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The Brocade Certification program enables you to demonstrate your expertise and be formally recognized for implementing Brocade industry-leading network technology. Brocade offers certifications designed to meet organizational and individual career goals. Our certifications also measure your proficiency in selling and supporting network solutions and in increasing customer satisfaction.
The Brocade Accreditation program augments the Brocade Certification program, enabling professionals to demonstrate their knowledge in specific areas of expertise. Accreditations are introductory, product, or topic-specific. After you complete a course, you can take the corresponding accreditation exam, available online.
Brocade Certification and Accreditation programs are open to anyone seeking to validate their SAN, IP, Ethernet Fabric, or FICON skills. They help you maintain your competitive edge and offer a best practices-based understanding of how to use and maintain our products.
Although Brocade credentials do not expire or require re-certification, we strongly encourage you to refresh your skills regularly. As new products and technologies are introduced, we update our curriculum and certification programs. Keeping your credentials up to date protects the market value of your certifications over time.
Pearson VUE administers and proctors in-person Brocade certification exams around the world. You can create a profile on the Pearson VUE website. After locating a testing center near you, you can register for an exam from the list provided.
Kryterion administers and proctors online Brocade accreditation exams. Accreditation candidates can create a profile on the Kryterion Webassessor website.
Certification exams cost USD $150 per attempt. Pearson VUE accepts payment in major world currencies, by credit card, promotional code, or voucher.
Accreditation exams cost USD $20. Kryterion accepts payment by credit card.
You may attempt an exam twice in any given two-week period. This policy applies to both certification and accreditation exams.
Detailed exam information is available in the Certification Tracks section on the Plan Your Curriculumpage.
Please note that if you are interested in Brocade courses and curriculum paths, you can find more information in the specific technology sections of the Plan Your Curriculum page.
The passing scores for certification and accreditation exams vary. A lower cut score typically indicates a more difficult exam. You’ll find more information about scores on the Plan Your Curriculum page.
After taking a certification exam, you will receive a provisional score, which you should store in a safe place. After taking an accreditation exam, you will see your score at the end of the exam. Within two to three days, you will receive a “welcome” email that contains information about how to get your logo and certificate. We do not number our certificates, but we do list a verification code and URL on each one.
Yes. Before taking an exam, you must agree to the terms of our non-disclosure agreement (NDA). You may view the NDA and the terms and conditions here.
Please note that Brocade does not tolerate the use of unauthorized training materials, such as third-party “study guides” or “exam dumps”. If you violate this rule, you may face a lifetime ban from the Certification program.
Brocade has the utmost respect for your confidentiality and privacy. Exam results and personal information are confidential with the exception for their use for internal administrative purposes. Brocade does not disclose them to anyone other than you, unless you have chosen to “opt-in” or if you have provided expressed written consent. Your exam results and candidate information include pass/fail status, exam scores, and the certifications and accreditations you currently hold. We respect your confidentiality and privacy. You may access your records online at Certmetrics and “opt-out” at any time if you do not wish to share your information.
Your BRCD ID will be sent to you in an email from email@example.com. You can also find your BRCD ID in your online Pearson VUE profile, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your BRCD ID is unique to you, and it should not be shared with or used by others.
Log into CertMetrics with your BRCD ID. If you are a first-time user, you should follow the instructions in the “welcome” announcement email. After you have logged in, you can download your logo and certificate and also update your profile information. You can find your BRCD ID in your Pearson VUE profile or by sending an email to email@example.com. Your BRCD ID is unique to you, and should not be shared with or used by others.
Locate a course you’re interested in from our Plan Your Curriculum section.
Log into Brocade Training portal on MyBrocade and go to In-Progress Web-Based Training.
Visit the Authorized Training Partner page to begin your search.
Visit the Pearson Vue site.
Visit the Kryterion site.
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From the Brocade Training portal home page, select the MyTranscript tab, locate the desired course, and click Print Certificate of Completion.
From the Brocade Training Portal Home page, select the MyTranscript tab, locate the desired course, click Actions, and then click View Learning Assignments.
Note: The content will be available unless the course has been discontinued or retired.
Brocade accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa for web-based training only.
We accept payment for instructor-led and virtual offerings in Training Units. Each unit is valued at $100 and can be redeemed through any Brocade Authorized Training Partner. Please contact your sales representative to purchase Training Units.
Brocade also accepts wire transfers as payment for instructor-led or online courses. Please contact Brocade University for bank remittance details.
Please fax purchase orders directly to Brocade at (408) 333-3816.
Each Brocade Authorized Training Partner has a separate cancellation policy. Contact the partner for their policy. For a list of partners, click here.
Because Brocade web-based training classes are available 24/7, Brocade does not allow you to cancel individual classes.
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