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.
CNet is ISO 14001:2015 certified for Environmental Management.
Understanding Sustainability and the Business Approach
Technological and Operational Approach to Sustainability
5 day class requiring pre-class study of approximately 20 hours, focussing on the following topics:
This program is structured for senior data centre operational and facilities management, team leaders and senior engineers wishing to unite existing knowledge with new learning concerning achieving a sustainability focused strategy within their mission critical facility.
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.
Learners are required to undertake pre-class study, which is fully supported by an experienced and dedicated online Tutor. Learners are also required to have a webcam enabled laptop or suitable device with unrestricted wireless internet connectivity, the latest internet browser and a suitable application for editing standard office documents such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
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.
Certifications are a commitment to life-long learning and offer the perfect opportunity to ensure knowledge, skills and certification remain current and up to date. Each certification gained requires re-certifying every three years via an online learning management system.
“The breadth and detail of the program content provided me with the knowledge to address, assess, deliver, and execute a sustainable strategy for my business in addition to utilising my newfound knowledge to help support clients with their own sustainability focused initiatives. I would highly recommend anyone in the data centre industry to gain the Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) certification, it provides significant value that will help to positively transform data centres towards a more sustainable future.”