Although there’s not much going on at CertCities.com anymore — except for Emmett Dulaney’s long-running and always informative “Dulaney on Certs” column — I still make a regular habit of checking on what he’s up to, and what he has to say. This morning, my regular check-in produced a couple of unexpected benefits (thanks, Emmett!) in that it taught me something I didn’t realize, and reminded me of a certification technology niche that’s incredibly worthwhile in and of itself. That cert niche is green IT, and what I never realized was that CompTIA’s Strata certification in Green IT aims at technology managers and implementers rather than total newbies, as do its other Strata credentials. So please, check out Emmett’s “Focus on Green Certification” (10/16/2012) piece, and then go visit the CompTIA web page for its Green IT credential (as an added bonus this is a short — 60 minutes — and cheap — US$100 — exam, as CompTIA offerings go).
Want more Green IT cert info? Check out these handy resources and references:
- ChannelInsider (4/21/2010): Green IT Certifications for Jobs that Make a Difference
- eWeek (9/25/2008): Your Guide to the Top 5 Green Energy-Efficient IT Certifications (different kind of certs, but still useful info)
- The Chartered Institute for IT: Foundation Certificate in Green IT (formerly the British Computer Society, aka BCS, offers this well-regarded certificate)
- GreenIT: Sustainability Professional — Information and Communication Technology
- International Green IT Certificate Program (University of Washington/University of British Columbia)
- RapidStart: GSTF Certification on Green IT and Sustainability (three tiered program with associate, specialist, and professional levels)
There’s lots more where this came from (and seeds for an article for PearsonITCertification.com or perhaps TomsITPro.com have been planted) but this should be enough to get anybody started. Go Green!