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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, Software Networking, 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you do not successfully pass an exam required to achieve a Brocade certification for a credential on your initial attempt there is no waiting period before attempting the exam a second time. For third and subsequent attempts there is a minimum 14 day waiting period from the date of the failed attempt, before attempting the exam again. For Accreditation exams, there is no waiting between attempts. Once a certification exam has been taken and passed, it cannot be taken again.
Detailed exam information is available on brocade.com on the Certification and Accreditation pages. There is an individual page for each exam which lists the passing score, number of items on the exam, time limit, exam objectives, training (Prerequisites), links to additional study materials and a practice exam if available, and a link to register for the exam.
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.
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.
Yes, there are both. For all active certification exams published before March 11, 2016, candidates must agree to the terms of the Brocade non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before the certification exam will launch. You may review the NDA and the terms and conditions here.
For all certification exams published on March 11, 2016 and later, you must agree to the Brocade Certification Program Candidate Agreement (BCPCA) terms and conditions before the certification exam will launch. The updated BCPCA is being implemented as an improved security measure. You may review the BCPCA here.
Provisional scoring applies only to a passing score. The passing score is provisional while the results undergo further statistical analysis to determine if they are in compliance with the Brocade Certification Program Candidate Agreement or if results are outside an acceptable statistical range. Brocade is implementing provisional scoring to proactively increase security and protect the intellectual property of its exams.
Brocade is implementing provisional scoring for all new certifications exams published from March 11, 2016 on. Provisional scoring does not apply to certification exams released prior to March 11, 2016 or to accreditation exams.
Your results will be reviewed individually. If after the review, the results indicate that Brocade cannot prove with certainty that you have demonstrated valid measures of your ability as sampled by the exam, your test results will be invalidated and you will be notified by e-mail of further action. Using cheat site material can result in being permanently banned from the Brocade Certification Program.
If you have failed an exam the results will appear in CertMetrics in two to three business days as they always have. If you receive a provisional pass for a certification exam and after the additional statistical analyses, it is determined that your results are normal, they will appear in CertMetrics in two to three business days as they always have. If your results do not pass the additional analyses, you will be notified by e-mail of further action.
If you have failed the exam, the score report will indicate the failure. If you have a provisional pass, the score report will say “Provisional Pass.”
No. Your results will be indicated in CertMetrics and you will be able to download the credential associated with the exam. We do not number our certificates, but we do list a verification code and URL on each one.
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 download your logo and certificate. We do not number our certificates, but we do list a verification code and URL on each one.
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, show your crediential in LinkedIn, and update your profile information with the exception of your name. Should you need a name change send an email to email@example.com. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org to update your email address.
Locate a course you’re interested in from our Plan Your Curriculum section.
Visit the Authorized Training Partner page to begin your search.
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From your Brocade Training home page, select Catalog > Browse for Training. The system will display all available online courses. You can use the filters on the left to limit the list by subject or by course type. You can also enter a specific search term in the search window in the upper right of the screen.
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.