The Future of Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) Accreditations
Symantec will be transitioning to the Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) Accreditation program in FY18 / 2017. The new accreditation program will include several benefits for our test takers, including online delivery with remote proctoring and digital credentials.
Moving to this new accreditation model with online exams will allow quicker releases of accreditations and eliminate the need to attend testing centers; removing critical obstacles for our test takers. We’ll also recognize your knowledge gained along the learning journey with badges & digital credentials that will result in greater visibility for customers and partners that publish their credentials online.
Digital credentials will be earned by passing an STS Accreditation exam. Instead of receiving a PDF certificate, you will instead receive a digital, shareable, and verified credential that you can post across various social media platforms. The digital credential is also clickable and viewable to customers, managers and potential employers so that others can view and verify your credential details.
Symantec online proctored STS exams are currently estimated to release in our new Learning Management System (LMS) in FY18 / 2017. SCS Certification exams will remain available at Pearson testing centers and Blue Coat Administrator exams will remain available at Prometric testing centers until then.
For more information about the STS accreditation model, visit our FAQs. For more information about the impact to the Secure One Partner Program, please visit: go.symantec.com/secureone
New Exams Available: SEP 14 and Data Center Security - Server Advanced 6.7
Symantec is pleased to announce the release of the all-new 250-428: Administration of Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 and 250-426: Administration of Data Center Security - Server Advanced 6.7 exams. To prepare for the exams, review the exam details and exam prep guide on the certification page. To register for the exam, go to https://www.symantec.com/certtracker.
Symantec Certification Plaques
Symantec Education is pleased to announce the official launch of a new certification display offering, Symantec Certification plaques. Symantec Certified professionals who hold a Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) credential can now purchase plaques – digitally reproduced Symantec certificates to display in offices and/or homes. Now, you can display your accomplishments on recycled wooden substrates, utilizing state of the art, 6-color digital press or on contemporary, 5x7 metal sublimation designed for cubicle display and workstations. American Registry is a Symantec Approved Vendor. Visit http://www.americanregistry.com/symantec to learn about how you can purchase your plaque today.
IT Management Suite 8.0 SCS Prep Webinar Available Now
Review a recording of an engaging webinar (originally delivered on June 9, 2016) covering some of the objectives in the latest Administration of Symantec IT Management Suite 8.0 SCS exam. During this webinar, Rajesh Rathod, a Symantec subject matter expert since 2008, explores the SCS exam blueprint and some of the ITMS 8.0 SCS exam objectives, introducing useful, real-world scenarios that can help add to your skill set and better prepare you to become Symantec Certified. Whether you are a seasoned endpoint management professional or just starting out, this webinar could benefit you. Go to https://www.symantec.com/content/elibrary/selibrary.html and select IT Management Suite > IT Management Suite 8.0 > SCS Exam Preparation to get started.
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"When employers can promote they have a Symantec Certified expert on staff, it helps them win bids and get contracts."
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"The newer exams have better quality and are harder, and it was worth the time and cost. It was one of the best exams that I have taken from Symantec."
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Did you know?
Symantec certifications ranked #1 as the top product vendor cyber security certifications by salary according to the Certification Magazine IT Security Salary Survey (November 2015).
If you're Symantec Certified, make sure to get noticed by adding your Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) credential to your LinkedIn profile. In fact, according to LinkedIn, people who add their Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) credentials to their profile get 6 times more views by recruiters.
New Advanced Question Types
Starting in 2016, Symantec began updating SCS exams with new, innovative and advanced question types. Learn about SCS question types.
Symantec Certified Professional (SCP) Retired
Upon the public company separation of Veritas, Symantec retired the Symantec Certified Professional (SCP) solution-based credential offering on October 3, 2015. Symantec is currently evaluating its certification program strategy, including offering performance-based hands on lab exams. Stay tuned to learn about upcoming changes that will improve the value of the Symantec certification program.
Legacy & New Exams
Many of the Symantec certification exams will be replaced by a newer product version of the exam as technology and trends continue to evolve. Symantec updates SCS exams approximately every 12 months depending on industry demands. Legacy exams may still be available on Pearson VUE’s website, as Symantec recognizes that legacy product versions continue to hold their value in the marketplace as long as there is demand from the industry.
Note: 250-505: Administration of Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.0 was archived on July 29, 2016. A newer version of the exam is expected to become available June 2017.
To prepare for certification exams, we encourage you to review the Certification Exam Page for more information. Additionally study of the course content, exam objectives, sample questions, product documentation, and on-the-job experience, are also recommended. Be cautioned that attendance in a training course does not guarantee passage of a certification exam.
About Symantec Certification
Symantec Certification is an industry benchmark for validating the competence of those who are certified as a result of their investment in training and experience. Although each technology varies in complexity and depth, Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams measure technical knowledge and skills needed to efficiently deploy, configure, utilize, troubleshoot, and optimize Symantec solutions.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Symantec Certification program. We look forward to bringing you more information as we continue to update our program and deliver the best cyber security certifications.