Data Center Engineering Specialist®


Data Center Engineering Specialist®

3 Days, 1 Professional Certification

The course will develop and enable the awareness of stakeholders and provides them the tools and the means for precise capitalization of their data center investments and resources through Value Engineering (VE), leading to higher availability, reliability, efficiency, innovation, reliance, security, safety and capacity at optimized costs.

3 Days Classroom Session
1 Professional Certification Available
Virtual Sessions Available
Private Organization Training Available
This is a popular course

Course Description

This course targets professionals who intend to become experts in the data center field. It caters extensive information to Infrastructure Architects, Designers, Consultants and Auditors, as well as facility operators, IT managers, application managers, engineers and project managers. The DCES course empowers Infrastructure Specialists (DCIS)® with selection and design knowledge that will assist engineers in formulating the appropriate framework for their Data Centers. The course will also enhance the awareness of stakeholders and enable the precise appraisal of their Data Center investments through Value Engineering (VE), leading to higher availability, reliability, efficiency, reliance, security, safety and capacity at optimized costs.

Who should take this course?

  • Data Center Engineers
  • Data Center Technicians
  • Data Center Architects
  • Data Center Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Data Center Designers
  • Data Center Consultants
  • Data Center Auditors

what you study

The course will provide comprehensive coverage of the data center egnineering concepts including but not limited to need transition and application engineering, availability engineering, power engineering, cooling engineering, IT engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to design data centers
  • Learn to calculate power loads & capacities
  • Learn to design and engineer data center cooling
  • Learn telecom principles


  • Data Center Infrastructure Specialist®


It is recommended for this course to be taken back-to-back with DCIS® in a 5-day program. This will optimize learning and cost saving.

Course Features

  • Course Code DCES
  • Sessions 3
  • Duraion 3 Days
  • Track Engineering
  • Language English
  • Public Yes
  • Virtual Availability Yes
  • Private Availability Yes
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessment Yes
  • Day 1

    Intro to Data Center Engineering

    • Engineering Importance
    • Data Center Components
    • Data Center Key players
    • Tools and Techniques
    • How and Where to Get Help

    Data Center Engineering Process

    • The Data Center EPS
    • Phased Process
    • Adaptive Need Conversion
    • Understanding Application
    • App Architecture
    • ETT, TPS, Load and Complexity Factor

    Data Center Classification

    • Data Center Tiers and Classes
    • Data Center Grade Levels
    • Data Center Definitions and Options
    • The Infinity Paradigm® Review
    • Standard Requirements
    • Designing with Limitations

    Data Center Availability Engineering

    • Operational Effectiveness
    • Types of Availability
    • Common Availability Figures
    • Calculating Availability
    • Redundancy
    • Design Efficiency

    Data Center Site and Building

    • Site Selection Considerations
    • Architectural
    • Building Systems
    • Walls, Structural Ceiling & Floor Systems

    Day 2

    Data Center Power Systems

    • Electrical Systems – Macro View
    • Power System Goals
    • Electrical Concepts: PF, KW, KVA, KVAR
    • 3-Phase Power
    • Single Line Diagram (SLD)
    • Power Transmission
    • Utility Power
    • Power Feed Classifications
    • Break before Make
    • Make before Break
    • Topologies
    • Unit Substations
    • Circuit Breakers
    • Switchgear
    • Arc Flash
    • Standby Generator
    • Transfer Switches (ATS, STS, etc.)
    • UPS Systems
    • Power Distribution Unit (PDU)
    • Busbar Trunking System (BTS)
    • Calculating Power Requirements & Load
    • Important Considerations
    • Data Center Lighting Systems

    Data Center Grounding System

    • Effective Grounding System
    • Equipment & Materials
    • Methods and Disciplines

    Data Center Cooling & Mechanical Systems

    • Mechanical Systems Overview
    • Latent vs Sensible Cooling
    • Sensible Heat Ratio
    • Cooling Cost Engineering
    • Humidity Cost Engineering
    • Heat Transfer Principles
    • Environmental Design Conditions
    • HVAC
    • Cooling System Topologies
    • Precision Air Cooling
    • Chilled Water Cooling
    • Direct Expansion (DX)
    • Comparing Solutions and Designs
    • Heat Transfer Fluids
    • Temperature Differential
    • CAV vs VAV Systems
    • Cooling Measurements
    • Cooling Layouts
    • Cooling Efficiency

    Day 3

    Data Center Fire Protection

    • Physical Infrastructure Security
    • General Considerations
    • Detection Systems
    • Prevention Systems
    • Suppression Systems
    • Fire Concepts
    • Fire Classifications
    • VESDA and HSSD
    • Halocarbon vs Inert Agents
    • Fire Suppression Sizing & Calculations
    • Water-based Systems

    Data Center Structured Cabling

    • Connectors
    • UTP, FTP, STP Cables
    • Singlemode vs. Multimode Fiber
    • Data Center Cabling Topology
    • Horizontal Cabling
    • Backbone Cabling
    • Cabling Security
    • Structured Cabling Considerations

    IT Infrastructure

    • Data Center Telecommunication
    • Data and Data Transmission
    • DSx vs. Tx
    • Telecom Categories and Capacities
    • Optical Carrier
    • Signal Hierarchy
    • Dark Fiber

    Information Technology

    • Server Types and Components
    • Storage Types and Media
    • Storage Engineering
    • RAID Methods
    • Network Infrastructures
    • Network Topologies
    • Routing & Switching Protocols
    • IGP, BGP, OSPF, VRRP, MPLS, ATM, Frame Relay
    • IPv4 vs. IPv6
    • OSI Model
    • Load Balancing Types & Methods
    • 6-Pack Architecture
    • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
    • Virtual Private Networks
    • VPN Protocols: IPsec, L2TP, PPTP, SSL
    • Virtualization Types & Methods
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • OpenStack

    Data Center Safety & Security Systems

    • CCTV, DVR, NVR, etc.
    • Access Control Systems
    • Mantraps & Airlocks
    • Tracking & Tracing
    • The Security Office
    • IT Security
    • Safety Principals


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