About Comptia Green IT Exam – Objectives Part 1

So already discuss why I want to get certified on Comptia’s Green IT Exam. Now here is the plan to get to it.Comptia Green IT Certification

Basically I’m going to take the Exam objectives and split them on four different posts:

1. Introduction (this post)

2. Green IT Techniques and Technologies

3. Green IT Policies and Standards

4. Comptia Green IT Acronyms (this will be called dictionary)

Those four posts will serve as sort of index for the rest of the content. After that I’ll break each sub-topic on different blog posts with more specific and related information about it.

What is Comptia’s Green IT Exam about? – Objectives

The objective of Comptia’s Green IT certification is to recognize that the person that passes the exam successfully is able to understand and implement policies and processes related to technologies that are environmentally friendly like hardware disposal and energy saving standards in order to reduce the CO2 footprint in the Organization.

This certification is designed for decision making execs and not oriented specifically to IT guys although technically experience is hardly recommended. The ideal candidate could be:

    IT managers

    Security Officers

    Systems administrators/architects

The exam covers areas necessary to implement and measure green IT programs and investment including;

  • The ability to deploy and calculate ROI for green iniciatives
  • Proven understanding of environmentally-sound waste and disposal
  • A specialized knowledge of the current IT methodologies

According to the official Exam Objectives the required experience or certification level is as follows:

1. Comptia A+

2. Comptia Server+

Comptia Green IT Certification domains

The exam is divided in two big domains:

1. Green IT Techniques and technologies

2. Green IT Policies and standards

Test details

  • Number of questions: 30
  • Lenght of test: 60 minutes
  • Passing score: 705
  • Language: English, Korean
  • Exam Code: FC0-GR1
  • Exam Retirement: December 31, 2013

On the next post I will discuss about the Techniques and technologies that could be evaluated during the exam.

Nicolás Solop

Why get certified on green it?

With all kinds of it certifications out there why on earth would you take the time to pursue a cert on Green IT?. Here’s why. 

Companies of all sizes are trying to apply any resources to appears greener than the one besides them.

A clear picture how this thing of Green IT is growing can be found using google trends:

Green IT forecast

There are many reasons for that. Either it is for a real intention to reduce their CO2 footprint or to get a save on the electricity bill by the end of the month.

Both of these options are valid. Personally I prefer to go for the first option, the other one is more likely to address a common saying of a vmware’s exec down here in Argentina… “the only green in Green IT is the dollar bill”.

Moving on, if you want to implement some green policies at your work place or if you want to start a new career on this field a certification is a great way to start.

The same way I started my career on vmware with almost no experience at all on certifying I will share with you my experience preparing Comptia’s Green IT Exam.