Avid Certified System Administrator: ISIS | 5500

System administrators are key to the ongoing operational success and efficiency of any newsroom or post-production department. Prove you have what it takes to keep your system running at its best by earning the credential of Avid Certified System Administrator: ISIS | 5500.

Avid Certified System Administrators for ISIS | 5500 are capable of performing all the tasks associated with ongoing operation and maintenance of an ISIS | 5500 system once it has been configured and commissioned. This includes having a clear understanding of the system topography and the skills to add and remove users, manage users’ access rights, create and manage workspaces, delete media, use diagnostic tools to monitor system performance, replace a failed drive, perform a complete shutdown and restart of the system, and more.



Attainment of Avid Certified System Administrator certification status provides an individual

  • Recognition of system management skills and an opportunity to distinguish themselves professionally and advance their career
  • A certification logo to add to marketing materials, websites, business cards to differentiate yourself and your organization
  • Entry in Avid's Certification Registry accessible via the Find a Certified Professional online listing, as well as a Certificate of Achievement

For business managers, certification offers an objective measure of an employee’s ability to manage an Avid ISIS system and that they have the skills to keep your Avid shared storage system running efficiently, can minimize downtime, and maximize the business’ return on investment. Hire with confidence by hiring Avid Certified!

Additional Opportunities

The Avid Certified System Administrator for ISIS | 5500 also provides an ideal point from which to progress on to achieve Avid Certified Support Representative: ISIS certification status.


What do I have to do to be certified?

Certification is granted solely based on passing the Avid Certified System Administrator: ISIS | 5500 certification exam. Course attendance is optional, though highly recommended.

How do I prepare to take the certification?

To help prepare candidates for certification, Avid Education offers the class Avid ISIS | 5000 Series System Administration (UN215). This course is highly recommended for anyone pursuing certification as it offers hands-on training in the full range of skills.

While not required for certification, this class, with its hands-on exercises, offers the in-depth training and practical experience required to build your skills in preparation for certification. The class is highly recommended for all candidates, especially those with less than a minimum of 1-year experience managing an Avid ISIS system full time.

Is there any information about what is covered on the exam?

A certification exam study guide is available. For more information on what’s covered in the exam and to help you assess your own readiness to sit the exam, please download the Avid Certified System Administrator: ISIS | 5500 Exam Study Guide.

Where can I take the exam?

The exam is offered at selected Avid offices and Avid Learning Partners. Contact your local Avid Education team for details on exam locations and schedules.

How much does certification cost?

All prices, including the cost of the exam and the recommended courses, are set according to currency values in specific countries and regions. Contact your local Avid Education team for details.

What do I have to do to maintain certification?

The Avid Certified System Administrator: ISIS | 5500 certification is version specific; once you have achieved certification status, you are not required to re-certify to maintain your certification for that version of the Avid ISIS system. However, as new versions are released, we recommend that you update and re-certify your capabilities for each version by taking and successfully completing the latest exam to show that your skills are current.


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