HDS Certified Professional Program Update: Introducing KRYTERION

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The HDS Certified Professional program qualification tests and certification exams are delivered by KRYTERION - Global Testing Solutions (https://www.kryteriononline.com).

 

KRYTERION is a well-established company in the certification industry that offers test development, psychometrics and test delivery services. In addition to offering onsite testing (at testing centers) and un-proctored online testing (for open-book tests), KRYTERION also offers online proctoring, which allows proctored, high-stakes certification exams to be delivered remotely. This expands geographical coverage and gives candidates more flexibility as certification-level exams can now be taken from anywhere an internet connection is available (home, office etc.).

 

Test candidates simply need to create an account in KRYTERION's "Webassessor" system to have access to all the HDS exams regardless of their delivery characteristics (onsite proctored, online proctored, HDS proctored and online unproctored), and to schedule a test session.  See 1st time registration procedure below.

 

Testing with KRYTERION

KRYTERION has over 900 Testing Centers in 120 countries. They also provide Online Proctoring functionality so high-stakes proctored certification exams can be taken anywhere with an internet connection and a suitable environment. Online unproctored testing is also available for open-book tests.    

 

1st-time registration

A confirmation email will be sent to you.

 

Onsite testing = Proctored exam taken at a KRYTERION testing center of your choice.

Support information for Onsite Testing:

Support page:   https://www.kryteriononline.com/test-taker/testing-center-support

Support guide: https://www.kryteriononline.com/sites/default/files/docs/TestTakerInstructionsforOnsiteExam.pdf

 

Onsite testing applies to (*):

  • all certification exams (HCE-xxxx)
  • all qualification tests (HQT-xxxx) except HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

 

(*): please refer to the cross-reference table at the bottom of this post for old and new exam numbers.

 

Online proctoring =  Exam taken online at the location of your choice (home, office etc.) and proctored remotely by KRYTERION.

An internet connection and a suitable environment are required.

Support information for Online Proctored testing:

Support page:   http://www.kryteriononline.com/test-taker/online-proctoring-support

Support guide:  https://www.kryteriononline.com/sites/default/files/docs/PreparingForYourExam.pdf

 

Important: there are specific requirements for taking online proctored exams

  • An external webcam (e.g., USB-attached) is required
  • Sentinel Secure™ software (provided by KRYTERION) must be installed on the candidate’s PC or MAC, and installing the software requires administrator rights
  • Refer to the "Required Testing Environment" section of the Test Taker Guide

 

Online proctoring applies to:

  • all certification exams (HCE-xxxx)
  • all qualification tests (HQT-xxxx) except HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

 

HDS proctored = Proctored test taken at an HDS facility under the supervision of an HDS proctor.

Depending on the location and course delivery format, proctored qualification tests may be offered and administered by the instructor at the conclusion of the supporting course. Your local HDS Academy training delivery organization can inform you about the availability of such tests in combination with the supporting training.

 

HDS proctored applies to:

  • all qualification tests (HQT-xxxx) except HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

 

Online unproctored = Unproctored open-book test taken online at any time and at the location of your choice (home, office etc.).

An internet connection is required.

 

Online unproctored applies to:

  • HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

 

 

Terminology and new HDS exam numbering scheme

As we transition to KRYTERION, the term "accreditation" will be replaced with "qualification" across the entire program and exam numbers will change.

 

The new numbers have the following format and will be effective March 24, 2017:

  • HQT-xxxx: Hitachi Qualification Test plus a 4-digit number (replaces HAT-xxx)
  • HCE-xxxx: Hitachi Certification Exam plus a 4-digit number (replaces HH0-xxx)

 

The table below lists all active HDS exams with their current and new numbers.

Exam numbers

before

March 24,

2017

Exam numbers

as of

March 24,
  2017

Credential

Associate level

HAT-050

HQT-0050

HDS Qualified Associate - Storage Concepts

Professional level

HAT-100

HQT-1000

HDS Qualified Professional - Sales foundation

HAT-200

HQT-2000

HDS Qualified Professional - Pre-sales foundation

HAT-326

HQT-3620

HDS - UCP for SAP HANA architect

HAT-415

HQT-4610

HDS - UCP with Unified Compute Platform Director installation

HAT-420

HQT-4110

HDS Qualified Professional - Modular storage installation

HAT-421

HQT-4120

HDS Qualified Professional - VSP G200 to VSP G800 storage installation

HAT-430

HQT-4510

HDS Qualified Professional - Compute Platform installation

HAT-450

HQT-4210

HDS Qualified Professional - NAS installation

HAT-460

HQT-4420

HDS Qualified Professional - Content Platform installation

HAT-680

HQT-6740

HDS Qualified Professional - Storage administration

Specialist level

HH0-315

HCE-3610

HDS Certified Specialist - UCP solutions architect

HH0-350

HCE-3210

HDS Certified Specialist - NAS solutions architect

HH0-410

HCE-4130

HDS Certified Specialist - Enterprise storage installation

n/aHCE-4140HDS Certified Specialist - VSP G1500 and VSP F1500 storage installation

HH0-515

HCE-5610

HDS Certified Specialist - UCP with Unified Compute Platform Director solutions implementation

HH0-525

HCE-5620

HDS Certified Specialist - UCP for SAP HANA solutions implementation

HH0-530

HCE-5510

HDS Certified Specialist - Compute Platform implementation

HH0-550

HCE-5210

HDS Certified Specialist - NAS solutions implementation

HH0-560

HCE-5420

HDS Certified Specialist - Content Platform implementation

n/a

HCE-5910

HDS Certified Specialist - Pentaho Business Analytics implementation

n/a

HCE-5920

HDS Certified Specialist - Pentaho Data Integration implementation

Expert level

HH0-300

HCE-3710

HDS Certified Expert - Replication solutions architect

HH0-340

HCE-3700

HDS Certified Expert - Performance architect

HH0-370

HCE-3720

HDS Certified Expert - Mainframe Replication solutions architect

n/a

HCE-3900

HDS Certified Expert - Pentaho solutions architect

HH0-500

HCE-5710

HDS Certified Expert - Replication solutions implementation

HH0-580

HCE-5730

HDS Certified Expert - Storage virtualization solutions implementation

 

CertMetrics credential management system:

CertMetrics will be updated with all the new exam numbers; historical records will not be affected and will continue to show exam codes as of the date the exams were taken.

 

 

If you have any question please contact the HDS Certifications Program Office at HDSCertifications@hds.com .

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