Change to Proven Professional Credential Names

Dell EMC is excited to offer a more comprehensive training and certification portfolio to our customers. Our combined businesses allow us to bring “better together” solutions and deliver training and certification across the full IT ecosystem – from core to cloud. This combination unites best-in-class services and expertise to help our customers succeed and transform for the future. In order to streamline the new program we are simplifying the roles and naming structure of our exams and credentials.

 

What is changing? These changes will all go into effect on October 30, 2017

  • Some of the roles will be changing to better align with industry standards

 

Changes occurring on October 30, 2017
Former Dell EMC Proven Professional RolesNew Roles
Cloud AdministratorSystems Administrator
Storage AdministratorSystems Administrator
Cloud EngineerImplementation Engineer
These roles will remain the same
Cloud ArchitectCloud Architect
Data ScientistData Scientist
Technology ArchitectTechnology Architect
Implementation EngineerImplementation Engineer
Platform EngineerPlatform Engineer
Technical Support EngineerTechnical Support Engineer

 

  • New Credential Schema: Level Role, Product Credential Version
    • i.e.> Specialist - Implementation Engineer, NetWorker Version 6.0
  • Exam Name Schema: Level – Role, Product Exam
  • Acronym Schema: Level – DECLevel–Role or DECLevel–Specialty (for Associate and non-role based certs)
    • DEC stands for Dell EMC Certified
  • We are changing all current credential titles + 1 version down (n-1). Older version credential names will not be updated
  • These credential name changes will be visible to candidates in the following places: CertTracker, eCertificates, on Dell EMC Education websites (exam descriptions, exam tool, framework, practice tests),and Acclaim Digital Badges.
  • All impacted credentials are listed below. The credentials highlighted in yellow will be changing both role and name; all others will have the same role but an updated credential name.

