Green IT Certification Course

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Where: ON-LINE - Accessible Anywhere.  Recorded so you never miss a session.

When: Live ON-Line Meetings (1.5 hours): Oct. 29, Nov.12, Nov. 26; & Dec. 10.  Self-Directed Assessments (Optional): Weeks of Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3 & 17th

Special Offer: Company Teams: Register 1 person at the regular rate & 2 additional person in the same company for $100 each.  Students & Job Seekers receive 50% off.  Click the appropriate discount button on the registration form.

Course Name, Code & Description

Green IT Certification Course

This course empowers participants to reduce the energy use, waste, and other environmental impacts of Information Technology systems while reducing life cycle costs, thereby improving competitive advantage.

Participants learn how to measure computer power usage, minimize power usage, procure sustainable hardware, design green data centers, recycle computer equipment, configure computers to minimize power, use virtualization to reduce the number of servers, and other green technologies.

You will also learn how to make green IT an integral part of organizational culture and planning, to foster long-term sustainable information technology.

Areas Covered:

1.      The importance of Green IT

2.      Green devices and sustainable hardware

3.      Green data centers

4.      Green data storage, networks and communications

5.      Cloud computing and environmental sustainability

6.      Green Enterprise and the role of Green IT

7.      Greening business processes

8.      Regulating Green IT

9.      Transitioning to Green IT and Green IT future

Course Objectives:

  • Assess enterprise-wide and personal computing and computing related energy consumption.
  • Acquire expertise for improving the energy efficiency of personal computers by reducing the power consumption requirements.
  • Choose the best sustainable hardware for their applications.
  • Evaluate the regulatory and governance issues surrounding IT.
  • Recognize the necessity for long-term sustainability in IT.
  • Formulate plans for reducing IT heating and cooling requirements.
  • Execute a virtualization plan.

Program Leader - Dave Shirley, EarthPM, PMP

Dave Shirley, PMP, has been an instructor and consultant, with more than 30 years' experience in management and project management, in the corporate, public, and small business arenas. He has presented at such prestigious organizations as The Conference Board and the PMI® Global Congress.

Dave has also focused on consulting and teaching at the graduate level, having developed curricula and is currently teaching at:

Boston University:

  • Project Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Green IT


Southern New Hampshire University:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Issues

Dave has previously been associated with Northern Essex Community College and New England College.

In addition to his PMP, Dave has a BA degree in Geology and an honors MBA degree. He is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff with AT&T and Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories.

Who Should Attend

IT Project Managers, IT Managers, Data Centre Managers, Software Release Managers, Facility Managers, Procurement Managers, Green Team Members, Sustainability Directors, Managers, Coordinators, Energy Managers

Certification Course Price

$ 475 Early Registration Fee

$ 575 Late Registration Fee

Sustainability Learning Centre - Continuing Education Units (contact hours)
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from EarthPM & Sustainability Learning Centre (with completion of assessments)

  • Receive 8 Professional Development Units (PDU's): PMI

If you hold the PMP®, PgMP®, PMI-SP®, or PMI-RMP® , or PMI-ACPSM credential(s), you are required to adhere to the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program, which supports ongoing professional development through education and giving back to the profession. Receive 7 PDU's through this program and further position your career for Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsiblity integration.

  • Receive 8 Continuing Education Units (CEU's):

If you are working toward Sustainability or CSR Certification through Green Team University, you willGreenTeamUniversity receive 7 Continuing Education Units toward the "Pathway to Implementation" Green Core Competencies.


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