The GSDC Certified Sustainability Professional certification demonstrates expertise in implementing sustainable IT solutions. As climate change threatens our world, certified sustainability professionals have never been more vital. This certification equips IT professionals with the knowledge of energy efficiency, e-waste management, and green data center design needed to develop sustainable systems.
By proving competency in areas like greenhouse gas accounting and environmental impact assessments, the GSDC-certified sustainability IT professional certification shows one's ability to effectively integrate sustainability into IT operations.
With the IT industry responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions, certified sustainability IT professionals have a crucial role to play in building a greener digital future. This prestigious credential validates technical professionals as trusted sustainability IT advisors.
1. Assess the environmental impact of IT systems
2. Implement green data center solutions
3. Manage e-waste and recycling programs
4. Advise organizations on sustainable IT practices
5. Develop energy efficiency measures
6. Design sustainable software and hardware
7. Ensure compliance with regulations
8. Promote sustainable purchasing and disposal
Proves sustainability expertise.
Enhances technical credibility.
Demonstrates commitment to the field.
Qualifies for sustainability roles.
Expands career opportunities.
Higher salary potential .
Leads sustainability initiatives.
Implements organizational changes.
Drives adoption of best practices.
It is recommended that candidates have a background in sustainability or a related field and have experience working in roles such as sustainability managers, environmental consultants, sustainability coordinators, sustainability analysts, sustainability engineers, or sustainability directors.
There will be a Multiple Choice Questions exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case Participant does not score passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.
Designation - Chief Sustainability Officer
As a Chief Sustainability Officer, I was looking to expand my team's capabilities in sustainable IT practices. After several team members obtained the GSDC Certified Sustainability Professional certification, I saw an immediate positive impact. The certification gave my team the specific technical knowledge to implement green solutions that have been integral to reducing our overall environmental footprint. I highly recommend this certification to any sustainability-focused IT professional.
Designation - Cloud Architect
The GSDC sustainability certification helped me implement tangible changes in my role as a cloud architect. By formally validating my expertise in areas like greenhouse gas accounting and e-waste management, I was able to gain buy-in from leadership on major green initiatives that have since reduced server energy usage by 10% annually. I now feel confident providing guidance on sustainability best practices for cloud platforms and infrastructure thanks to the skills I gained through this certification.
Designation - Facilities Manager
As a facilities manager, I oversee multiple data centers, so improving energy efficiency is a top priority for me. After passing the GSDC sustainability exam, I led cross-functional teams on projects focused on revamping cooling systems and server hardware, leading to impressive cost and electricity savings. The certification gave me the credibility I needed with the executive team to drive these impactful sustainability changes.
The Global Skill Development Council (GSDC) is an independent, vendor-neutral, international credentialing and certification organization for the emerging technologies: