Hitachi Vantara Certified Professional Program: Getting Certified at NEXT 2018

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At NEXT 2018, on Sept. 25-27, 2018 in San Diego at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel, you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest Hitachi Vantara technologies and understand how you can store, protect, enrich, activate or monetize your data leveraging Hitachi Vantara solutions.


During the conference, you will engage with technology and business leaders through a wide range of activities including the Solutions Showcase, the general sessions and multiple breakout sessions which will cover Hitachi’s data center modernization, data management, cloud, content intelligence, analytics and IoT solutions portfolios.  Interactive training sessions will also be available featuring virtual or online environments allowing you to acquire hands-on experience on various Hitachi Vantara products in the areas of data analytics, content intelligence, data protection, automation and more.

Please refer to the Agenda on the NEXT 2018 web site for further details.


But do you know that at NEXT 2018, you will also be able to validate your skills and knowledge of Hitachi Vantara products and solutions through certification?


Certification and qualification offerings at Next 2018

For job roles that require technical operational knowledge of Hitachi Vantara solutions, we are offering the opportunity to earn the relevant credential.  Certification will give you the confidence to continue to support innovation and transformation within your organization.  Whether modernizing your data center or gleaning insights from your data, our certifications will validate your skills and give you the recognition you need to influence business decisions.


A wide variety of exams that are part of the Hitachi Vantara Certified Professional Program will be made available to you at the NEXT 2018 certification testing center.  Testing offerings will cover the Data Infrastructure, Data Protection, Data Intelligence and Data Analytics domains and will be specifically relevant to the following job roles:

  • Architects - those who assess business requirements, plan and design solutions
  • Implementation and Integration personnel - those who deploy, integrate and support solutions
  • End-users - those who administer and manage products and solutions


Get your 1st exam for free

At NEXT 2018 we will give you the exclusive opportunity to attempt your 1st exam for free. Furthermore, if you choose to take a 2nd exam at the event it will be discounted 50%.
  • Certification exams (HCE-xxxx) full price: $225
  • Qualification tests (HQT-xxxx) full price: $100

* If you decide to take 2 certification-level exams you will save $337!


Certification testing center location and exam delivery at NEXT 2018

The testing center will be on the Aqua Level, third floor, and will include two dedicated rooms: 300B as the registration lobby, and 300A as the testing room.

The exams will be proctored by Hitachi Vantara staff and will be delivered using Kryterion's Webassessor test delivery system.

Please refer to this article if you seek further details regarding the delivery of Hitachi Vantara exams using Webassessor.


Certificates, badges and logos

If you successfully pass a qualification test or a certification exam, you will earn the associated credential which will remain valid for 3 years.  Once your exam result is received and processed by our credential management system, CertMetrics, you will have access to your certificate, your logos and your digital badge, allowing you to share your achievement on any digital platform.

Please refer to this article for further information on Hitachi Vantara credential badges.


Exam Registration at NEXT 2018

We are now accepting reservations and we recommend that you register in advance for your exam. The certification guide attached at the bottom of this post and also available here contains all the information needed to register for your exam:
  • List of available exams and intended audiences
  • Testing center hours of operation
  • Registration procedure



If you have any question please feel free to contact us at, we will be delighted to assist you.
We hope you will be taking advantage of this unique opportunity to obtain a (free!) Hitachi Vantara credential and we are looking forward to seeing you at the event.
The Hitachi Vantara Certification team.