Dhinesh Kumar Ganesan is “passionate about energy and the smart grid.” A Project Manager with Infosys® in India, he is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidate who hopes to become an energy consultant one day. To reach his goal, Dhinesh is supplementing his graduate work with an efficiency education from Energy University™.
“I learned about Energy University through its LinkedIn groups and RSS feeds,” says Dhinesh. “Today, energy project managers need to understand the various parameters around energy practices to manage projects successfully. Energy University offers an open forum. Courses are accessible online, and free, which is a huge plus. And, it connects individuals to industry experts and resources around the world.”
Valuable exposure to current and emerging industry trends
Dhinesh was especially intrigued by the opportunity to earn Professional Energy Manager (PEM) certification. Developed by Energy University in partnership with the Institute of Energy Professionals (IEP), PEM certification enables efficiency-minded individuals to acquire real-world energy management skills and knowledge. It also provides a solid, marketable credential, proof of achievement, and exposure to current and emerging industry trends. “I realized that certification recognized by the IEP would certainly enhance my career, and so I chose to take the PEM exam,” Dhinesh recalls.
To prepare users for the exam, Energy University offers a free development path comprising 40 hours of dedicated learning time. Topics include energy audits, building controls, finance, lighting, pumping systems, and green business practices. In addition to on-demand courses, Energy University offers an online test option* that allows busy professionals to balance learning with personal and work obligations.
A clear competitive edgeEarning PEM certification has distinguished Dhinesh from his colleagues and offers a clear competitive advantage. “Energy is an expanding, in-demand field, and certification is a great tool for improving one’s career path,” he says. “The PEM exam and certification will certainly qualify my knowledge, add value, and increase my profile rating among other professionals.”
*exam fee applies