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Uptime Institute Achieves CPD Accreditation For All Offerings

SEATTLE, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptime Institute today announced Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation by the UK-based CPD Standards Office for the company's entire curricula of data center and facilities management training courses, the annual symposium and regionally conducted advocate network meetings. These sessions closely align to Uptime Institute's globally-recognized Tier Classification System used as the standard-bearer in data center design, construction, management and operations.

"The CPD Standards Office is delighted to have accredited Uptime Institute as a formal CPD provider," said Amanda Rosewarne, Director of Accreditation and Research, the CPD Standards Office. "We look forward to working together to maintain industry standards, whilst recognizing through our accreditation, the quality of course delivery they already provide.  We also extend a warm welcome to Uptime Institute in becoming a member of the CPD Standards global community."

Uptime Institute Training Offerings recognized by The CPD Standards Office for CPD credits:

  • Formal Classroom Curriculum
    Classroom style learning of the key concepts required in modern data center design, build and operations along with the ability to practice these concepts
    • Accredited Tier Designer series (ATD), focused on data center design
    • Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS), focused on delivering availability and uptime
    • Accredited Operations Specialist (AOS), focused on Management and Operations
  • Advanced Seminars
    Advanced seminar content which focuses on in-depth detail associated with any of the requirement categories of data center lifecycle.
    • Advanced Electrical Solutions & Tiers
    • Advanced Mechanical Solutions & Tiers
    • Advanced Principles in Data Center Infrastructure Management
    • Advanced Practices in Data Center Cost Management
  • Uptime Institute Symposium
    This program focuses on strategies for deploying data centers that are reliable, efficient, and responsive to the business environment with the ultimate goal of achieving IT Infrastructure Excellence. Upcoming events include Symposium: Las Vegas, September 18th, and Symposium: Barcelona, December 5th and 6th.
  • Uptime Institute Network
    A formal membership of owners and operators to discuss current trends, evidence-based best practice observations, benchmarking, detailed error and incident tracking via Uptime's data repository of more than 20 years of incident triage and diagnostics.

"For two decades, Uptime Institute has been recognized by data center industry professionals as the essential source of industry-standard design, build and management training. We have thousands of graduates around the globe that are able to do a better job because of the knowledge and hands-on experience they have gained from Uptime Institute," said Mark Harris, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Uptime Institute.  "Most significant is the recognition of Uptime Institute for its leadership as a learning organization. Every public forum that Uptime Institute conducts receives CPD credits including training courses, Symposium and Network conferences. This passionate pursuit of continuous learning significantly contributes to greater overall industry performance and a stronger workforce for its data center professionals."

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About Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organizations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and providers. Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.

About The CPD Standards Office

The CPD Institute serves public interest by helping to raise the effectiveness of professionals through the promotion of CPD as an important and integral element of lifelong learning. The Institute offers membership to individual professionals who are keen to undertake formal CPD to aid their career.

 

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