Certification Exam

VCS-318: Administration of Veritas Backup Exec 2014


VCS-318: Administration of Veritas Backup Exec 2014

Although each product varies in complexity and depth of technical knowledge, all certification exams, targeting customers in an administrative role, cover core elements measuring technical knowledge against factors such as installation, configuration, deployment, product administration, management, day-to-day maintenance, and basic troubleshooting.

The certified end user will demonstrate an understanding of the installation, configuration, and administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2014. The SCS Backup Exec 2014 administrator with this knowledge will be better prepared to proactively manage the Backup Exec operations in the environment in which it is installed.

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 Data Protection.

Exam Details

# of Questions: 75 - 85
Exam Duration: 105 minutes
Passing Score: 68%
Languages: English
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation

Recommended Course:

  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 : Administration

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. Three to six months experience working with Veritas Backup Exec and 3 months experience working with Veritas Backup Exec 2014 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 documents, technologies, and web sites:

  • Recommended knowledge of Windows systems as well as network and storage administration.
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Customer Licensing Guide
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Readme First Release Notes
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Administrator's Guide
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Administrator's Guide Addendum
  • Symantec Backup Exec EOL Items
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Software Compatibility List
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Hardware Compatibility List
  • About Backup Exec
  • Veritas Communities
  • Veritas Support

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