This course is aimed for professionals who possess authoritative potentials. DCA® is the pinnacle of achievement and industry recognition for professionals with the necessary knowhow that would like to seek the opportunity to become subject matter authorities in their specific data center area. Individuals will be taken through multi-levels of foundation, concept, principle, theory, physics, strategy, management, engineering and design, technology and selection in order to complete this course work required for becoming a DCA®. In addition to course work, all successful DCA® candidates must fulfill the required criteria which include but are not limited to undergoing minimum G1 data center project alongside IDCA approved consultants, as well as submitting an effective thesis to the attention of the accreditation committee of IDCA. The thesis shall be driven from their professional experiences and subject matter expertise in power, cooling, application, security, etc. DCAs will be the front-runners of the data center industry and serve as key players and contributors to the industry’s direction. The DCA® is a leap into data center strategy, approached in the unique manner of capturing the operations aspects of a data center, compliance parameters and knowledge of the design and technology fundamentals, thus applying the insight into future technologies, amalgamating this knowledge to prepare the management, build, expansion, or upgrade for reliable, resilient, secure, innovative and efficient data centers.