Beyond the Top 5: More Storage Certs
Beyond the top 5 storage certifications mentioned in this article, there are lots of other certification programs that can help to further the careers and professional development of IT professionals who work in the networked storage arena. In particular, take a look at the credentials that are available from:
- Red Hat -- Certified Data Center Specialist, or RHCDS
- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Certified Storage Manager
- IBM -- at least half-a-dozen storage related credentials appear on their IBM Storage Certifications page
And if you look around at GoCertify.com (using the Certification Finder to search on Storage by Technology Area), you’ll find over 50 storage-related credentials listed there. Another 72 credentials that include “storage” in their names appear on Mirek Burnejko’s List of All IT Certifications at ITCertificationMaster.com. Those others that I didn’t mention here go beyond the 5 in this top 5 list. Many of these credentials come from the same sponsors as the items mentioned in this article, particularly Brocade, HDS, SNIA, and EMC.