London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 11 February 2014
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the availability of the Data Center Certified Associate (DCCA) online certification program through Energy University™, an industry-leading, online, vendor-neutral education tool for energy management. 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.
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 Center 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.
“Globally there is a high demand for skilled data center professionals and the challenges facing this industry in terms of growth, infrastructure, and management underscore this certification’s value,” said Michelle Souza, Program Manager, Energy University, Schneider Electric. “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.”
The overall education program that started with Data Center University has provided energy efficiency education courses to professionals in over 165 countries and 13 languages since 2006. 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.
The DCCA online certification program is now the second qualifying exam available online through Energy University. In October 2012, Energy University launched the Professional Energy Manager (PEM) exam, in partnership with the Institute of Energy Professionals (IEP), to give energy-focused individuals an option for earning credentials in the growing energy management field. Since the launch, more than 60 professionals from 26 countries have been certified through the program.
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 http://www.MyEnergyUniversity.com. For more information about Schneider Electric or its integrated solutions, visit the Schneider Electric website at http://www.schneider-electric.com.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
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