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Pure Storage

IT Professional Certifications

For new and experienced IT professionals

Increase your value and show how much you know with
Pure Storage IT Professional Certifications

Stand out

Differentiate yourself from the crowd and be the preferred IT professional with our industry-recognized certifications.

Deliver award-winning solutions

Show your company and your colleagues how to simplify data and storage, forever, with Pure Storage solutions.

Get the credit you deserve

Use your certification badges to highlight your competence, knowledge, and career commitment.

Associate Certifications

Pure Certified

Data Storage Associate

Professional Certifications

Pure Certified

FlashArray Storage Professional

Pure Certified

FlashBlade Storage Professional

Pure Certified

Portworx Enterprise Professional

Pure Certified

Data Protection Professional

Specialist Certifications

Pure Certified

FlashArray Implementation Specialist

Pure Certified

FlashBlade Implementation Specialist

Pure Certified

FlashArray Support Specialist

Pure Certified

FlashBlade Support Specialist

Pure Certified

Cloud Block Store Specialist

Pure Certified

Migration Specialist

Expert Certifications

Pure Certified

Platform Architect Expert

Step 1

Prepare for an Exam

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Step 2

Schedule an Exam 

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Step 3

Claim Your Badge 

And share it proudly

Step 4

Maintain Your Certification

We make it easy

Pure Storage IT Professional Certification FAQs

You may still have questions after reviewing the Certification Guide. See below for frequently asked questions and answers.

People also ask:

1. How is a certification exam administered?

Each certification exam is a multiple-choice online exam. It is proctored online, and you must have a webcam. The proctor will monitor you for the duration of the exam.


2. Is the certification an open book exam?

No. You won’t be able to refer to any external materials during the exam.

3. Do I need to attend a training course before taking a certification exam?

Training is not required. However, we provide exam prep resources and other training courses to help you prepare for an exam. Each exam is designed to test your on-the-job experience.

4. What is the cost of a certification exam?

Each Associate exam costs $200. Each Professional and Specialist exam costs $300. Each Expert exam costs $400.

5. Does the certification expire?

Yes. Each IT professional certification is valid for three years.

6. How do I renew my certification?

Every three years, you will need to submit a renewal log charting that all continuing education requirements have been met.

7. What happens to my existing Pure Storage certifications?

If you’ve achieved your Pure Storage certification prior to November 1, 2022, the original validity period will be honored.

All certifications with a two year validity period will sunset on November 1, 2024.

8. How do I request exam accommodations?

Access the accommodation request form and submit the request.

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