Singapore (7 Sep 2015) – EPI launches Virtual Instructor-Led-Training (VILT) delivery option today to reach out to customers who are not able to travel to attend EPI’s specialised data centre courses due to budget and schedule constraints. Two training courses from the EPI Data Centre Training Framework will be offered on the VILT platform at this time. The two courses are the Certified Data Centre Risk Professional (CDRP) and Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist (CDMS).
According to Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO of the EPI Group of Companies, “We have been deliberating the implementation of VILT for our training programmes for a long time. As our foremost priority has, and always is, to ensure our customers are able to learn effectively. There were two main points of contention in our deliberations. Firstly, was the bandwidth availability in some of the 120+ locations we serve, and secondly, the availability or lack of sufficient interactive features in the VILT platforms we surveyed. We have kept an eye on the developments in these areas, and we believe now the timing is right. Internet infrastructure has improved - bandwidth and connection stability are at an acceptable level in most major cities. The VILT technology in the market has also made great strides with many more interactivity features we considered to be appropriate for courses not requiring extensive whiteboarding from both students and trainers. We have done extensive testing and we are satisfied with the results knowing that our students for the CDRP and CDMS courses will have a great learning experience on the VILT platform.”
EPI has selected the Cisco Webex Training Center as our VILT platform. It is able to offer great interactivity, with built in tools such as high-definition video, break-out sessions, real time video and data sharing, integrated testing and polling, chats and threaded Q&A, and much more. The rollout will be done in stages. In this first phase, the VILT CDRP and CDMS courses are available for customer registrations in Asia, and following that will be Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
EPI is offering a 30 minutes sneak peek into the CDMS and CDRP courses on 22 and 28 September 2015. More information is available on EPI's website - www.epi-ap.com.
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EPI (Enterprise Product Integration), is a European-origin, global data centre specialist company operating world-wide in over 50 countries through direct operations and a large partner network. EPI offers an extensive range of data centre expert services which include consulting, data centre auditing and certification, and training.
Established in 1987, EPI’s reputation has been built on delivering high quality technical expertise with a continuous drive for excellence and innovation. In the early 2000s, recognizing the gap in data centre professional education, EPI’s group of data centre experts used their real-life hands-on experience from hundreds of global data centre projects, and embarked on a project to develop the world’s first certified data centre professional training program. EPI has since grown its training portfolio to cover disciplines on data centre design and build, operations and governance, standards and compliance. All of EPI’s courses are well-recognized for their quality of content and instructions, and have garnered the independent accreditations and examination certifications from EXIN. EPI now enjoys the prestige of having trained and certified the highest number of data centre professionals in the world.
EPI’s training and certification programs consist of CDCP, CDCS, CDCE, CDFOM, CITM, CDRP, CDMS, CTDC, CTIA and CTEA.
EPI’s philosophy is, and always will be a commitment to focus on quality and that includes delivering services and programs that are updated and relevant in a fast-paced industry, and commitment to after sales service and technical support to protect our customers’ interests and meet their business requirements.
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