Hitachi Certified Storage Professional Program
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Hitachi Data Systems has introduced a new global customer and partner education initiative, the Certified Storage Professional Program.

Validating the skills and expertise in the architecture, implementation, support and administration on the company’s own products, the certification is also the first vendor provided course to include the Storage Networking Industry Association’s vendor-neutral certification program.

The SNIA will recognise the Hitachi credentials in its own certification program, enabling participants to take advantage of credentials used in two different, but complementary, major storage certification programs.

“Hitachi Data Systems worked closely with the SNIA to better meet the skills and knowledge needs of the storage community,” said Mark Kay, managing director, Hitachi Data Systems – Australia and New Zealand.  “The training and certification program is an opportunity for all partners, customers and employees to deepen their skills and knowledge of products, technologies and best practices offered by Hitachi Data Systems, and develop their expertise in deploying these services and solutions. In addition, this upgraded program was specifically designed in response to customer and partner input on how to better meet time-to-market and implementation needs.”

Hitachi Data Systems certification program was developed in part from the SNIA’s Job Task Analysis Survey, the results of which help determine the direction and method of the SNIA’s certification and educational programs.  Hitachi Data Systems’ global, role-based program builds upon and certifies the skills and knowledge of participants as storage industry professionals. 

“The collaboration between Hitachi Data Systems and the SNIA supports our mission of ensuring storage networks become complete and trusted solutions through educational outreach,” said Wayne M. Adams, chair, SNIA.

“The SNIA education curriculum encompasses a wide range of vendor-neutral topics designed to improve storage networking management and administration skills through better understanding of best practices. Hitachi Data Systems has taken a leadership role in the storage industry by using the SNIA certification model as the foundation for its certification programs.”

The Hitachi Data Systems Certified Storage Professional 2006 Program offers the widest variety of delivery platforms to best accommodate its customers and partners, including:

  • Global proctored testing
  • Hands-on performance-based testing
  • Internet non-proctored testing
  • Internet proctored testing
  • Continuing education for recertification


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