Capitoline Certified DCD Data Centre design

DCD Data Centre | Candidates: 8 | Duration: 3 days | £1,500.00 +VAT


With our partners the Networks Centre & Capitoline, Total Comms Training is proud to offer this exceptional 3-day course.

Focusing on the best practises specification, sizing and design of computer rooms and data centres, Total Comms Training is helping you to gain the right skills.

Fact: Every two weeks, somewhere in the world, a major data centre suffers a major breakdown and loss of availability with an average downtime of 16 hours!

Datacentre downtime costs money - plain and simple - downtime is avoidable and whats more, with the correct processes in place, the datacentre can operate at optimal efficiency. This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to undertake the datacentre design at the highest technical level.

Delivered by the acknowledged datacentre experts in the industry, Barry Elliot and Mat Flowerday, course delegates will be richly rewarded.

.....and we are uniquely able to offer this course, which addresses the burgeoning and ever expanding need for the data centre specialist!

The Data Centre Design course (DCD) is essentially the sister course to the 2-day Data Centre Operational Management course (DCOM) and therefore can be combined with the DCD

DCD plus DCOM = Data Centre Expert!

The courses are available as a public date or we can arrange for this to be delivered at your premises (subject to min numbers and suitable training facilities).


This course is aimed at IT managers, data centre operations managers, building services consultants

It is also suitablre for comms cabling contractors and electromechanical contractorrs who are involved or wishing to get involved in the design, ppecification and operation of data centres and comms technical facilities

  • Course Introduction, including understanding Tier definitions and associated costs.
  • TIA 942, ASHRAE and other Standards
  • The ‘Green Agenda’. Metrics for measuring data centre energy efficiency
  • Sizing and defining the right data centre space
  • Specifying raised access floors
  • Optimising room layouts including hot aisle/cold aisle formats
  • Sizing and designing a resilient power supply system including UPS and generator selection. N, N+1 and 2N models
  • Datacentre electrical earthing, including grounding and bonding
  • Sizing and designing air conditioning plus modern low energy options
  • Fire detection and suppression systems appropriate to data centres
  • Building Management and Physical Security requirements
  • Data cable selection, copper and fibre, and ideal interconnect models

This course ios assessed by way of a written technical examination

This course is subject to vat and is inclusive of all examination fees.

Please note that this course is offered via our partner company, Capitonline.

Although there are no formal prerequisites to attend this course, please be aware that the course is delivered at a technical level and therrefore, you should have some prior technical comms cabling knowldge.


Capitoline data centre engineering certification—DCD
BICSI Continuing Education Credits (21)
CIBSE Continuing Professional Development certificate

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