Hitachi Unveils New Certifications
BackBy Ben Warden, Associate Editor —
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has introduced new certifications within its Implementer and Storage Manager tracks. The two new exams cover specialist-level curricula on business continuity and data center solutions.
Hitachi Data Systems Certified Implementation Specialist – Business Continuity (HH0-270) is a 60-minute, 57-question exam. The Hitachi Data Systems Certified Implementer credential is a prerequisite credential and a building block to Hitachi’s definition of business continuity.
“When we say ‘business continuity,’ it’s like keeping your business data continuously available,” said Peter Manijak, HDS Academy director. “In order to get all this set up, you have to implement and basically layer in your software upon your hardware and understand what it does and how it’s set up. It’s a significant operation and a high-end skill set.”
The other new exam, Hitachi Data Systems Certified Storage Manager – Storage Management (HH0-380), consists of 58 questions and also lasts 60 minutes. It tests the validity of a candidate’s knowledge of Hitachi Data Systems Storage Management tools and practices in their storage environments.
“Data is the key asset that most corporations have, so working with their data, being able to access their data, having the proper people with the proper privileges — these are all things you take into account as a storage manager and being able to run your system, so people can get access to their data for a timely and efficient manner,” Manijak said.
Because HDS works with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and mostly heterogeneous storage environments, Manijak sees broader value for IT professionals who want storage knowledge and experience.
“The IT professional having an understanding and validation for heterogeneous storage environments would be very beneficial to them, their managers and their company,” he said. “We realize and understand most data centers are not a one-stop shop anymore”