Green IT Foundation

Green IT Foundation


The Foundation certificate will put you firmly on sustainable ground. You will learn all about implementing sustainability in the organization, the infrastructure and the data center. To ensure green IT implementation, we demonstrate where you can apply green IT in your IT Service Management processes. We also provide tools for governance. Learn how to apply the maximum amount of green IT solutions in your organization, and continuously improve them.

EXIN Green IT Foundation Certificate content: 

  • What green IT can offer
  • Green Lifecycle Management
  • Optimize your infrastructure
  • Learn all about the Smart/Green ICT Framework
  • Make governance and other processes greener


Target group

IT professionals, business analysts, sustainability managers and business managers seeking leverage next generation ICT solutions to increase business efficiency whilst reducing costs and their environmental footprint. One year practical experience in an IT environment is recommended.



Green IT principles align with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and underpin efficiency initiatives for supply chain and business operations. Download the white paper with the SMART/GREEN ICT Framework in the right section of this website (under General). EXIN also provides the Green IT Citizen exam to create awareness amongst all end-users.


e-Competence Framework (e-CF)

The mapping of this certificate against the e-Competence Framework.


 e-CF Area   e-Competence e-1 e-2 e-3 e-4 e-5
PLAN A.7. Technology Trend Monitoring          
A.8. Sustainable Development          
BUILD B.4. Solution Deployment          
ENABLE D.4. Purchasing          
D.11. Needs Identification          
MANAGE E.5. Process Improvement          
E.9. IS Governance          

Legend for coverage

  General - The competence is covered at the level indicated
  Partial - The competence is covered to some extent
  Superficial - Relevant knowledge is covered to some extent
  The competence level is available in the framework
  The competence level is not available in the framework





Exam content

Exam specification                       


1 Understanding Green IT         


1.1 Definition of Green IT           

1.2 The Green ICT Framework

1.3 Drivers and motivators for Green IT             

1.4 Relationship of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Green IT


2 Lifecycle management            


2.1 Acquisition of equipment, services, consumables      

2.2 Operational use      

2.3 End of life  


3 Optimizing the Infrastructure     


3.1 Demand Infrastructure       

3.2 Supply Infrastructure           


4 IT as enabler


4.1 Virtual collaboration and e-working              

4.2 SMART business systems   

4.3 SMART workplace 


5 Governance and processes for Green IT      


5.1 Environmental governance and Green IT policy      

5.2 Green IT in relation to service management       



Exam Details

Number of questions:  


Pass mark:

65% (26 out of 40)

Open book/notes:


Electronic equipment permitted:



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