Are you planning to take DC125: Data Center Design Best Practices before July 31, 2015? Click here to read important information regarding the course materials.

Learn the best practices of data center design.

DC125 is a 4-day course that provides an in-depth review of best practices involved in designing data centers. In this course, you will learn the critical steps and considerations for developing a data center design, from determining reliability and redundancy needs prior to site selection, through the process of designing critical infrastructure systems.  All major facets of the data center design process are covered, with emphasis given to electrical, HVAC, telecommunications cabling, automation and control systems.

Created to use the best practices detailed in ANSI/BICSI 002-2014, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, DC125 will teach you to apply the best practices and strategies learned during class in the multiple hands-on design exercises.

Now featuring 500 pages of content, the 2014 edition of BICSI 002 focused on adding or expanding information on:

  • The BICSI Availability Class Structure for all major aspects of data centers
  • Modular and “container” data centers
  • DCIM and building systems
  • DC power
  • Hot and cold aisles
  • Multi-data center architecture and data center service outsourcing
  • Energy Efficiency 

Other topics covered include:

  • Data centers and the design process
  • Risk, reliability and class rankings
  • Site location
  • Building specifications
  • IT equipment and aisle layout
  • Computer room layout and design
  • Data center electrical systems
  • Data center cooling
  • Data center telecommunications and cabling
  • Data center security and fire protection
  • Automation and control systems
  • Green data centers
  • Commissioning and maintenance planning

Students will also complete a final project, providing the opportunity to apply information learned to a potential, real-world scenario.

Who Should Attend
Data center professionals including IT, telecommunications, facility and project managers, architects, engineers, designers and consultants and anyone involved in the planning, implementing, operating, and making of critical decisions regarding data centers can benefit from this course.

What's In It For Me?
The size, number and reliance upon data centers worldwide is growing. With demand for qualified professionals to support this multibillion dollar industry out-pacing current supply, this class provides the foundation necessary to succeed in today's market.

Preparation
BICSI recommends that all students read ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 and the downloadable Network Systems Commissioning (NSC) prior to class.

Course Materials
While no manual or standard is required for the course, it is highly recommended that students have read ANSI/BICSI 002-2014, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices prior to class.


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