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 and their employers seeking a 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 CMCO certification exam is designed to validate data center operation best practices as determined by hundreds of mission critical subject matter experts. The following 7 domains are covered in the certification program and exam:
Wonder how many questions are on the 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 your certification exam with training that fits your learning style. Choose from online refresher courses, recommended study guides, and classroom training offered by our industry partners.
The CMCO certification exam is administered by Pearson VUE via OnVUE, it’s remote online testing platform, and in-person, computer-based testing. In-person testing is available at more than 5,000 testing centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For insight into how to register and take your exam, follow the links below:
You need to purchase a CMCO exam voucher to be able to register for the exam. Purchasing an online refresher course or a bundle that includes the refresher course is encouraged in order to prepare you for the exam.
If you are located in North America, make your selection from the tables below:
For exams outside North America, please visit our Certification Store.
Organizations can purchase exam vouchers at a volume discount.
Refresher Course Only
Student Voucher Only
$259 – Save $103
$338 – Save $49
$499 – Save $170
$588 – Save $219
* Voucher: Good for one exam
* Retake: Good for one free retake of the exam if you fail
* Refresher Course: E-learning course
* Student: Only valid with a .edu email account