The Hitachi Data Systems Certified Professional program is an industry-leading program that will allow you to:
The Hitachi Data Systems Certified Professional program validates that our customers, partners and employees have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to innovate with Hitachi information solutions.
It is a role-based program that offers a variety of exams in the areas of solutions architecture, implementation and administration, using Hitachi Data Systems hardware, software, solutions, services and technology. It features a 2-tier assessment structure that provides an evolution path as professionals increase their expertise and advance their careers.
This track is intended for Hitachi Data Systems partners and employees who sell products, solutions, services and technology from Hitachi Data Systems.
This track is intended for Hitachi Data Systems partners and employee pre-sales personnel who support the sales activities of Hitachi Data Systems products, solutions, services and technology.
This track is intended for Hitachi Data Systems partners and employee architect personnel who assess, plan and design solutions that meet the business needs of HDS customers.
This track is intended for Hitachi Data Systems partners and employee implementation and professional services personnel who deploy, integrate and support solutions running on Hitachi Data Systems storage systems.
This track is intended for Hitachi Data Systems partner and employee installation personnel who install, configure and support Hitachi storage systems.
This track is primarily intended for Hitachi Data Systems customer storage managers who use and administer HDS storage systems. It is also available to HDS employees and partners.
This track is an entry-level track for audiences who seek basic knowledge and understanding of IT concepts, technologies and standards.
This track is intended for Hitachi Data Systems partners and employee installation personnel who install Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and Hitachi Unified Storage VM systems. The associated exams remain available in order to satisfy current and legacy TrueNorth Partner Program compliance requirements.
The Hitachi Data Systems Certified Professional program is a role-based program that offers accreditation and certification-level exams for IT-industry standard roles covering topics in the infrastructure, content and data protection domains.
The Hitachi Data Systems Certified Professional program features a 2-tier assessment structure in which low-stakes and high-stakes testing is used in combination with 4 credential levels. This structure gives IT professionals the most appropriate assessment method for their role. This also provides an upgrade path to accompany career growth, allowing candidates to validate their evolving expertise through exams of increased complexity.
This level of testing leverages low-stakes exams typically used in 2 contexts:
Typical Hitachi Data Systems accreditation tests include 25 to 35 multiple-choice questions, may or may not be proctored and can be delivered as closed-book or open-book, either as end-of-course tests or in a stand-alone format.
In most cases, passing an accreditation test leads to a Qualification credential. Alternatively, an accreditation test may be one of the requirements for a certification credential. Two accreditation levels are available:
Certification-level exams are designed to effectively and accurately validate that candidates have the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform specifically identified tasks relating to their job in real-life situations.
In order to pass certification exams, candidates are expected to use knowledge acquired through multiple means and experiences including various formal and informal training and learning methods.
It is therefore normal and expected that certification exams will cover topics that are beyond the sole scope of any given course or set of courses that have been identified to support the exams.
Hitachi Data Systems certification exams typically include 55 to 60 multiple-choice questions. They are closed-book proctored exams delivered at Prometric test centers.
In most cases, passing a certification exam leads to a Certification credential. Alternatively, multiple exams may be required for a certification credential. Two levels are available:
The Hitachi Data Systems Certified Professional program structure changed in May 2014, introducing domains of expertise and a new exam numbering and naming scheme along with redesigned certification tracks.
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Certification Learning Path
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