Seeing the rapid increase in complex data centers and recognizing the growing need for qualified operators to maintain them, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration provided a grant to enable the creation of a multi-faceted program to prepare tomorrow’s workforce for the Mission Critical Operator role. In an industry-wide process, a full job skills analysis was conducted, and findings were validated through a global survey. Experienced Mission Critical Operators from major corporations then created the Mission Critical Operator Blueprint, or a list of the key knowledge areas every Mission Critical Operator must have to be effective, including maintenance, reporting, and incidence response. This knowledge Blueprint now serves as the basis upon which select education, training, and certification programs are built.
Benefits of obtaining the CMCO credential include:
The CMCO Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, genetic information, or pregnancy, and does not retaliate for participating in protected activities. The CMCO Program complies with all applicable jurisdictional laws and regulations related to protection against discrimination in access to CMCO. Additionally, CMCO procedures ensure that all applicants and candidates are treated in an equitable and consistent manner throughout the entire certification process. The eligibility requirements, assessment instrument content, assessment environment, scoring method, and maintenance and recertification process provide for a fair, impartial, and bias-free certification program.