Overview

Create a sustainability strategy and business implementation plan for transformation towards a credible sustainability lifecycle, that demonstrates innovation and challenges business ethos whilst being sensitive to business risk and continuity.
Increased awareness of the urgency to implement and maintain a sustainable future coupled with evolving legislation means that data centre operators are under great pressure to embrace sustainability strategies and improve their ‘green’ credentials rapidly and be able to evidence improvement to stakeholders.
The exciting and comprehensive Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge into the steps required to evaluate, analyse, plan, implement and monitor a sustainability strategy balanced with operational capability for data centre facilities.
Achieving sustainability is evaluated from all angles with the overarching requirement to ensure the data centre critical facility continues to meet the needs of the business. The importance of implementing the correct strategic vision and business drivers required to establish a well-balanced and structured approach towards sustainability is explored. From initial business case and operational analysis of power distribution, cooling systems and IT hardware, and potential operational risk, to design innovation and implementing initiatives whilst appreciating both the business and operational challenges that may occur during this process. Maintenance strategies, continuous planning cycles and critical analysis against identified targets are also explored, in addition to the need to demonstrate proven ROI as well as identifying and capitalising on the business, customer, social and environmental benefits.
A certified CDCSP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards. During the program, learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.
Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data centre sectors.
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Prerequisites

Experience of working within a data centre environment is essential; preferably with two years experience as a technical designer, operations manager or in a senior facilities role. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program, please contact us.

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Delegates will learn how to

The CDCSP® is designed to utilise existing data centre knowledge, skills and experience, and combine it with new learning centred around technical collaboration and innovative approaches targeting sustainability within a data centre facility and the creation and implementation of a long-term sustainability strategy to support the business.

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Outline

Understanding Sustainability and the Business Approach
The need for sustainability and the impact upon the data centre sector
Sustainable approach and the legislative drivers
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the wider impact on the data centre sector
Establishing a data centre performance baseline and maximising assets
Understanding the business needs and data centre limitations
Business and operational risks presented by the need for sustainability
Creating a sustainable ethos through the business
Establishing a business case for sustainability
Business approach to sustainability
Learning Objectives
Appreciation and evaluation of the wider implications of establishing a more sustainable data centre sector against the influences from both government and non-government organisational policies
Alignment of data centre sustainability strategies to meet environmental, customer and social factors through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Create an operational baseline to understand the current status of data centre energ inefficiencies and wastage, identifying and prioritising appropriate and attainable sustainability measures
Identify the potential risks, challenges and benefits of a framework to implement sustainable initiatives
Create a structured business case through business core drivers, risk potential, collaboration and commitment to deliver sustainability targets and strategies
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Why choose QA

Special Notices

5 day class requiring pre-class study of approximately 20 hours, focussing on the following topics:
Understanding Sustainability and the Business Approach
Technological and Operational Approach to Sustainability
Implementing Sustainability

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