Certification Exam

250-505: Administration of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0

Although each product varies in complexity and depth of technical knowledge and skill, all certification exams validate that customers have technical knowledge and competency covering core elements of the product/version such as installation, configuration, deployment, product administration and management, and basic troubleshooting related to those core functions.
The certified end user will demonstrate an understanding and evaluation of the installation, configuration, deployment, management and administration, and basic troubleshooting of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0. This understanding serves as a basis of technical knowledge and competency for Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0 in a production environment.
To achieve this level of certification, candidates must pass the technical exam and accept the Symantec Certification Agreement.

Exam Details

# of Questions: 70 - 80
Exam Duration: 105 minutes
Passing Score: 69%
Languages: English
Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)

Suggested Preparation

Below includes the recommended preparation to achieve this level of expertise.
  • Exam Objectives (PDF)
  • Sample Exam
  • Study Guide
  • Experience with the product through shadowing of a successful risk assessment, technical evaluation, product deployment, or six months experience administering Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0.
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and communications concepts
  • Experience with one or more of the supported platforms (Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, etc.)
  • Familiarity with VMware platforms
  • Basic understanding of key security disciplines (firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention)
  • Policy management, vulnerability assessment, antivirus protection, and other security tools
Familiarity with product documentation:
  • SDCSSA_Administration_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Agent_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Detection_Policy_Reference_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Implementation_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Overview_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Planning_Deployment_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Platform_Feature_Matrix.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Prevention_Policy_Reference_Guide.pdf
  • SDCSSA_Trialware_Edition.pdf
  • SDCSSA_vSphere_Support_Guide.pdf
Symantec Web sites (Symantec Technology Network, Symantec Support, and product pages)
Recommended Course:
Find available classes through a Symantec Authorized Training Partner for:
  • Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0: Administration Course (Instructor Led Training (ILT), Virtual Academy (VA), or Web-based Training (WBT)
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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