Updates for Specialists


The Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) program combines our data protection, high availability, and security credentials into a single program that spans the breadth of Symantec solutions. As we continue to update the program, we will deliver enhancements which enable you to increase and validate your technical knowledge and competency on Symantec products and solutions including new certification exams, a consistent set of exam preparation materials, and common exam registration and administration procedures.
Although each product varies in complexity and depth, all certification exams are created specifically for customers and cover core elements measuring technical knowledge and competency against factors such as installation, configuration, product administration, day-to-day maintenance, and basic troubleshooting. To become a Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS), select a specific area of focus based on your area of expertise and complete one exam.

Testing Policies and Exam Security

Upcoming Exam Releases

In 2012, Symantec plans to release the following new Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) & Symantec Certified Professional (SCP) exams:

  1. Administration of Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 for Unix (Released February 17, 2012)
  2. Administration of Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for Unix (Released February 17, 2012)
  3. Administration of Symantec Data Loss Prevention 11.5 (Released February 21, 2012)
  4. Administration of Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 for Windows (Released March 12, 2012)
  5. Administration of Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for Unix (Released May 10, 2012)
  6. Administration of Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for Windows (Released May 10, 2012)
  7. Administration of Symantec Backup Exec 2012 (Released May 18, 2012)
  8. Symantec Certified Professional in Cloud Security 1.0 (July, 2012)
If you would like to be added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new exam releases email us at Customer_Certifications@symantec.com.

Legacy & New Exams

Click here to view all available Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) 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. Legacy exams will still be available on Prometric’s website, as Symantec recognizes that legacy product versions will continue to hold their value in the marketplace as long as there is demand from the industry.

To prepare for certification exams, we encourage you to review the Training Paths and their associated Certification Exams for more information. Additionally study of the course content, exam objectives, sample questions, product documentation, and on-the-job experience, are also recommended.

PGP Certification

See below for details to learn about the acquisition of PGP:

Electronic Certificates

Click here to read about the switch from paper to electronic certificates.

About Symantec Certification

Symantec Certification is an industry benchmark for customer skills and knowledge measuring technical knowledge and competency against factors such as installation, configuration, product administration, day-to-day maintenance, and basic troubleshooting.
While Symantec partners may choose to complete customer certification, membership in the Symantec Partner Program entitles them to participate in the Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) Accreditation program. The STS program is available exclusively to Symantec partners and provides validation of technical skills and knowledge of Symantec point products. For more information about STS Accreditation and other partner training options, visit PartnerNet and view this FAQ sheet (PDF).
Stay tuned for additional information regarding Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams. 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 in Data Protection, High Availability, and Security certifications. Should you have any questions, please email the Symantec Certification Team.

Contact the Symantec Certification Team

Can't find what you're looking for? If you have questions or need further assistance, send an email to customer_certifications@symantec.com.