Certification Exam

VCS-257: Administration of Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 for UNIX/Linux


VCS-257: Administration of Veritas InfoScale Storage 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 Storage 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: 80 - 90
Exam Duration: 120 minutes
Passing Score: 69%
Languages: English
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation

Recommended Courses:

Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 for UNIX /Linux: 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. Six to twelve months experience working with Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.x for UNIX/Linux and Veritas Storage Foundation 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:

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

  • Define the types, purpose, and benefits of storage virtualization.
  • Identify the benefits of Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 for UNIX/Linux and Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (VIOM).
  • Describe the functionality of Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 components and features.
  • Identify VxVM / VxFS / virtual storage objects and volume layouts.
  • Install and perform initial configuration of Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 for UNIX/Linux.
  • Describe the Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 user interfaces including Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager.
  • Configure and manage disks and disk groups.
  • Configure and manage VxVM volumes.
  • Create and administer VxFS file systems.
  • Define and describe the benefits of performing volume and file systems snapshots.
  • Define and describe the SmartIO feature.
  • Describe the concept and components specific to replicated volumes and file systems.
  • Describe how Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 supports thin provisioning including, but not limited to the SmartMove feature.
  • Install and configure Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (VIOM).
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of the above.


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