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I’ve already completed a four full immersion days of a Dell-Compellent technical course to become a Dell Compellent Authorized Installation Professional.

Dell-Compellent-AuthorizedThis was a good example on how a technical course (and it’s certification) must be.

Considering that a Dell-Compellent Storage has an important part related to cabling (and design the right topologies) this course is available only in a real class (make not sense to make in a virtual mode) with la lab to permit each candidate to make it’s tasks and tests.

The practice parts are import as the theoretical parts (IMHO are more important) so test by yourself, make a review of the works, check how other people have done their tasks, was the interesting and the valuable part of the course that make reasonable to move to a different Country to attend the course.

Of course also the experience of the instructor and the level of class make the difference to rise the level of the course.

And finally the exam part. Like each certification this could make the difference and give more value at the certification itself. In this case was not a practical exam (IMHO my best choice in this case), but a closed answers based exam. But considering that the course is mandatory and the passing level for the exam score is quite high, it could be reasonable.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.