BICSI Global recently updated the DC101: Introduction to Data Centre Design online course and Data Centre Flash Cards, with both programs aligned to the latest industry standards and information found in BICSI’s ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Centre Design & Implementation Best Practices and the Essentials of Data Centre Projects (EDCP), 1st edition publications.
DC101: Introduction to Data Centre Design is an interactive online, self-paced course that provides knowledge level content on all major systems found within a data centre. This course is based on the ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 standard and includes an overview of the data centre design process, design criteria, systems, components, sustainability, commissioning and maintenance. DC101: Introduction to Data Centre Design consists of 11 modules filled with engaging interactions, knowledge checks and gaming activities designed to help you learn and retain knowledge of data centre design best practices. Click here to see a short video about the course on YouTube.
Students that were able to participate in a pilot for the DC101 found it to be engaging and rich in content, designed to teach the material in a comprehensive manner.
“I liked that the course included step-by-step exercises and tutorials plus an assignment at the end of the class,” said Joe Neary RCDD, a site superintendent in Wisconsin. “Unlike exercises where a student can get by simply doing as directed, the assignments reveal the real learning. The assignments were where I discovered whether I truly understood the material. This course produces real learning.”
ICT professionals wishing to prepare for and take the BICSI Data Centre Design Consultant (DCDC) exam will benefit from the Data Centre Flash Cards, an online flash card database containing more than 500 quiz questions. References to the ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 standard and EDCP, 1st edition, are provided to assist in preparation for the exam. This study tool is designed for candidates who are preparing to take the DCDC exam within the next six to 12 months.
Today’s data centre designers must have comprehensive knowledge of mechanical, electrical and telecommunications systems, as well as a familiarity with reliability, security and building requirements. BICSI’s data centre curriculum, publications, and certification are designed to ensure data centre professionals around the world are informed and qualified to design, implement and maintain sustainable, future-ready data centres.
More information about these online resources and the DCDC program can be found at www.bicsi.org/dcdc.