Data Center Design

/BICSI-DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices
BICSI-DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices 2018-07-03T21:32:52+05:30

BICSI-DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices

Learn how to design Data Centers in this comprehensive workshop.

DC102 is a five-day course that provides 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.

Course Highlights

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’s In It For Me?

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

Pre-requisites / Preparation

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.

Required / Encouraged materials needed for class

All students must purchase the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 standard prior to attending class and bring it with them each day of the class. The standard (not included in the course fee) can be ordered be clicking here.

Course Duration:
5 Days

This course uses the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 edition of Data Center design BICSI standard.

The DCDC exam is not included in the course fee. You must apply and register for the exam separately. You may complete an exam application online at

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