The brand new Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) program has been created as a result of the requests CNet has received from data centre professionals for a sector focused, comprehensive program to provide knowledge and innovative approaches to planning, designing, implementing and monitoring a sustainability strategy for data centre facilities and operational capability.

Designed and written by the global leaders in data centre technical education, CNet Training, in close collaboration with leading data centre professionals from across the globe, the CDCSP® program is set to be in high demand.

A one-year distance learning program, the Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) provides flexibility and convenience of learning for busy data centre professionals as they log in from across the globe.  The learning, managed and supported by CNet’s in-house team, is split into three terms.

  1. Understanding Sustainability and the Business Approach
  2. Technological and Operational Approach to Sustainability
  3. Implementing Sustainability

The in-depth content walks through all stages of data centre sustainability from strategic vision and business drivers, operational analysis of power, cooling and IT hardware, operational processes and procedures, risk evaluation and mitigation, to design innovation and implementing initiatives, whilst appreciating the business and operational challenges that can be encountered. Maintenance strategies, continuous planning and critical analysis against identified targets and demonstrating ROI are also explored.

Design and creation of the program was undertaken by CNet’s Technical Architect Adrian Jones, who worked with representatives from over seventy business, operations, design, sustainability and manufacturer environments from across the world, including members of the Technical Curriculum Advisory Board (TCAB), to gain insight and contribution, and ensure the program content is current and reflects the on-going needs of the sector.

Successful learners gain CDCSP® certification, a post nominal title and a level six Diploma qualification, equivalent to a BachelorsDegree. CNet is the only technical education provider for the data centre sector in the world to award both official certifications and internationally recognised qualifications.

Adrian Jones comments, “To develop a sustainable future within mission critical facilities, there is a need to consider the requirements of today whilst protecting the environment and resources for the future.  I am personally excited by the CDCSP® content, it is a powerful program that can really make a difference when achieving data centre sustainability whilst demonstrating business benefits and an all-important ROI.”

Andrew Steven’s, President and CEO of CNet adds, “A focus on sustainability is a natural progression for CNet to sit at qualification level six on the Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework. It fully complements the level five programs that focus on data centre design, management, energy efficiency and auditing.  Being such a high-level program, it is not going to be easy, yet the knowledge data centre professionals will gain as a result will be hugely valuable.”

The CDCSP® is structured for senior data centre operational & facilities management, team leaders and senior engineers wishing to maximise unite existing knowledge with new learning concerning achieving a sustainability focused strategy within their mission critical facility.

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About CNet Training

International award-winning technical education company, CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programs since 1996.

Today CNet is the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors and is the only industry dedicated education provider to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications. These qualifications start at level 3 and culminate in the world’s only a level 7 Master’s Degree program in Data Centre Leadership and Management.

A significant part of CNet’s history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to plan technical education, qualifications and certifications to meet on-going individual and business needs.

CNet deliver classroom-based technical education programs led by expert instructors, in locations across the world and via live virtual classrooms. allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are, in addition to online and distance learning programs.  Alongside its impressive client list of multinational organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies including the Data Centre Alliance, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7x24, BroadGroup, Green Grid and Pearson. CNet is also trusted by many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions to design and deliver their specific training and education programs.

For further information on the CDCSP® you are invited to download a full spec here or visit

CNet’s CEO and / or Technical Architect are available for interview – please contact Sarah Parks, Director of Marketing at CNet Training – or call +44 (0) 1284 767100.

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