Some one asked in another discussion how to take up ISM. Here is what I would recommend for anyone who wants to become a Information Storage Professional. The EMC Information Storage Associate (EMCISA) certification is the first certification that they should persue. This exam is available through Vue Testing centers (EMC Exam # E20-001). One can prepare for the exam through any one the following methods
Attending a 5 day corporate training in EMC facility. This requires your organization that one is working to sponsor. In addition to attending full 5 day corporate training, one would need to spend 1-2 weeks preparing for the exam.
Attending the training delivered by EMC Learning Partners. This is typically delivered as 5 day training or over the 13 weeks.
Self reading through ISM book published by Wiley. The book is written to the level of 6 semester engineering college graduate. If one taking this path, It does require you to have basic understanding of Networking, Operating Systems and Databases. It is a 500 page book with an associated website.
Following the preparation, I would recommend one to test their understanding of the subject through ISM practice test