“Education beats at the heart of Sustainability” – Andrea Illy
Developing a sustainable data centre future involves meeting the needs of today whilst protecting the environment and resources for tomorrow.
The 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 for data centre facilities and operational capability.
Achieving sustainability will be evaluated from all angles with the overarching requirement to ensure the critical data centre 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 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 whilst identifying and capitalising the business, customer and social and environmental benefits.
This one-year program is based around supported online distance learning via a learning management system, providing flexibility and complete interaction at every step of the program. Learners will commit to 380 hours (equivalent to approximately 10 hours of study to the program per week) during term time, this study can be taken at your own pace and undertaken at a convenient time for you. However, the deadlines that are given for your assessed work are strict and must be met. The program will involve case study exercises (requiring research), attendance of guest speaker webinars, undertaking research papers, participation in virtual panel discussions and a focused assessment paper.
What is Distance Learning?
The ultimate flexible learning where material is accessed online allowing the learning to be undertaken asynchronously – when and where it is convenient. However, CNet distance learning also includes additional support to help enrich the learning experience. Learners have access to a dedicated online tutor, a highly experienced data centre professional who offers one-to-one support and guidance as needed.