Rockville, Maryland March 14, 2016, TechXact announces that agreement has been signed between TechXact and Global Knowledge. The long awaited education extension to IDCA’s offerings has finally arrived. The deal came through as a result of months of negotiations between the two entities. Having trained and certified thousands of data center professionals globally, TechXact, on behalf of IDCA, has been on the hunt to identify qualified enterprise training and certification providers that can extend IDCA’s education and certification outreach. The decision comes as the consequence of rigorous selection process that IDCA and Global Knowledge both conducted in terms of identify quality training delivery provider capabilities at volume numbers for IDCA and best training material as well as most credible data center certification for Global Knowledge.
Michael Fox, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Global Knowledge said “We are excited to work with a company that is recognized as having the world’s premier certified data center training program, backed and accredited by the IDCA.” “With the massive rise of cloud computing, we see a need in the marketplace for operators, engineers, designers and leaders alike to have the skills necessary to effectively evaluate, design, build, and manage a data center”, continued Fox.
Subhan Jahromi, Global Director of Business Development at TechXact Group said “This deal did not come through easy. It was definitely a process. From our side, we had IDCA and TechXact requirements and on the other Global Knowledge to complete and complement its training portfolio, had to full evaluate the data center training and certification programs to validate that IDCA ladder program is truly the best education and accreditation available.” “At TechXact we are giving Global Knowledge all the support necessary. Their trainers are scheduled to be fully training at TechXact’s international training center within the coming month, in the anticipation of the data center training demand that they need to be serving.” “Global’s sales team is also actively absorbing and getting trained so that they can address their clients’ needs with optimum data center knowhow and enthusiasm”, he continued.
About TechXact - TechXact is the global leader of optimizing data centers and delivering state-of-the-art mission-critical sites and facilities through its expert driven data center services and solutions whose core-competency remains in designing, developing, implementing, and supporting robust, reliable, fully redundant, highly secured, highly available, and highly scalable Data Center and Infrastructure Solutions with the lowest cost of ownership possible.
TechXact has been developing and providing cutting-edge solutions through decades of accumulated expertise and in-depth experience across platforms, industries and varied terrains. TechXact leads its campaigns from its Americas, European, MEA and Asian presence and its tens of channel partners, resellers, associates, and affiliates worldwide. TechXact actively seeks, qualifies and joins with prospective partners in different industries and territories to expedite the advancement of its mottos into heavy industries, auto, real estate, telecommunication, education homeland security, aviation, banking and finance, health care, hospitality, insurance, law enforcement, manufacturing, military, public safety, retail, and travel & tourism with industry-specific calibration. In the marketplace, through the years, TechXact has served as IDCA’s fulfillment arm. More on TechXact: techxact.com.
About Global Knowledge - Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. It delivers learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Global Knowledge learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, Global Knowledge provides customers around the world with their choice of customized private programs, convenient public training scheduling options, flexible delivery formats and continuous learning support to accelerate their success. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, its core training is focused on partners such as IDCA, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and VMware. Global Knowledge offers comprehensive professional development for advancements in application development, big data analytics, change management, data center, cloud computing, cyber-security and networking. More on Global Knowledge: globalknowledge.com
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has been established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the data center industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the feasibility, approach, selection, design, implementation, documentation and operation of data centers via modern-day processes and methodologies. Formed by data center industry veterans who realized the problems facing the industry and decided to do something about it, IDCA has perceptively identified the gaps and shortcoming of the data center industry. Hence, while it brings together the best-of-breed practices and principles currently existing within the industry, it caters to the data center stakeholder the proper outlook of it on broader-scale as well as in-depth details of the data center purpose, discipline, and organization. In terms of education IDCA is paving the way for professionals in power, cooling, network, system, storage, software, application, physical security, IT security, civil, architecture, telecommunication, structured cabling, safety, business continuity, operations, management, engineering, finance, legal, sales, marketing, HR, virtualization and cloud to all gather under one roof, with one mission, and for one industry. Thus far, thousands of professionals in both the government sector as well as private institutions such as Apple, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Intel, Ericsson, NASA, T-Mobile, U.S. House, Schneider, Emerson, Department of Education, U.S. Courts, eBay, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, Amazon Web Services, etc. have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: idc-a.org.
About Certified Data Center Training - The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has designed the data center training courses in a unique manner, focusing on the modern essentials for the specialists, engineers, designers, planners, developers, executives, managers, and operators in Selecting, Developing, Building, and Managing Data Centers. International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has incorporated necessary specific skills to enhance learning throughout the courses. IDCA certified courses are based on a ladder elevation scheme. Applicants of all diversities and backgrounds start from the Data Center Infrastructure Specialist (DCIS)® course, which teaches them the foundations of the data center, data center infrastructure, data center standards and compliance. From there professionals can either take the Management Route or the Expert Route. By taking the Expert Route, the Data Center Engineering Specialist (DCES)® course must be completed which comprehensively covers the engineering and design aspects of data centers, while the management track requires taking of the Data Center Operations Specialist (DCOS)® course, which covers all the aspects of the operations, maintenance, capacity management, planning, SLA/OLA management, efficiency planning, etc. These courses cover, in-depth, the values, complications and parameters of different data center Grade levels from the viewpoint of Infinity Paradigm® as well as its predecessors coupled with latest industry trends and recommendations. DCOS® and DCES® courses are typically offered in combination with DCIS®. By completing both DCIS® and DCES® professionals are automatically awarded a third certificate: Data Center Infrastructure Expert (DCIE)®. Likewise, by completing both DCIS® and DCOS® professionals are awarded a third certificate: Data Center Operations Manager (DCOM)®. Upon obtaining either DCOM® or DCIE® status individuals become qualified for undergoing the breathtaking course of Data Center Technology Professional (DCTP)® covering live comparisons and practical measure of actual technologies used for power, cooling, civil, security, fire, safety, EMS, BMS, management, monitoring, etc. By completion of DCTP®, DCOM® automatically becomes a Data Center Manager (DCM)® and a DCIE® automatically becomes a Data Center Expert (DCE)® in pursuit to becoming a Data Center Authority (DCA)®, which requires fulfilling DCA® criteria and thesis. More on certified data center training: idc-a.org/data-center-training.