News: EMC Cloud Architect (EMCCA) Track Retires Two Exams

EMC ProvenTM Professional, an IT certification program that EMC is well-known for, is a highly respected educational program in the corporate IT world. EMC ProvenTM Professional covers all areas of EMC Solutions such as cloud computing, big data analytics, data science, and information storage technologies.
Two Exams linked to the EMC Proven Professional Program’s Cloud Architect Track will be retired by EMC Proven Professional Program on January 21st 2016.
E20-018 Virtualized infrastructure Specialist Exam for Cloud Architects
E20-918 IT as-a-Service Expert Exam for Cloud Architects
Both of the above Exams will cease to be offered starting January 21, 2016. If you want to obtain either Virtualized Infrastructure Specialsit Certification, or IT-as-a-Service Expert Certification, you should take these exams prior. Your certification will continue to be valid after you pass the exam and you will still have access to EMC Program benefits.
E20-018 and E20-918 exams will be replaced by EMCCA track version 2.
Cloud Architects: E20-020 Cloud Infrastructure Specialist Exam
Cloud Architects: E20-920 Cloud Services Expert Examination
The new E20-020 and E20-920 Exams are now available at Pearson VUE testing centres worldwide. The official Pearson VUE website allows you to locate the nearest testing center and to schedule old or new Exams.
The main difference between the current and upcoming Exams is that the previous exams focused on the transition of physical assets to a virtual cloud environment, while the new credentials will focus more on skills and knowledge required to develop and implement cloud infrastructure supporting various services, such as cloud management solutions for consumers, hybrid capabilities, disaster recovery, and so on.
EMC Proven Professional certification program is one of IT’s most prestigious and highly respected. EMC certification will allow you to prove your current skills, increase your earnings, and improve your career. This will put you in a superior position on the job marketplace. EMC Proven Professional logos will be displayed on your profile and you will be able participate in EMC knowledge sharing or maintenance platforms. EMC Proven Professional logos will be displayed on your profiles. You will also receive discounts on all types of graduate education within EMC, as well as discounts on additional cert exams. You can find more information about the benefits here.
Both the new and retired exams are 90 minutes long with approximately 60 questions. Let’s take a closer look at each exam:
E20-018 Virtualized infrastructure Specialist Exam for Cloud Architects Overview
E20-018 Exam tests candidates’ ability to design and plan Virtualized Data Centers (VDCs) and Cloud infrastructures while maintaining the most reliable computing, networking, and storage conditions. The Exam covers the following EMC products: VPLEX VMAX, ISILON Symmetrix VFCache, Virtual Storage Integrator and PowerPath.
To pass the exam successfully, candidates must have sufficient knowledge and skills in these topics: VDC and Cloud Architectural components – Applications, Governance Risk and Compliance, VDC and Cloud Architectural components – Storage, VDC and Cloud Architectural parts – Network, Introduction into Infrastructure as a Service.
EMC recommends that you follow a study program and take a few practice tests to test your knowledge. You can find all the details about the exam and how to prepare for it here.
Overview of E20-020 Cloud Infrastructure Specialist Exam For Cloud Architects
E20-020 Exam tests candidates’ ability to create cloud-based infrastructure. This includes components such as cloud management, consumer resource, elasticity, metering and disaster recovery. The following EMC products are available.