IDCA authorizes Global Knowledge to provide certified data center training.
Washington D.C., May 4, 2016: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) announces that it has authorized Global Knowledge to offer certified data center training courses. The long-awaited education extension to IDCA’s offerings has finally arrived. The decision came through as a result of months of dialogue between the two entities. Having trained and certified thousands of data center professionals globally, IDCA has been on the campaign to identify qualified enterprise training and certification providers that can extend its education and certification outreach. The decision comes as a result of a rigorous selection process on the part of IDCA to identify quality training delivery provider capabilities at volume numbers, and on the part of Global Knowledge to identify the best training materials as well as most credible professional data center training and certification.
“We have been very selective in choosing a third-party training provider for IDCA courses;” said Mehdi Paryavi, Chairman of International Data Center Authority (IDCA). “So far, most of our courses have been delivered either via TechXact offices, representatives or channel partners. However the demand for IDCA certified training courses has been pushing our resources to their limits. It was time for us to trust qualified third-parties with the overwhelming demand for IDCA training and education, “ Paryavi added.
Michael Fox, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Global Knowledge said “We are excited to work with IDCA which is recognized as having the world’s premier certified data center training program and accreditation.” Progression through the IDCA’s data center certification and accreditation ladder has helped data center professionals to excel not only their knowledge and expertise, but also with their career development and advancement at major organization. “With the massive rise of cloud computing, we see a need in the marketplace for operators, engineers, designers and leaders alike to have the skills necessary to effectively evaluate, design, build, and manage a data center,” Fox stated.
Over the past years IDCA courses have become the most popular data center training and certification programs around the world. This popularity is due to the comprehensive and informative nature of the courses as well as precision and elegance of the material. Quality of delivery and the lecturers whom IDCA handpicks for conducting its data center trainings are another success factor. “Quality of delivery has always been a key criteria for us. We are positive that Global Knowledge can do IDCA courses justice with regards to both quantity and quality of delivery. Now IDCA and data center enthusiasts can be served via hundreds of verified Global Knowledge outlets. We are optimistic about this engagement and look forward to expanding our schedules and availabilities by capitalizing on Global Knowledge delivery resources,” concluded Paryavi.
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., the IDCA was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the data center 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 data center 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, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Ericsson, eBay, T-Mobile, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, and others have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: idc-a.org
About Global Knowledge - Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. It delivers learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Global Knowledge learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, Global Knowledge provides customers around the world with their choice of customized private programs, convenient public training scheduling options, flexible delivery formats and continuous learning support to accelerate their success. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, its core training is focused on partners such as IDCA, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and VMware. Global Knowledge offers comprehensive professional development for advancements in application development, big data analytics, change management, data center, cloud computing, cyber-security and networking. More on Global Knowledge: globalknowledge.com.
About Certified Data Center Training - The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has designed the data center training courses in a unique manner, focusing on the modern essentials for the specialists, engineers, designers, planners, developers, executives, managers, and operators in Selecting, Developing, Building, and Managing Data Centers. International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has incorporated necessary specific skills to enhance learning throughout the courses. IDCA certified courses are based on a ladder elevation scheme. Applicants of all diversities and backgrounds start from the Data Center Infrastructure Specialist (DCIS)® course, which teaches them the foundations of the data center, data center infrastructure, data center standards and compliance. From there professionals can either take the Management Route or the Expert Route. By taking the Expert Route, the Data Center Engineering Specialist (DCES)® course must be completed which comprehensively covers the engineering and design aspects of data centers, while the management track requires taking of the Data Center Operations Specialist (DCOS)® course, which covers all the aspects of the operations, maintenance, capacity management, planning, SLA/OLA management, efficiency planning, etc. These courses cover, in-depth, the values, complications and parameters of different data center Grade levels from the viewpoint of Infinity Paradigm® as well as its predecessors coupled with latest industry trends and recommendations. DCOS® and DCES® courses are typically offered in combination with DCIS®. By completing both DCIS® and DCES® professionals are automatically awarded a third certificate: Data Center Infrastructure Expert (DCIE)®. Likewise, by completing both DCIS® and DCOS® professionals are awarded a third certificate: Data Center Operations Manager (DCOM)®. Upon obtaining either DCOM® or DCIE® status individuals become qualified for undergoing the breathtaking course of Data Center Technology Professional (DCTP)® covering live comparisons and practical measure of actual technologies used for power, cooling, civil, security, fire, safety, EMS, BMS, management, monitoring, etc. By completion of DCTP®, DCOM® automatically becomes a Data Center Manager (DCM)® and a DCIE® automatically becomes a Data Center Expert (DCE)® in pursuit to becoming a Data Center Authority (DCA)®, which requires fulfilling DCA® criteria and thesis. More on certified data center training: idc-a.org/data-center-training.