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BICSI’s DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices course is a five-day course that provides an in-depth review of best practices for designing data centres. In this course you will be introduced to various data centre 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 data centre design best practices. After completing this course, you should be able to design a data centre based on a set of given requirements; this will include both new and retrofit designs.

In addition to data centre 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 centre.

Download the BICSI DCDC course booklet.

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Who Will Benefit?

Prospective candidates for the DCDC designation are individuals involved in the planning, implementing and making of critical decisions regarding data centres. Data centre, IT, facility or project managers, architects, engineers, designers, consultants and those planning to enter careers in the data centre design, construction or maintenance fields all would benefit from earning the credential.

The BICSI DCDC course serves as a career path for those seeking advanced knowledge in this area.

Course Highlights

  • Data centre 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 plan
  • Commissioning

What are the course requirements?

DC102 is designed for those who have a minimum of two years of experience in data centre 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.

How do you complete the course?

On the last day of the course, you will be able to evaluate your learning through a final project and a comprehensive course assessment.

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Course Duration

This course runs for 5-days.

Required Materials

  • ANSI/BICSI 002-2014
  • Standard Laptop or tablet

CEC's

You will earn 33 CEC's on successful completion of this course.

To find out which of our other courses offer CECs on completion, visit our CEC page.

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Suggested Study To Achieve Qualification

  • 125-plus hours of study from ANSI/BICSI 002-2014
  • DC102: Introduction to Data Center Design - (online)
  • DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices
  • DCDC Online Test Preparation Course

Please note, course exam fees apply and are charged separately by BICSI. Please reference the BICSI website for up to date fees.

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