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Data Centre Bootcamps Launched In Middle East By BroadGroup To Support Regional Sector Grow

International consultants BroadGroup and Globeron are launching a programme of Data Centre Bootcamps that will take place in Europe and the Middle East in the first half of 2009 in addition to the current series in Asia (www.datacentres.com/training) The Service Oriented Enterprise Professional Certification programme provides IT & Data Centre professionals with a usable certification which will differentiate them in the market space from a Service Oriented perspective. After taking the training course, the CSOEP will be an expert in all IT Service Oriented Layers (Physical Data Centre layer, IT Infrastructure Layer, IT Process Layer, IT Security Layer and IT Management Layer) and attendees will understand the Service Oriented design, concepts, implementation, security, management, processes, governance and international related aspects. The certification programme which takes place over a 5-day period and includes an examination, is specially designed for experienced IT and Data Centre professionals who wish to gain a solid understanding of a Service Oriented Enterprise. Practical instruction will be provided from a Data Centre, IT, Security, Management and Process perspective (layered, vendor neutral and service oriented approach). These are applicable to enterprise-wide IT environments as well as small and medium businesses. International association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment for individual, BICSI, recognizes the CSOEP Bootcamp training for 35 Continuing Education Credits (CECs). 'The CSOEP programme has been very successful in Europe, and now launches in the Middle East. The programme is more important than ever before for data centre professionals,' commented Ronald van Kleunen, managing director of Globeron. 'The complexity in managing data centres and growth in the sector means that these sort of qualifications will be much in demand over the next few years. Because it also provides a certification that is recognized across the industry, it benefits individual careers and adds a significant differentiator to their CVs.' Courses for the first half of 2009 have been announced as Singapore 12-16 January, London 2-6 March, Kuala Lumpur 13-17 April, Doha 20-24 April, and Geneva 11-14 May. A further bootcamp will be held in Dubai later in the year. 'The data centre sector across the Middle East is growing significantly,' commented Philip Low, managing director at BroadGroup. 'Our research reveals that investment in data centres is occurring across the entire region at an unprecedented level, and the need for professional, certified educational programmes will become more pronounced over the next 12-24 months. The Bootcamp is an ideal forum for data centre professionals to increase their skills as well as earning a valuable qualification.' - Ends - For more information, please contact: Philip Low Managing Director BroadGroup T + 44 (0) 20 7385 9218 F + 44 (0) 870 922 3452 Email: philip.low@broad-group.com website: www.broad-group.com

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