Essentials of Data Center Projects, 2nd Edition

Last updated 6 May 2024:

Updates to the DCDC® certification exam are underway and will be based on ANSI/BICSI 002-2024 and the EDCP, 2nd edition. Note: BICSI is not accepting DCDC exam applications based on these materials at this time. Refer to the DCDC Credential page for further information.

Data Center Projects Push the Edge of the Possible

Data centers continue to evolve, and the edge is being pushed on how large or small a data center can be built. While a data center's design can be argued as the key to success, history has shown that the project, encapsulating conceptualization to first day operation, can be the primary factor between success and failure.

The Essentials of Data Center Projects (EDCP), 2nd edition, contains a holistic view of the overall data center project, from conceptualization to planning, implementation, and project closeout.

Recently updated to include edge data centers and risk management, the EDCP 2nd edition provides the underlying knowledge necessary for all data centers great and small in the following areas:

  • Data Center Concepts
    • Initial determination of need and availability classes
    • Availability using multiple data centers
    • Edge data centers
  • Project Planning
    • Project planning
    • Design planning
    • Operations and business continuity factors
    • Colocation and edge facility planning
  • Project Implementation
    • Pre-construction
    • Project implementation and installation
    • Commissioning and closeout
  • Project Management Essentials
  • Project Documentation
  • Risk Management

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The EDCP is also available in sets with other data center offerings.  See more here.