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#90422 21-Sep-2011 15:11
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Hi Guys,

I was just wondering if you guys could suggest some good SAN certifications which are currently highly valued in the NZ I.T industry.

I am planning to take up some training and want to know more about SAN certifications as I have absolutely no idea about the ones in the market and also which ones are highly recommended and seeked by employers in NZ.

Please feel free to comment, and send your recommendations.

Thanks n Regards,

Oneil

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  #524125 21-Sep-2011 15:22
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We have used both godaddy and clickssl for certificates and both have been fine.

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  #524126 21-Sep-2011 15:23
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networkn: We have used both godaddy and clickssl for certificates and both have been fine.


LOL Troll detected?

TBH not sure if you can even get certified with "SANs". The thing is each vendor have such specific differences its hard to learn. Your probably best to go learna bout the normal fibre channel, iSCSI, dedupe etc. concepts TBH 




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  #524128 21-Sep-2011 15:26
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LOL I really need to learn to read :) I read SAN and Certificates, not SAN Certification :)

My mistake sorry :)



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  #524129 21-Sep-2011 15:30
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What kinda Vendor Specific options are out there? Any one that is more seeked or more commonly in use?

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  #524136 21-Sep-2011 15:44
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You can get SAN related certs from EMC, IBM and HP being the mainstream SAN's you find in NZ

A quick google reveals:
http://www.emc.com/support-training/training/certification-programs.htm
https://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=course_description&cours...
http://h10076.www1.hp.com/education/curr-storsan.htm

I have done EMC related courses but never bothered with getting certified as SAN's are utterly boring to work on

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  #524153 21-Sep-2011 16:19
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You'd be better off picking one of the top players (EMC, Netapp, IBM, Hitachi) in the storage arena and seeing what you can learn.

There is SNIA (www.snia.org) who are the professional body and they provide all sorts of certifications that are vendor agnostic, but I've not yet seen any employers asking for it, most employers want hands on experience (the more the merrier!)  Which means have access to the kit to use day in day out and play with it ... certifications are just pieces of paper and don't magically pass on skills :-)

In NZ at the enterprise level you should be looking at EMC first, then IBM.  For High/mid-range look at EMC, IBM, and then Netapp.  Next level down would be HP and Dell.

Be nice to have an other storage bod in the arena .. not that many of us :-)

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  #524175 21-Sep-2011 16:44
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"certifications are just pieces of paper"

You can safely ignore this comment. While there is no substitute for hands on experience, employers often request that candidates possess relevant certs that validate skills learned. If certifications were worthless they just wouldn't exist. Perhaps email some employment agencies or even the likes of HP, IBM, etc. and ask them for some advice. Good luck!

 
 
 
 


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  #524245 21-Sep-2011 18:48
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tatbaird: "certifications are just pieces of paper"

You can safely ignore this comment. While there is no substitute for hands on experience, employers often request that candidates possess relevant certs that validate skills learned. If certifications were worthless they just wouldn't exist. Perhaps email some employment agencies or even the likes of HP, IBM, etc. and ask them for some advice. Good luck!


Really ?  I've never been asked once in 15 years of storage work ... maybe I just look really trustworthy and professional ? :-) 

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  #524271 21-Sep-2011 20:11
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Sure, well I can't argue with that. My point is that any sort of certification would still be a positive. You're right from your own perspective, a "piece of paper" still pales next to 15 years worth of work, but for someone starting out it can't hurt. Cheers.

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