Certification Exam

VCS-256: Administration of Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux


VCS-256: Administration of Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux

Although each product varies in complexity and depth of technical knowledge, the certification exams target end-users and cover core elements measuring technical knowledge against factors such as installation, configuration, deployment, management & administration, and basic troubleshooting.

This program consists of a technical exam at a product/version level that validates that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully administer Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux

Passing this exam will result in a Veritas Certified Specialist (VCS) certification and counts towards the requirements for a Veritas Certified Professional (VCP) certification in Storage Management and High Availability for UNIX.

Exam Details

# of Questions: 75 - 85
Exam Duration: 120 minutes
Passing Score: 67%
Languages: English
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation

Recommended Courses:

Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX /Linux: Administration (ILT/VA)
Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration I (ILT/VA)
Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration II (ILT/VA)

Note: If you do not have prior experience with this product, it is recommended that you complete an in-person, classroom training or Virtual Academy virtual classroom training class in preparation for the VCS exam. Be cautioned that attendance in a training course does not guarantee passage of a certification exam.

Recommended preparation steps:

  1. Exam Objectives (PDF): Download and review exam objectives to understand the scope of topics covered in the certification exam.
  2. Attend recommended training classes listed above.
  3. Study Guide (PDF): Review the study guide, which maps key lessons and topics from the associated training course(s) to the exam objectives of the certification exam.
  4. Gain hands-on experience with the product. Six to twelve months experience working with InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux and Veritas Cluster Server in a production or lab environment is recommended.
  5. Sample Exam(PDF): Test yourself and your exam-taking skills using the sample exam.

In addition, you should be familiar with the following supporting products, skills, technologies, product documentation, and websites:

  • UNIX/Linux system and network administration
  • Storage virtualization and high availability concepts
  • Veritas InfoScale 7.1 Release Notes
  • Veritas InfoScale 7.1 What’s new in this release
  • Veritas InfoScale 7.1 Installation Guide
  • Cluster Server 7.1 Administrator’s Guide
  • Cluster Server 7.1 Bundled Agents Reference Guide
  • Cluster Server 7.1 Configuration and Upgrade Guide
  • Veritas InfoScale 7.1 Troubleshooting Guide
  • Veritas InfoScale 7.1 Virtualization Guide
  • Veritas InfoScale 7.1 Solutions Guide
  • Virtual Business Service–Availability User's Guide
  • Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 User Guide
  • Veritas Community
  • Veritas Services and Operations Readiness Tools

Recommended hands-on experience (real world or virtual):

  • Ability to deploy, configure, and maintain Veritas InfoScale Availability
  • Determine how components external to the cluster may impact high availability
  • Ability to monitor and manage clusters
  • Understanding of high availability concepts, components, and architectures
  • Understanding of the impact of modifying cluster architectures
  • Understanding of user’s security and access in a cluster environment
  • Perform troubleshooting, including gathering log files
  • Interface with other technology groups, such as storage and networks
  • Understanding of the impact of cluster customizations, including modifying default values
  • Understanding of how to perform and interpret a fault analysis
  • Understanding of global clustering concepts and basic configuration

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