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.
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)
- Security plan
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone involved in planning, implementing, operating and making critical data center decisions
- Data center professionals
- 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.