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Registered: ‎07-30-2012

Recommended certification for entering storage networking field...

Hello,

          I've spent the last 10 years working with Cisco routers/switches and IP-based networks. I'm looking to change gears now and giving serious thought to moving into the storage network area.

         Is there a "beginning" certification I should try to achieve that would help my chances as I apply with companies in the storage network field? Any suggestions are welcome. Also, any advice on breaking into this field (for someone with my background) are welcome.

Thanks,

Andy

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Re: Recommended certification for entering storage networking field...

Hi Andy

The best place to see what you would like to achive is the below 2 links

Certification and Accreditation Programs

Curriculum Paths

Regards

Craig Lockhart

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Registered: ‎11-02-2009

Re: Recommended certification for entering storage networking field...

Hi Andy

Recommendation is Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator (BCFA).  This is our entry level certification on the SAN side.  I recommend taking the free FC 101-WBT training before joining a CFA 200 class.

Use this link to find the track you need.

Brocade University Curriculum Paths

Also you will need the BCFP nutshell guide.

Good luck.

Graham

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Re: Recommended certification for entering storage networking field...

Thanks for the info Craig. I was looking more for a basic certification, and not something too vendor specific. I did come across the Comptia Storage+ Powered by SNIA (SG0-0001) exam that looked promising. You ever heard of it? I like that it is NOT vendor specific. It seems to give you an overall education on the storage networking environment.

Andy

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Re: Recommended certification for entering storage networking field...

Thanks Graham. I just started reviewing that last night. It has some good, introductory info that will be useful.

Andy

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Re: Recommended certification for entering storage networking field...

Andy

I made an error in my original post.  I should have said BCFA Nutshell guide, not BCFP.

Graham

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