If you’ve read my tech predictions the last couple of years, you might know my thoughts on professional lectures. If not, let me summarize: professional lectures as a form of learning? On the way out. MOOCs? On the way in.
We’ve embraced MOOCs as a form of learning at EMC and created our very first, about data lakes for big data, last year. Last March, we served one up on DevOps. This summer, we’re introducing our third, The Modern Data Center. What’ll you learn? The fundamental knowledge needed to start building one. How much does it cost? Nothing!
The course is six weeks long and starts on July 19. We’ll spend the first week defining the Modern Data Center. The three weeks after that are focused on key architectural tenants – flash, scale-out, software-defined, cloud-enabled, trust and data protection. Week five will focus on automation of those data center services. Week six concludes the class by covering the transformation of people, process and skills within the IT organization. You’ll learn everything you need to know to start building a modern data center. Not only that, you’ll be able to learn at your own pace and interact with your instructors and peers around the world.