This certification course IBM and exam code C4090-958 is for whose IT professional who want their career in the field ofEnterprise Storage and Technical Support . It is a web- based exam, and consists of different types of multiple choice question. This exam is available in English language only. IBM Certification help you show your capability including solutions for complicated network environment, and multi-manufacturer platform, install and supply technology support for IBM product. IBM Certified specialist is treated by all technology companies all over the world as measurement of standard about the knowledge of the person in implementation, and troubleshooting.
Why is this exam required?
This certification is required to consult with customers to analyze the customer's requirements, select the right products, design the solutions, and perform the implementation. This specialist also has a broad knowledge of the features, functions and benefits of IBM storage solutions and the IBM storage portfolio, including disk, tape, storage management software, NAS (Network Attached Storage), SAN (Storage Area Network) and virtualization, as well as an understanding of competitive offerings used in the enterprise segment. The specialists also need an awareness of the IBM storage devices and software solutions used in the external area of the enterprise product set. These specialists can perform the following tasks without an additional assistance: verification of product position, collect the customer requirements, identifying correct resources and their delivery, provide the technical details needed for a TCO analysis, manage the IBM enterprise storage product line for customers, explain features and benefits of IBM storage products and maintenance, create a configuration based on customer requirements, develop basic topologies as well as architectural plannings and designs.
To apply for the IBM C4090-958 exam candidates can apply for the certification if they have the required experience the topics to be covered in the exam are based on the basic of enterprise storage technical support.
Prerequisites of this exam areminimum 18 months of direct technical storage experience, with six months recommended experience with IBM designated enterprise storage products.
Objectives of the exam:
This certification course IBM C4090-958 exam, the exam is divided into 4 domains that are equally important. Each domain has different weight age in the exam, however it is important to fully cover each subject of every domain. Following are the four domains with their percentage in the exam:
Evaluation and Establishing a Customer Environment and Plans (37%)- In this part of the domain candidates are required to evaluate and file current customer environment (e.g., devices, operating system, software, staff practices, contentment, need for innovation and growth, few applications and virtualization), to Differentiate storage product quality and architectural advantages relevant to the customer environment and tactics. Contrast with current customer environment and aggressive offerings at a level which is consistent with the customers. The features include:
- Existing storage solutions, portfolio and commonly used previous versions, related software, applications and middleware.
- Storage products and techniques for the management of storage
- Performance improvement
- System administration
- Reliability, Availability and Serviceability i.e. RAS
The Applications of Product knowledge(45%) - Demonstrate detailed knowledge of products and product's range (like Disk DS8000, XIV, SONAS, SAN ), Demonstrate general knowledge of product characteristics and product selection (like SAN Volume Controller), Utilize tools, applications and procedures to get inside the customer's business problems , Compare IBM solutions to aggressive aid, and coherent IBM strengths, Demonstrate basic knowledge of data storage connectivity to mainframe systems ( DS8000, XIV, TS7700 and TS3500, etc.).
Operations of Planning / Migration Considerations (12%)- Recognizing the areas of potential risk connected with installation and migration, Business Partner connected with the sale, and the IBM group, Create a commonly designed implementation and migration map with the customer, adding the remote support and identification of skills needed for resourcing the project, describe and acquire the agreement on post installation support task and operation for pre-install Technical and Delivery considerations using the SAPR technique.
Deployment and Other Support (6%) - To perform the hardware installation and configuration based on solution design such as the knowledge of basic deployment essentials and the suitable system management tool to assist storage software and applications in an existing customer environment.
Career prospects: This certification course has several opportunities in the industry. Extra credit is granted to those individuals who are certified and have experience in the Enterprise Storage Technical Support field. Following are the career prospects including:-
- Solution Engineer
- System support engineer
- System analyst
- Storage system administrator