Training & Qualifications

Data Centre Professionals

In 2008, the European Commission published the EU Code of Conduct in Data Centres to help data centres and organisations with data centre facilities reduce their impact on the environment. This now globally recognised code proposes general principles and practical actions for data centres to follow.

To support a career path in data centre management or consultancy, BCS has developed courses that enable successful candidates to play a crucial role in delivering an effective efficiency and cost control strategy for their data centre, and DCSG are working on developing more courses tailored to the needs of the sector.

Foundation Level Courses

  • Certificate in Data Centre Infrastructure
    The purpose of the Foundation Certificate in Data Centre Infrastructure is to certify that the candidate has gained knowledge of various elements within a data centre, an understanding of various specialisms involved, and the associated best practices.

Intermediate Level Courses

  • EU Code of Conduct in Data Centres
    This course course explicitly deals with an organisation’s ‘Green’ strategy as it relates to the effective use of energy by software, ICT systems and support infrastructure (mechanical and electrical systems) within the data centre. It will impart an understanding of the purpose of the EU Code of Conduct and how to apply the Code’s best practices at a high-level as well as helping to develop a common language around energy efficiency.
  • Energy and Cost Management in Data Centres
    This course explicitly deals with an organisation’s strategy. It will impart an understanding of the use and cost of energy in data centres with an appreciation of the contributing factors, awareness of best practices at a high-level and strategies to control and manage energy efficiency in data centres. Those completing the course will also gain an understanding of what metering is required to comply with the CRC.