ENABLE YOURJOURNEY TO THE CLOUDBuild your team of trusted advisors withCertified Cloud Architects (EMCCA) andData Center Architects (EMCDCA)‘Open’ curriculum based training and certification focused ontechnology concepts and principles applicable to any vendorenvironment. Ideal for companies and organizations planningto implement private cloud or provide cloud based IT services.
PERFECT STORM OF CHANGE AND INNOVATION – THE NEW ITIT is already being built, run, consumed, and governed differently Today’s CIO’s, IT managers, and practitioners face a number of daunting challenges. Along with containing and managing Cloud Environment rapidly expanding data growth, key challenges also include mitigating cost pressures, improving quality of service, and Virtualized rapidly introducing new applications to meet growing user Environment demand. Classic Virtualized infrastructure and cloud computing are expected Environment to address these challenges and transform IT from a cost center into a business catalyst. A well-architected infrastructure is critical to a sustainable cloud strategy. Are you planning a journey to the cloud for your organization? Are you defining a cloud environment for your customers and subscribers? Either way, building a team of trusted advisors and architects who can plan and design a seamless, automated, highly- A well-architected infrastructure is optimized cloud-ready virtualized infrastructure leading to critical to a sustainable cloud strategy. defining IT-as-a-Service environment is a requirement.It is ideal to address cloud requirements when planning Build a team of trusted advisors andextensive virtualized environment to avoid potentially cloud architects.costly rework. For that reason, forming a team of experiencedarchitects is a priority on the journey to the cloud.The following page outlines how to form and enable a well-established team of trusted advisors made up of CloudArchitects and Domain Architects.Cloud Architects bring cross-domain expertise tovirtualization and cloud designs - including IT-as-a-Serviceconsiderations - and are likely to lead the business interfacingrole within the team.Domain Architects play a crucial role on the team, providingdomain-specific expertise to complement, expand, andcomplete the cloud-ready virtualized infrastructure designs.2 FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT http://education.emc.com
ENABLE A TEAM OF TRUSTED ADVISORS AND ARCHITECTSCloud ArchitectsCloud Architects deliver virtualization and cloud designs based on business strategies encompassing all key technical domains such as compute,storage, networking, applications, etc. EMC Proven Professional Cloud Architect (EMCCA) training and certification is designed to build required skillsets for experienced architects and consultants. The track has two levels. Virtualized Infrastructure (Specialist Level) and IT-as-a-Service (Expert Level). Virtualized InfrastructureIT professionals who demonstrate cross-domain expertise in architecting and designing virtualized data center (VDC) and cloud-readyinfrastructures maintaining the most robust and elastic compute, network, and storage environments. IT-as-a-ServiceIT professionals who demonstrate cross-domain expertise and focus on designing cloud-based IT Service solutions that drive impactful businesstransformations for the enterprise and service provider organizations.Domain ArchitectsDomain Architects provide domain-specific planning and design skills to complement, expand, and complete the designs for robust cloud-readyvirtualized infrastructure implementations. Key examples of domain-specific skills are discussed below. Systems Storage Backup and Data Center Security Recovery NetworkIT professionals who IT professionals who IT professionals with IT professionals who IT professionals whodemonstrate skills and demonstrate skills and expertise in designing IT demonstrate skills and demonstrate skills andexpertise in designing expertise in designing infrastructures with robust expertise in designing expertise in designing ITvirtualized server information storage Business Continuity/ virtualized data center infrastructures with robustinfrastructures, e.g., infrastructure based Disaster Recovery, Backup network infrastructure, security considerations,professionals holding on a variety of storage and Recovery capabilities, e.g., professionals holding e.g., professionals holdingdesign certifications from networking topologies, e.g., EMC Proven design certifications such security certifications suchVMware and Microsoft. e.g., EMC Proven Professional Data Center as from Cisco and Brocade. as from RSA. Professional Data Center Architects (EMCDCA) Architects (EMCDCA) specializing in Information specializing in Storage Availability Design. Networking Design.Successful architects of cloud computing infrastructures must possess planning and design expertise thatcan be applied in any vendor environment. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT http://education.emc.com 3
COMPREHENSIVE SKILLS ROADMAP FOR THE ARCHITECTLeverage ‘open’ curriculum training and certification focused ontechnology concepts and principles applicable to any vendor environment. Cloud ArchitectsCross-domain Cloud Architect (EMCCA) and information infrastructure-focused DataCenter Architect (EMCDCA) training and certification tracks for organizations• building infrastructures to provide cloud-based services for clients• planning to implement private or hybrid cloudThese tracks have been specially developed to validateand brand planning and design skills of architects IT-as-a-Serviceand IT consultants across the IT industry,including enterprises, service providers,as well as EMC and itsbusiness partners. Cloud Environment Build and evolve planning and design skills EMCCAe for IT-as-a-Service: • Establish IT-as-a-Service • Architect private and hybrid cloud Deliver virtualization and cloud • Integrate technology and business designs based on business strategies • Prepare for emerging technologies encompassing all key technical domains. Virtualized Infrastructure