Green IT


ISEB Certificate Green IT

United Arab Emirates:
USD 1,900.00 excl. VAT

Duration: 3 Days

Who should attend:

  • anyone involved in procurement, provision, support, and delivery of Information Technology
  • anyone with an interest in how IT can assist an individual or organization reduce their carbon emissions and output
  • individuals who have the responsibility of delivering an Organization’s Green initiatives, IT or otherwise
  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Corporate and Social Responsibility Managers, organizational Green IT Champions
An individual course planning is possible for this kind of course. If you would like to know more about this course please either call us on +971 4 42 89 440 or send an email to
Course Content

Every organization now faces the challenge of providing cost effective quality services, against a background of economic downturn, volatile energy costs and an obligation to the environment to reduce its carbon footprint. Because of this, organizations are increasingly looking towards their ICT group to lead the way and to assist them in their need to becoming greener.

There is a common consensus across all industry sectors that organizations have a responsibility to cut their carbon dioxide emissions if the effects of climate change are to be addressed. The IT community is in a prime position to lead their organization in achieving this requirement. Whether it is by implementing simple efficiencies such as encouraging companies to utilize their IT assets for longer or more complex remedies such as server virtualization, IT can lead the way in helping deliver an organization’s green credentials.


The course is accredited by, and follows the syllabus specified by, the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) and culminates in an optional one-hour 40 question multiple-choice examination for the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT. The pass mark required is 26 from 40 (65%)

Please note that this course provides 21 Hours of Contact Education/Professional Development Units towards PMI PMP certification/re-certification.

Course Objectives

Students will learn how to:

  • assist their organisation in understanding the impact of Green IT regulations, legislation and policy
  • identify and baseline their organisation’s current Green IT credentials
  • advise the organisation how to move forward in delivering greener IT
  • have a comprehensive understanding of the definition of Green IT
  • identify the political, environmental, social and legal drivers for Green IT
  • understand the practicalities of energy efficiencies
  • explain the business benefits of adopting a Green IT strategy
  • have a fundamental understanding of the importance of IT when trying to achieve an organisation’s green objectives
  • have a high level understanding of how to calculate their organisation’s carbon footprint
  • compile an action list to identify their organisations Green IT requirements, and be able to implement them
Course Outline

An understanding of the overall environmental need for an organization to adopt a Green IT strategy including:

  • Climate Change
  • Dangerous and exploitive working practices
  • Consumption of precious resources such as oil, gas and water
  • The effect of unsustainable working practices
  • The effect of hazardous waste use and disposal
  • Consumption of precious resources such as oil, gas and water


Identification of the organization’s external drivers and opportunities for greening its IT including:

  • Political
  • Environmental
  • Social
  • Legal
  • Economic


Identification and understanding of the organization’s internal drivers, opportunities and benefits of adopting a Green IT strategy including:

  • Cost
  • Operations
  • Marketing/PR
  • Culture


Understanding of the main government policies and the goals and objectives of UK and EU legislation pertaining to Green IT


Understanding how to create a Green IT policy, it's role and importance.


How to assess an Organization’s business operations, IT use and products/services in terms of their energy consumption and understand the associated Primary and Secondary carbon footprint.


Understanding of product lifecycles including:

  • Material extraction
  • Transport
  • Manufacture
  • Usage
  • Disposal


How to audit and assess an organization’s functions and processes to identify energy and carbon inefficiencies and opportunities for IT to realize energy efficiencies, and carbon reductions


Understanding the importance, risks, issues and opportunities around:

  • Printing and recycling
  • Desktop kit
  • Energy efficient computing
  • Mobile and remote working
  • Resource sharing platforms
  • Assessment of environmental and property impacts
  • Virtualization
  • Dematerialization – from assets to services
  • Cloud Computing/ Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Power efficiency technology
  • Data Centre rationalization
  • Out-sourcing opportunities
  • Best Practice frameworks e.g. ITIL®
Further information

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