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Cloud Block Store Specialist (CBSS) Certification

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Uncomplicate your organization’s data by bringing the enterprise grade data services of Purity available on FlashArray to the public cloud. As a Pure Certified Cloud Block Store Specialist, you’ll learn how to deploy, manage, and support applications in the public cloud with Pure Storage Cloud Block Store™.

Exam Preparation 

All on-demand courses are currently available at no charge through the Pure Academy with a login ID and password. Register for instructor-led training (ILT) and virtual instructor-led training (vILT) through your Pure Partner or Channel Account Manager.

See the Pure Certified Cloud Block Store Specialist Prep Course Overview for more details.

Exam Content Outline 

The exam itself consists of 60 multiple choice scored questions with a 150 minute time limit, covering the following topics:

1

Cloud Solution

20%

1.01

Understand the problems that target customers face.  

1.02

Understand concerns of various stakeholders.  

1.03

Explain the Cloud Block Store (CBS) solution and basic architecture.  

2

Architecture and Best Practices

20%

2.01

Understand the underlying architecture of Cloud Block Store.

 

2.02

Understand various methodologies for deploying Cloud Block Store.  

2.03

Explain different data at rest encryption options.  

2.04

Define network security control best practices.  

2.05

Identify best practices for optimizing cost in the cloud.  

3

Deployment

15%

3.01

Identify checklist requirements for deploying Cloud Block Store.

 

3.02

Deploy Cloud Block Store with different methods.

 

3.03

Learn how to deploy Cloud Block Store from the cloud marketplace.

 

4

Management

25%

4.01

Learn how to authenticate and manage Cloud Block Store.  

4.02

Understand different approaches to access Cloud Block Store.  

4.03

Learn how to connect VM Hosts to Cloud Block Store.  

4.04

Explain workflow of provisioning volume storage.  

4.05

Understand data protection techniques.  

4.06

Recognize benefits of different replication technologies like sync, async, nearsync.

 

5

Solutions

20%

5.01

Recognize benefits of different requirements for disaster recovery like recovery point objective, recovery time objective.

 

5.02

Explain business continuity using ActiveCluster.  

5.03

Understand the value of cyber resiliency and ransomware protection.

 

5.04

Learn how to integrate Cloud Block Store to native cloud services.

 

5.05

Describe how to deploy a resilient hybrid cloud solution for SQL.

 

Exam Registration 

Once you are ready, register for your exam at the Pure Storage Certification Shop Front, as outlined in Step 2 of our Certification Experience Guide.