Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC®)

Course code: DCFC

The Data Centre Foundation Certificate (DCFC®) is a 2-day course designed to deliver foundation knowledge about data centre facilities infrastructure.
It provides participants with global overview and knowledge on data centres which will be of advantage to the participants who are looking at joining the ranks of professionals working in the data centre, ICT, infrastructure or the mechanical and electrical (M&E) design industries.

It will also form a solid foundation for participants who wish to pursue his/her studies either academically or to further his/her industry specialisation with professional certification courses on data centre design/build, operations/governance and/or standards/compliance.With the tremendous growth of data and the data centres to support it, the demand for data centre professionals will grow in tandem.

This course is also available in TOD format. If you would like to know more about TOD courses and components of the TOD package please click here

570 EUR

690 EUR including VAT

The earliest date from 07.11.2022

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Starting date: 07.11.2022


Type: Virtual

Course duration: 2 days

Language: en

Price without VAT: 990 EUR


Starting date: Individual

Type: Individual

Course duration: 2 days

Language: en

Price without VAT: 990 EUR


Starting date: Individual

Type: TOD

Course duration: 365 dnů

Language: en

Price without VAT: 570 EUR


Type Course
Language Price without VAT
G 07.11.2022 Virtual 2 days en 990 EUR Register
Individual Individual 2 days en 990 EUR Register
Individual TOD 365 dnů en 570 EUR Register
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Target group

The audience for this course is anyone who wants to acquire foundation level knowledge on data centre infrastructure. This course is ideally suited for data centre new hires, internal data centre support staff, IT support staff who work in the data centre, helpdesk staff, vendors/suppliers who install/maintain data centre equipment, building maintenance staff including data centre cleaners and other supporting functions, and fresh graduates. This course is also well suited for individuals working in data centre business support functions such as sales/pre-sales, HR, Finance and business administration.

Course structure

Introduction to Data Centres

  • History of data centres
  • Definition of different type data centres

The Data Centre and its Relation to Business

Data Centre Standards

  • List of standards
  • Rating definitions

Data Centre Site Selection

Data Centre Facilities Areas

  • Listing of all areas and their functions

Topology Designs

  • Definition of Ratings

Components of the Power Infrastructure

  • Utility power
  • Transformers
  • Generators
  • Fuel systems
  • ATS
  • UPS systems
  • Batteries
  • Electric panels
  • Cabling/busbar systems
  • Power rails/strips


  • Lights
  • Emergency lights

Cooling Infrastructure

  • Chillers
  • DX Systems
  • Evaporators
  • Raised floor
  • Non-raised floor
  • Containment

ICT/Network Infrastructure

  • Equipment racks
  • Network cabling (fibre, copper)
  • Cable trays and pathways
  • TIA-606 labelling

Data Centre Security

  • Perimeter security
  • Physical protection
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Security management

Fire Suppression

  • Detection systems
  • Suppression systems
  • Prevention systems
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire Safety

Monitoring and reporting

  • DCIM


The DCFC® exam is a 60-minute closed-book exam with 40 multiple-choice questions. The candidate requires a minimum of 24 correct answers to pass the exam.

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