Announcing a new era of certification with Dell EMC Proven Professional Certification. Under this unified certification program, we are better able to serve your needs by offering a program that spans experience, technology and roles.
Dell EMC Proven Professional Certification has a path to support your career journey every step of the way.
- If you are starting out your IT career and want to learn and certify on a technology such as information storage we have a path for you.
- If you are deploying storage, converged infrastructure, or networking we have a path for you. (add all categories like data protection, etc.)
- If you have years in the IT industry working on Dell EMC modular infrastructure and want showcase your skill we have that too!
Below, see how our programs are coming together to fully certify you based on job role/function as well as technology/product. Our goal is to be flexible and relevant so that we can help you realize your full potential, all unified under the Dell EMC Proven Professional Certification program.
As you look at your job today or the job you want tomorrow, you can certify in those roles.
We are also combining Pearson VUE exam delivery, CertTracker and voucher management tools, regardless of the certification you are taking you will be able go to the same place.
Exam Transition Matrix
Dell Certified Credentials
Dell Certified Exams
Dell Certified Associate - Storage
DCAS-100: Storage Associate Exam (RETIRES 3/29/18)
Associate – Information Storage and Management Version 3.0 (DECA-ISM)
E05-001 Information Storage and Management Exam(available now)
Specialist – Implementation Engineer, SC Series Version 1.0 (DECS-IE SC Series)
Dell Certified Professional - SC Series
Expert – Implementation Engineer, SC Series
(DECE-IE SC Series)
Dell Certified Professional - PS Series Storage
Dell EMC Authorized Deployment – PS Series
*n/a – Replaced by an Authorization Test, not an exam. (GA 3/30/18)
Dell Certified Associate - Networking
DCAN-100: Networking Associate Exam (MIGRATES 3/30/18)
Dell Certified Associate - Networking
DCAN-100: Dell EMC Networking Associate Exam(GA 3/30/18)
Dell Certified Professional - Networking
DNDNS-200: Networking Professional Exam (MIGRATES 3/30/18)
Dell Certified Professional – Networking
DNDNS-200: Dell Networking Professional Exam(MIGRATE GA 3/30/18)
CompTIA Server +
Dell Certified Associate - PowerEdge
DCAPE-100: PowerEdge Associate Exam (RETIRES 3/29/18)
Specialist – Implementation Engineer, PowerEdge Version 1.0
Dell Certified Professional - PowerEdge
DCPPE-200 PowerEdge Professional Exam (MIGRATES 3/30/18)
Dell Certified Professional – PowerEdge
DCPPE-200 Dell PowerEdge Professional Exam(MIGRATE GA 3/30/18)
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What will happen to my current Dell certification credential?
Your certification credential will continue to be valid for 2 years from date of issue
2. What if I am already taking Dell EMC Certification training?
The training will apply to the new certification.
3. What if my Dell certification credential is about to expire?
You can re-certify any time up until the related Dell exam is retired or you can choose to pursue an equivalent Dell EMC Proven Professional certification
4. Are my Dell Associate and Professional level certifications valid as pre-requisites to Dell EMC Proven Professional certifications?
Valid Dell Certified Associate and Professional certifications will be recognized as meeting the Associate level pre-requisite for Specialist level credentials in the same domain (Server, Networking, and Storage).
5. Will the new Dell EMC Proven Professional certifications expire? No, Dell EMC Proven Professional Associate and Specialist certifications do not expire, they are versioned.
6. What is experienced based and what is training aligned?
- Training aligned: Demonstrate capabilities taught in official training
- Experience based: Training can be used to help prepare, but real world experience will be expected to pass the exam
For information regarding the process to obtain vouchers, schedule an exam, and view your exam results please visit Dell EMC Proven Professional - Unified Certification Process.
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this program update, submit a Proven Professional Support request, using: http://emc.force.com/EducationSupport > Select Dell EMC Proven Professional.
We are continuing to evolve and bring even more value to the Dell EMC Proven Professional certification program. Follow our Proven Professional blog for all the latest updates. There are some exciting things coming!
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