Description:This test is designed for Hitachi Data Systems employees and partners who deploy and integrate HDS replication solutions in customer environments. The test will validate that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills to implement and support replication solutions that run on Hitachi storage systems. This includes the thorough understanding of deployment and integration procedures and best practices, and of the tools and techniques related to supporting the solutions. This test covers data replication software products including Hitachi Universal Replicator, Hitachi Thin Image, Hitachi ShadowImage In-System Replication, Hitachi TrueCopy Remote Replication, Hitachi Replication Manager and global-active device.

Audience: Hitachi Data Systems employee and partner implementation and integration professionals.

HDS replication solutions implementation personnel should have strong knowledge and skills in using, deploying and supporting Hitachi replication solutions. They have knowledge of general storage and storage networks concepts and in the area of interoperability of storage networking. As systems integrators, they provide pre-installation services, and following best practices they deploy, configure and test the software products included in the solutions. They provide post-installation support services including solutions maintenance, updates and upgrades, and they have thorough knowledge of problem determination and incident resolution tools and techniques. They support all related administrative activities and should also be able to perform knowledge transfer tasks by communicating needed information to allow clients to assume responsibility for operation of the solutions deployed.

Supporting material:
CSI0147 Hitachi Enterprise Storage Replication course (5d ILT)
TSI0150 Implementing Hitachi Universal Replicator on Open Systems course (5d ILT)
TSI2728 Managing Global-Active Device on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series (3d ILT)

Exam type: Certification
Format: Proctored, closed-book exam
Credential: Hitachi Data Systems Certified Expert – Replication solutions implementation
Delivery: The exam is available at Prometric test centers
Questions: 60
Passing score: 70%
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