About the Data Center Certified Associate Exam

About the Data Center Certified Associate Exam

About the certification:

The Associate certification indicates a foundational knowledge of critical physical infrastructure in the Data Center. Associates demonstrate a base level proficiency in the elements of: cooling, power, racks, cabling, fire protection, management and physical security. Associates possess the basic knowledge necessary to participate on a team that designs or upgrades the physical layer of the Data Center. In an effort to provide the industry with standards for measuring competency in the core elements of a data center, Energy University is proud to offer the Associate level certification, a global standard for foundational knowledge in data center design, build and operations.

Why the Data Center Certified Associate Exam?

Industry research indicates that the talent pool of qualified senior-level technical and management data center professionals continues to shrink each year. The lack of professional talent has created a looming skill shortage in the industry and is one of the impediments to successful data center management. The demand for skilled data center professionals continues to grow and the Data Center Certified Associate is the first step to start or enhance your career as a data center professional. Proper training and certification can significantly increase productivity and proficiency because certified professionals have the knowledge to successfully overcome obstacles faced in data center design, build and operations. The Data Center Certified Associate is an international, vendor-neutral credential that recognizes a professional's ability to participate on a team that designs, builds and operates a data center.

Benefits of Certification:

Prepare for the Exam:

To prepare for the certification exam, we recommend taking the learning path titled "Data Center Certified Associate Exam" and review all of the course material and associated assessments for each course. A complete course transcript study guide is also available to you in your certification exam learning path. To enroll in the certification exam learning path please follow this navigation:

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Click the shopping cart icon to enroll in the development path. Once you have enrolled in the development path, clicking the "My Courses" button is the easiest way to continue your studies.

Format of exam:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Terms of purchase and examination:

How to Register:

Step 1: Please make sure that you have completed all of the courses listed in the Energy University Data Center Associate Certification Exam learning path.

Step 2: When you are ready to take the exam, click here and follow the payment instructions to purchase the exam. You can also register for the exam by following this path:
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Step 3: After proper payment is submitted, you will then have access to online assessment. You will have 30 days to access the online assessment before it expires.

Please Note: Please allow 120 minutes to take the online assessment. Once you start the assessment, you cannot quit the assessment and go back later to access the exam. You have one attempt only to take the exam so please make sure you have adequate internet connection.

After the Exam:

After you have submitted the exam, if you pass with a 70% or higher, a printable certificate of completion will be automatically generated for you. To print your certificate, please click the green "course certificate" icon under the "lesson finished" section.

Please note that certificates are only provided as a PDF (Adobe) file for printing from the Energy University learning management system. If you require a pre-printed certificate document, please email us at energyuniversity@schneider-electric.com and one can be supplied to you