Certification News

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The Symantec Certification program offers credentials in cyber security that span the breadth of Symantec solutions. As we continue to update the program, we will deliver enhancements, including new certification exams, a consistent set of exam preparation materials, and digital credentials.

Upcoming Exam Releases:

In 2016, Symantec plans to release the following new Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams:

  • Administration of Symantec IT Management Suite 7.6 (February 17, 2016)
  • Administration of Symantec Data Loss Prevention 14 (summer 2016)
  • User Authentication (summer 2016)
  • Advanced Threat Protection (TBD)
  • Endpoint Protection (TBD)

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new exam releases email us at global_exams@symantec.com.

New Advanced Question Types and 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.

Starting in early 2016, Symantec has begun to update SCS exams with new innovative and advanced question types. Learn about SCS question types.

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. 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.

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 customer skills and knowledge measuring technical knowledge and competency against factors such as installation, configuration, product administration, day-to-day maintenance, basic troubleshooting, design, architecture, and implementation.

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 Security certifications.