Secrets to a Successful Roadmap for Backup Recovery - Avamar Speciality
EMC provides Storage Administrator certificate (EMCSA) for IT Professionals for their expertise in various applications related to storage. Avamar Speciality is one among such certifications. This track of EMCSA is earned by passing two certifications namely associate level certification and speciality level certification. These professionals who gain EMCSA certificate through this track will be well versed in the skills and knowledge in backup recovery using Avamar solutions.
The associate level certificate is attained by passing any one of the following exam. The first exam deals with the basics of information storage and its management. This exam is for 90 minutes and it consists of approximately 65 questions. The main topics covered in this exam are as follows.
- Storage systems
- Technologies of storage networking
- Replication, archive and backup
- Cloud computing and management and security of storage
The other associate level exam deals with about Backup Recovery Systems and Architecture. This exam is for 90 minutes and it consists of approximately 60 questions. The main topics covered in this exam are as follows.
- Backup theory
- Information of storage concepts.
- Backup client
- Storage Node Backup
- Planning of Backup and Recovery
For both the exams EMC provides various VILT and ILT courses. Self-paced study is also available for these exams. These exams for the back-bone of many certification and passing these exams can make one eligible for many certifications from EMC.
The Specialist level certification deals with understanding Avamar technology in backup restore. This exam measures one's skill in implementing Avamar concepts, its terminologies, configurations and database applications integration. This exam is for 90 minutes and consists of approximately 60 questions. Candidates are expected to have a thorough understanding and hands-on experience of various applications of EMC Avamar technology. The main topics covered in this exam are as follows:
Concepts of Avamar
This measures one's expertise and skill in functionalities and features of Avamar solutions, its system architecture, methods and various concepts. It also questions about server maintenance actions such as Checkpoints, HFS checks, collection of garbage and integration of Avamar with existing Data domain of EMC, NDMP and virtual settings.
Management of Avamar
This involves the understanding of various tools and concepts used in Avamar, configuring and execution of backup and restore functionalities of Avamar, replication solutions used in Avamar and selecting the best methods to configure Avamar functionalities.
Virtual edition of Avamar technology
This includes the understanding of Virtual edition of Avamar and its functionalities like Deployment, its necessities, construction and benefits.
EMC provides various e-learning courses like Fundamentals of Avamar and Overview of Avamar virtual edition courses. To also provide Instructor Led Training (ILT), Online-ILT, Video-ILT for Avamar management course. By attending these courses and following the teachings with hands-on experience with Avamar technology, one can attain this certification easily. Planning ahead for various certification and proper time management can help one to attain various certifications and develop a well-defined career around it. Practice tests are also available to check one's expertise before attending these exams.