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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.

ANSI/BICSI 002-2014

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.

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)

  • Power Distribution

  • ITE Power and Grounding

  • Cooling Systems

  • Life Safety Systems

  • Commissioning

  • Monitoring, Controls and Automation (DCIM, BMS, BAS)

BICSI Continuing Education Provider

AFCOM Education Partner

Phil Isaak
Certified Instructor

Course Fees

USD $2,350 per student

On-Site Courses

The DCA150 course is available on-site for groups of 4 or more students. We will coordinate the course date and location to suit your schedule.

To schedule an on-site course, fill out the On-Site Training Request Form and select the DCA150 course option.

Continuing Education

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.

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