ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT

3 Day Course
Official Curriculum

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The overall environmental need for an organisation to adopt a Green IT strategy (4 topics)

  • Climate Change
  • Dangerous and exploitive working practices
  • The effect of hazardous waste use and disposal
  • Consumption of precious resources such as oil, gas and water

Identify and understand an organisation’s external drivers and opportunities for greening its IT (4 topics)

  • Political
  • Environmental
  • Social
  • Legal

Identify and understand an organisation’s internal drivers, opportunities and benefits of adopting a Green IT strategy (3 topics)

  • Cost
  • Reputation
  • Culture

Government policies and the goals and objectives of UK and EU legislation pertaining to Green IT (12 topics)

  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
  • Eco Design of Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive
  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and UK Regulations
  • EU Code of Conduct
  • WEEE Directive
  • Batteries Directive
  • ISO14001
  • BSI PAS 2050
  • ECMA (European Computer Manufacture Association) International
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • Energy STAR

The historic development of the Kyoto Protocol (6 topics)

  • The formation of the International Panel on Climate Change
  • The Rio Earth Summit
  • The 2001 Bonn Agreement
  • UK Climate Change Bill
  • UK Government Carbon Budget System
  • UK Government Climate Reduction Commitment

Product Lifecycles (5 topics)

  • Material extraction
  • Transport
  • Manufacture
  • Usage
  • Disposal

Auditing & assessing an organisation’s functions and processes to identify energy and carbon inefficiencies (10 topics)

  • Printing and recycling
  • Energy efficient computing
  • Mobile and Remote working
  • Resource sharing platforms
  • Assessment of environmental and property impacts
  • Virtualisation
  • Power efficiency technology
  • Data Centre rationalisation
  • Out-sourcing opportunities
  • Best Practice frameworks e.g. ITIL®

The roles and responsibilities associated with Green IT (7 topics)

  • The Green IT Champion
  • The Procurement Manager
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Finance and Cost Benefit Analysis including:
  • End to end costing (lifecycle approach)
  • TCO (total cost of ownership) and equipment refresh
  • Calculating the payoff period of investments in Green IT