Courses Details
Course Overview
Get 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.

Material Requirements

All students must purchase the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 standard prior to attending class and bring it with them each day of the class.Purchase the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 Data Center Design Standard!

Students must also bring a laptop or tablet to class each day.

Course Schedule
  • Delivery Format : Public Classroom
    Date : 16/06/2019 - 20/06/2019
    Location : DXB
    AED 9750 Enroll
Target Audience
  • 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
Course Prerequisites

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

Expected Accomplishments

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.

You will be able to evaluate your learning through a final project and a comprehensive course assessment.

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

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