EMC World 2015 - Welcome EMC Proven Professionals!

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Welcome to the EMC Proven Professional Center at EMC World 2015!



Home Schedule  |  Join the Community  |  Knowledge Sharing  |  Meetups  |  Exam Center Information  |  vLabs  |  Breakout Sessions


EMC Proven™ Professional is a leading education and certification program in the IT industry. It provides comprehensive coverage of information storage technologies, virtualization, cloud computing, data science/big data analytics, and more through an ‘open’ curriculum-based approach that focuses on technology concepts and principles that can be applied in all IT environments.


In addition, the program offers a role-based series of technology-specific courses and exams that cover the full range of EMC’s hardware, software, and solutions.


Being Proven means investing in yourself and formally validating your knowledge, skills, and expertise by the industry’s most comprehensive learning and certification program. Join a community of dedicated professionals, share exclusive benefits, get Proven.


To help you on your journey to certification, we are offering a FREE ($200 value) first attempt on any EMC Proven Professional, VCE, or Pivotal Certification Exams taken at EMC World 2015 in Las Vegas. VMware Certification Exams will be offered at a 50% discount.




Schedule of Events


The EMC Proven Professional Center is located in Marco Polo 701 (just below the Solutions Pavilion).


All times are in PDT

Sunday, 3 May5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Registration - Pick up your Proven Professional Shirt!
Monday, 4 May8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration - Pick up your Proven Professional Shirt!
4:30 p.m.EMC IT: How We Drove Agility & Cost Savings with an EMC Hybrid Cloud - Delfino 4003
Tuesday, 5 May

All Day

Proven Day - Wear your Proven shirt and visit the Proven Center to pick up a gift!

8:30 amManaging Information Infrastructure: Trends, Challenges, Options In 2015 – 2016 - Palazzo L
5:45 p.m.Knowledge Sharing Ceremony - Venetian Ballroom F
Wednesday, 6 May12:00 p.m.EMC IT: How We Drove Agility & Cost Savings with an EMC Hybrid Cloud - Murano 3203
2:00 p.m.Knowledge Sharing Meetup - Proven Center - Marco Polo 701
4:30 p.m.Managing Information Infrastructure: Trends, Challenges, Options In 2015 – 2016 - Lando 4203
Thursday, 7 May.



Join the Community


Connect and collaborate with other EMC Proven Professionals, or learn more about the EMC Proven Professional program in our online community. To register for a free account, visit this page: Starting with the ECN: Register for an Account.


As a member of the Dell EMC Education Services Community you can connect and collaborate with other EMC Proven Professionals, read Knowledge Sharing articles, and ask questions about the EMC Proven Professional Program. If you're preparing for a certification exam, you can visit our Student Discussions forum and ask questions about course concepts that are answered by both community members and SMEs. The EMC Proven Professional Community is a hub for information about curriculum updates, upcoming events, and more.



Knowledge Sharing Award Ceremony


The Knowledge Sharing program invites EMC Proven Professionals to share their expertise, unique deployments, or best practices. Articles from our contributing Knowledge Sharing authors have been downloaded more than 1 million times, underscoring the power of the knowledge sharing concept. This program is a unique benefit of the EMC Proven Professional program. Each year, EMC Proven Professionals are invited to submit their work in our Knowledge Sharing Competition, with the winners announced at EMC World.


Join thousands of your EMC Proven Professional peers at the award ceremony and stay for the prize raffle following this event. Bring a friend who has yet to become an EMC Proven Professional and they will also receive a special gift.


This year's ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 5 May at 5:45 p.m. PST, in Venetian Ballroom F.





Meetup: 2015 Knowledge Sharing Award Winners

Wednesday, May 6 - 2:00 pm in the Proven Center, Marco Polo 701


The Knowledge Sharing winners will be announced at the Knowledge Sharing Ceremony on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, the winners will be at a Meetup to answer your questions about their prize-winning papers and the competition experience.

This Meetup will be filmed.




Exam Center Information

Exam Center Hours

Mon, 4 May8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tue, 5 May8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 6 May8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thu, 7 May8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.


The Exam Center location is in Marco Polo 701, next to the Proven Center.

Special Offer! Free First Exam Attempt - including EMC Proven Professional, VCE, and Pivotal certification exams!


Pre-register for an exam


Take a Practice Exam


Guided vLabs


New to EMC World this year are 15 instructor-led vLab sessions led by EMC Education Services. Reservations for Guided vLabs are only available onsite by visiting the EMC vLab registration desk in The Village at EMC World.


Instructors this year include: Jeff Brown, Mike Blackmer, Bob Bell, Kent Bair, Ken Eliezer, Jonathan Frappier, Mike Galvin, Art Johnson, Ganesh Sundaresan, Jim Tracy

  • Best of Both Worlds Data Protection with EMC ProtectPoint
  • Choose Your Own Database Backup and Recovery Adventure
  • Deploying Hadoop on Isilon
  • Deploying ScaleIO in a VMware ESX Environment
  • ECS Appliance: Empowering Storage Admins for Cloud Storage
  • EMC Storage Solution with OpenStack
  • Federation Hybrid Cloud v2.5.1
  • Long Term Retention to the Cloud: EMC NetWorker & CloudBoost
  • Performance Analyzer for the VMAX3 Family
  • Software Defined VM Protection with RecoverPoint for VMs
  • Unisphere Analyzer for VNX2
  • ViPR Controller – Automate Delivery of Storage Services
  • ViPR SRM – Visualize, Analyze and Optimize Your Storage
  • VMware vSphere Integration with VNX2
  • VSPEX BLUE – Build and manage your own HCI appliance

Education Services Sessions

Listen to SMEs from Education Services speak on a range of topics


Managing Information Infrastructure: Trends, Challenges, Options In 2015 – 2016

Unprecedented information growth and emerging technologies are requiring organizations to redefine their information infrastructure, processes and expertise. This session discusses the  impact of virtualization, cloud, software defined, and big data on the organization and requirements for overall skills transformation of the organizations. Discussion includes: challenges and expectations of organizations as they are  redefining information infrastructure, migrating to cloud, establishing IT as a Service, and applying tools and technologies for Big Data analytics.


Speaker: Alok Shrivastava, Sr. Director, EMC Education Services


1 hour lecture


This session will be held twice:

Tuesday May 5, 8:30 a.m. - Palazzo L

Wednesday, May 6, 4:30 p.m. - Lando 4203


EMC IT: How We Drove Agility & Cost Savings With An EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

This session provides an overview, discussion, benefits and lessons learned from EMC IT's implementation of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, the foundation for our IT as a service journey, and provides guidance for transitioning to a Cloud environment and bridging the cloud skills gap by identifying, and filling the necessary new roles and necessary training.


Speaker: Nancy Gessler, Director, Technical Education, EMC Education Services


1 hour lecture


This session will be held twice:

Monday May 4, 4:30 p.m. - Delfino 4003

Wednesday, May 6, 12:00 p.m. - Murano 3203

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