DCProfessional Development is Announced to Provide Framework and Training for Datacenter Careers

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A joint venture between Power Management Concepts (PMC) and DatacenterDynamics (DCD) to provide data centre training and accreditation

DatacenterDynamics and Power Management Concepts have today announced a joint training venture;DCProfessional Development (DCPro). The new company is launched to provide experiential online and classroom learning modules to fill a growing global skills shortage in the data center industry.

George Rockett, co-founder of DatacenterDynamics and DCProfessional Development said, “Over 75% of data centre downtime is caused by human error, yet this industry has neither a structured system for training engineers and technicians nor an independent body to authenticate credentials. DCProfessional Development is launched to fill this gap by providing a comprehensive range of training courses. Through DCPro, candidates can gain a working knowledge of design and operation disciplines for today’s critical facilities.”

Peter Curtis, President and CEO of DCProfessional Development said, “The evolution of the myriad ways in which data centers are designed and built has created complex interdependencies between property, facility, electrical, mechanical and IT professionals. However, a lack of appreciation for the different pressures which are upon these stakeholders can have a fundamental and adverse affect on critical facility efficiency, reliability and availability – not good portents for today’s highly virtualised and Cloud environments.

“DC Pro experiential learning programmes will help build insight and understanding of data center issues so that a more holistic approach can be taken. This is especially vital at a time when data center density and complexity is increasing almost exponentially, and automation and the use of DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) and DCFM (Data Center Facilities Management) software are quickly growing. Globally there is a need for a generation of engineers who not only know the theory of solid data center design and operations principles, but who also have a good grasp of what goes on in practice.

“Our mission at DCPro is to provide the global data center industry with the best informed, most coherent and most accessible education services available anywhere in the world, thereby helping individuals and the organisations that they work for to reduce system downtime, increase productivity and be energy efficient.”

DCProfessional Development, which has been awarded the contract for the exclusive delivery of the Datacenter Certified Energy Practitioner programme, also works with some of the most highly regarded professional bodies that influence the data center environment through standards, regulations and best practice recommendations including:

     •    BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT in the UK
     •    IEEE, the world’s largest professional association for advancing technological innovation and excellence
     •    BICSI, a professional association supporting the information technology systems industry
     •    NCEES, a North American registry of continuing education providers for engineers and surveyors
     •    CITREP, the Critical Infocomm Technology resource Programme

Peter Curtis added, “Uniquely, DCPro has also introduced a Career Progression Framework which accommodates the fragmented nature of current learning opportunities from industry bodies, manufacturers and further education. The Career Progression Framework helps to form a more robust and co-ordinated pathway for professional development, highlighting knowledge areas which need addressing.”

For more details about DCProfessional Development and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dc-professional.com.

About DCProfessional Development
DCProfessional Development combines the global reach of DatacenterDynamics with the unique intellectual property and training pedigree of Power Management Concepts, to create a unique training and certification services company able to operate globally.

DCProfessional Development draws on many years experience creating and delivering classroom and online courses to the IT and Engineering community around the world. The management, instructors and advisors form a team of the most recognised individuals within the data center industry today.

DCProfessional Development is working closely with professional bodies and industry associations around the world to make sure that training products and services meet the increasingly important educational demands of a high-impact industry sector.
From the Career Progression Framework, that ties together the various islands of expertise that exist in the industry today, to the recently launched Data Center Specialist credential, DCProfessional Development will continue to innovate in the educational space.

Press Contact:
Damien Wells
Spa Communications
dwells(at)spacomms.co.uk
+44 (0) 7900 302102

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