Renew Your DataCore Certified Implementation EngineerDataCore released its newest version of SANsymphony back in April. Of course, there are new features to it, so if you are a DCIE you must get up to speed on the new software to maintain your certification. Check out my last blog post to learn more about SANsymphony-V 10 and how to test it in a lab.

DataCore recently released a deadline for DCIEs to maintain their certifications — you must complete additional training by November 30 of 2014.

For existing SANsymphony-V 9.x DCIE Engineers:

To upgrade to SANsymphony-V 10.x, listen to the SANsymphony-V 10 Differences Recording available from the DataCore Course Calendar. After you’ve watched the video, which is only 18 minutes long,  request the new SANsymphony-V 10 DCIE test. Do this by sending an email to with the subject line “DCIE Test Request” and ask for the new test.

Note: Currently all SANsymphony-V 9.x DCIE’s are approved to install SANsymphony-V 10 before November 30, 2014. After this date, however, a SANsymphony-V 10.x DCIE will be required. There is no need to renew your DCIE status for SANsymphony-V Product Service Packs (PSPs) or updates.

For existing SANsymphony-V 8.x DCIEs:

Before you start on the path indicated above, you must upgrade to SANsymphony-V 9.x. Once you’ve passed, follow the above process to upgrade to SANsymphony-V 10 DCIE.

To upgrade to SANsymphony-V 9.x DCIE from 8.x, listen to the ‘SANsymphony-V R9 Differences Recording’ available from the DataCore Course Calendar.

For current SANsymphony 7.x or SANmelody DCIEs:

Unfortunately, if you have not already renewed your DCIE status to SANsymphony-V 8.x (or 9.x) then you must restart the process of getting your DCIE from scratch. Please review FAQ 1301 for details.

Regarding any DCIEs who want to be able to do an ‘in-place’ upgrade from SANmelody 3.x or SANsymphony 7.x to SANsymphony-V:

You must already be a certified SANsymphony-V DCIE then, additionally, attend and pass the one-day Upgrade Training Course to become certified to perform in-place upgrades from SANmelody or SANsymphony. See FAQ 1442 for more details.

If you’re interested in DataCore training, check out our class registration page for the latest dates!