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
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)
- Security plan