CMCO is the foundational certification for mission critical careers. CMCO certified professionals have the operational technology (OT) knowledge base necessary to operate in data center environments.
The Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) certification is a vendor-neutral, industry-developed and maintained, and globally trusted program that serves as the starting point for professionals who operate, secure, and maintain data center systems.
CMCO defines and establishes the standard for knowledge and skills required for anyone operating in a data center environment.
CMCO confirms achievement and helps data center operators establish professional credibility against an industry standard.
There are many roles within data center infrastructure that would benefit from professionals achieving the Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) certification to assist with the continuous maintenance of critical systems:
Data Center Technicians perform various functions to keep data center operations at optimum performance. Tasks and responsibilities may include:
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers typically perform functions related to design, development, and maintenance. Tasks and responsibilities may include:
Vendors who provide data center support services typically assist with server, storage, software and networking equipment needs. Tasks and responsibilities may include:
Data center Infrastructure Designers plan, manage and automate the physical and virtual computing infrastructure of a data center. Their tasks and responsibilities may include:
The Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) certification exam is designed to validate your knowledge against data center operation best practices as determined by hundreds of mission critical subject matter experts. The seven domains listed below are covered in the certification exam, so begin preparing by downloading your copy of the CMCO Candidate Handbook, today!
Wonder how many questions are on the Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) certification exam and how you will be taking the test? Find out with this snapshot of the CMCO exam requirements:
It is recommended that CMCO candidates have:
Get ready for the Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) certification exam with a training package that fits your learning style. Choose from packages that offer self-guided, online resources, recommended study guides, and instructor-led, online and classroom-style courses through the Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA) authorized training provider network.
The Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) certification exam is administered by Pearson VUE. It can be taken through OnVUE, the remote online testing platform. The exam can also be taken in person at more than 5,000 testing centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For insight into scheduling and taking your exam:
You need to purchase a Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) exam voucher to be able to register for the exam. Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA) recommends choosing a training package or bundle in order to prepare you for the exam.
To purchase the correct voucher or package for yourself, someone else, or to make a bulk purchase, select the geographic location below where the exam will be taken.