Data Center Design Course

Discover the art of data center design at Dubai's premier institute. Gain expertise in layouts, cooling, and security. Enroll now!

This course is designed to teach participants the principles of Data Center design and planning. Participants shall be introduced to the standards of Data Center equipment, functions, and considerations for internal environment, cabinets, and power. Participants will also learn the principles of cable management for a data center, from the choice of cables, and topologies, to the planning of future growth. This is a must-attend course for all delegates interested in learning Data Center Design comprehensively.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for Designer, Engineers, Managers, Team leaders, Supervisors and IT Heads


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Understand what is Data Centers
  • Learn the Data Center Standards
  • Understand and apply the Principles of Data Center Design
  • Learn how to choose a suitable site to be a data center
  • Understanding all of the power, telecom, and mechanical system for data center
  • Study the security and the protection of the data center


Telecommunication and Electrical Knowledge

Data Center Introduction

  • Brief History
  • The Data Center Stack
  • Hierarchal Model
  • Types of Data Center

Data Center Infrastructure Standards

  • ISO/IEC 24764
  • TIA 942
  • EN50173-5
  • Data Center Tiers

Space Planning

  • Overall facility capacity
  • Power Systems
  • Cooling capacity
  • Data center supporting spaces
  • Non-it equipment on access floor
  • IT equipment placement in a computer room with an access floor
  • Network architecture

Site Selections

  • Introduction
  • Natural environment
  • Utility environment
  • Transportation
  • Regulations (local, regional, federal)
  • Location environment


  • Facilities planning
  • General design concepts
  • Design for efficiency
  • General paths of access
  • Programming detail
  • Construction components


  • Code compliance and coordination
  • Impact of site location on implementation of standards
  • Types of loading on the structure
  • Structural concerns specific to data center design

Electrical Systems

  • Overview
  • Utility service
  • Distribution
  • Mechanical equipment support
  • Uninterruptible power supply (ups) systems
  • UPS Types
  • UPS Power Calculations
  • Standby and emergency power systems
  • Automation and control
  • Lighting
  • Bonding and grounding
  • Labeling and signage
  • Testing and quality assurance


  • Code compliance and coordination
  • Terminology differences between codes and telecommunications standards
  • Environmental conditions
  • Thermal management
  • Mechanical equipment (design and operation)
  • Materials and finishes
  • Referenced standards and documents

Fire Protection

  • Introduction
  • Basic design elements
  • General requirements and recommendations
  • Enclosures - walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Handheld fire extinguishers
  • Fire protection
  • Fire detection
  • Labeling and signage
  • Testing and quality assurance
  • Ongoing operations


  • General
  • Physical security plan
  • Risk and threat assessment
  • Regulatory requirements and legislation
  • Data center security plan
  • Crime prevention through environment design
  • Access control
  • Alarms
  • Surveillance
  • Barriers
  • Lighting
  • Disaster recovery
  • Building site considerations

Building Automation Systems

  • Introduction
  • Components
  • Cabling design considerations


  • Access providers and outside plant
  • Telecommunications spaces
  • Telecommunications and computer cabinets and racks
  • Telecommunications cabling pathways
  • Telecommunications cabling
  • Field testing data center telecommunications cabling
  • Telecommunications cabling, pathways, and spaces administration
  • Telecommunications infrastructure classes


  • Copper Cabling
  • CAT6A, CAT7, CAT8
  • Pre-terminated Cables
  • Fiber Optic Cabling
  • High-Density Fiber
  • MPO / MTP Cabling
  • Intelligent Patch Panels
  • Real-Time Monitoring

Access Control & Surveillance

  • Fingerprint, Pass Code Devices
  • Face Detection
  • CCTV and IP Camera Systems

By enrolling in this course, you'll gain access to industry-leading experts, cutting-edge resources, and hands-on experiences that will empower you to design, implement, and manage data centers that meet the highest standards of efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. The course not only delves into the technical aspects of data center design but also emphasizes the critical importance of strategic planning, risk management, and innovation.

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