The DCCA certification program provides data centre professionals with exposure to current and emerging industry trends and practices that improve their professional credentials and credibility.
Paul Tyrer, Pacific Vice President, Schneider Electric IT said: “Globally there is a high demand for skilled data centre professionals and the challenges facing this industry in terms of growth, infrastructure, and management underscore this certification’s value.”
“Energy University provides a smart, convenient way to expand skill sets and improve on-the-job performance with certifications for professionals in industries such as data centre, energy management and more.”
“Currently Energy University has more than 350,000 users globally and more than 500,000 courses have been taken. Additionally the programs feature more than 22 global industry endorsements.”
Launched in 2009, Energy University’s complimentary courses exist entirely online to support anyone involved in the decision-making, management, planning, design, or construction of a space impacted by energy. Energy University is available on-demand anytime at www.MyEnergyUniversity.com.
Yrer said the DCCA certification program provides foundational knowledge relevant to designing or upgrading the physical data centre, including power, cooling, racks, cabling, fire protection, management, and physical security. “The development path is created to guide users through the preparation and course requirements necessary to prepare for the Data Centre Certified Associate exam. There are 14 courses in the path, and each of the courses takes less than an hour to complete.”
“Once the courses are complete, the user can easily take the exam, which was previously only offered through a physical testing centre, through their Energy University account. Additionally, the certification provides a global standard for determining an individual’s core knowledge of data centre design, build, and operations.”