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Enterprise Vault 8.0 for MS Exchange Certification & STS Accreditation

Created: 15 Apr 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2009 • 3 comments
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Our education team are about to launch a new exam for Enterprise Vault 8.0 certification so if you have an interest in becoming certified then please read on for chance to take the exam for free.

Call for Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Beta Exam Candidates

Be Symantec Certified at Zero Cost or win a free iPod Nano!

Do you work with Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0?

Are you interested in becoming Symantec certified and/or STS accredited?

Symantec Education is seeking candidates to take our new Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Certification BETA exam AND Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) Accreditation BETA exam.

Beta registration for both exams begins April 29th. 

Symantec beta exams are very important because the Certification & STS Accreditation exams will be built from them and their availability is directly dependent upon the results of the upcoming beta exams. Input from experienced practitioners such as  partners and customers is vital to validating the usefulness and appropriateness of these exams.  We greatly value your time and participation and would highly recommend you to complete one or both of these beta exams.

The Certification program is developed for our end users/customers.  Certification exams consist of technical exams at a product/version level that validates that the Symantec Certified Specialist has important knowledge and skills necessary to receive market recognition recognized by Symantec to install, configure, administer, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot Symantec solutions.  Certification exams are only available through Prometric proctored testing centers and cost a fee once released as final. 

The intended audience for STS Accreditation assessments is partners focusing on the product essentials of installation, configuration, and use of a Symantec product; including pre-install planning, configuration, deploying, upgrading, and basic troubleshooting techniques. Certificates of accreditation are granted indicating mastery of selling/technical concepts and fluency in Symantec product lines. Accreditations are used for Symantec Partner Program designation and benefits.

What's in it for you when you become a BETA candidate?

  • There is an opportunity to viewthe exams in their entirety and to comment on each of the questions.
  • Opportunity to take the"Certification" beta exams for free to the 1st 100 beta testers.
  • Those with "Certification"passing scores will become Symantec Certified Specialists in the same wayas the final version of the exam and will receive a special certificatewith the words "Beta Exam" in a gold stamp.
  • Those with "STS Accreditation"passing scores will become accredited in the same way as the final versionof the exam and will receive Symantec Partner Program classification.

Where do I start?

1 - Email to express your interest.  Please be sure to provide email addresses, company names, and identify if you are a partner or a customer

2 - When registration opens, the Symantec Certification & STS Accreditation Team will send interested candidates an email with instructions on how to register for a beta exam.

3 - The first 100 candidates worldwide to register and complete the "Certification" beta exam will be able to take the exam for FREE! 

"Certification" beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis, so hurry and mark your calendars to become the 1st in your company . 

4 - "STS Accreditation" beta candidates who pass the beta exam will be automatically entered in a drawing to win an iPod Nano. 

Please note the iPod drawing is not currently available in New South  Wales (Australia), Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Australia), Northern Territory (Australia), New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, or Thailand.  This iPod drawing is void where prohibited by law and/or where there is a permit requirement.

What if I am not selected to be one of the 1st 100 "Certification" beta candidates?

Once all free beta exam seats are filled, registration will remain open at a discounted cost of $75 USD.

How much knowledge and skill do I need to take a beta exam and how long does it take to complete a beta exam?

Knowledge, skill, and experience vary from individual to individual.  During beta exams, Symantec seeks all candidates who are interested.  This includes candidates who are considered above qualified, below qualified, and minimally qualified to pass the exam.  Depending on knowledge and experience, beta exams typically last approximately 4 hours in duration in order to thoroughly review and comment on questions.

What can I do to prepare for the "Certification" exam?

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more information about how to prepare for the "Certification" exam at the following link:

The content of these exams are proprietary and confidential and beta participants are not to share the contents of the exam(s) with other individuals or organizations. For more information about Symantec's beta exams, visit the following link to a PDF document:

On behalf of the Education Services Certification and Accreditation team, we greatly appreciate your time in completing these exams.

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GertjanA's picture

Hello Glenn,

I hope the announcement is now made during businesshours for EMEA.. So I can register as 1 of the first 100!

Curiously awaiting news!


Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS

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Giacomo Milazzo's picture

Yes, I did it. 207 questions :-) And I did it two times because the first one at questio 175 something happened on the browser windows and I loose buttons :-/...

Some questions ambiguos...


 Giacomo Milazzo
Sinergy SpA-Rome (IT)

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kkate's picture


Thanks a lot,

I was waiting for EV 8 STS.

I am already EV 2007 STS Certified

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