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.
# of Questions: 75 - 85
Exam Duration: 120 minutes
Passing Score: 67%
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)
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:
- Exam Objectives (PDF): Download and review exam objectives to understand the scope of topics covered in the certification exam.
- Attend recommended training classes listed above.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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