Storage Networking Certification Program (SNCP)

In light of changing industry trends, SNIA has decided to retire the Storage Networking Certification Program effective December 31, 2019. For those interested in completing a SNIA certification, please schedule and complete the testing by December 31, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your certification or exams already scheduled, please contact us at snia_certification@snia.org.

SNIA Certification Program FAQ

Q. Will I still be able to take a certification exam before the deadline?

A. Yes, exams will be available until Dec 31st 2019.

Q. Is my current certificate still valid?

A. Yes, all exam certificates will continue to be recognized by SNIA and the industry until the point of expiration (three years from the date of passing the exam).

Q. Can I still get access to SNIA education?

A. Yes! The SNIA Educational Library has over 2,000 vendor-neutral educational assets that includes technical white papers, webcasts, tutorials, videos, presentations from past events, podcasts and more. You can tailor search terms on criteria like keywords, publication date, author, event, or technology focus area to get the information you want.

Q. Which exams were current at the point of withdrawal of the program?

A. The following exams were current:

SNIA Certified Storage Professional (SCSP) 

Exam: Storage Networking Foundations (S10-110)

Credential earned:  Storage Networking Certified Professional (SCSP)

Exam Description

This certification exam certifies that the successful candidate has vendor neutral knowledge and can describe storage network concepts, demonstrate an understanding of the basic components of storage networks, storage protocols, and disaster recovery.

Intended Audience

  • Storage Administrators/Engineers
  • Storage Network Administrators
  • Backup Administrator/Data Management Administrator
  • Operations/Support
  • Cloud Storage Administrator
  • Implementation Specialists
  • Systems Engineer/Analyst
  • Storage Engineer/Sales Engineers (pre-sales/post sales)  

SNIA Certified Information Architect (SCIA) 

Exam: Storage Advanced (S10-510)

Credential earned:  SNIA Certified Information Architect (SCIA)

Exam Description:

This certification exam certifies that the successful candidate has important knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to design, plan, and architect a storage infrastructure of storage transport, back-end storage targets, and best practices within an efficient total cost of ownership.

Intended audience

  • Storage Architect
  • Backup and Recovery Architect
  • Disaster Recovery Architect
  • Storage Solution Engineer
  • Data Protection Specialist
  • Storage Networking Architect
  • Storage Performance Architect
  • Pre-Sales Storage Consultant/Engineer
  • Technical Director

Q. Which other certificates will still be recognized by the industry?

A. If you have a certificate from passing any of the exams below, which is within the three year period from the date of passing, these will still be recognised by the industry and SNIA will confirm those certificates as being valid upon request:

SNIA Certified Storage Engineer (SCSE) 

Exam: Storage Networking Management & Administration (S10-210)

The SCSE (S10-210 exam) was replaced by the SNIA Certified Information Architect (S10-510 exam) and was withdrawn on January 31 2019. The SCSE credentials will be recognized and remain current for a period of three years from the date of certification.

SNIA Certified Storage Architect (SCSA) 

Exam: Storage Networking Assessment Planning & Design (S10-310)

The SCSA (S10-310 exam) was replaced by the SNIA Certified Information Architect (S10-510 exam) and was withdrawn on January 31 2019. The SCSA credentials will be recognized and remain current for a period of three years from the date of certification.