Certification Exam

250-511: Administration of Symantec Data Loss Prevention 11

Although each product varies in complexity and depth, all certification exams are created specifically for customers and cover core elements measuring technical knowledge against factors such as installation, configuration, product administration, day-to-day maintenance, and troubleshooting.
This program consists of a technical exam at a product/version level that validates that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills in four major areas: 1) Product Overview & Architecture; 2) Installation & Configuration; 3) Management & Reporting; and, 4) Basic Troubleshooting.
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: 77%
Languages: English
Exam Price: $150 USD (See exam price by country/region)

Suggested Preparation

Below includes the recommended preparation to achieve this level of expertise.
  • Exam Objectives (PDF)
  • Sample Exam
  • The study guide is targeted for those who have attended the recommended 5 day training course. This self-study guide summarizes the key lessons and topics in the corresponding certification exam.
  • Recommended 6 months of hands-on field experience working with Symantec Data Loss Prevention 11

Familiarity with other resources:

Familiarity with product documentation:

  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Third Party License Agreements
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Administration Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Custom File Type Detection Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention MTA Integration Guide for Network Prevent (Email)
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention FlexResponse Platform Developers Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Installation Guides for Windows
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Installation Guides for Linux
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Integration Guide for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Lookup Plug-In Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Network Monitor and Prevent Performance Sizing Guidelines
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Release Notes
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Reporting API Developers Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Integration Guide for Squid Web Proxy
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention System Maintenance Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention System Requirements and Compatibility Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Upgrade Guide for Windows
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Upgrade Guide for Linux
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Utilities Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Oracle Installation and Upgrade Guide
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention Solution Pack Descriptions:
    • Energy and Utilities Solution Pack
    • EU and UK Solution Pack
    • Federal Solution Pack
    • Financial Services Solution Pack
    • Health Care Solution Pack
    • High Tech Solution Pack
    • Insurance Solution Pack
    • Manufacturing Solution Pack
    • Media and Entertainment Solution Pack
    • Pharmaceutical Solution Pack
    • Retail Solution Pack
    • Telecom Solution Pack
Familiarity with:
  • Microsoft Active Directory administration and maintenance
  • Relational database administration and maintenance
  • Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, and RHEL (Linux) administration and maintenance
  • Basic computer networking and information security concepts
  • Basic server management, desktop management, and storage arrays
Recommended Courses:
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention 11 or 11.1 Administration Course (Instructor Lead Training (ILT), Virtual Academy (VA), or Web-based Training (WBT))
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention 11 Install and Deploy Course (Web-based Training (WBT))
Note: Be cautioned that attendance in a training course does not guarantee passage of a certification exam.
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