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Foundation Certificate in Green IT

  • Price £1,195.00
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

Every organisation now faces the challenge of providing cost effective quality services, against a background of economic downturn, volatile energy costs and an obligation to the environment to reduce its carbon footprint. Because of this, organisations are increasingly looking towards their ICT group to lead the way and to assist them in their need to becoming greener.

There is a common consensus across all industry sectors that organisations have a responsibility to cut their carbon dioxide emissions if the effects of climate change are to be addressed. The IT community is in a prime position to lead their organisation in achieving this requirement. Whether it is by implementing simple efficiencies such as encouraging companies to utilise their IT assets for longer or more complex remedies such as server virtualisation, IT can lead the way in helping deliver an organisation’s green credentials.

This is a 3 day Instructor Lead Training Course aimed at:

•anyone involved in procurement, provision, support, and delivery of Information Technology.
•anyone with an interest in how IT can assist an individual or organisation reduce their carbon emissions and output.
•individuals who have the responsibility of delivering an Organisation’s Green initiatives, IT or otherwise.
•Chief Information Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Corporate and Social Responsibility Managers, organisational Green IT Champions
The course is accredited by, and follows the syllabus specified by, the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) and culminates in an optional one-hour 40 question multiple-choice examination for the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT. The pass mark required is 26 from 40 (65%)

Please note that this course provides 21 Hours of Contact Education/Professional Development Units towards PMI PMP certification/re-certification

Prerequisites

None

Skills

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

•assist their organisation in understanding the impact of Green IT regulations, legislation and policy
•identify and baseline their organisation’s current Green IT credentials
•advise the organisation how to move forward in delivering greener IT
•have a comprehensive understanding of the definition of Green IT
•identify the political, environmental, social and legal drivers for Green IT
•understand the practicalities of energy efficiencies
•explain the business benefits of adopting a Green IT strategy
•have a fundamental understanding of the importance of IT when trying to achieve an organisation’s green objectives
•compile an action list to identify their organisations Green IT requirements, and be able to implement them

Course Content

An understanding of the overall environmental need for an organisation to adopt a Green IT strategy including:

•Climate Change
•Dangerous and exploitive working practices
•The effect of hazardous waste use and disposal
•Consumption of precious resources such as oil, gas and water
Identification of the organisation’s external drivers and opportunities for greening its IT including:

•Political
•Environmental
•Social
•Legal
Identification and understanding of the organisation’s internal drivers, opportunities and benefits of adopting a Green IT strategy

Understanding of the main government policies and the goals and objectives of UK and EU legislation pertaining to Green IT

How to assess an Organisation’s business operations, IT use and products/services in terms of their energy consumption and understand the associated Primary and Secondary carbon footprint.

Understanding of product lifecycles including:

•Material extraction
•Transport
•Manufacture
•Usage
•Disposal
How to audit and assess an organisation’s functions and processes to identify energy and carbon inefficiencies and opportunities for IT to realise energy efficiencies, and carbon reductions

Understanding the importance, risks, issues and opportunities around:

•Printing and recycling
•Energy efficient computing
•Mobile and remote working
•Resource sharing platforms
•Assessment of environmental and property impacts
•Virtualisation
•Power efficiency technology
•Data centre rationalisation
•Out-sourcing opportunities
•Best Practice frameworks e.g. ITIL®
Understanding the difference between embodied emissions and those related to consumption

Understanding how to make sustainable IT procurements and how to best use and recycle/re-use/dispose of IT assets to meet external expectations and requirements by enhancing sustainability

Gaining a practical understanding of the benefits of a Green IT Action Plan

Understanding the opportunity for the organisation’s to reduce its Carbon Footprint by investing in IT growth and the concept of Silicon Trading

Understanding the concept of ‘Green Wash’ and how it can be overcome

Understanding how to create and implement a joined-up Green IT strategy

The importance of aligning the Green IT strategy to an organisation’s environmental and sustainability policy

The roles and responsibilities associated with Green IT including:

•The Green IT Champion
•The Procurement Manager
•The Sustainability Officer
Finance and Cost Benefit Analysis including:

•End to end costing (lifecycle approach)
•TCO (total cost of ownership) and equipment refresh
•Calculating the payoff period of investments in Green IT
Understanding how to manage external relationships and stakeholder expectations

Understanding how to manage and change staff behaviours towards adopting greener ways of working

This course is complementary to the CompTIA® Green IT Certificate Course and it is strongly recommended that delegates who wish to have a further in-depth understanding of the technical factors of Green IT should attend both courses.
Green IT for Sustainable Business Practice: An ISEB Foundation Guide

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