Description: This test is designed for Hitachi Data Systems employees and partners who deploy and integrate Hitachi Compute Blade servers in customer environments. The test will validate that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills to implement and support Hitachi Compute Blade solutions. This includes thorough understanding of deployment and integration procedures and best practices, and of the tools and techniques related to supporting the solutions. This test covers Hitachi Compute Blade models CB 500 and CB 2500.

Audience: Hitachi Data Systems employee and partner installation professionals.

Hitachi Compute Blade server-implementation personnel should have strong knowledge and skills in the use, deployment and support of Hitachi server blade solutions. They have basic knowledge of Microsoft® Windows®, Linux or VMware operating systems, and have a general understanding of storage, Fibre Channel and Ethernet networking concepts. As systems integrators, they provide pre-installation services and follow best practices to deploy, configure and test the hardware and software products included in the solutions. They also 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 transfer knowledge to allow clients to assume responsibility for operation of the solutions deployed.

Supporting material:
THI2028 Installing, Configuring, and Managing Hitachi Compute Blades 500 & 2500 course (5d ILT)

Exam type: Certification
Format: Proctored, closed-book exam
Credential: Hitachi Data Systems Certified Specialist – Compute Platform implementation
Delivery: The exam is available at Prometric test centers
Questions: 60
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