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Platform Architect Expert (PAE) Certification

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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.

Exam Content Outline

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

1 Analysis 33%
1.01 Interpret existing customer environment  
1.02 Analyze customer workload requirements and current state  
1.03 Review network for potential issues/slow downs  
1.04 Determine data center physical requirements and planning  
1.05 Determine physical and logical networking requirements  
1.06 Determine if Portworx is an appropriate solution for the customer  
1.07 Determine if and where cloud is a fit   
1.08 Determine customer security requirements  
2 Design 40%
2.01 Design for Pure product  
2.02 Design for storage network  
2.03 Design for OS  
2.04 Design for automation and scheduling  
2.05 Design for observability and monitoring  
2.06 Design for data protection  
2.07 Design for storage in the cloud  
2.08 Implement security standards  
3 Configuration 27%
3.01 Configure user access (GUI/CLI/Pure1)  
3.02 Determine storage configuration  
3.03 Integrate OS/Server  
3.04 Configure replication   
3.05 Configure array management  
3.06 Integrate with third-party products  

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.