DCA’s Certified Data Centre Professional Training Postponed

The two day Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) Course that was scheduled to run from the 24th to the 25th of April, 2018 at Cresta Jameson Hotel in Harare has been postponed to August due to a low turnout.

Data Centre Africa had partnered EPI to offer the course which is designed to expose participants to all the key components of the Data Center facility.

By Pearson Mbendera

“Due to few number of people booked for this course we have decided to move the date forward to 23rd – 24 August 2018. We apologized for an inconvenience caused by these changes.”

The CDCP is a 2-day course designed to expose participants to all the key components of the Data Center facility. It addresses how to setup and improve key aspects such as power, cooling, security, cabling, safety and much more. The CDCP training will also address key operations and maintenance aspects.

The first time the was conducted in Zimbabwe was during Africa Expo in Victoria Falls in February of this year, and following on its success, Data Centre Africa decided to offer the course in Harare to boost the data centre knowledge in the country.

Data Centre Africa successfully hosted the Data Centre Africa Expo under the theme, ‘The Road to Africa Digital Transformation’ with the organizers calling it a success.

Speaking to TechnoMag before the start of the Africa Expo in February, Data Centre Africa Chairman Dr Dunny Derera said Zimbabwe had the potential of becoming the digital hub of Southern Africa due to its geo-political positioning.

There has been a lot of emphasis placed on ICT in Zimbabwe lately, with the recently ended Cyber Security Conference, bringing ICT experts together to discuss various issues affecting the ICT sector in Zimbabwe and making contributions towards the National Strategy Document on Cyber Security.

It is unknown why there are only a few people who signed up for the course, but the fees of $1200, including the exam for a 2 day course may have scared people away.

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