Certifications

Validate your knowledge, skills, and abilities with Pure Storage® technology certifications.

Why Certify at Pure//Accelerate?

Show the world that you know your way around Pure Storage technologies. Put your knowledge to the test and deliver business value to your organization. Validate your skills and abilities related to Pure Storage products.

Certifications Offered

Associate

Foundation exams set a baseline and help you establish the groundwork for additional designations and certifications.

Professional

Demonstrate expertise in delivering fast and reliable FlashArray™ and FlashBlade™ solutions that unlock business value and eliminate deployment risk.

Expert

Demonstrate your expertise in integrating Pure Storage FlashArray with third party applications, SAN, and IP network environments.

Tuesday, September 17th

Session #1

6:45am - 8:45am

Session #2

11:00am - 1:00pm

Session #3

1:15pm - 3:15pm

Session #4

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 18th

Session #5

6:45am - 8:45am

Session #6

11:00am - 1:00pm

Session #7

1:15pm - 3:15pm

Session #8

3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Associate

Pure Storage Administration Associate

Exam ID: PCADA_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Administration Associate

The Pure Storage Administration Associate Exam measures candidates’ proficiency in basic management of the Pure Storage array. This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage Administrators at the Associate level.

Successful candidates are customers, partners, or Puritans who have at least 3 months of experience with Pure Storage Administration experience. Successful candidates have general knowledge of offerings such as FlashArray and FlashBlade, as well as familiarity with Pure1, Purity OS, Storage fundamentals, and Evergreen.

Exam topics:

  • Administration
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Data Recovery
Associate

Pure Storage Support Associate

Exam ID: PCSA_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Support Associate

The Pure Storage Support Associate Exam establishes the foundation for a Support Engineer to provide first-call customer support of Pure Storage products and services. This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage Support Engineers at the Associate level.

Successful candidates are support professionals within an ASO/ASP and have at least 3-6 months of experience working with the Pure Storage support team. Successful candidates have knowledge of customer environments and general knowledge of Pure Storage products, support terminology, and support processes.

Exam topics:

  • Discovery
  • Planning
  • Designing
  • Support
  • Monitoring
Associate

Pure Storage Architect Associate

Exam ID: PCARA_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Architect Associate

The Pure Storage Architect Associate exam establishes all candidates with a foundation in Pure Storage Product  Architecture. This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage Architects at the Associate level.

Successful candidates are Solution Architects or System Engineers who have 1-3 years of storage experience and 3-12 months of Pure Storage experience. They have a general knowledge of Pure Storage products and their associated market differentiation. Successful candidates understand the design principles related to an advanced All-Flash Array (AFA), Evergreen, Pure1, and are proficient in demoing the Pure GUI.

Exam topics:

  • Administration
  • Design
  • Key Features
Associate

Pure Storage Implementation Associate

Exam ID: PCIA_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Implementation Associate

The Pure Storage Implementation Associate Exam establishes the foundation for an Implementation Engineer to plan, configure, and install FlashArray utilizing best practices for Pure Storage products and services. This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage Implementation Engineers at the Associate level.

Successful candidates are Pure Storage employees or partners who have 1-3 years of storage industry experience and 3-6 months of Pure Storage experience. They have familiarity with basic installation CLI commands, Purity features, FlashArray architecture, and GUI.  Utilizing supporting documents, successful candidates should be involved in the hardware and software installation and capacity addition of a Pure Storage FlashArray.

Exam topics:

  • Pre-Installation
  • Installation
  • Post-Installation
Professional

Pure Storage FlashBlade Architect Professional

Exam ID: FBAP_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Architect Professional - FlashBlade

The Pure Storage FlashBlade Architect Professional Exam is targeted at Pure Storage customers, employees, and partners who are System Engineers (SEs) and Solution Architects (SAs) who design FlashBlade systems.

This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage FB System Engineers and Solution Architects at the Professional level.

Successful candidates are architecture professionals who have 3-5 years of storage industry experience and 12-18 months of Pure Storage experience.

Successful candidates have network attached storage experience and familiarity with Pure Storage FlashBlade, Pure1, Purity//FB OS, and scale-out architecture.

Exam topics:

  • Pre-Installation
  • Installation
  • Post-Installation
Professional

Pure Storage FlashArray Architect Professional

Exam ID: PCAP_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Architect Professional - FlashArray

The Pure Storage FlashArray Architect Professional exam is targeted at Pure Storage customers, employees, and partners who are System Engineers (SEs) and Solution Architects (SAs) who design FlashArray systems.

This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage FlashArray System Engineers and Solution Architects at the Professional level. 

Successful candidates are architecture professionals who have 3-5 years of storage industry experience and 12-18 months of Pure Storage experience. Successful candidates will have expertise in delivering fast and reliable solutions that unlock business value and eliminate deployment risk.
 Successful candidates have general storage knowledge, as well as familiarity with Pure1, Purity OS, FlashArray GUI, and Evergreen.

Exam topics:

  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Management
  • Data Protection
Professional

Pure Storage FlashArray Implementation Professional

Exam ID: FAIP_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Implementation Professional - FlashArray

The Pure Storage FlashArray Implementation Professional exam is targeted at Pure Storage customers, employees, and partners who plan, install, configure, and upgrade FlashArray products. This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage FlashArray Implementation Engineers at the Professional level.

Successful candidates are implementation professionals who have 3-5 years of storage industry experience and 12-18 months of Pure Storage experience.
 Successful candidates have familiarity with Purity OS, FlashArray, and GUI. Successful candidates are involved in the hardware and software installation and upgrade of Pure Storage FlashArrays.

Exam topics:

  • Pre-Install
  • Install
  • Upgrade
  • Post-Install/Upgrade
Expert

Pure Storage FlashArray Architect Expert

Exam ID: FAAE_001
Certification Offered: Pure Storage Certified Architect Expert - FlashArray

The Pure Storage FlashArray Architect Expert exam is targeted at Pure Storage customers, employees, and partners who integrate Pure Storage FlashArrays with third party applications, SAN, and IP network environments.
 This exam helps to validate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of successful Pure Storage FlashArray System Engineers and Solution Architects at the Expert level.

Successful candidates are architecture professionals who have at least 5 years of storage industry experience and 2 years of Pure Storage FlashArray experience. Successful candidates have extensive knowledge in designing a properly configured FlashArray and its integration points to a variety of customer application environments.

Exam topics:

  • Scope and Stage
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Advanced Feature Design