Recently, BICSI released the updated ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Centre Design and Implementation Best Practices standard. This is the reference document for the exam leading to DCDC credential, so anyone aspiring for this credential should understand the transition program between the new 2019 edition of the 002 standard and the now outdated 2014 edition.
Applications close on 31 July for anyone wishing to sit the exam on the 2014 DCDC curriculum. Successful applicants will have until 30 July 2020 to sit the exam on that version. To assist in this, the BICSI South Pacific Training Provider – JB Hunter – can facilitate the 2014 course curriculum for those applicants until 30 June 2020.
Any exam application received after 1 August 2019 will be based on the 2019 DCDC curriculum and exam. Successful applicants will need to attend the new 2019 DC102 course curriculum and sit the new exam accordingly.
The program was updated and aligned with the most recent BICSI Job Task Analysis (JTA). While design is still a central part of the DCDC description, it was found that DCDCs are being utilised within all facets of data centres, including strategic planning, operations, management and evaluation. In addition to the expansion of topical areas, this version will also see modifications to align with the JTA to both the eligibility and recertification requirements of the DCDC credential.
BICSI performs a JTA every 3 -5 years for all of its programs to reflect the changes and evolution within the ICT industry. This is an essential process to ensure that the credential requirements and exam content accurately reflect current job-related activities and professional standards. For the DCDC, participants from around the globe, including the South Pacific, identified new or expanded areas of import, such as operational and security assessments that are increasing being requested.
Click here for more information on the transition to 2019 DCDC program, as well as a comprehensive summary of the changes between the 2014 and 2019 curriculums.
For further details about DC102 courses, contact the BICSI South Pacific office on (+61) 3 9583 3445.