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For the past five or six years, storage-related certifications have loomed large and impressive in a variety of employer and job market surveys. In any case, there's no doubt that skills and knowledge related to various networked forms of storage -- such as storage area networks (SANs), network-attached storage (NAS) and even storage as a service (STaaS) -- are in high demand in today's workplace. Additionally, IT professionals interested in data center or network backbone related positions are likely to need strong storage chops to do their jobs.
In some ways, the state of storage certification perfectly mirrors in a single subject area (or perhaps a closely clustered collection of related subjects) what occurs across the full spectrum of information technology nowadays. That is, there are some vendor-neutral storage certifications available, particularly those from the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and Arcitura, while there are also numerous vendor-specific storage credentials available from vendors that offer storage systems and solutions, including Cisco, Brocade, D-Link, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), HP (H3C), NetApp, Sun/Oracle and Symantec, among others.
As it happens, the vendor-neutral CompTIA/SNIA credential provides an excellent entry point into the world of storage design, implementation and management, while vendor-specific programs tend to match up with what active IT professionals interact with in the workplace for current employers (or what they'd like to interact with for future or prospective employers).
Vendor-neutral credentials recognize broad competency in storage design, implementation and management, while vendor-specific programs tend to match up with technologies active IT