EPI & EXIN Launch “CREATE” To Support Unemployed Workers With World-Renowned Data Center and IT Training and Certifications

Subsidized training and certification fees on four high-value data center and IT certificates - DCFC, CDCP, CITO and CITM.

Singapore, 23 Nov 2020 – EPI & EXIN announced a program named CREATE (Career Recovery Assisted Training Effort) to support the rebuilding of the economy and re-train workers who are currently unemployed. The aim is to enable them to get employed/re-employed in the IT and data center sector by offering selected world-renowned and respected data center, and IT courses at a heavily subsidized price of just USD 149.

The CREATE program includes both training and certification. It combines the EPI world-class Training On Demand (TOD) courses and the EXIN-EPI globally recognized certifications.  Eligible candidates can get access to both the training and exam, and those who pass the exam will receive the industry recognized EXIN-EPI certifications. 

According to Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO of the EPI Group of Companies, “2020 has been a tough year for both job seekers and employers, and economic reports are projecting that 2021 will be tougher.  In this digital era accelerated by COVID-19, old-school skills are fast becoming obsolete, and new digital economy skills are in-demand. Among the top skills required are IT and data center expertise. These are industry sectors where skills shortage has always been a known issue. We wanted to help the unemployed and industry in these challenging times, and we, therefore, created CREATE.”

According to Hajo Jansen CCO of EXIN, “We’re very excited about being involved in CREATE as it lets us give back to the community. This initiative is a way that EXIN can do something positive at a time when unemployment is on the rise as a result of a difficult global situation. We hope that many professionals will benefit from this opportunity to re-skill or up-skill and take their first steps in their new (IT) career.”

CREATE is currently available in Singapore, Netherland, UK, and the USA. There are 4 training and certifications offered under CREATE:

  • DCFC (Data Center Foundation Certificate)

For people who are new to data centers, this will give them comprehensive industry knowledge about data center facility/infrastructure that will add great value when applying for jobs and answering interview questions in the data center sector and the its supply chain.

  • CDCP (Certified Data Center Professional)

CDCP is for people who have experience in the data center but never had a formal training or industry certification.  This will give them extensive knowledge about the data center design/build and enable them to identy improvements in the data center design/build which could lead to extensive cost-savings.

  • CITO (Certified IT Operator)

CITO is the training for anyone who wants to get a job in the IT industry. It provides the entry level knowlesge required of IT workers. It is fully aligned to what the industry needs based on the e-CF (e-Competence Framework) which is also an industry standard EN 16234. 

  • CITM (Certified IT Manager)

CITM is the training for modern IT managers, providing practical knowledge that can be applied immediately after the training. It covers the extensive competences required of IT managers/senior supervisors. The contents of CITM is fully aligned to skills in demand as identified in the e-CF.

The CREATE application deadline is 31 Dec 2020.

For more information, visit www.epi-ap.com/create or email create@epi-ap.com.


About EPI

EPI is a global data center expert company of European-origin, with over 33 years of experience operating worldwide in over 60 countries and 130 cities through direct operations and a large partner network. EPI offers an extensive range of data center expert services, which includes accredited data center and IT training, audit and certification, and the DCOS® - Data Center Operations Standard. 

EPI’s reputation has been built on delivering high-quality technical expertise with a continuous drive for excellence and innovation. Always on the leading edge, EPI has released many world’s first innovations, including the DCOS® (Data Center Operations Standard®), Data Center Framework®, DCCF® (Data Center Competence Framework®), Data Center and IT Career Planning Tools, and Data Center and IT Training Frameworks.

EPI is the world’s largest provider of accredited data center training and ANSI/TIA-942 conformity audit and certification services. EPI is a registered Certification Body (CB).

More information at www.epi-ap.com.


About EXIN 

EXIN is a leading independent exam- and certification institute, having certified millions of professionals in the digital domain. EXIN has over 1000 accredited partners in more than 165 countries worldwide. EXIN’s flexible and innovative services enable candidates to take exams worldwide in a wide range of languages.

EXIN enables digital transformation by assessing and validating competences. EXIN offers a broad range of current and in-demand certifications that cover a broad spectrum of specialisms in IT, including Service Management (VeriSM™, SIAM™, ITSM), Agile (Agile Scrum, DevOps, Lean IT), and Security (Information Security Management, Privacy & Data Protection based on GDPR, Cybersecurity) as well as Data Center Management. EXIN also provides e-CF® NEXT, an advanced Skills Gap Analysis solution for organizations.


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