CBRE Data Centre Solutions, an integrated data center operations service provider, recently announced that through a strategic alliance with CNet Training, the two firms will deliver a training and development program that requires each data center technician to achieve the Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP) certification.
“The new alliance builds off a long-standing relationship between the two companies,” they said in a joint statement. “CBRE and CNet currently co-deliver several technical knowledge systems and assessments to manage risk and ensure uptime at CBRE-managed facilities, including the Competency and Confidence Assessment Modelling (CCAM) Tool.”
Martin Murphy, CBRE Data Centre Solutions’ chief operating officer, said, “We tremendously value the work that our data center technicians and broader technical teams undertake, and we want to ensure that they are recognized as the most skilled and knowledgeable in the world. The CDCTP certification will certainly enhance our teams’ talent, while at the same time deliver on our risk-management priorities and drive superior outcomes for our clients.”
Andrew Stevens, CNet Training’s president and chief executive officer, added, “This is another industry first and we are delighted to be part of such a huge global commitment to education and professional development with CBRE. The company already has an exceptional global team and a solid reputation for nurturing and progressing staff, and this has raised the bar even further. I believe no other organization has committed to demonstrating that their data center technicians are the best in the world by proving it with 100% CDCTP certification. This forward-thinking approach will ensure that CBRE will continue to lead the way in data center management and operational excellence and challenge the rest of the industry to step up.”
The CDCTP program serves data center professionals worldwide, CNet Training pointed out. It is “specifically designed for individuals who are responsible for the day-to-day integrity of mission-critical facilities and wish to acquire skills and knowledge of the highest caliber,” the company said. “The curriculum covers key operating environments, operational policies, procedures and compliance based on legislation, standards and codes of conduct, as well as detailed analyses of current measuring, monitoring and auditing techniques. Specific to accommodating CBRE’s global teams, materials are available in seven languages including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.”
CBRE manages more than 800 data centers around the world. CNet Training provides technical education in the data center and network infrastructure sectors globally.