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Former NameNew Credential NameAcronym
Backup Recovery Associate (EMCBA)Associate - Backup RecoveryDECA-BR
Cloud Administrator, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Foundation Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCCAD)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Core Version 2.0DECS-SA
Cloud Administrator, Hybrid Cloud Solutions - Federation Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCCAD)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Hybrid Cloud Solutions Core Version 1.0DECS-SA
Cloud Architect, Cloud Infrastructure Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCCA)Specialist - Cloud Architect, Cloud Infrastructure Version 2.0DECS-CA
Cloud Architect, Cloud Services Expert Version 2.0 (EMCCAe)Expert - Cloud Architect, Cloud Services Version 2.0DECE-CA
Cloud Architect, IT-as-a-Service Expert Version 1.0 (EMCCAe)Expert - Cloud Architect, IT-as-a-Service Version 1.0DECE-CA
Cloud Architect, Virtualized Infrastructure Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCCA)Specialist - Cloud Architect, Virtualized Infrastructure Version 1.0DECS-CA
Cloud Engineer, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud - Foundation Specialist Version 3.0 (EMCCE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Core Version 3.0DECS-IE
Cloud Engineer, Hybrid Cloud Solutions - Federation Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCCE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Hybrid Cloud Solutions Core Version 1.0DECS-IE
Cloud Engineer, Hybrid Cloud Solutions - Federation Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCCE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Hybrid Cloud Solutions Core Version 2.0DECS-IE
Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate (EMCCIS)Associate - Cloud Infrastructure and Services Version 1.0DECA-CIS
Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate Version 2 (EMCCIS)Associate - Cloud Infrastructure and Services Version 2.0DECA-CIS
Data Protection and Management Associate (EMCDPM)Associate - Data Protection and Management Version 1.0DECA-DPM
Data Science Associate (EMCDSA)Associate - Data Science Version 1.0DECA-DS
Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCDS)Specialist - Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics Version 1.0DECS-DS
EMC Educated Transforming Your IT MOOCDell EMC Educated Transforming Your IT MOOCn/a
EMC Educated Modern Data CenterDell EMC Educated Modern Data Centern/a
Implementation Engineer - NetWorker Expert Version 6.0 (EMCIEe)Expert - Implementation Engineer, NetWorker Version 6.0DECE-IE
Implementation Engineer - NetWorker Expert Version 7.0 (EMCIEe)Expert - Implementation Engineer, NetWorker Version 7.0DECE-IE
Implementation Engineer, Avamar Expert Version 7.0 (EMCIEe)Expert - Implementation Engineer, Avamar Version 7.0DECE-IE
Implementation Engineer, Avamar Expert Version 8.0 (EMCIEe)Expert - Implementation Engineer, Avamar Version 8.0DECE-IE
Implementation Engineer, Avamar Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Avamar Version 7.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Avamar Specialist Version 8.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Avamar Version 8.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Data Domain Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Data Domain Version 1.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Data Domain Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Data Domain Version 2.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Isilon Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Isilon Solutions Version 1.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Isilon Solutions Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Isilon Solutions Version 2.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, NetWorker Specialist Version 6.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, NetWorker Version 6.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, NetWorker Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, NetWorker Version 7.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, RecoverPoint Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, RecoverPoint Version 1.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, RecoverPoint Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, RecoverPoint Version 2.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Storage Area Network (SAN) Specialist Version 5.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Storage Area Network Version 5.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Storage Area Network (SAN) Specialist Version 6.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Storage Area Network Version 6.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Version 6.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Symmetrix Solutions Version 6.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Symmetrix Solutions Version 7.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, Unity Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Unity Solutions Version 1.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Solutions Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Solutions Version 2.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, VMAX3 Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, VMAX3 Solutions Version 1.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Expert Version 7.0 (EMCIEe)Expert - Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Version 7.0DECE-IE
Implementation Engineer - VNX Solutions Expert Version 8.0 (EMCIEe)Expert - Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Version 8.0DECE-IE
Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Version 7.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Specialist Version 8.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, VNX Solutions Version 8.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, VPLEX Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, VPLEX Version 1.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, VPLEX Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, VPLEX Version 2.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, VxBlock Systems Foundations Specialist Version 1.0Specialist - Implementation Engineer, Converged Infrastructure Version 1.0DECS-IE
Implementation Engineer, XtremIO Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCIE)Specialist - Implementation Engineer, XtremIO Solutions Version 1.0DECS-IE
Information Storage Associate Version 2 (EMCISA)Associate - Information Storage and Management Version 2.0DECA-ISM
Information Storage Associate Version 3 (EMCISA)Associate - Information Storage and Management Version 3.0DECA-ISM
Platform Engineer, Isilon Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCPE)Specialist - Platform Engineer, Isilon Version 2.0DECS-PE
Platform Engineer, Isilon Specialist Version 3.0 (EMCPE)Specialist - Platform Engineer, Isilon Version 3.0DECS-PE
Platform Engineer, VMAX Family Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCPE)Specialist - Platform Engineer, VMAX Family Version 1.0DECS-PE
Platform Engineer, VNX Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCPE)Specialist - Platform Engineer, VNX Version 7.0DECS-PE
Platform Engineer, VNX Specialist Version 8.0 (EMCPE)Specialist - Platform Engineer, VNX Version 8.0DECS-PE
Platform Engineer, XtremIO Specialist 1.0 (EMCPE)Specialist - Platform Engineer, XtremIO Version 1.0DECS-PE
ScaleIO 1.x Server-Based SANScaleIO 1.x Server-Based SANDEC
ScaleIO 2.x Server-Based SANScaleIO 2.x Server-Based SANDEC
Specialist, Platform Engineer | VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Version 1.0Specialist - Platform Engineer, VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Version 1.0DECS-PE
Specialist, Technology Architect | Isilon Solutions Version 3.0Specialist - Technology Architect, Isilon Solutions Version 3.0DECS-TA
Specialist, Technology Architect | Midrange Storage Solutions Version 1.0Specialist - Technology Architect, Midrange Storage Solutions Version 1.0DECS-TA
Storage Administrator, Avamar Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Avamar Version 7.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Avamar Specialist Version 8.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Avamar Version 8.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Data Domain Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Data Domain Version 1.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Data Domain Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Data Domain Version 2.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Isilon Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Isilon Solutions Version 1.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Isilon Solutions Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Isilon Solutions Version 2.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, NetWorker Specialist Version 6.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, NetWorker Version 6.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, NetWorker Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, NetWorker Version 7.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, RecoverPoint Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, RecoverPoint Version 1.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, RecoverPoint Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, RecoverPoint Version 2.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Storage Area Network (SAN) Specialist Version 5.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Storage Area Network Version 5.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Storage Area Network (SAN) Specialist Version 6.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Storage Area Network Version 6.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Expert Version 6.0 (EMCSAe)Expert - Systems Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Version 6.0DECE-SA
Storage Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Expert Version 7.0 (EMCSAe)Expert - Systems Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Version 7.0DECE-SA
Storage Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Version 6.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Version 6.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, Symmetrix Solutions Version 7.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Solutions Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Solutions Version 2.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, VMAX3 Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, VMAX3 Solutions Version 1.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, VNX Solutions Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, VNX Solutions Version 7.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, VNX Solutions Specialist Version 8.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, VNX Solutions Version 8.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, VPLEX Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, VPLEX Version 1.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, VPLEX Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, VPLEX Version 2.0DECS-SA
Storage Administrator, XtremIO Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCSA)Specialist - Systems Administrator, XtremIO Solutions Version 1.0DECS-SA
Technology Architect, Backup Recovery Solutions Expert Version 6.0 (EMCTAe)Expert - Technology Architect, Backup Recovery Solutions Version 6.0DECS-TA
Technology Architect, Backup Recovery Solutions Specialist Version 6.0 (EMCTA)Specialist - Technology Architect, Backup Recovery Solutions Version 6.0DECS-TA
Technology Architect, Backup Recovery Solutions Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCTA)Specialist - Technology Architect, Backup Recovery Solutions Version 7.0DECS-TA
Technology Architect, Isilon Solutions Specialist Version 2.0 (EMCTA)Specialist - Technology Architect, Isilon Solutions Version 2.0DECS-TA
Technology Architect, VMAX3 Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCTA)Specialist - Technology Architect, VMAX3 Solutions Version 1.0DECS-TA
Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Expert Version 7.0 (EMCTAe)Expert - Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Version 7.0DECE-TA
Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Expert Version 8.0 (EMCTAe)Expert - Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Version 8.0DECE-TA
Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Specialist Version 7.0 (EMCTA)Specialist - Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Version 7.0DECS-TA
Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Specialist Version 8.0 (EMCTA)Specialist - Technology Architect, VNX Solutions Version 8.0DECS-TA
Technology Architect, XtremIO Solutions Specialist Version 1.0 (EMCTA)Specialist - Technology Architect, XtremIO Solutions Version 1.0DECS-TA
ViPR SRM 3.x Storage Resource ManagementViPR SRM 3.x Storage Resource ManagementDEC
VMAX3 Solutions Expert Version 1.0Expert - VMAX3 Solutions Version 1.0DECE
VxRail Appliance 4.x Deployment and ImplementationVxRail Appliance 4.x Deployment and ImplementationDEC