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EMC Storage Certification

North Lake College is one of a handful of colleges and universities that are officially partnering with EMC, a leading IT data storage corporation. While 10 to 15 percent of IT infrastructure jobs are in storage, the discipline is underrepresented in many undergraduate and graduate computer science and IT programs. EMC's Academic Alliance program enriches university curricula with courses on IT storage and management. The goal of North Lake and EMC is to provide students with knowledge that helps them stand out in the IT workforce.

Certification Overview

EMC Proven Professional certification offers a role-based series of courses and exams that covers the full range of EMC's hardware, software, and solutions. EMC Proven Professional features three levels of recognition to differentiate the knowledge and skills of certified professionals as they advance their expertise. Each level is achieved by passing a proctored exam.

Course Mission

Being a proven professional means investing in yourself and formally validating your knowledge, skills, and expertise by the industry's most comprehensive learning and certification program.

Skills Obtained

  • Evaluate storage architectures, including storage subsystems 
  • DAS, SAN, NAS, CAS
  • Define backup, recovery, disaster recovery, business continuity and replication
  • Examine emerging technologies including IP-SAN
  • Understand logical and physical components of a storage infrastructure Monitor

Recommended Prerequisites

Students must have a complete understanding of Microsoft Windows Server or Unix, Linux Operating Systems. Students should have a good understanding of data networking technologies.​