simmiy
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Re: E20-001 BASIC QUESTION

I just need a clarification, so you are saying that I can take any level exam as my first exam. I was under the impression that it is mandatory to take the 001 exam before I can take the higer level exams.

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michelle81
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Re: E20-001 BASIC QUESTION

Hello.  You CAN take our certiification exams in any sequence (any order) that you like.  One word of caution, though, if you pass a Specialist level certification exam you will not get your credential (your certificate) until you also pass the Associate level exam.

I  hope that's clear.  Take exams in any order; but you only achieve certification in a building block fashion (Associate first, then Specialist).

Please let me know if this has been helfpul.

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simmiy
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Re: E20-001 BASIC QUESTION

Michelle thanks for the superfast response. Your response has answered my specific question although I am not sure if I agree with the
rationale behind that policy. If I have the skills to pass the specialist exam then I feel that I should not be forced to take the lower level exams.
Of course it makes financial sense for EMC to mandate such a requirement.
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simmiy
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Re: E20-001 BASIC QUESTION

One more thing, is it possible for you to provide the exact link to the video that charles is referring to. I am unable to find that.
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michelle81
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Re: E20-001 BASIC QUESTION

The Associate level course, Information Storage and Management, contains very broad coverage of the industry.  Things like Data Protection: RAID, Storage Area Networks, IP SAN, Storage Virtualization and many others.  This level of certification ensures that you're able to speak to a wide range of information storage and management topics.

The Specialist level certifications typically delve into more product, task or role-based experiences.

It's this combination that makes EMC Proven Professional certification unique.  Obtaining a Specialist certification means that you have a broad and expansive knowledge of the overall Information Storage and Management industry; and expertise in working with EMC products.

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michelle81
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Re: E20-001 BASIC QUESTION

I'm not sure this is the exact video he was referencing, but it explains the Associate level certification, Information Storage and Management, far better than I can!

https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-2819

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michelle81
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Re: E20-001 BASIC QUESTION

Duplicate, apologies!

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