CNet Training announced the launch of a new program for those seeking to employ their knowledge and skills within the data center project environment.

The five-day Certified Data Center Project Management (CDCPM) is a qualification level 5 program that teaches how to establish a robust project baseline and a comprehensive plan for a complex, high-value data center expansion project that demonstrates an accurate interpretation of the project scope and focuses on delivering project success in support of business strategy.   

Delivered by one of CNet’s instructors in a classroom or via remote attendance, the program is designed for either project managers seeking to employ their knowledge and skills within the data center project environment or for those already working in a data center looking to develop as a project manager. 

With a focus on a “concept to closure” theme, the CDCPM program tailors project management tools to the unique requirements of a critical infrastructure project. It examines the tools and evaluation techniques that determine the success of the project. 

The creation of the program was driven by a combination of the requirements of CNet’s customers and the exponential demand for data processing and storage, the need to bring services closer to the customer (the edge), and the need for sector-specific project management to help deliver this. It also acknowledges that the pressure to deliver additional data center facilities can be a constant challenge for both owners and operators. Highly skilled and dedicated project managers provide the confidence that enables the extension, build, and renovation of facilities that contribute to the expansion of the data center footprint.

Successful completion of the CDCPM awards an internationally recognized BTEC Level 5 Award Certified Data Center Project Management in addition to official CDCPM certification, the use of a post nominal title, and a digital badge.   

“My aim in creating this program is to provide a blended learning experience that considers the attributes of the data center project manager to be as important as the tools and processes available to them,” said Paul Gorman, head of technical development, CNet. “Structured theory content that will seek to stimulate learners as they progress through the program.”

The CDCPM program forms part of the globally renowned Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which maps technical education programs, official certifications, and internationally recognized qualifications to knowledge and career progression routes throughout the industry, providing designations that have become key skills reference points that allow those holding them to clearly demonstrate their ability and experience.