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HDS (Hitachi Data Systems) Storage Administration

Best Storage Certifications 2018

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation is known for its hybrid storage systems, storage management and networking solutions aimed at Fortune 100 and Fortune Global 100 enterprises. The company has a well-developed certification program to support its products and services.

Unlike most other IT certification sponsors, Hitachi's program distinguishes between qualifications and certifications. Qualification credentials aim at the Associate and Professional levels, where candidates have broad knowledge of topics and concepts. Hitachi certifications are either Specialists or Experts, where candidates have deeper knowledge of and lots of hands-on experience with products and solutions.

Both types of credentials fall under various tracks: Administration, Architect, Implementation and Integration, Installation and Support, and Basics and Fundamentals, as well as Sales and Presales.

The HDS Storage Administration credential, part of the Administration track, is an intermediate-level qualification aimed at storage networking professionals who can configure and troubleshoot Hitachi Command Suite products, as well as use Hitachi Device Manager to manage the storage environment. Candidates must pass one exam – Storage Administration HQT-6740 – to earn the credential.

HDS Storage Administration Facts & Figures

Certification NameHDS Storage Administration
Prerequisites & Required Courses:The TSI2565 Managing Hitachi Storage with Hitachi Command Suite v8.x instructor-led course, which runs five or six days, is offered at HDS training centers. Training costs begin at $4,875.
Number of ExamsOne exam: HQT-6740 (35 questions, 60 minutes)
Cost per Exam$100. Exam administered by Kryterion Webassessor; is sometimes administered at the end of a training course.
Self-Study MaterialsThe exam PDF includes information on exam objectives and training. Candidates must create an HDS account to get more information.