Certified Green IT Professional (2 days)

Mastering the implementation and management of a Green IT program

Green IT issues are of growing concern for the environmental, social and economic impact in the 21st century. The almost-universal adoption of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) is leaving a significant carbon footprint and is a source of toxic waste. This two-day certified course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to evaluate the environmental impact of information technology and support an organization in implementing and managing a Green IT program. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills and competencies necessary to efficiently propose innovative solutions.

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of a Green IT program
  • Anyone involved in procurement, provision, support, and delivery of Information Technology
  • IT System and Equipment Providers and Distributors seeking to understand and communicate the sustainability attributes of their products
  • Persons responsible for the Environment or conformity in an organization
  • Anyone with an interest in how IT can assist an individual or organization reduces their carbon emissions and output.
  • Expert advisors in information technology or in environment
  • Internal and external auditors who wish to assess an organization’s environmental impact
  • CxO as Chief Information Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Corporate and Social Responsibility Managers

Learning objectives

  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the main environmental issues and the environmental  impact of technologies
  • Understand the organization’s internal & external drivers, opportunities and benefits of adopting a Green IT program
  • Understand the main government policies, laws, regulations and international treaties pertaining to Green IT
  • Acquire the expertise to assess an organization’s business operations, IT use and products/services in terms of their energy consumption, carbon footprint and environmental impact
  • Developing the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the environmental management of technologies
  • Improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of environmental management
  • Understanding how to create an environmental culture and change staff behaviors towards adopting greener ways of working

 Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Green IT, environmental assessment and design of Green IT solution

  • Understand the environmental issues and the roles of technologies
  • Standard and regulatory framework related to Green IT
  • Green IT concepts and principles
  • Understand the organization and environmental assessment
  • Starting a Green IT program: objectives, scope, policy, roles and responsibilities
  • Reengineering of business processes
  • Design of Green Business solution

Day 2: Implement Green IT solutions and measurement of efficiency

  • IT resources efficiency: Building solutions
  • IT resources efficiency: Equipment solutions
  • IT resources efficiency: Supply solutions
  • IT resources efficiency: Software solutions
  • IT resources efficiency: People solutions
  • IT resources efficiency: Stakeholders solutions
  • Monitoring and measurement of a Green IT program
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Certified Green IT Professional Exam



Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited


  • The “Certified Green IT Professional” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Green IT
    • Domain 2: Green IT best practice
    • Domain 3: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a Green IT program
  • The “Certified Green IT Professional” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: one-hour 40 question multiple-choice exam


  • A certificate of “Certified Green IT Professional” will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to this credential

 General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 300 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants

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