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

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.

  • What Course Materials Are Required?

    All students must purchase the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 standard prior to attending class and bring it with them each day of the class.

    Students must also bring a laptop or tablet to class each day.

    Purchase the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 Data Center Design Standard!

  • Can I Earn Credit?

    You will earn 33 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for successfully completing the 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

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  • How Long Is This Course?

    This course is a five-day course.

“Awareness of BICSI and its training and credentialing programs in the Middle East has grown massively over the past five years, creating a solid infrastructure of ICT professionals striving to be recognized as BICSI trained and credentialed. This recognition by the consultant base is driving specifications to demand BICSI-trained personnel.”

- Asef Baddar, RCDD, DCD
Technology Director
Leviton Middle East FZE

“I strongly believe BICSI has changed my life by giving me knowledge to be able to grow in the telecommunications field. Through my mentors and the BICSI courses I have completed, I have been able to cultivate my knowledge of telecommunications to levels I didn’t think possible.”

– Fernando Chavez, RCDD
Project Consultant, JBA Consulting Engineers
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 

“The BICSI classes I have taken in both the design and installation of ICT systems have made me a more knowledgeable, valuable and respected participant in our industry. Could I have learned some of this by simply reading the standards? Sure, but BICSI design classes taught me why the standards are important, and BICSI installation classes taught me how to perform best practice-based installations to assure I meet those standards. BICSI training is an invaluable resource.”

– David Levine, RCDD
Director of Sales – Network Cabling Solutions, HellermannTyton
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

“BICSI training reinforces the importance of standardized, high-quality performance by anyone involved in the design or installation of data communications systems.”

– Stan Davidson, RCDD, LEED AP®
Data Communications Designer, Woolpert
Dayton, Ohio, USA

 

DISCOUNTS

Qualify for a 10 percent discount when:

  • Three or more students from the same company preregister for the same class at the same time.
  • A student preregisters for three or more classes at the same time.

Please contact the Membership Department to redeem this discount, +1 813.979.1991 or 800.242.7405.

Qualify for a 5 percent discount when:

  • A student preregisters for a course at least 45 days in advance.

BICSI CONNECT courses and training provided by companies outside of BICSI are not eligible for these discounts.

 

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