Website validates consultants’, auditors’ expertise in TIA-942 standards
The TIA collaborated with training and consulting agency EPI to compile a repository of professionals proficient in the ANSI/TIA-942 data center standard set, as well as facilities that comply with the standard.
In collaboration with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) as well as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Enterprise Product Integration—EPI—recently launched a website containing a repository of professionals and organizations that have demonstrated proficiency in the TIA’s 942 data center standard by obtaining certifications related to the standard. Specifically, holders of EPI’s Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant (CTDC), Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor (CTIA), and Certified TIA-942 External Auditor (CTEA) certifications are listed and can be found at the website tia-942.org.
When announcing the tia-942.org portal, its organizers explained, “The global data center community has been plagued with individuals claiming to be proficient in understanding and applying the criteria of the ANSI/TIA-942 as either consultant and/or auditor. Similarly, there are data centers claiming to be compliant with ANSI/TIA-942 either by self-proclaimed statements or by means of an audit performed by an individual without the right credentials. The market has also often requested [of] TIA guidance on which data centers are built in conformity and where organizations can find qualified ANSI/TIA-942 consultants and auditors. tia-942.org addresses these issues by providing a single entry point where certified ANSI/TIA-942 professionals and data centers compliant with ANSI/TIA-942 from all over the world can list themselves.” The statement announcing the portal said when an individual or organization lists itself within the portal, tia-942.org “will verify their credentials by working with the respective organization and authorization bodies. And these information will be accessible to the global data center community from a single site.”
The central repository and registry will provide the following information.
- A listing of ANSI/TIA-942 certified auditors, consultants and companies providing consultancy and auditing services to help data centers to get certified to the ANSI/TIA-942 standard. The listed auditors/consultants are professionals who have passed the CTDC, CTIA and CTEA certification exams, demonstrating their qualifications to perform consulting or auditing projects.
- A list of worldwide data centers meeting the conformity to TIA-942’s requirements, thus allowing anybody in search of a data center to find such a compliant facility.
- Information, white papers and other resources providing a variety of information including how to get a data center certified.