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Capitoline introduces Data Centre Expert to Africa

DCE in AfricaCapitoline LLP, a data centre engineering consultancy from the UK, and local partner KITS Technologies, based in Lagos, have commenced the roll out of industry leading data centre expert, DCE® certification qualification in Nigeria.

The DCE® programme was the world’s first Data Centre facilities engineering training which started in 2005 and has been presented in over twenty countries to over 1000 companies. The training is a recognized technical professional qualification in both the US and Europe.

The five-day Data Centre Expert programme looks at both the technical design requirements for a Data Centre and then the operational management aspects required for the successful management of an existing or planned Data Centre.

In a statement by Capitoline founding Director, Barry Elliott, who said at the commencement of Q1 2013 Lagos training session, DCE® is based on international standards such as TIA 942 and ISO 27000 and offers a completely manufacturer independent view of the industry and its technical requirements.

[quote]DCE® focuses particularly on the design of successful power and cooling and other facilities of Data Centres.[/quote]

We are pleased to introduce the DCE® programme to Nigeria after successful rollouts in two other African countries and across the Middle East.

Taofeek Okoya, director, Business and Strategy, KITS Technologies, said [quote]KITS and Capitoline commenced the DCE® training course in Nigeria in 2012 with more sessions already planned for 2013[/quote]

He further added, [quote]the Data Centre Market is growing and the need for professionals to manage the Data Centre investment proficiently cannot be over-emphasized.[/quote]

The DCE® training programme runs concurrently with Capitoline’s Data Centre Audit programme, whereby Data Centres can be accredited to an international standard.