Accredited Tier Designer Program
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With the Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer program, you will gain an in-depth overview of the practical application of Tiers, including common issues and misconceptions. Gain the confidence and accreditation you need to further your knowledge of Tier design with our thorough and enlightening seven-session course.
The Accredited Tier Designer program provides instruction to engineers, design professionals, design-build teams, project managers and project owners on the practical application of Tiers, including common issues and misconceptions.
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Accredited Tier Designer Program Overview
Program Target Audience
- Design-Build Team Senior Project Managers
- Project Owners’ Senior Engineering Representative
- Licensed Professional Engineers with a Design Management Role
- Enhance students understanding of the practical requirements of Tier-based design
- Facilitate consistent application of Tier topology concepts
- Cover Tier common issues and clarify misconceptions
Accredited Tier Designer Advancement Track
Accredited Tier Designers (ATDs) can advance their designation through two distinct levels of demonstrated mastery: Accredited Tier Designer and Accredited Tier Professional.
Completion of the initial ATD course and passing the ATD exam results in the student receiving the formal ATD designation. This designation forms the minimum basis for all Tier designers. Once the ATD designation is earned, graduates can choose to complete additional courseware to advance their career expertise even higher, advancing to the Accredited Tier Professional designation.
Accredited Tier Designer Advancement Track Details
Level 1 - Accredited Tier Designer
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In the five days of our Accredited Tier Designer program, you will cover topics from a Tier systems overview to thorough analysis. Our class has seven sections:
Session 1—Tier Classification System Overview
In the first section, you will learn Tier definitions and concepts before learning about Principal Data Center Facility Infrastructure Systems.
Session 2—Mechanical Infrastructure Design
The second section introduces topics including continuous cooling, critical mechanical subsystems and redundant topology.
Session 3—Electrical Infrastructure Design
In the third section, you will learn about complicated critical engine subsystems, engine generation/power station requirements, multiple distribution path requirements and how electrical systems interact with mechanical systems.
Session 4—Ancillary System Tier Requirements
During the fourth section, you will focus on ancillary subsystem impacts on Tier classification and critical ancillary systems.
Session 5—Common Disqualifying Design Omissions
This section consists of a faculty-led review of common noncompliant design elements from certification submittals.
Session 6—Design Example Analysis Lab
In this section, you and your group will assess compliant and noncompliant examples alongside a mentor.
Session 7—Program Administration and Examination
On the last day of the program, you will receive an overview of operational sustainability and prepare for the same-day proctored exam.
Students who receive a passing score will receive the Accredited Tier Designer endorsement from Uptime Institute and be listed on our public Accredited Tier Designer Roster.
Level 2 - Accredited Tier Professional
This course will provide next level instruction to Accredited Tier Designers on advanced Mechanical and Electrical applications of Tiers, including Tier IV and Multi-Tiered projects.
Upon completion of the Accredited Tier Professional course, students will be required to pass an examination.
Students who receive a passing score will receive the Accredited Tier Professional endorsement from Uptime Institute and be listed on our public Accredited Tier Professional Roster.
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Our certified team of innovative teachers and leaders has the proven experience to guide your education and answer your questions about Tier design. Get ahead with an accreditation from the company that wrote the Tier Standards accepted around the world.