In 2013, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and issued Presidential Policy Directive 21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, directing national attention and promising government response to the various threats that pose a risk to critical national infrastructure. While these kinds of cybersecurity threats are a serious issue, they aren’t the only concerns related to national security, economic stability, and public safety—organizations, businesses, and even individual people all rely on the mission critical systems that maintain the continuous operation of key telecommunication, financial, medical, production, and emergency response systems. It is therefore equally critical to develop and maintain a workforce trained to ensure the continual operation of such processes and systems.
The Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) courseware is an all-encompassing Mission Critical Operations curriculum designed for individuals interested in pursuing a potential career in MCOs. It covers the fundamental skills and concepts required to design, operate, monitor, and maintain the key components, systems, and spaces within a mission critical facility.
This course is designed for first-year students in a Mission Critical Operations degree or certificate program who require the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the systems, design, construction, operation, monitoring, reporting, and emergency response requirements of mission critical facilities.
As this is an introductory level course, there are no specific prerequisites unless otherwise determined by individual educational institutions.
In this course, you will acquire the foundational knowledge and develop the necessary skills to oversee the design, operation, monitoring, and maintenance of mission critical facilities
and their associated systems.
• Identify Mission Critical Operations.
• Identify and describe the power sources relevant to Mission Critical Operations.
• Identify and describe power distribution as it pertains to Mission Critical Operations.
• Identify and describe the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components within a mission critical facility.
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• Identify and describe plumbing and other mechanical systems present in a mission critical facility.
• Identify and describe the fire safety, systems, and equipment integral to a mission critical facility.
• Identify and apply personal safety and emergency response protocols and procedures.
• Identify and apply best practices, strategies, and techniques for establishing and maintaining security for a mission critical facility.
• Identify and apply industry best practices, strategies, and techniques for the proper design and configuration of critical production spaces.
• Identify and apply networking fundamentals as they apply to a mission critical facility.
• Identify and apply communication systems as they apply to a mission critical facility.
• Identify and apply industry best practices and standards for environmental and system monitoring within a mission critical facility.
• Identify and apply industry standards regarding operations and procedures within a mission critical facility.
• Identify and apply industry standards regarding facility and system documentation within a mission critical facility.
Institution : Cleveland Community College
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