Certified Data Center Environmental Sustainability Specialist (CDCESS)

Because of the growth of data and the need for processing power for IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and AI, more data centers are being developed (Artificial Intelligence). Data centers are consuming an increasing proportion of overall energy. Data centers must now be built with environmental sustainability in mind and with an emphasis on energy efficiency. The CDCESS course aims to educate participants on environmental sustainability standards and principles as well as how to transform an existing or future data center into one with more environmentally friendly operations.

Certification Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the environmental effects of data centers.
  • List the different environmental and energy management requirements.
  • Recognize the aims and purposes of the international agreements on climate change that are legally enforceable.
  • How to use several sustainable performance measures in the context of data centers.
  • Utilize worldwide standards to manage data center environmental sustainability.
  • Establish a system for measuring, tracking, and reporting energy consumption.
  • In a number of data center configurations, use power efficiency indicators.

Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of work experience as a Data Center Environmental Sustainability Specialist

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CDCESS, student should take up a 1.5 hours exam at the designated examination centers.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.

Certification Modules:

Module 1: Impact of Data Centers on the Environment
Module 2: Environmental Management
Module 3: Electrical Energy Savings (Electrical)
Module 4: Automated Environmental Management Systems