Description: This test is designed for Hitachi Data Systems employees and partners who architect Hitachi NAS Platform solutions and develop proposals. The test will validate that the successful candidate has knowledge and skills in assessing, planning and designing solutions proposals that meet the business needs of HDS customers. This includes strong knowledge of the NAS Platform products and solutions portfolio, how systems integrate into customer environments, and how they can best satisfy the customers' needs and meet their expectations. This test covers NAS Platform models 30x0 and 4000 and accompanying management software.
Audience: Hitachi Data Systems employee and partner solutions architects.
HDS NAS solutions architects examine customer-related data and information to assess requirements from a business perspective and respond with solutions, defined as a hardware and software architecture that meets the customer's business needs. In a pre-sales engineering role, they define the technical architecture and components of the solution according to solution-design best practices in the context of the client's infrastructure, and they apply the most recent technologies. In a storage-engineering role and in association with implementation personnel, they present and propose initial deployment and support plans for the solutions. Solution architects have broad and in-depth knowledge of storage concepts, hardware and software technologies and offerings, and interoperability of storage networking.
THE1977 Hitachi Data Systems Architect – Hitachi NAS Platform course (6h vILT)
Exam type: Certification
Format: Proctored, closed-book exam
Credential: Hitachi Data Systems Certified Specialist – NAS architect
Delivery: The exam is available at Prometric test centers
Passing score: 66%
Duration: 90 minutes; 120 minutes for non-English speaking countries
Cost: US$200 in North America, US$225 (or equivalent in local currency) outside of North America