DCP® - Data Center Practitioner
- 42 Hours
Demonstrate that you are ready to engage with the industry
Demonstrate your understanding of the technical systems, sub-systems and the major factors that impact the modern data center environment and engage in deeper conversations with your colleagues and customers.
DCP covers all the fundamentals on how, why and where data centers are being built with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Learners spend 42 hours with expert instructors and other industry peers gaining a valuable, communal educational experience.
Do you fit the DCP® profile?
Current DCP® holders are made up of engineers, IT consultants and specialists, DC service managers and various other positions from the data center and data center service industry. This credential track is recommended for data center professionals or those who want to gain a better understanding of the most important considerations and trends in the data center industry.
What are the benefits?
By successfully completing the 2 required instructor-led courses that make up this credential pathway, you will be awarded the DCP® credential that you can use after your name in the public domain. You will also earn 42 CPD/PDH points which can be used against other professional memberships and certifications. We will provide you with a digital badge and certificate which can be shared with your network, as well as a print-quality certificate. For more information about digital badges and certificates click here.
How long is the credential valid?
The DCP® credential is valid for two years from the date of issue. DCPRO will contact you prior to the last 12-months of your credential period to discuss your recertification plan. For more information regarding recertification, click here.
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At a public course they meet vendors, consultants, enterprise clients and even competitors and understand the ecosystem. The course content arms them with the right vocabulary and a basic understanding of the fundamentals that helps them contribute to discussions back at the office and ultimately to sell better.Chris Street | STTelemedia, Chief Marketing Officer