Hitachi Vantara Certified Professional Program Update: Introducing KRYTERION

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    The Hitachi Vantara Certified Professional program qualification tests and certification exams are delivered by KRYTERION - Global Testing Solutions (https://www.kryteriononline.com).

     

    KRYTERION is a well-established company in the certification industry that offers test development, psychometrics and test delivery services. In addition to offering onsite testing (at testing centers) and un-proctored online testing (for open-book tests), KRYTERION also offers online proctoring, which allows proctored, high-stakes certification exams to be delivered remotely. This expands geographical coverage and gives candidates more flexibility as certification-level exams can now be taken from anywhere an internet connection is available (home, office etc.).

     

    Test candidates simply need to create an account in KRYTERION's "Webassessor" system to have access to all the Hitachi Vantara exams regardless of their delivery characteristics (onsite proctored, online proctored, Hitachi Vantara proctored and online unproctored), and to schedule a test session.  See 1st time registration procedure below.

     

    Testing with KRYTERION

    KRYTERION has over 900 Testing Centers in 120 countries. They also provide Online Proctoring functionality so high-stakes proctored certification exams can be taken anywhere with an internet connection and a suitable environment. Online unproctored testing is also available for open-book tests.    

     

    1st-time registration

    A confirmation email will be sent to you.

     

    Onsite testing = Proctored exam taken at a KRYTERION testing center of your choice.

    Support information for Onsite Testing:

    Support page:   https://www.kryteriononline.com/test-taker/testing-center-support

    Support guide: https://www.kryteriononline.com/sites/default/files/docs/TestTakerInstructionsforOnsiteExam.pdf

     

    Onsite testing applies to (*):

    • all certification exams (HCE-xxxx)
    • all qualification tests (HQT-xxxx) except HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

     

    (*): please refer to the cross-reference table at the bottom of this post for old and new exam numbers.

     

    Online proctoring =  Exam taken online at the location of your choice (home, office etc.) and proctored remotely by KRYTERION.

    An internet connection and a suitable environment are required.

    Support information for Online Proctored testing:

    Support page:   http://www.kryteriononline.com/test-taker/online-proctoring-support

    Support guide:  https://www.kryteriononline.com/sites/default/files/docs/PreparingForYourExam.pdf

     

    Important: there are specific requirements for taking online proctored exams

    • An external webcam (e.g., USB-attached) is required
    • Sentinel Secure™ software (provided by KRYTERION) must be installed on the candidate’s PC or MAC, and installing the software requires administrator rights
    • Refer to the "Required Testing Environment" section of the Test Taker Guide

     

    Online proctoring applies to:

    • all certification exams (HCE-xxxx)
    • all qualification tests (HQT-xxxx) except HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

     

    Hitachi Vantara proctored = Proctored test taken at a Hitachi Vantara facility under the supervision of an authorized Hitachi Vantara proctor.

    Depending on the location and course delivery format, proctored qualification tests may be offered and administered by the instructor at the conclusion of the supporting course. Your local Hitachi Vantara training delivery organization can inform you about the availability of such tests in combination with the supporting training.

     

    Hitachi Vantara proctored applies to:

    • all qualification tests (HQT-xxxx) except HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

     

    Online unproctored = Unproctored open-book test taken online at any time and at the location of your choice (home, office etc.).

    An internet connection is required.

     

    Online unproctored applies to:

    • HQT-0050, HQT-1000 and HQT-2000

     

     

    Terminology and new Hitachi Vantara exam numbering scheme

    As we transitioned to KRYTERION, the term "accreditation" was replaced with "qualification" across the entire program and exam numbers have changed.

     

    The new numbers have the following format effective March 24, 2017:

    • HQT-xxxx: Hitachi Qualification Test plus a 4-digit number (replaces HAT-xxx)
    • HCE-xxxx: Hitachi Certification Exam plus a 4-digit number (replaces HH0-xxx)

     

    The table below lists all active Hitachi Vantara exams with their current and new numbers.

    Exam numbers

    before

    March 24,

    2017

    Exam numbers

    as of

    March 24,
      2017

    Credential

    Associate level

    HAT-050

    HQT-0050

    Qualified Associate - Storage Concepts

    Professional level

    HAT-100

    HQT-1000

    Qualified Professional - Sales foundation

    HAT-200

    HQT-2000

    Qualified Professional - Pre-sales foundation

    HAT-326

    HQT-3620

    UCP for SAP HANA architect

    HAT-415

    HQT-4610

    UCP with Unified Compute Platform Director installation

    HAT-420

    HQT-4110

    Qualified Professional - Modular storage installation

    HAT-421

    HQT-4120

    Qualified Professional - VSP G200 to VSP G800 storage installation

    HAT-430

    HQT-4510

    Qualified Professional - Compute Platform installation

    HAT-450

    HQT-4210

    Qualified Professional - NAS installation

    HAT-460

    HQT-4420

    Qualified Professional - Content Platform installation

    HAT-680

    HQT-6740

    Qualified Professional - Storage administration

    Specialist level

    HH0-315

    HCE-3610

    Certified Specialist - UCP solutions architect

    HH0-350

    HCE-3210

    Certified Specialist - NAS solutions architect

    HH0-410

    HCE-4130

    Certified Specialist - Enterprise storage installation

    n/aHCE-4140Certified Specialist - VSP G1500 and VSP F1500 storage installation

    HH0-515

    HCE-5610

    Certified Specialist - UCP with Unified Compute Platform Director solutions implementation

    HH0-525

    HCE-5620

    Certified Specialist - UCP for SAP HANA solutions implementation

    HH0-530

    HCE-5510

    Certified Specialist - Compute Platform implementation

    HH0-550

    HCE-5210

    Certified Specialist - NAS solutions implementation

    HH0-560

    HCE-5420

    Certified Specialist - Content Platform implementation

    n/a

    HCE-5910

    Certified Specialist - Pentaho Business Analytics implementation

    n/a

    HCE-5920

    Certified Specialist - Pentaho Data Integration implementation

    Expert level

    HH0-300

    HCE-3710

    Certified Expert - Replication solutions architect

    HH0-340

    HCE-3700

    Certified Expert - Performance architect

    HH0-370

    HCE-3720

    Certified Expert - Mainframe Replication solutions architect

    n/a

    HCE-3900

    Certified Expert - Pentaho solutions architect

    HH0-500

    HCE-5710

    Certified Expert - Replication solutions implementation

    HH0-580

    HCE-5730

    Certified Expert - Storage virtualization solutions implementation

     

    CertMetrics credential management system:

    CertMetrics has been updated with all the new exam numbers; historical records were not be affected and continue to show exam codes as of the date the exams were taken.

     

     

    If you have any question please contact the Hitachi Vantara Certifications Program Office at Certifications@HitachiVantara.com