You no longer need to go to a Prometric testing center to take the HDS Storage Concepts accreditation test (HAT-050). This test is now available online as an open-book test via the Prometric Internet-Based Tool (IBT) system. It remains a vendor-neutral test that validates knowledge of storage technology and concepts. The exam price has also been reduced to $75, or equivalent in local currency.
Also for your convenience, there have been changes to the supporting material. The HDS Academy title “Storage Concepts: Storing and Managing Digital Data” is now available as a free downloadable PDF. The 2-day instructor-led, or virtual instructor-led, training CCI0110: Storage Concepts remains available as an optional preparation alternative as well.