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FlashArray Implementation Specialist (FAIS) Certification

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Advance your career as a Pure Certified FlashArray™ Implementation Specialist with professional skills in pre-installation, installation, upgrades, and post installation procedures. With this certification, you will be qualified to implement Pure FlashArray storage within a small, medium or enterprise environment.

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 FlashArray Implementation 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 Pre-Installation/Upgrade 30%
1.01 Analyze and apply site readiness prior to site visit  
1.02 Verify the configuration and environment pre-requisites for installation  
1.03 Apply procedural concepts to validate the Implementation Workbook data  
2 Installation 18%
2.01 Perform hardware install  
2.02 Configure software for install  
2.03 Perform physical racking of array  
2.04 Perform cabling of array  
3 Upgrade 33%
3.01 Perform hardware upgrades  
3.02 Perform software-related tasks  
3.03 Provide workplan on capacity consolidations including numbers of onsite visits and highlight data evacuations requirements  
4 Post-Installation/Upgrade 19%
4.01 Apply procedural concepts to verify successful install/upgrade (Cover Test Phone Home and Remote Assist functionalities and provide troubleshooting guidelines to resolve network issue, if any)  
4.02 Perform a high-level product and GUI walkthrough  
4.03 Troubleshoot install/upgrade issues  

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.