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) Storage Administration (replaces the Certified Storage Manager credential)
- IBM -- at least eight 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 15 or more storage-related credentials listed there. Another 68 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 five in this list. Many of these credentials come from the same sponsors as the items mentioned in this article, particularly Brocade, HDS, SNIA and EMC.