Proficiency Level 1
Describes the major functions and features of virtualization tools and technologies.
Describes virtualization architectures and techniques and suitability to purpose.
Identifies major tools and technologies used for maintenance, troubleshooting, security and system monitoring.
Explains virtual machine services, interfaces and abstraction architectures.
Proficiency Level 2
Manages and operates basic best practices in a virtualized infrastructure.
Understands and operates standard VM provisioning and management tools.
Implements established tool and technology standards, procedures and policies in virtual environments.
Analyzes the capabilities, features and performance standards of various virtualization tools and technologies.
Uses automated tools to test virtualized applications for compliance with requirements.
Proficiency Level 3
Advises others in VM platform and dimensioning requirements.
Directs the customization of virtual processes and tool utilization for specific applications and processes.
Ensures VM storage and networking implementations align with standard AT&T requirements.
Provides contingency solutions for complex virtualization problems and leads troubleshooting using appropriate tools and technologies.
Recommends and develops various tools and techniques for automating, simplifying and enhancing virtualized systems.
In-depth understanding of network, system, platform, process, and operating system virtualization architectures.
Proficiency Level 4
Subject Matter Expert
Publishes internal best practices and operating guidelines on virtualization platforms and tools.
In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art virtualization technologies, architectures, security, and management platforms.
Develops custom tools and technologies for managing virtual platforms.
Leads and resolves complex operational issues involving VM platforms.
Consults on the integration and tooling for VM as an enabling technology (e.g., SDN, NFV, Cloud).
Demonstrates expert knowledge of system and network technologies and protocols (e.g. Linux, IP, DNS).