IEEE Computer Society Collaborates with NetApp to Offer Storage and Data Management Education and Certification to Student Members
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 27 May 2014 - NetApp® and IEEE Computer Society are collaborating to provide IEEE Computer Society Student members with the NetApp Certified Storage Associate (NCSA) certification for a reduced price. This special, limited offer includes full access to NetApp'sWeb-based storage and data management courses, self-paced lab sessions, and all exam fees.
Through completing the entry-level NCSA certification, students will learn about storage systems and technologies, NetApp products and solutions, and get practical hands-on experience working with an industry-leading storage and data management software. The NCSA educational program includes a set of Web-based courses and virtual lab activities that require less than 30 hours of coursework. To complete the certification, candidates are required to sit for a proctored exam at a local Pearson VUE testing center.
"At NetApp, we deliver industry-leading training programs that address the increasing complexities of storage and data management," said Mark Conway, program leader of the NetApp Academic Alliance Initiative. "Thanks to this unique collaboration with the IEEE Computer Society, we look forward to helping its members develop the critical skills necessary for IT professionals."
"The IEEE Computer Society is very pleased to work with NetApp in offering this exceptional learning opportunity," said John Keppler, Senior Manager, IEEE Computer Society Certification and Professional Education. "In addition to the valuable and practical education, students who successfully complete the exam will also enhance their job qualifications and credentials for employment."
The rapidly growing interest in big data, the ongoing shift to virtualized, shared-service IT infrastructures, and the evolution of cloud computing services offers increasing industry demand for candidates with expertise in storage and data management. The data storage arena is now a foundational technology and skill that most IT organizations seek and require.
For more information about the certification special offer, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/certification/NetApp. Learn more about the NCSA here.
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