DCS - Design Engineering

  • Instructor-led
42 Hours
DCS Credential 24

Demonstrate your competence in data center design

Demonstrate your competence in data center design engineering with a globally recognized credential that proves to employers and customers that you're up to date with industry best practice.

Our Data Center Specialist credential comprises a total of 42 hours of instructor-led classroom training. DCS is the most advanced certification level that an individual can achieve on our career progression framework. It demonstrates a significant commitment to professional development and inspires confidence in customers and employers alike.

Do you fit the DCS profile?

Current DCS holders are made up of directors, supervisors, coordinators, consultants, analysts and various other specialist-level positions in just about every area of the data center industry. While there is no minimum requirement regarding years of industry experience, this credential track is recommended for data center professionals who have been working in the industry for at least four years.

What are the benefits?

By successfully completing the 2 required instructor-led courses that make up this credential pathway, you will be awarded the DCS Design Engineering credential that you can use after your name in the public domain. You will also earn 42 CPD/PDH points which can be used against other professional memberships and certifications. We will provide you with a digital badge and certificate which can be shared with your network, as well as a print-quality certificate. To learn more about digital badges and certificates click here.

How long is the credential valid?

The DCS credential is valid for two years from the date of issue. In order to maintain your credential, you must enroll in and complete the DCS recertification pathway prior to the credential expiration date. You can find more information about DCS Recertification here.

Data Center Training Framework 2024

  • In terms of how my training helped me in the day to day requirements of my role as a Global Data Center Lead at GSK, the Cooling Professional and Power Professional courses were particularly useful. Cooling Pro was essential in my learning of how to properly finetune cooling mechanics, while Power Pro was key to my work with the generators and uninterruptible power supplies, especially when it came to improving efficiency.

    Prash Wimalaratnam | Global Data Center Lead | GSK