Virtualized Environment • Plan and design highly virtualized, cloud-ready infrastructure • Cross-domain skills including compute, storage, networking, EMCCA and application resources • Build/evolve planning and design skills for virtualization with cloud considerations Storage Networking Data Center Architects Information Availability Build your planning and design skills in information storage Information Storage Security technology domains. Storage Service Management EMCDCA Classic Environment • Reinforce your skills and expertise to address data center Provide detailed designs for Information level requirements Storage technical domains to • Storage infrastructure planning and design including complement, expand, and complete cloud and virtualization considerations the overall virtualization and cloud Infrastructure design.4 FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT http://education.emc.com
Become a certified architect and lead the journey to the cloud Develop and Validate Your Planning and Design SkillsIT-as-a-Service Expert-level Training and Certification IT-as-a-ServiceDevelop and validate your capabilities to architect cloud-based solutions anddeploy IT-as-a-Service. Improve business agility.Extensive Service-oriented topics include: IT and Business Self-Service Customers Portal• Cloud Offering Definition (IT and Business)• Configuration Management• Service Catalogs and Service Management• Infrastructure Integration, Discovery, and Provisioning Service Configuration• Operation and Governance – Performance, Financial, Management, Security Catalog Request Mgmt. System Management• Closed Loop Process Management Operation and Governance Discovery and Automated Performance ComplianceVirtualized Infrastructure Specialist-level Training and Certification Provisioning and Financial ManagementDevelop and validate your ability to architect and design information infrastructurethat leads to virtualized data center and cloud-enabled environments. Virtualized InfrastructureExtensive coverage of topics, including:• Virtualized Data Center/Cloud Introduction• Virtualized Data Center Architecture and Components Mgmt. Apps Business vApps• Planning and Design for Virtualized Infrastructures• Managing and Protecting Virtualized Environments• Cloud Services• Security, Governance, and Audit vCompute vStorage vConnectivity Middleware• Planning and Design for Cloud Infrastructure Enablement and APIsLead the transformation from classic to virtualized data center by applying information infrastructure design concepts, principles, and bestpractices. Specialize in one or more of the domain specialties below. Storage Networking Information Availability Information Storage Security Storage Service Management Establish a process-oriented Enhance your knowledge of Develop and apply information Build the knowledge and skills approach to designing, deploying, planning, designing, and managing storage security best practices required to meet and exceed and managing IT infrastructure information availability solutions, holistically to help meet information expectations for storage service level leveraging a variety of storage including backup and recovery, security requirements set by to the business, while reducing cost, networking technologies and business continuity, disaster businesses, including legal and complexity, and risks. Architect, virtualization concepts and recovery, and archiving. Gain a regulatory standards. Expand your administer, and manage storage principles. Gain a thorough thorough exposure to information ability to securely incorporate infrastructure as a service. exposure to Storage Networking availability requirement analysis, storage infrastructures into the requirement analysis, business business value justification, and overall enterprise data center. value justification, and technology technology design best practices. design considerations. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT http://education.emc.com 5
CLOUD ARCHITECT (EMCCA) CERTIFICATION Lead the transformation of IT from a tactical to a strategic business asset. Apply cloud services perspectives to traditional technology-oriented planning and design activities to enable technology-dependent business processes that operate more efficiently and at lower cost. EMCISA PREREQUISITE: INFORMATION STORAGE ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION EMCISA is a key first step in your development as an EMC Proven Professional and is a valuable addition to your credentials as an IT professional. Through EMCISA certification, you will develop an understanding of a breadth of information storage technologies found in today’s virtualized data center environments. E20-001 Information Storage and Management Exam Click here to access detailed course description >> Recommended additional prerequisites Technical knowledge and expertise in virtualization, matching or exceeding: • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification - for compute and virtualization (or equivalent) • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification - for network/converged network design (or equivalent) • 3+ years architecting/design experience EMCCA VIRTUALIZED INFRASTRUCTURE - SPECIALIST-LEVEL CERTIFICATION Architect and design infrastructure leading to virtualized data center and cloud environment Be at the forefront of the changing IT landscape as classic IT environments evolve into virtualized and cloud environments. Architect and design virtualized data center (VDC) and cloud infrastructures maintaining the most robust compute, network, and storage environments. E20-018 Virtualized Infrastructure Specialist Exam for Validate and brand your expertise in: Cloud Architects • Differentiating virtualization and cloud concepts and capabilities including core VDC components and cloud elements • The overall management strategy of a VDC or cloud environment • Incorporating and listing the critical aspects of cloud services as elements of cloud infrastructure planning • Describing how business process and service requirements will impact VDC and cloud planning and design • Identifying key governance, audit, and compliance considerations Click here to access detailed course description >> EMCCAe IT-AS-A-SERVICE - EXPERT-LEVEL CERTIFICATION Architect and design IT-as-a-Service Cloud Architect IT-as-a-Service certification will help you transform IT into a full-service strategic organization that will drive further optimizations and benefits to the business. Validate and brand your expertise in: Exam information forthcoming • Defining Cloud Offerings (IT and Business) • Services Configuration Management • Developing and Maintaining Service Catalogs • Setting Optimal Service Management • Infrastructure Integration, Discovery, and Provisioning • Operation and Governance – Performance, Financial, Management, Security • Closed Loop Process Management6 FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT http://education.emc.com
