This test will validate that the successful candidate has knowledge and skills in implementing Hitachi Data Systems Enterprise storage solutions at customer sites.
This includes strong knowledge of Hitachi Data Systems Enterprise storage systems and associated software and program products, and thorough understanding of installation, configuration and deployment procedures as well as associated administrative activities. The test also covers the tools and techniques and best practices related to supporting Hitachi Data Systems storage solutions. This test will not cover basic concepts and technologies.
Audience: Hitachi Data Systems partners and employees. Implementers should have strong knowledge and skills in using and deploying the HDS hardware and software products involved in storage solutions implementations. As system integrators they can provide pre- and post-installation support services and have thorough knowledge of problem determination and incident resolution tools and techniques. They should also be able to perform knowledge transfer tasks by communicating needed information to allow clients to assume responsibility for operation of the storage solutions deployed. They also have knowledge of general storage and storage networks concepts and in the area of interoperability of storage networking. They understand and can communicate best practices supporting all administrative activities.
This exam is not intended for Sales personnel.
Requirement: HDS Certified Professional credential.
To earn the Hitachi Certified Implementer, a candidate must pass the Hitachi Data Systems Storage Foundation certification exam in addition to passing this exam.
Passing score: 68%
Test questions: 60
Test duration: 60 minutes; 90 minutes for non-English speaking countries
Cost: US$200 in North America, US$225 outside of North America (or equivalent in local currency).
Exam Registration Instructions
The exam is available to take at most Prometric testing centers worldwide. For more information on test centers and to register for Hitachi Data Systems exams, please visit www.prometric.com/hitachi.
|Describe the architecture and operating concepts of the Hitachi Enterprise storage sytems product line.|
|Describe the internal components of the Hitachi Enterprise storage sytems and describe their function.|
|Describe the process that Hitachi Data Systems uses for collecting and documenting pre-installation information.|
|Describe the key steps involved with an initial installation of a Hitachi Enterprise storage system.|
|Describe how to integrate Hitachi Enterprise storage systems into SAN environments.|
|Describe how Program Products are installed, enabled and utilized on Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|System configuration & management|
|Describe how Storage Navigator is used to configure and manage Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Describe the Virtual Storage Platform Command Line Interface (CLI) functionality in relation to storage provisioning.|
|Describe LDEV ownership concepts and management on Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Given a scenario, identify storage provisioning tools and describe how to use them to match customer configuration requirements.|
|Describe how security is setup to restrict LUN access on Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Describe the key steps involved in setting-up an external storage configuration with a Hitachi Enterprise storage system.|
|Given a scenario, describe how Universal Volume Manager is used to configure and manage external volumes.|
|Describe how Virtual Partition Manager is used to create and manage cache logical partitions on Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Describe how to configure, activate and use Dynamic Provisioning.|
|Given a scenario, describe how Hitachi Dynamic Tiering is used to optimize tiered storage utilization.|
|Storage management with the Hitachi Storage Command Suite|
|Describe how Hitachi Enterprise storage systems can be managed with Hitachi Device Manager.|
|Describe the usage of Hitachi Replication Manager with Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Describe how storage tiers can be managed with Tiered Storage Manager.|
|Descibre the usage of Hitachi Tuning Manager with Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Multi-pathing & load balancing|
|Given a scenario, describe the environment in which the Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Advanced software would be implemented.|
|Given a scenario, describe the process of installing Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Advanced software.|
|Given a scenario, describe the operations of Hitachi Enterprise storage systems in a multi-pathing environment.|
|Storage Area Network integration|
|Given a scenario, describe how Hitachi Data Systems supported HBAs are installed and configured on Windows and UNIX operating systems..|
|Describe the function of zoning.|
|Describe the function of persistent binding.|
|Maintenance and problem determination through implementation|
|Identify documentation and tools provided by Hitachi Data Systems for installing, configuring and servicing Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Describe the SVP functions and usage on Enterprise storage systems.|
|Understand and apply the processes for online hardware upgrades and reconfigurations of Hitachi Enterprise storage systems.|
|Describe the Hitachi Enterprise storage systems microcode update process.|
|Describe the Hitachi Enterprise storage systems parts replacement procedures.|
|Describe problem determination and incident resolution tools and techniques used when troubleshooting implementation issues.|