Brocade Accredited Internetworking Specialist – BAIS

by Mirek Burnejko

Brocade Accredited Internetworking Specialist - BAISThe Brocade Accredited Internetworking Specialist – BAIS certification is one of the easiest exam from Brocade.

This program is targeted to all people who start their story with networking world and want to start from Brocade’s point of view.

Brocade gives you a free 2-hour training and an exam that you can pass in your home ($20).

What Exams You Must Pass to Become a Brocade Accredited Internetworking Specialist

To become a BAIS you must pass one exam – Brocade Accredited Internetworking Specialist (160-120).

Format of the BAIS Exam

The BAIS exam consists of 35 questions and you have 60 minutes to answer them. The passing score is equal to 75%.

Where You Can Pass the BAIS Exam

You need a computer with an internet connection.

  • Go to the Kryterion website
  • Click Register to an Exam
  • Buy the BAIS exam
  • Provide your information, pay and you will receive an access to the exam

How Much Does the BAIS Exam Cost

The Brocade Accredited Internetworking Specialist exam costs $20.

How To Renew your BAIS Certification

The accreditation is valid lifelong. You do not need to renew this certification.

Scope of the BAIS Exam

  • Basic Internetworking Terms and Concepts
  • Conventional Ethernet
  • IP Networking
  • more on the official website

How To Prepare to the BAIS Exam

  • Books that helps you with your preparation process
  • Trainings
    • Brocade provides a 2-hour long ETH 101 online video training(FREE). You must have an account on the Brocade website to attend these trainings. Make sure to check “Yes, I need access to Brocade Education Services (LMS)”. After registration you must move to SABA LMS (right side of the my.brocade page).

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Questions and Answers

Q: What is a difference between certifications and accreditations in the Brocade portfolio?
A: To pass any exam needed to a certification you must pass an exam in a Pearson VUE examination center. Any exam needed to an accreditation you can pass online through the Kryterion center.

Q: What if I fail the exam?
A: You can pass the exam as many times as you need. You must also pay $20 for each attempt.