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DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices

Get an in-depth review of best practices for designing data centers.  

In addition, you will have an opportunity to apply what you 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. After completing this course, you should be able to design a data center based on a set of given requirements; this will include both new and retrofit designs.

In addition to data center design, the course will also include life safety practices such as grounding and bonding to ensure that you can account for these issues when designing a data center. On the last day of the course, you will be able to evaluate your learning through a final project and a comprehensive course assessment.

In this course you will be introduced to various data center infrastructure systems. 


DC102 Course Information

  • Why Should You Attend?

    After completing this course, you should be able to design a data center based on a set of given requirements; this will include both new and retrofit designs.

    In addition to data center design, the course will also include life safety practices such as grounding and bonding to ensure that you can account for these issues when designing a data center.

    You will be able to evaluate your learning through a final project and a comprehensive course assessment.

    A variety of hands-on exercises, including the final group project, will help reinforce material and prepare students for real-world scenarios.

    The DC102 course will address the following areas:

    • Data center design process
    • Site location
    • Building and support spaces
    • Computer room layout
    • Electrical systems
    • Bonding and grounding (earthing)
    • Mechanical systems
    • Telecommunications and IT
    • Ancillary systems
    • Security systems
    • Fire protection systems
    • Building automation systems (BAS)
    • Lighting
    • Security plan
    • Commissioning
  • Who Should Attend?

    • Anyone involved in planning, implementing, operating and making critical data center decisions

    • Architects

    • Data center professionals

    • Designers

    • Engineers

    • Facility mangers

    • IT professionals

    • Project managers

    • Telecommunications professionals
  • What Are the Prerequisites and Preparation Required?

    DC102 is designed for those who have a minimum of two years of experience in data center design and/or construction.

    If you do not meet the experience requirements, BICSI strongly recommends that you complete the Introduction to Data Center Design online course prior to enrolling in DC102.

    NOTE: FOR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING

    To successfully participate in our virtual classroom training, each attendee must have the following:

    • Laptop, desktop, or tablet that meet the system requirements. Click here for detailed requirements.
    • Microphone and speakers (headset recommended**)
    • Standalone webcams for class activities 
    • Internet connection - 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) | 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)

    NOTE: FOR TRADITIONAL IN-PERSON TRAINING

    Each attendee should bring a laptop or mobile device to class. 

  • What Course Materials Are Required?


    NOTE: FOR DESIGN VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING ONLY

    • BICSI will ship the student workbook, used in the classroom, to the physical mailing address provided by each student.
  • Can I Earn Credit?

    Yes, you can earn 33 continuing education credits (CECs) toward an existing BICSI credential recertification requirement, upon successfully completing this program.
  • What Is the Attendance Policy?

    Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 33 CECs.

    Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the program. Please note that this is not the DCDC Certification, which requires a special exam application (apply by clicking on link below). 

    Apply for the DCDC Exam

    Review BICSI Course Cancellation Policy

  • How Long Is This Course?

    This course is a five-day course.

I Registered for the DC102 Course, What Happens Next

  • Review Confirmation Email

    Immediately after completing your enrollment in this course, a confirmation email is sent to your email on file. This email provides a comprehensive at-a-glance overview of everything you need to know to successfully prepare for your upcoming training. This includes:

    • Class dates, times, and delivery methods confirmed.
    • Pre-Class preparations
    • Course materials needed
    • Exam information
    • All cancellation policies

     

    If you did not receive this email, please check your SPAM filters first. If you still didn’t receive it, then email bicsi@bisci.org and we will resend it.

  • Review Cancellation Policies

    To ensure you protect your investment, we recommend you pay close attention to all the applicable cancellation policies for BICSI Courses.  Review the Course Cancellation Policies here.

  • Purchase Required Standard

    All students must purchase the ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 standard prior to attending class. If you have not already purchased it, click here to purchase today!

    Note: In addition to this suggested manual, BICSI will also provide you with an activity workbook that gets shipped separately.

  • Confirm Your Shipping Address

    For this virtual class additional classroom materials are shipped out at least two weeks prior to class for domestic students and four weeks for international students.  Please email tdo@bicsi.org and confirm your preferred shipping address for these additional materials.  You can expect delivery of one shipment of a workbook,

  • How to Access Your Course

    Be on the lookout one week prior to the start of class for two key things:

    1. A confirmation email from your instructor
    2. Login instructions for your virtual classroom will be sent the Wednesday prior to the first day of class.

    Zoom must be installed on your computer to attend this Virtual Class.

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