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 administrator demonstrates an understanding of the installation, configuration, and administration of Backup Exec 16. The VCS Backup Exec 16 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.
# of Questions: 80 – 90
Exam Duration: 105 minutes
Passing Score: 69%
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)
Backup Exec 16 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:
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).
Attend recommended training classes listed above.
Gain hands-on experience with the product. 3-6 months experience working with Backup Exec 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 product documentation and web sites:
Veritas Backup Exec 16 Licensing Guide
Veritas Backup Exec 16 Readme First Release Notes
Veritas Backup Exec 16 Administrator’s Guide
Veritas Backup Exec 16 Software Compatibility List
Veritas Backup Exec 16 Hardware Compatibility List
Backup Exec Product Documentation
Backup Exec Product Page
Backup Exec Technical Support
Backup Exec Updates, Patches and News
Recommended hands-on experience (real world or virtual):
Recommended 3-6 months experience working with Backup Exec in a production or lab environment.
Have knowledge of the various Backup Exec 16 licensing editions.
Describe the basic components, devices, terms, and concepts of Backup Exec.
Install Backup Exec 16 and add additional agents and options on the Backup Exec server after the installation.
Describe the features of Backup Exec 16.
Describe the various backup methods available in Backup Exec.
Configure preferences and global settings.
Configure storage devices.
Create jobs to backup, restore, convert, and duplicate.
Install and configure Agents for Windows.
Add and manage protected server resources.
Install Backup Exec updates and apply updates to Windows and Linux agents.
Run inventory and catalog and other utility jobs.
Identify agents and options used with Backup Exec in their environment.
Describe enhanced backup job functionality (e.g., GRT, Instant GRT, Disk Staging, Duplication of backup sets, data encryption, snapshot, and virtual environments).
Perform basic troubleshooting (e.g., restart services, interpret job logs, check Event Viewer, check Configuration Tasks Widget, run Backup Exec troubleshooting tools, etc.).
Import, export, and back up the Database Encryption Key.
Which option should an administrator select to add a tape with a barcode to the library?
A. Initialize now
C. Inventory and Catalog now
Which options must be installed to share a Robotic Library containing one tape drive between an NDMP server and multiple Backup Exec servers?
A. the NDMP Option and the Library Expansion Option (LEO)
B. the Enterprise Server Option (CSO) and the Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option (VUDO)
C. the NDMP Option and the Enterprise Server Option (ESO)
D. the NDMP Option and the Virtual Tape Library Unlimited Drive Option (VUDO)
Which two conditions cause Data Discovery to fail to detect remote servers in the same domain as the Backup Exec server? (Select two.)
A. The administrator failed to add the default logon account to the local administrators group on the remote servers
B. The servers have Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) disabled
C. The firewall on the remote servers is configured to block WMI traffic
D. The firewall on the remote servers is configured to block port 10000
E. The remote servers have an old version of the Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent installed
What are two requirements for configuring Optimized Duplication between two or more Backup Exec servers? (Select two.)
A. The Central Admin Server (CAS) and Managed Backup Exec Server (MBES) must be configured.
B. The NDMP option must be installed.
C. The OS must be similar on the Backup Exec servers where the Deduplication Folder needs to be shared.
D. The same Deduplication account must be used on all the Backup Exec servers.
E. The Deduplication storage on each Backup Exec server must be shared.
Within which section of Backup Exec Settings should the administrator define the Database Encryption Key export path?
B. Network and Security
C. Database Maintenance and Security