Certification Exam

250-318: Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2014

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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 end user will demonstrate an understanding of the installation, configuration, and administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2014. The SCS Backup Exec 2014 administrator with this knowledge will be better prepared to proactively manage the Backup Exec operations in the environment in which it is installed.
To achieve this level of certification, candidates must pass the technical exam and accept the Symantec Certification Agreement.

Suggested Preparation

Below includes the recommended preparation to achieve this level of expertise.
  • Exam Objectives (PDF)
  • Sample Exam
  • Study Guide (PDF)
  • Recommended 3-6 months experience working with Symantec Backup Exec and 3 months experience working with Symantec Backup Exec 2014 in a production or lab environment.
  • Recommended knowledge of Windows systems as well as network and storage administration.
Familiarity with product documentation for Symantec Backup Exec 2014.
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Customer Licensing Guide
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Readme First Release Notes
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Administrator's Guide
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Administrator's Guide Addendum
  • Symantec Backup Exec EOL Items
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Software Compatibility List
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Hardware Compatibility List
Symantec Web sites (Symantec Technology Network, Symantec Support, and product pages)
Recommended Symantec Backup Exec 2014 eLibrary Modules:
  • Backup Exec 2014: Overview
  • Installing Backup Exec 2014
  • Backup Exec 2014 Licensing
  • Backup Exec 2014 Installation Enhancements: New Default Database
  • Backup Exec 2014 Installation Enhancements: Backup Exec Credentials
  • Installing the Backup Exec 2014 Server on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Upgrading to Backup Exec 2014
  • Upgrading to Backup Exec 2014 CASO
  • Backup Exec 2014: Graphical User Interface Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014 Job Monitor
  • Backup Exec 2014 Core: Storage Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014 Data Lifecycle Management
  • Backup Exec 2014 Core: Retired Servers Group
  • Backup Exec 2014 Core: Mixed Backup Method
  • Backup Exec 2014 Core: Multi-server Backup Definitions
  • Enhancements to System State Backups and Active Directory Granular Restore
  • Backup Exec 2014 Restore Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014 Scheduling Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014 Schedule Upgrade
  • Enhancements to Backup Exec 2014 Alerts
  • Backup Exec 2014 Support for Resilient File System (ReFS)
  • Backup Exec 2014 Core: Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces
  • Backup Exec 2014 Core: Support for 4k Disks
  • Backup Exec 2014 Enhancements for Windows User and System Registries
  • Backup Exec 2014 Support for Backup and Recovery of Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment
  • Renaming the Backup Exec Server
  • Backup Exec 2014 Advanced Open File Option Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014 Simplified Disaster Recovery Enhancements
  • Delayed Cataloging Enhancements
  • Backup Exec Debug Monitor Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014: Enhancement to Backup Exec Utility
  • Backup Exec 2014 BEDBG
  • Backup Exec 2014 Backup Exec Management Command Line Interface Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014: Physical to Virtual Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014 Installation Enhancements: Push Installing Agent for Windows to Multiple Virtual Machines
  • Backup Exec 2014: Agent for VMware Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014: Agent for Hyper-V Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014: Microsoft SQL Server Agent Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014: Agent for Microsoft SharePoint Enhancements
  • Site Mailbox
  • Backup Exec 2014: Microsoft Exchange Server Agent Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014: Agent for Lotus Domino Enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2014 Deduplication Enhancements
Recommended Course:
Find available classes through a Symantec Authorized Training Partner for:
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 : Administration Course (Instructor Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Academy (VA))
    OR
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2014 : Install and Configure(Instructor Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Academy (VA))
    AND
    Symantec Backup Exec 2014 : Manage and Administer(Instructor Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Academy (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 SCS exam. If you have experience with this product, you may find an online course equivalent to be sufficient. Be cautioned that attendance in a training course does not guarantee passage of a certification exam.
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