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Newly Revised Data Center Design Consultant Program Now Available

TAMPA, Fla., 5 September 2019—BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, is pleased to announce the release of the final two pieces of its newly revised Data Center Design Consultant™ (DCDC™) Program: the DC102 Training Course and DCDC-003 Credential Exam.

The newly added course and exam are the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by volunteer subject matter experts and BICSI staff.  These two important updates, along with the previously released standards and manual, are the newest additions to BICSI’s international DCDC Program.

Revised to reflect recent data center and technology trends, BICSI's DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices course is a five-day course that provides an in-depth overview of best practices for designing data centers. In this course, the student is introduced to various data center infrastructure systems and has an opportunity to apply what they have learned by engaging in case studies, discussions and real-world scenarios, as well as gain practical application in ICT data center design best practices.

The new credentialing exam uses a blueprint that identifies the duties and tasks which include many areas of expertise such as: Concept Planning & Analysis and Systems including Architectural and Space Design, Mechanical and Electrical. The exam also expands into Information Technology / Ancillary Systems / Communications Connectivity, Data Center Operations & Maintenance Assessment, Security Assessment and Construction Administration & Commissioning.

“The new course and exam are the products of hundreds of hours of development, testing, knowledge sharing and preparation. These final pieces complete the newly revised Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) Program,” said BICSI President Jeff Beavers, RCDD, OSP. “BICSI will continue to update its educational resources to provide support for and optimum service to the ICT community.”

More information on BICSI’s data center program and the Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) credential can be found at www.bicsi.org/DCDC 

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About BICSI 

BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community and currently serves more than 26,000 memberships and credentials. BICSI is the preeminent global resource for ICT credentials, standards, knowledge transfer and career development.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.

Contact: John Bechtold, jbechtold@bicsi.org, +1 813.979.1991

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