EMCCA which is an abbreviation of EMC Cloud Architect Certification is a comprehensive training based certification which is offered by a popular storage vendor known as EMC. It is included in the top ten storage based certifications list. This certification is comprised of high level concepts related to design concepts of Cloud architecture. Primarily, this certification is offered in the form of two tracks i.e.
- EMC Cloud Architect Virtualized Infrastructure
- EMC Cloud Architect IT-as-a-Service
This certification mainly addresses how to manage and converge the networking, servers and storage while configuring the Cloud infrastructures and related virtualized data centers. Moreover, audit, management, governance and security of Cloud infrastructure as well as the architectural understanding and enablement is part of this certification. This vendor neutral certification mainly targets Cloud architect, Data center architect and data scientists, service providers, EMC customers and IT professionals. These candidates can then get storage related jobs which are very demanding today, due to increasing use of Cloud and its services by many renowned organizations such as Google, Facebook etc.
EMC Data Center Architect (EMCDCA) is a related certification. The purpose of this certification is to validate the candidates according to their skills in configuring and managing Cloud data centers. Moreover, another related exam is Enterprise Storage Networking Design (ESDN) which also offered by EMC. This certification is also focused on the efficient designing and thoughtful planning of the Cloud storage infrastructure and how the storage network solutions work in both the Cloud based virtualized and physical environment.
Cloud computing is an evolutionary concept whose advantages are overtaking the traditional computing models and their enormous usage after decades of usage. As internet has become the primary source of communication, its users are continuously looking for a safe and customized service which is capable to fulfill their needs and requirements in the best possible way. Hence, Cloud computing serves its functionalities and features. Hence, it is necessary to learn methodologies and paradigm aspects to better reap the benefits offer by Cloud infrastructure. To that end, EMCCA certifications aims to promote the configurations and designing skills for Cloud based virtualized infrastructures. Hence, the exam objectives of the EMCCA certification are highlighted below and the candidates who are seeking this exam are supposed to have sound knowledge of state aspects:
- Learn to architect and design virtualized data centers
- Deployment and configuration of virtualized infrastructure in the Cloud environment
- Learn how the virtual entities transform and morph
- Designing of the dynamic and elastic virtualized data center (VDC) in Cloud environment
- Expertise in the configuration and development of IT-as-a-Service
- Learn loop process management
- Governance and operations of Cloud functions
- Provisioning g of resources and how to discover them
- Integration of the Cloud infrastructure
- Managing service catalogs
- Comprehensive configuration management
- Infrastructure as a service
Candidates can take re certifications whenever they want, the proven professional credentials of EMC don't expire therefore if the industrial demands change and technologies evolve with time then exams can be re taken according to availability.
All the candidates who want to take this certification are required to possess a comprehensive experience of about three years in the relevant field of networking, virtualization, operating system, storage and design/architect experience. Moreover, this experience should be taken from the certified EMC recognized Information Storage Associates. Moreover, for doing EMC Cloud Architect IT-as-a-Service certification, it is mandatory to complete EMC Cloud Architect Virtualized Infrastructure certification.
Skills and Benefits
Successful and qualified consultants and architects develop the required skill sets which are related to Cloud applications, networking, storage and computing. Moreover, they will learn how to configure the virtualized Cloud data centers and its corresponding management. The qualified candidates will pursue their technical careers in Cloud infrastructure Design specialist and experts.
The qualified candidates can upgrade their certification by clearing different specialty levels namely Associate level, Specialist level and Expert level. Moreover, a foundational certification known as EMC Data Scientist Associate (EMCDSA) can be undertaken by the successfully qualified professional Cloud architects. This certification is mainly comprised of the specializations topics of Cloud big data and data analytics.