CompTIA Storage and storage industry body SNIA have teamed up to introduce a new credential for IT professionals working in data storage, writes Linda Endersby.
The partnership's aim is to help even seasoned individuals adapt to the changing landscape through a new accreditation from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
"Organisations of all shapes and sizes are scrambling to come up with new strategies to manage the massive volumes of data they're generating," said Terry Erdle, executive VP, skills development, CompTIA.
The exam certifies the knowledge and skills required to configure and troubleshoot basic data storage and storage networks. It also covers the fundamentals of business continuity, application workload, capacity optimisation, system integration and storage and system administration.
"The shared vision between us of having a comprehensive and valuable data storage certification is aimed at demonstrating IT skill competency and a credential holder's career advancement," commented Wayne Adams, chair at SNIA. "We are encouraging our thousands of SNIA credential holders to take the new certification exam."
Channel roles that may benefit from the certifications include data storage administrators, system administrators, system integrators, IT architects, out-sourcers, network engineers, pre-sales consultants and cloud services data and system managers.