Certification Exam

VCS-272: Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.6.1


VCS-272: Administration of Veritas NetBackup 7.6.1

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 configuration, product administration, day-to-day monitoring, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting (diagnosis and/or repair).

This program consists of technical exams at a product/version level that validate that the successful candidate has knowledge and skills necessary to configure and maintain NetBackup version 7.6.1.

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: 70 - 80
Exam Duration: 90 minutes
Passing Score: 65%
Languages: English, Japanese
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation

Recommended Course:

  • Veritas NetBackup 7.6.x: Administration

Other Recommended Courses:

  • Veritas NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX and Windows: Advanced Administration
  • Veritas NetBackup 7.5: Maintain and Troubleshoot
  • NetBackup 7.6 OpsCenter: Administration
  • What’s New in NetBackup 7.6?

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 administering NetBackup or working in Technical Support 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:

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

  • Describe the functionality of NetBackup product features, options, transport modes, and advanced file system backup methods (e.g., Bare Metal Restore (BMR), NetBackup Vault, Enterprise Client, SAN Client, OpsCenter, Database agents, virtual machine protection, Media Server and client-side Deduplication, OST, NetBackup Accelerator, Storage Lifecycle Policies, Replication Director, and NetBackup Access Control).
  • Configure core components of NetBackup including devices, storage units, volumes, and volume pools using the NetBackup Administration console.
  • Configure storage servers and disk pools including media server and client-side deduplication.
  • Configure backup policy attributes, schedules, clients, and backup selection lists.
  • Run and monitor backups, duplications and restores.
  • Monitor daily activity and availability of the NetBackup environment by analyzing reports and reviewing activity logs.
  • Verify tape drive operation and maintain media rotation and availability.
  • Manage and maintain disk storage devices.
  • Troubleshoot or diagnose basic NetBackup issues.
  • Access and install NetBackup release updates.
  • Access NetBackup documentation and the online Knowledge Base.
  • Configure a backup of the NetBackup catalog and perform a basic catalog recovery.
  • Perform basic tuning using NetBackup host properties and settings in the administration console.
  • Configure Storage Lifecycle Policies.
  • Execute NetBackup administrative commands to complete necessary tasks.
  • Configure media ID generation and bar code rules.
  • Configure advanced storage unit and policy attributes, such as TIR, multiplexing, and staging.

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