A new exam and certification for IT professionals working in the evolving and expanding data storage arena was introduced today by CompTIA and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
“Organizations 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 vice president, skills development, CompTIA.
CompTIA and the SNIA intend to have the new certification accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
CompTIA Storage+ is relevant for a number of professional positions in the IT industry, including data storage administrators, system administrators, system integrators, IT architects, out-sourcers, network engineers, pre-sales consultants and cloud services data and system managers.
The certification focuses on the following areas of data storage and storage networking:
- Configuration of storage systems and networks, including archive, backup and restoration technologies
- Business continuity, data availability and storage administration
- Storage system integration and correlated application workloads
- Basic troubleshooting, service levels and connectivity.
The in-depth, multi-hour exam certifies that a successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to configure basic data storage and storage networks to include archive, backup and restoration technologies.
Additionally, the candidate understands the fundamentals of business continuity, application workload, capacity optimization, system integration and storage and system administration, while performing basic troubleshooting on storage related connectivity issues and referencing documentation.