, such as troubleshooting PC and server hardware, and have good organising skill to ensure all as-built drawings, manuals, standard operating procedures are up-to-date and properly maintained. Willingness to perform 12-hr rotating shift work to support 24x7 data centre's critical facilities.

Job Role:

The job role of Data Centre Technician includes and not limited to perform hardware maintenance on mission critical systems, as well as perform data and power cable management. Job role also includes accomplish inventory control for servers, components & cables, and supervise the activities of contracted personnel providing services or performing work on the data centre property.

 

Some of our partners

Racks Central Pte Ltd  |  1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd   |   Equinix (Singapore) Enterprises Pte Ltd

Employers that wish to offer training places, please click here.

For general queries on the course, please e-mail Scott_K_S_Lim@ite.edu.sg or call 6590 2574.

What you'll learn

  • Implement security measures
  • Monitor network servers and storage systems
  • Inspect and troubleshoot fire protection system
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve IT or facility related issues
  • Conduct inspections on power and cooling infrastructure
  • Perform network system installation, configuration and troubleshooting

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:
  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses:

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Built Environment
    • Electrical Technology
    • Electronics, Computer Networking & Communications
    • Facility Technology
    • Infocomm Technology
    • Mechatronics 

    Higher Nitec:

    • Business Information Systems
    • Cyber & Network Security
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Facility Management
    • IT Systems & Networks
    • Mechatronics Engineering

    OR

    In-service employees with:

    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement
  2. Pass company screening and interview

Progression Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma graduates can apply to related full-time or part-time degree programmes in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), subject to the admission requirements of the university.

Career Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma in Data Centre Infrastructure & Operation graduates are employed by data centres.  Some of the job titles held by graduates include Data Centre Engineer and Data Centre Operation Engineer.
 
There are excellent opportunities for career development and advancement to supervisory positions and beyond.