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    Thumbs up Storage+Beta is ready

    I got this from my linked in account, so it's cut and paste.

    CompTIA is working on "Storage+", a partnership with SNIA (storage networking assn.). The beta is available at no charge right now through VUE testing centers (VUE only, not Prometric). The deadline for taking the exam is early-mid October. CompTIA needs 400 IT professionals with experience in storage issues to take this exam, in order to move forward. The exam number for registration is SG1-001. Please help if you can.


    A couple of other details about the Storage+ beta: To get the exam at no charge, you must enter the discount code "storsnia" when the payment page appears. Also: When 400 people have taken the beta, the exam will no longer be available--even if you have registered but not yet taken it. So if you are interested, take the exam soon!

    THe only downer is you must take the exam early, otherwise someone migh take your spot.
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    cool im off to the testing center today ill see if i can take it today
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    Doesn't show in the list of available certifications (Prometric)

    Edit: Ah, should read properly .. not VUE .. now they don't have my details on file yet .. guess I gotta wait a bit now for them to get in contact with CompTia
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibbajabba View Post
    Doesn't show in the list of available certifications (Prometric)
    sorry....It's only Available through VUE...

    The beta is available at no charge right now through VUE testing centers (VUE only, not Prometric).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkingStudent View Post
    sorry....It's only Available through VUE...
    Yea answered my own question already .. now at the mercy of VUE / CompTIA to update my details .. Funny .. only exam I got is the Server+ which was a free Beta too
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkingStudent View Post
    THe only downer is you must take the exam early, otherwise someone migh take your spot.

    Heed that. When I tried to take the CASP beta several months ago, I was registered and all of that. CompTIA/VUE cancelled my appointment at the last second. In fact, if I hadn't checked my email when I had, I would have been on my way to Queens.....a waste on gas and tolls.

    This time it's in Manhattan for me....I have it for this Saturday, but lets see how it goes.
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    Good luck guys and gals.

    Bring us back a winner!
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    took the test 120 questions

    just know your raid types
    lots of questions on fabric
    and drive speeds/types
    a good bit on tapes
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    a good bit about redundancy
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    Do you know right away if you pass? When I took my beta Network+ 10 years ago we got the results 45 days after.
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    no they did not tell me
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    Does CompTIA have objectives listed for this yet? I'm sure I'd fail but it could be fun to just hop in and see.
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    Yes, objectives are on CompTIA's site. I looked at them and it's really a bullet list of every single storage term you think of. Didn't give me a concrete idea on what to focus. I booked the test but not expecting much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    Does CompTIA have objectives listed for this yet? I'm sure I'd fail but it could be fun to just hop in and see.
    This might help..warning it’s a lot!! Some possible good resources.....

    SNIA Video Tutorials | Storage Networking Industry Association

    http://coursepaks.snia.org/

    http://www.snia.org/sites/default/fi...0-%20SQDPA.pdf

    http://www.snia.org/sites/default/fi...0-%20SQSVA.pdf

    SNIA Tutorials | Storage Networking Industry Association

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    How long does it take for VUE to finally acknowledge my previous CompTIA exams ?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibbajabba View Post
    How long does it take for VUE to finally acknowledge my previous CompTIA exams ?!?
    Never mind, despite the info that "I will receive an email once they have add my CompTIA ID to my account" it actually was added already ... signed up for Wednesday next week
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberguypr View Post
    Do you know right away if you pass? When I took my beta Network+ 10 years ago we got the results 45 days after.
    I got my pass for the Beta Server+ about 8 months later

    You can't really put a time on it as you only get the results once they have finalized the exam and decided what metrics are used for pass / fail marks .. Even though they might have an idea at which point they want to finish that exam, they might not make the time line ... so all you can do is, forget about it and act surprised if you get a pass or fail
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    When you get the notificiation that you passed, does that earn you the same credentials as you would if you were to pay for the exam when it is in full swing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    When you get the notificiation that you passed, does that earn you the same credentials as you would if you were to pay for the exam when it is in full swing?
    Yes, it is exactly the same. It doesn't even say Beta on the transcript.
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    I have my exam in a couple of hours. I have decided that I will drive into the City (Manhattan). Even with all the 9/11 terror threat going on. I would have rescheduled it, but then I'd be assed-out of taking this beta too like I was with CASP.

    I have not studied for this exam....I want to see how much I know/don't know. I have configured EMC SANs for over the past decade....know a good deal about HBAs, RAIDs, LUNs, etc.....I'm not saying I will pass the exam, but I feel comfortable enough to sit for it (especially for free). It's a true 50/50 shot that I earn this cert, assuming I sit for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC509 View Post
    Yes, it is exactly the same. It doesn't even say Beta on the transcript.
    Almost a shame lol - would mean you knew it all before the exam was even released
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    I just tried signing up on the Vue website and it says it cost $246.00. I guess they met their 400 participants. I guess it's no longer free to take the beta exam.
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    Did you follow the instructions in the original post and put in the voucher/promo code?

    Just FYI, this exam was a beast.
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    Thanks
    I scheduled the exam for Monday.
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    Testing on the 23rd. Thanks for the info.
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    Testing on the 23rd. Thanks for the info.
    You should check your emails. CompTIA have been known to send last-minute exam cancellations after the required number of candidates was reached. I dont know whether you carefully read what it said on the first page when signing up, it said first 400 candidates have a free shot. So if you are number 402, you cannot take the exam, even though you had a confirmation when you signed up.
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