Pure PEAK Training and Certification

Learn from the Experts

Sharpen your skills and build technical cred with free training and certification exams (valued at up to $4,500). Sessions will be held both before and during Pure//Accelerate® 2023.

Pure Storage Product Training

Access a world-class curriculum with free training on FlashArray™, FlashBlade®, and Portworx®.
Attendees who complete a PEAK training session will receive a complimentary voucher for a free certification exam of their choice.

Introduction to FlashArray

2 hours

June 13 | 3:00pm PT
June 16 | 9:00am PT

Explore how to harness the power of Pure Storage FlashArray, the first all-flash, 100% NVMe shared accelerated storage designed for mainstream enterprise deployments. Whether you’re new to IT or an experienced professional, discover effortless storage management, modern data protection, and how to boost application performance with FlashArray.

This training session covers:

  • Hardware and software architecture
  • FlashArray functionality
  • Administration and features

Introduction to FlashArray is ideal for prospects and customers, especially those who are new to Pure Storage.


FlashArray Administration

3 hours

June 13 | 2:00 pm PT
June 16 | 9:00am PT

Learn how to administer the latest FlashArray//X™ series hardware and discover how easy it is to manage FlashArray//X using the Purity graphical and command line interfaces, API plugins, and Pure1®. You’ll gain knowledge and practical experience to effectively manage FlashArrays with step-by-step procedures.

In this training, you’ll take a FlashArray deep dive into:

  • FlashArray management
  • Purity overview
  • Snapshots and replication
  • ActiveCluster™
  • Basic troubleshooting

FlashArray Administration is ideal for existing Pure Storage customers who have six months or more of FlashArray experience.


Introduction to FlashBlade

2 hours

June 13 | 3:00pm PT
June 16 | 9:00am PT

Discover how to harness the power of FlashBlade, the industry's most advanced solution for file and object storage.

Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or a newbie to storage, you’ll learn how to maximize the benefits of all-flash performance and agile scalability to consolidate your enterprise workloads with FlashBlade.

This training session covers:

  • FlashBlade use cases
  • Hardware and software architecture
  • FlashBlade functionality
  • Administration

Introduction to FlashBlade is ideal for prospects and customers, especially those who are new to Pure Storage.


FlashBlade Administration

3 hours

June 13 | 2:00pm PT

Acquire knowledge and practical experience with FlashBlade administration, with hands-on and step-by-step procedures for effective FlashBlade management.

You’ll discover how easy FlashBlade is to manage using the Purity graphical and command line interfaces, GUI, CLI, API plugins, and Pure1.

Along with exploring FlashBlade hardware and software, you’ll learn about:

  • FlashBlade administration
  • FlashBlade networking
  • Basic troubleshooting

FlashBlade Administration is ideal for existing Pure Storage customers who have six months or more of FlashBlade experience.


Introduction to Portworx Enterprise

2 hours

June 13 | 3:00pm PT
June 16 | 9:00am PT

Find out how to meet the needs of difficult applications based on Kubernetes with PX-Enterprise®.

Explore the fundamentals of Portworx solutions and how to harness their reliability, performance, and data protection, delivered as a container and managed 100% via Kubernetes and other leading container platforms.

In this training, you’ll learn:

  • Portworx Enterprise storage deployment and management
  • Portworx architecture
  • Portworx clusters
  • Portworx command line interface (CLI)
  • Storage pools and volumes
  • Portworx on Kubernetes
  • Stateful application deployment

Introduction to Portworx Enterprise is ideal for prospects and customers, especially those who are new to Pure Storage and Portworx.

Certification Prep

Want to super-charge your storage game? We’ve got you covered with free certification prep sessions designed to help you pass the most popular Pure Storage certification exams.

Complete a PEAK certification prep session and receive a complimentary voucher for a free certification exam of your choice.

Data Storage Associate Certification Prep

2 Days (10.5 hours)
 
Part 1: June 15 | 11:00am PT
Part 2: June 16 | 8:30am PT

This course covers content to help you successfully complete the Pure Storage Certified Data Storage Associate exam. It has been designed for individuals who want to administer storage and data and showcase their networking, virtualization and containers, storage, cloud, data protection, and host knowledge to operate industry-recognized storage technology and solutions. 

Discover how these technologies work together to provide a complete enterprise application and data solution. Upon completion of this course, you’ll have the confidence to register for and pass the Pure Certified Data Storage Associate exam.


