INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 22 October 2018

After three years of hard study, students from the 2015 intake proudly graduated at an official ceremony in the famous university city of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. 

The world’s elite group of data centre professionals has been confirmed at the very first graduation ceremony from the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management program.

The graduates joined the Masters Degree program from some of the world most respected organisations including Unilever, Capital One, IBM, Irish Life and Wirewerks. Each committed to the three- year distance learning program to unite their existing knowledge and skills with new learning centered around leadership and business management within a data centre environment.

The ceremony followed a pre-graduation celebration at Clare College with the CNet Training team.  Clare College is Cambridge’s second oldest college. 

As well as being the global leader in technical education for the data centre sector, CNet is an Associate College of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK and is therefore approved to design and deliver the content of this prestigious Masters Degree program.  One of CNet’s very own technical Instructors, Pat Drew, was one of the graduates.

The Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management was created out of the need to expand existing skills and knowledge of talented technical managers to business leadership. Arming them with contemporary knowledge and capability to manage business imperatives and therefore have a bigger impact on the business itself to contribute to growth, innovation and insight.  Program content is written by the CNet team in consultation with industry leaders from all over the world.

Dr Terri Simpkin, CNet’s Higher and Further Education Principal and program leader added, “I am delighted that learners from the world’s first Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management have passed and graduated, what an amazing achievement for both the CNet team and the graduates, I feel very proud to be part of it. The Masters Degree is a program that never stands still, just like the data centre sector itself. We are continually enhancing the content to accurately reflect the ever-evolving needs of the sector and the people within it.”

Andrew Stevens, CEO/Managing Director at CNet Training, said: “This is another global first for the CNet team and the global data centre sector. Huge congratulations to all the graduates and our own technical Instructor Pat Drew. Their commitment and hard work over the last three years is all worth it as they are now recognized as the global elite in data centre leadership.  The popularity of the Masters Degree program remains high as enrolment numbers continue to surpass our expectations with applications from all corners of the globe.  We look forward to on-going annual graduation ceremonies.”

Applications for the next Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership & Management program ends on 11 January 2019.  More information can be found here.

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 technical education provider in the world to award both internationally recognized qualifications and professional certifications. These qualifications start at level 3 and culminate in the world’s only a level 7 Masters 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 remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are.  In addition, they also deliver 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, 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, please visit or call +44 (0) 1284 767100 

Image Caption:

From left to right: Jennifer Quayle, David Hughes, Sean Moloney, Mladen Loncar, Stuart Leddie, Raymond Del Rio, Pat Drew, Nicolas Saab


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