DCA150: Advancements in Data Center Design and Operations
DCA150 is a full 4-day course reviewing the advancements in site selection, critical space planning, power, cooling, life safety and other building support systems, and the advancements and latest emerging technologies available within IT systems such as server, storage and network systems. The DCA150 course evaluates requirements and solutions for small, medium & large data centers with various mixes of IT equipment, network architectures and topologies.
The course provides an excellent insight into the coordination that is required between facilities and IT. The lab exercises provide practical applications for the participants to evaluate space, power, cooling and network topologies and capacity planning.
The course incorporates the TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure standard and the latest requirements, recommendations and guidelines within the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices standard. The DCA150 course will teach you to apply the best practices and strategies learned during class in the multiple hands-on design exercises.
AFCOM Education Partner
PE, P.Eng., DCDC, RCDD, SMIEEE
Course Fees (USD/student)
The DCA150 course is an excellent review of the content within the industry standards, and is often attended by data center professionals preparing for the BICSI DCDC exam and credential. The DCA150 course content includes:
Data Center design and project process
Owner, Contractor and Vendor Contract Relationships
Data Center Outsourcing and Vendor Service Models
Reliability and Redundancy
Servers, Disk Arrays and Network Infrastructure
Rack, Cabinet and Pathway Requirements
Computer Room Layout and Design
Data Center Facility Requirements
(space planning, building systems, site selection)
ITE Power and Grounding
Life Safety Systems
Monitoring, Controls and Automation (DCIM, BMS, BAS)
All participants receive a Certificate of Completion. The DCA150 course offers 31 hours which can be applied to Continuing Education Credits (CECs), Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and Professional Development Hours (PDUs) required by professional organizations and associations throughout the world.
BICSI: Reviewed and recognized by BICSI for 31 BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
A completed continuing education assessment form is available to registered Engineers which can be submitted for professional development hours.
Licensed Electricians or Power Limited Technicians: A syllabus identifying building codes discussed, and instructor bio, will be available for students to submit to their local licensing department.
Rate when registering 3 or more students for the same course date & location
Group Rate (AFCOM Member or Special Group Code
The venue for each course will be announced prior the class start date.
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