This test will validate that the successful candidate has knowledge and skills in implementing HDS Modular storage systems at customer sites.
This includes strong knowledge of HDS Modular storage systems and associated 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 HDS Modular storage systems. This test will not cover basic concepts and technologies.
Audience: 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 Unified Storage product line.|
|Describe the internal components of the Hitachi Unified Storage systems and describe their function.|
|Describe the functionality and benefits of the Hitachi Unified Storage internal software architecture.|
|Describe the process that Hitachi Data Systems uses for collecting and documenting pre-installation information.|
|Given a scenario, identify pre-installation requirements for a Hitachi Unified Storage system with a File (NAS) Module.|
|Describe the key steps involved with an initial installation of a Hitachi Unified Storage system.|
|Describe the key steps involved with the installation of the File (NAS) Module on a Hitachi Unified Storage system.|
|Describe how to install Hitachi Unified Storage systems in SAN environments.|
|Describe the how Program Products are installed, enabled and utilized on Hitachi Unified Storage systems.|
|System configuration & management|
|Describe how Storage Navigator Modular 2 is used to configure and manage Hitachi Unified Storage systems.|
|Given a scenario, describe how to configure Account Authentication on Hitachi Unified Storage systems.|
|Describe how security is setup to restrict LU access on Hitachi Unified Storage systems.|
|Describe how Cache Partition Manager is used to create and manage cache logical partitions on Hitachi Unified Storage system.|
|Given a scenario, describe how to configure and use Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning on Hitachi Unified Storage systems.|
|System implementation techniques|
|Given a scenario, describe requirements for using replication software for migration purposes between Hitachi Modular storage systems.|
|Describe how the Modular Volume Migration feature is used.|
|Given a scenario, configure a Hitachi Unified Storage system for use with the File (NAS) Module.|
|Given a scenario, describe Hitachi Unified Storage system configurations options for use with industry-standard operating systems.|
|Storage management with the Hitachi Storage Command Suite|
|Describe how Hitachi Unified Storage systems can be managed with Hitachi Device Manager.|
|Describe how Hitachi Unified Storage systems can be managed with Hitachi Replication Manager.|
|Describe how Hitachi Unified Storage systems can be managed with Hitachi Tuning Manager.|
|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 the Hitachi Unified 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 Modular storage systems.|
|Describe the Web Tool functionality and usage.|
|Understand and apply the processes for online hardware upgrades and reconfigurations of Hitachi Unified Storage systems.|
|Describe the Hitachi Unified Storage systems firmware update process.|
|Describe the Hitachi Unified Storage systems parts replacement procedures.|
|Describe problem determination and incident resolution tools and techniques used when troubleshooting implementation issues.|