Certification Exam

VCS-258: Administration of Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.2 for UNIX/Linux


VCS-258: Administration of Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.2 for UNIX/Linux

Although each product varies in complexity and depth of technical knowledge, all certification exams target customers in an administrative role, 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 7.2 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: 105 minutes
Passing Score: 67%
Languages: English
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation

Recommended Courses:

  • Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.2 for UNIX/Linux: Administration (ILT/VA)
  • Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.2 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration I (ILT/VA)
  • Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.2 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 Preparation Guide (PDF): Download and review the guide to understand the scope of topics covered in the certification exam and how they map to the key lessons and topics in the associated training course(s).
  2. Attend recommended training classes listed above.
  3. Gain hands-on experience with the product. Six to twelve months experience working with InfoScale Availability and/or Veritas Cluster Server for UNIX/Linux in a production or lab environment is recommended.
  4. Sample Exam (PDF): Test yourself and your exam-taking skills using the sample exam

In addition, you should be familiar with the following product documentation and websites:

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

  • Recommended knowledge of UNIX/Linux system and network administration.
  • Recommended knowledge of storage virtualization and high availability concepts.
  • 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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