Hitachi Vantara Certified Professional Program Update: Introducing KRYTERION

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The Hitachi Vantara 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 Hitachi Vantara exams regardless of their delivery characteristics (onsite proctored, online proctored, Hitachi Vantara 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

 

Hitachi Vantara proctored = Proctored test taken at a Hitachi Vantara facility under the supervision of an authorized Hitachi Vantara 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 Hitachi Vantara training delivery organization can inform you about the availability of such tests in combination with the supporting training.

 

Hitachi Vantara 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 Hitachi Vantara exam numbering scheme

As we transitioned to KRYTERION, the term "accreditation" was replaced with "qualification" across the entire program and exam numbers have changed.

 

The new numbers have the following format 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 Hitachi Vantara 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

Qualified Associate - Storage Concepts

Professional level

HAT-100

HQT-1000

Qualified Professional - Sales foundation

HAT-200

HQT-2000

Qualified Professional - Pre-sales foundation

HAT-326

HQT-3620

UCP for SAP HANA architect

HAT-415

HQT-4610

UCP with Unified Compute Platform Director installation

HAT-420

HQT-4110

Qualified Professional - Modular storage installation

HAT-421

HQT-4120

Qualified Professional - VSP G200 to VSP G800 storage installation

HAT-430

HQT-4510

Qualified Professional - Compute Platform installation

HAT-450

HQT-4210

Qualified Professional - NAS installation

HAT-460

HQT-4420

Qualified Professional - Content Platform installation

HAT-680

HQT-6740

Qualified Professional - Storage administration

Specialist level

HH0-315

HCE-3610

Certified Specialist - UCP solutions architect

HH0-350

HCE-3210

Certified Specialist - NAS solutions architect

HH0-410

HCE-4130

Certified Specialist - Enterprise storage installation

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

HH0-515

HCE-5610

Certified Specialist - UCP with Unified Compute Platform Director solutions implementation

HH0-525

HCE-5620

Certified Specialist - UCP for SAP HANA solutions implementation

HH0-530

HCE-5510

Certified Specialist - Compute Platform implementation

HH0-550

HCE-5210

Certified Specialist - NAS solutions implementation

HH0-560

HCE-5420

Certified Specialist - Content Platform implementation

n/a

HCE-5910

Certified Specialist - Pentaho Business Analytics implementation

n/a

HCE-5920

Certified Specialist - Pentaho Data Integration implementation

Expert level

HH0-300

HCE-3710

Certified Expert - Replication solutions architect

HH0-340

HCE-3700

Certified Expert - Performance architect

HH0-370

HCE-3720

Certified Expert - Mainframe Replication solutions architect

n/a

HCE-3900

Certified Expert - Pentaho solutions architect

HH0-500

HCE-5710

Certified Expert - Replication solutions implementation

HH0-580

HCE-5730

Certified Expert - Storage virtualization solutions implementation

 

CertMetrics credential management system:

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

 

 

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

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