Description: This test is designed for Hitachi Data Systems employees and partners who install Hitachi enterprise-storage systems. The test will validate that the successful candidate has knowledge and skills in installing, configuring and supporting Hitachi enterprise-storage systems at customer sites. This includes strong knowledge of the systems hardware and associated program products, and thorough understanding of installation and configuration procedures as well as associated administrative activities. The test also covers the tools, techniques and best practices related to supporting and servicing the Hitachi enterprise-storage systems. This test covers Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000.

Audience: Hitachi Data Systems employee and partner installation professionals.

Hitachi enterprise-storage installation professionals should have strong knowledge and skills in installing and supporting storage systems deployed as part of Hitachi enterprise-storage solutions implementations. They perform pre-installation checks, install, configure and test the systems so they can be handed over in an operational state to customers. They also provide post-installation services including support, maintenance, updates and upgrades, and have knowledge of problem determination and incident-resolution procedures, tools and techniques.

Supporting material:
THI1997 Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Installation, Configuration and Maintenance course (5d ILT) and
THI2502 Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and VSP G1000 Differences (3d ILT), or
THI2526 Installing, Configuring and Maintaining Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (5d ILT).

Exam type: Certification
Format: Proctored, closed-book exam
Credential: Hitachi Data Systems Certified Specialist - Enterprise storage installation
Delivery: The exam is available at Prometric test centers.
Questions: 60
Passing score: 68%
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