Data Center Foundation Certificate (DCFC®)

New to Data Centers? This course covers everything you need to know to get started. With the tremendous growth and importance of data and the data centers to support it, the demand for data center professionals is rapidly growing.

The Data Center Foundation Certificate (DCFC®) is a 2-day course which delivers foundational knowledge about data centre facilities and infrastructure. DCFC® provides you with a global overview and fundamental knowledge of data centers.

Many students use this as a doorway to join the ranks of professionals working in the data center, ICT, infrastructure and the mechanical & electrical (M&E) design industries. It also forms a solid foundation if you wish to pursue studies either academically or to enhance your or your employees’ industry specialization. After successfully completing this course you are ready for professional certification courses on data center design and build, operations and governance, as well as standards and compliance.

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Sneak Peek Video

In the following video you can take a sneak peek at EPI’s DCFC® training course. The only difference between this and the DCFC® training offered by EPI-USA is that EPI-USA utilizes U.S. based trainers.


This course is for you if you would like to  acquire foundation level knowledge of data centre infrastructure. This course is ideally suited for new data center hires, internal data center support staff, IT support staff who work in the data center, help desk staff, vendors and suppliers who install or maintain data centre equipment, building maintenance staff (including data centre cleaners and other supporting positions), as well as fresh graduates. This course is also well suited for individuals working in data centre  related business support functions such as sales, pre-sales, HR, finance and business administration.


There is no pre-requisite for this course.

Course Benefits

After completing the DCFC® course you will be prepared to enter the exciting and quickly expanding data center industry. You will have the required basic knowledge to take on or support a wide variety of careers in the data centre industry. You will also possess the knowledge and skill to necessary to further your training in specialized areas of data center design and build, operations and governance, as well as standards and compliance.

DCFC® Course Syllabus

Introduction to Data Centers

  • History of data centers
  • Definitions: different kinds of data centers

The Data Center and its Relation to Business

Data Center Standards

  • List of standards
  • Rating definitions

Data Center Site Selection

Data Center 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 (fiber, copper)
  • Cable trays and pathways
  • TIA-606 labelling


Data Center 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

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