BCS follows ACS with Green IT Certification
The British Computer Society (BCS) has announced a "Foundation Certificate in Green IT " in conjunction with a commercial training company. The three-day course will cover regulations, legislation and policies, carbon energy accounting and how to create a green IT strategy. It also includes business benefit, end-to-end costing, emissions and energy efficiencies, procurement, lifecycle, and disposal planning, managing stakeholder relationships and behaviours. The course is followed by a one hour examination. There will be a three-month pilot in the UK, before international availability. This is the second such course announced by a national IT professional body. The pilot of the Australian Computer Society Green ICT Strategies course completed in May 2009, with the second cohort of students starting this week. The ACS course is already offered internationally, being a web based distance education course and is the equivalent of three weeks full time study. The Australian National University is offering a similar course "COMP7310: Green ICT Strategies" from July 2009.