In this training, you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to data storage
  • Virtualization and cloud
  • Hosts
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Data protection and security

FlashArray Storage Professional Certification Prep

2 days (10.5 hours)

Part 1: June 15 | 11:00am PT
Part 2: June 16 | 8:30am PT

The Pure Certified FlashArray Storage Professional Certification Prep course gives you everything you need to manage a FlashArray enterprise array through its entire lifecycle to accelerate business results using your most critical data.

During this training you will learn:

  • FlashArray administration
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Data protection
  • ActiveDR™

This course is ideal for IT Professionals who manage Pure FlashArrays.


FlashBlade Storage Professional Certification Prep

2 days (10.5 hours)

Part 1: June 15 | 11:00am PT
Part 2: June 16 | 8:30am PT

The Pure Certified FlashBlade Storage Professional Prep gives you everything you need to manage a FlashBlade enterprise array through its entire lifecycle to support enterprise applications and accelerate business results with your most critical data. This course helps to prepare you for the Pure Certified FlashBlade Professional exam.

During this training, you’ll learn:

  • FlashBlade administration
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Data protection

This course is ideal for IT Professionals who manage Pure Storage FlashBlades.

Certification Exams

Increase your value and showcase your knowledge with Pure Storage IT Professional Certifications. Start as a Pure Certified Storage Associate and grow to become a Pure Storage Professional, with the option to add additional specializations. Maximize your time at Pure//Accelerate 2023 by taking Pure Storage IT Professional certification exams onsite at no additional cost. You can schedule your exam in advance or walk in and join us.

Pure Storage IT Professional Certification

5 hours

June 16 | 8:00am – 1:00pm PT

Certification exams with live proctoring will be held on June 16. There’s no registration required, so come when it’s convenient for you. See what exams you can take here.

About Pure PEAK

Get Ready and Stay Ready with Pure PEAK 

Pure PEAK (Performance, Education, and Knowledge) gives you the technical skills and knowledge you need to command the most innovative and flexible storage platform available today. Education is available when and where you choose. Along with our sessions at Pure//Accelerate 2023, Pure PEAK offers on-demand, live, and virtual classroom training with hands-on labs, delivered by Pure-certified instructors. You’ll then be able to set yourself apart with Pure’s industry-recognized certifications.

Pure//Accelerate 2023 Training and Certification FAQs

Have questions about PEAK training or certification at Pure//Accelerate2023? We have answers.

People also ask:

1. How many training courses can I take at Pure//Accelerate?

You can attend as many as you’d like. However, you can only attend one session at a time.

2. What do I need to bring to my training sessions at Pure//Accelerate?

You will not need to bring anything to the training sessions unless you are attending a Certification Exam Proctoring session where you will be completing a proctored certification exam. If you are attending the Certification Exam Proctoring session, you will be required to bring your own laptop with mouse and charger.

3. How do I take my certification exam? Can I take my exam right after I complete my course?

Anyone completing a PEAK training course at Pure//Accelerate 2023 will receive a complimentary certification exam voucher that is valid for six months after the issue date. You can schedule to take your certification exam at any time. We will be offering exam proctoring on Friday, June 16 for anyone who has already completed their training preparations. Anyone completing a PEAK training course at Pure//Accelerate 2023 will receive a complimentary certification exam voucher that is valid for six months after the issue date.

4. Do I need to complete a training course at Pure//Accelerate 2023 to be able to take an exam at the event?

No. Taking a course at Pure//Accelerate is not a prerequisite to taking a certification exam. If you’re ready to sit for an exam, you can register or walk in on June 16. While you’ll receive an exam voucher if you take a course at Pure//Accelerate, you don’t need to use it right away.

5. When do I get my certification exam results?

Exam results will be provided via your CertMetrics account 24–48 hours from the time of completion of the exam if it is not in beta.

6. What if I’m taking an exam that’s in beta?

If you are among the first fifty candidates to complete a recently-launched or beta exam, you will need to wait up to eight weeks for results. We will provide updates along the way. You will also have the opportunity to earn an exclusive lifetime charter badge to show special distinction that you were one of the first professionals to pass the exam.

7. What happens if I don’t pass an exam?

You may retake an exam after 30 days from the date you completed it.

8. What if I need to change and/or cancel my registration for the PEAK sessions?

Not a problem, we understand things happen. Please contact peak-education@purestorage.com to let us know.

9. Will the sessions be recorded for reference later?

No, the sessions are live and exclusive to Pure//Accelerate attendees.

10. Where can I find more information about Pure PEAK training and all IT Professional Certifications?

Please see our Customer Course Catalog, as well as info on all our Certifications.

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