BICSI Pearson tie up brings Data Centre Design Certification to India


Kochi: BICSI, the not-for-profit association supporting the international information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge, has tied up with  Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes, to bring its  industry -recognized Data Centre Design Consultant credential examinations to India.

Today’s data centre designers are often required to possess knowledge in mechanical, electrical and telecommunications systems, as well as being familiar with the other needs of a data centre, such as reliability, security and building requirements. The BICSI Data Centre Design Consultant (DCDC) was created in 2011, to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated both the knowledge and ability to apply it over the multiple facets within data centre design. Candidates for the DCDC designation are individuals involved in the planning, implementing and making of critical decisions regarding data centres.

In a release, Dileep Kumar, Chairman, BICSI India District said, “The BICSI Data Centre Design Consultant credentials will prove to be a valuable passport for those who want to be a key part of the exciting ecosystem that is developing in India, around the cloud – particularly private and hybrid clouds. The Private Cloud in India is expected to deliver up to 50% saving to Indian enterprises creating in the process, 100,000 additional jobs by 2015 according to a study by Zinnov Management Consulting. The total cloud market in India, currently at US$ 400 million will grow tenfold, to reach a market value of US$ 4.5 billion by 2015.” 

To sit for the DCDC credential examination, one must have a minimum of two years of approved and verifiable experience in the design and / or construction of data centres. Experience must be within the last six years. The examination is administered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format at Pearson VUE Authorized Training Centres worldwide. All major branches of IT training leaders like NIIT, AIM and Everonn are designated centres in India. Over 20 centres in Kerala are accredited as exam centres in places like Kochi, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kottayam and Malappuram.

According to Anand Partahasarathy, IT Analyst & Editor, IndiaTechOnline, “As more and more Indian enterprises decide to harness cloud computing – especially private clouds – to rationalize their data centres, there will be increasing demand for  specialists in data centre design. I think certifications like these will add to the portfolio that young IT hopefuls in Kerala can bring to the table in an increasingly competitive market.”

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