DATA CENTER ARCHITECT (EMCDCA) CERTIFICATION Lead the transformation from classic to virtualized data center (including cloud infrastructure) by applying domain-specific information storage infrastructure design concepts, principles, and best practices. EMCISA PREREQUISITE: INFORMATION STORAGE ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION EMCISA is a key first step in your development as an EMC Proven Professional and is a valuable addition to your credentials as an IT professional. Through EMCISA certification, you will develop an understanding of a breadth of information storage technologies found in today’s virtualized data center environments. E20-001 Information Storage and Management Exam Click here to access detailed course description >> SPECIALIZE IN ONE OR MORE OF THESE EMC DATA CENTER ARCHITECT (EMCDCA) SPECIALTIES. EMCDCA STORAGE NETWORKING SPECIALTY Architect and design information storage networks including virtualization Apply a process-oriented approach to designing, deploying, and managing IT infrastructure leveraging a variety of storage networking technologies and virtualization concepts and principles. Gain a thorough exposure to Storage Networking requirement analysis, business E20-016 value justification, and technology design considerations.Storage Networking Design Specialist Exam for Data Center Architects Validate and brand your expertise in: • Requirements and Business Value Analysis • Fibre Channel Storage Area Network design considerations • Network Attached Storage design considerations • iSCSI, FCIP, and FCoE Storage Networking design considerations • Design considerations in block- and file-level virtualized environments • Storage Systems and Host design best practices • Storage networking design for databases and e-mail applications • Storage Networking project implementation planning Click here to access detailed course description >> EMCDCA INFORMATION AVAILABILITY SPECIALTY Architect and design information availability including virtualization Build your career in information storage by enhancing your knowledge of planning, designing, and managing information availability solutions. Gain a thorough exposure to the technology components, design considerations, and best practices on various aspects of Information E20-017 Availability.Information Availability Design Specialist Exam for Data Center Architects Validate and brand your expertise in: • Information Availability and Business value analysis Introduction • Backup, Recovery technologies and design considerations • Backup in a virtualized environment and design considerations • Local, Remote replication technologies and design considerations • NAS environment replication design considerations • Design considerations for replication of Virtual Machines • Data Archiving Design considerations Click here to access detailed course description >> FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT http://education.emc.com 7
EMCDCA INFORMATION STORAGE SECURITY SPECIALTY Architect and design information security infrastructure including considerations for virtualized data center and cloud environments Build your knowledge and develop your skills to holistically apply storage security best practices to meet business requirements. Expand your ability in securely incorporating storage systems E20-021 into overall enterprise information architecture. Information Storage Security Design and Management Specialist Exam for Validate and brand your expertise in: Data Center Architects • Information-Centric Security Concepts • Security Capabilities of EMC Products • Building a Business Strategy for Information Storage Security • Choosing Secured Products • Designing for Secure Information Storage Solutions • Planning for Implementation of Secure Information Storage Solutions • Securing Storage in Virtualized and Cloud Environments • Monitoring and Management of Secure Information Storage Solutions Click here to access detailed course description >> EMCDCA STORAGE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SPECIALTY Architect and design storage service management solutions utilizing ITIL best practices Build the skills required to meet and exceed expectations for storage service level to the business, while reducing cost, complexity, and risk. This course is intended for IT professionals involved with architecting, administering, and managing storage infrastructure and teams to E20-022 deliver storage services. Exercises include virtualization and cloud environments. Storage Service Management Design Specialist Exam for Data Center Architects Validate and brand your expertise in: • Storage Service Design - Service Level Management, Capacity Management, Availability Management, Information Security Management, IT Service Continuity Management • Storage Service Transition - Service Asset and Configuration Management, Change Management, Release and Deployment Management • Storage Service Operation - Incident Management, Problem Management Click here to access detailed course description >>8 FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT http://education.emc.com
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