First round of data centre leaders to graduate with Masters degrees


The very first graduation ceremony from the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management programme has taken place, after an intense three years of study. Learners from the class of 2015 graduated at a ceremony in the famous university city of Cambridge, UK, including one of CNet’s technical Instructors, Pat Drew. The official ceremony followed a pre-graduation celebration at Clare College, Cambridge’s second oldest college, with the CNet team.

The graduates joined the Masters Degree program from some of the world most respected organizations including Unilever, Capital One, IBM, Irish Life and Wirewerks. Each committed to the three- year distance learning program to unite their existing knowledge and skills with new learning centered around leadership and business management within a data center environment.

The Masters Degree in Data Center Leadership and Management was created out of the need to expand existing skills and knowledge of talented technical managers to business leadership. Arming them with contemporary knowledge and capability to manage business imperatives and therefore have a bigger impact on the business itself to contribute to growth, innovation and insight.  Program content is written by the CNet team in consultation with industry leaders from all over the world.

Dr Terri Simpkin, CNet’s Higher and Further Education Principal and programme leader commented: “I am delighted that learners from the world’s first Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management have passed and graduated, what an amazing achievement for both the CNet team and the graduates, I feel very proud to be part of it. The Masters Degree is a programme that never stands still, just like the data centre sector itself. We are continually enhancing the content to accurately reflect the ever-evolving needs of the sector and the people within it.”

Andrew Stevens, CEO/Managing Director at CNet Training, said: “This is another global first for the CNet team and the global data centre sector. Huge congratulations to all the graduates and our own technical Instructor Pat Drew. Their commitment and hard work over the last three years is all worth it as they are now recognised as the global elite in data centre leadership.  The popularity of the Masters Degree programme remains high as enrolment numbers continue to surpass our expectations with applications from all corners of the globe.  We look forward to on-going annual graduation ceremonies.”

CNet is an Associate College of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK and is approved to design and deliver the content of the Masters Degree programme. Applications for the next Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management programme ends on 11 January 2019.  More detail here:





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