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chilkuru
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Study Tips for EMC E20-001 (ISM Examination)

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Hi,

It has been observed by me that many people asking how to prepare for ISM examination. I recently cleared the examination with 75% in my first attempt and I would like to brief out the strategy to clear the examiantion.

1) It is absolutley necessary to purchase the book on ISM by Mr.Alok Srivastava.

2) In case u have had in Instructor Led Training then first attempt practice test present in the EMC website.

3) In case u did not have the ILD training u also first attempt to take the practice test and start reading the book and underline the topics in 'ITALICS' and 'SIDE HEADINGS' like water mark flushing, cache vaulting, ISCI naming conventions like EUI , IQN' and possible areas where questions can be framed which can be understood when u attempt the practice test.In the examination Questions can be on topics like Attack Surface, Port Lock down, Integrity, availability, Iscsi names ... and so on which are in ITALICS.

4) Have special attention to diagrams given in the  book since based on the diagrams few questions can be asked.

5) Have special focus on features of EMC products where in u can be asked few questions.

6) It is necessary to revise the topics underlined just before a day to the examination.

7) Last but not the least a complete understanding of the concepts will make u clear the pass percent since questions are not directly framed on lines in the book, but on your understanding of the topic and the above steps will help u to  maximise your score in the examination.

Disclaimer: These tips are my personal opinions and doesnt guarentee u to clear the examination.

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minksg
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Thanks for taking the time to write out what helped you study for the ISM exam. This looks pretty helpful!
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minksg
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Thanks for taking the time to write out what helped you study for the ISM exam. This looks pretty helpful!
Allen Ward
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I agree with you whole heartedly on using the book as a study guide. I've been doing storage (EMC storage mostly) for years now, and I still know there were a few areas I would not have made it through on the exam without the book as a reference to guide my thoughts on everything. That being said, I only had the book for a day and a half before I wrote the exam, but it was incredibly valuable as both a review tool, and a way of focusing my thoughts in the same "frame of mind" as the exam requires.

I've said it elsewhere (and lots of other people have too)... If you are going to take this exam... get this book!!!

chilkuru
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Sir,

Having cleared the proven associate examination, I am planning to write examination (E20-011 or E20-012) which would help me obtain specialist level. Could u please help me by providing materials for those examinations.Waiting for your reply.

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Allen Ward
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I'm afraid I can't help you there, beyond pointing to the study prep materials available on the Education and Training site.
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minksg
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Hi -

For recommended study materials, exam descriptions and links to practice exams for any of the EMC Proven Professional Program exams follow the instructions below.

If you are a Customer or Partner -

  • Log into the Education Portal  (http://education.emc.com)
  • Click on EMC Proven Professional Certification
  • Select Certification
  • Select Certification Framework
  • Click on the Track you are pursuing (i.e. Storage Technologist)
  • Under the Specialist column click on the word Details next to the exam you want
  • Under Attachments click on the exam number/title

If you are an EMC Employee -

  • Log into Education Portal  (http://education.emc.com)
  • Under Quick Links – Click on EMC Proven Professional
  • Middle Column - Scroll down to the Appropriate Track you are pursuing (i.e. Storage Technologist)
  • Under the Specialist column click on the word Details next to the exam you want
  • Under Attachments click on the exam number/title
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mrdenny1
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Can you post a link to where this book can be purchased from, or the ISBN for the book?

Thanks,

Denny

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michelle81
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Hi Denny, we have all the information on the ISM book right in this community!  Here's the link https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-3185

Not only is it a great book to prepare for the E20-001 exam, many are telling us it's a great resource; enjoy!

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mrdenny1
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Michelle,

Awesome, thanks.  I found it on Amazon (for a lot less than Borders wants for it) so I'll pick it up there.

Thanks,

Denny

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minksg
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Denny (and everyone else), don't forget to register your book so you can get access to more resources .... like simulators, etc. Details are in this thread.

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