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Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby Dhana Kumar » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:50 pm

Hi,

Is there any certification for mainframe storage administration? Please let me know if there is any.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby MrSpock » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:30 pm

Didn't we already do this topic?

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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby Dhana Kumar » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:55 pm

No. Whatever you told will be EMC storage and not for Mainframe. I M looking for mainframe storage.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:12 pm

Are you aware that EMC has a line of storage devices for mainframes?

As far as I know, there is no such thing as mainframe storage certification -- you might get EMC certified, you might look to see if IBM has DS8000 certification, but you're not likely to find certification for mainframe storage since (a) storage solutions vary by company, and (b) there's a number of companies making such storage and each works somewhat differently.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby NicC » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:06 am

Dhana Kumar wrote:No. Whatever you told will be EMC storage and not for Mainframe. I M looking for mainframe storage.

And mainframe storage was what that topic was about - EMC just happened to be mentioned in one of the replies; it was not mentioned in the original topic.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby Dhana Kumar » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:35 am

Thanks robert.
1. Is there any specified EMC certification for mainframe? or the common certification name is EMC.
2. Which would be useful for me DS8000 or EMC?.

Because i just now entering in new mainframe storage admin project.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:21 am

Hello,

Which would be usful for me DS8000 or EMC?.
This is not what you want to hear but - Until you have considerable experience with the discipline, you should not even consider certification.

Certification without qualification is surely to be avoided. . . It is a bad thing for all concerned. I have been at several places who terminated people who got thru interviews that required applicants be certified but they could not actually do the work.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby Dhana Kumar » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:52 am

No dick. I m going to work in same company but entering in a new project.By doing this certification it makes an iniciative for me.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby Robert Sample » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:44 am

You would need to check with EMC on what certifications they offer -- I'm not certified in any storage product since I don't specialize in storage.

If your site is using DS8000 storage and you get certified in EMC, your company will basically see your certification as worthless -- and the reverse is also true. Unless you know what kind of storage your site is using, talking about getting certified for your current company is not helpful.
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Re: Any certification for Mainframe storage administration

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:44 am

Hello,

Possibly certification means something different in your company, but in the companies i've supported, becoming certified means the person is already an expert. . .

Even if the new opportunity is in the same company, i would think that certification should indicate a high level of experience and understanding of the discipline rather than one who is beginning training for same.

Maybe certification has a different meaning for that company or there is something basic i misunderstand. . . :?
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