IDCA and LinkedIn Join Forces On Data Center Education
Building a better world for all...
Washington D.C., March 1, 2018: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that it has agreed with LinkedIn to host its official data center training and certification events at LinkedIn data center facilities. This announcement comes after multiple successful launches of IDCA training events at LinkedIn, AIG, Digital Realty and Expedia data centers.
“At LinkedIn, continued learning is one of the most important elements to creating economic opportunity for our members. That is why we have invested heavily in platforms like Lynda and LinkedIn Learning, as well as various other mentorship opportunities and breakout sessions. It is also why we are pleased to collaborate with an industry leading training and certification organization like the IDCA to provide attendees a richer, deeper, real-world training experience.”, stated Eric Windorf of LinkedIn on the occasion of the announcement.
From this date onwards IDCA attendees will have the opportunity to book their training events in major popular locations where LinkedIn has prime locations at LinkedIn flagship data centers and enjoy from exclusive data center tours of LinkedIn at no additional cost included with their training.
“IDCA is about meeting today’s needs. It’s all about innovation. We pioneered modern data center education and led its campaign for years around the world. This is yet another step into further educating our prospects and aiding data center professionals reach new heights.”, stated Subhan Jahromi, Director of PR at IDCA. “This is just taking data center education to a whole new level. IDCA is welcomed to conduct events at almost any prime data center in the world. We are fortunate enough to be blessed with such appreciation and welcoming. We did this at Expedia, our attendees loved it. We did it at AIG everyone was so appreciative of it. We toured everyone at LinkedIn and people were amazed of how much they learned on top of the course materials and certifications. We said why not do it for everyone? So buckle up for IDCA 2018…”, Jahromi concluded.
IDCA constantly advocates the need for industry specialization amongst data center stakeholders and the critical nature for all data centers to be centered around the application and the end-users they are aimed to satisfy. As a matter of culture and principle, IDCA members routinely visit data centers of all qualities, shapes and sizes to gather not only the innovations, efficiencies, securities and resiliencies that are focal in each data center, but also emphasize on the ultimate outputs and deliveries these data centers offer their potential audience.
To join the data center, cloud and application delivery journey, and to attend any IDCA training and certification events visit: https://datacenter.education
IDCA attendees will now have the opportunity to book their Dallas and Santa Clara training events to be held at LinkedIn Data Centers, included with their training at no additional cost. As your training provider for data center training and tours at LinkedIn locations.
About LinkedIn - LinkedIn is the leading professional social media network who has more than 433,000,000 members globally. It has more than 9,700 full-time employees with offices in 30 cities around the world. LinkedIn started off 2012 with about 2,100 full-time employees worldwide, up from around 1,000 at the beginning of 2011 and about 500 at the beginning of 2010. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 433 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second. There are more than 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn. They are LinkedIn's fastest-growing demographic. More on : https://about.linkedin.com/
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., the IDCA was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the information technology, data center and cloud industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the feasibility, approach, selection, design, implementation, documentation and operation of data centers via modern-day processes and methodologies. Formed by industry veterans who realized the problems facing the industry and decided to do something about it, IDCA has perceptively identified the gaps and shortcomings of the data center industry. Hence, while it brings together the best-of-breed practices and principles currently existing in the industry, it caters to the data center stakeholder by providing a visionary outlook -- both on a broad scale and on an in-depth level -- of the purpose, discipline, and organization of data centers. In terms of education, IDCA is paving the way for professionals in power, cooling, network, system, storage, software, application, physical security, IT security, civil, architecture, telecommunication, structured cabling, safety, business continuity, operations, management, engineering, finance, legal, sales, marketing, HR, virtualization and cloud to all gather under one roof, with one mission, and for one industry. Thus far, thousands of professionals from both the government sector, such Department of Social Security, NASA, the U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Education, U.S. Courts, as well as conglomerates, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Ericsson, eBay, Vertiv, Schneider Electric, Expedia, T-Mobile, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, and others have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: idc-a.org