This test will validate that the successful candidate has knowledge to architect a Hitachi Data Systems business continuity solution. Exam topics: Understanding Business and Recovery Requirements; Replication Architectures; Making Technology Recommendations; Workload Analysis; Connectivity Design; and Configuration Sizing.
For storage architects that assess, plan and design storage solutions with HDS products and technology, this track is designed primarily for Hitachi Data Systems personnel and authorized partners.
Architects examine data and information requirements from a business perspective and respond with solutions, defined as hardware and software architecture, that meet the requirements.
They prepare technical architecture implementation strategies and plans and apply new technologies. They also prepare detailed implementation plans in association with and for execution by implementation specialists.
Solution architects maintain a broad knowledge of storage concepts, including interoperability of storage networking, as well as detailed implementation knowledge. They also can design best storage practices in the context of a client's infrastructure.
Audience: Selected Partners and Hitachi Data Systems personnel
Requirement: HDS Certified Professional credential.
To earn the Hitachi Certified Architect, a candidate must pass the Hitachi Data Systems Storage Foundation certification exam in addition to passing this exam.
Passing score: 68%
Test questions: 59
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.
|Exam Topic: Understanding business and recovery requirements|
|Given a scenario, describe what is being protected.|
|Given a scenario, determine a cost effective solution.|
|Describe procedures to identify existing infrastructure.|
|Define existing recovery techniques.|
|Exam Topic: Replication architectures|
|Given a scenario, describe the concepts of point in time copies.|
|Given a scenario, describe the three data center concepts.|
|Given a scenario, describe how to manage point in time copies.|
|Identify the time frames to Resync.|
|Given a scenario, describe the differences between real time and point in time copy.|
|Given a scenario, describe recovery planning and testing.|
| Given a scenario, position Hitachi Dynamic Replicator|
|Exam Topic: Making technology recommendations|
|Given a scenario, position synchronous replication.|
|Given a scenario, position TrueCopy Extended Distance.|
|Given a scenario, position Universal Replicator.|
|Describe the benefits of point in time copies.|
|Identify failover recovery techniques.|
|Identify failback operations (e.g., planned and unplanned).|
|Given a scenario, describe the benefits of integrating a SAN extension.|
|Describe the risks of using ShadowImage over distance for remote disaster recovery.|
|Describe issues involved in long distance channel extensions.|
|Identify channel extender concepts.|
|Exam Topic: Workload analysis|
|Identify key elements of workload profiles.|
|Identify tools to capture workload metrics.|
|Identify considerations when using workload data collection tools.|
|Determine analysis of workload.|
|Exam Topic: Connectivity Design|
|Identify throughput considerations.|
|Identify the impact of journal overflow.|
|Describe the concepts of Inflow control.|
|Define relationship between remote replication and latency.|
|Exam Topic: Configuration sizing|
|Given a scenario, describe synchronous sizing.|
|Describe asynchronous sizing.|
|Identify Sizing for Universal Replicator.|
|Given a scenario, describe point in time sizing.|
|Given a scenario, describe a Balanced system design.|
|Determine Volume placement.|
|Given a scenario, describe cache implications.|
|Given a scenario, describe Resync performance and impact.|
|Given a scenario, describe Host delay.|
|Identify potential bottlenecks.|
|Given a scenario, describe HDP sizing concepts.|
|Given a scenario, describe replication restrictions between USP and USP V. |