What I need to study to become an EMC Backup Recovery - NetWorker
EMC provides Storage Administrator certificate (EMCSA) for IT Professionals for their expertise in various applications associated with storage. NetWorker Speciality administration is one of the various applications. This track of EMCSA is earned by passing two certifications namely associate level certification and speciality level certification. This certificate verifies a candidate's skill in implementing EMC's backup and recovery module of networking solutions.
Passing one of the two associate level exams earns the associate level certification for EMCSA. 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 Storage systems and virtual provisioning, Technologies of storage networking like SAN, FCoE, Replication, archive and backup for nonstop protection, and Cloud computing and management, migration to cloud, maintaining cloud security and security of storage
The other associate level exam deals with 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 Backup theory and architecture, Information of storage concepts like RAID, SAN, LAN, Backup client, Storage Node Backup, cloud computing and Planning of Backup and Recovery using EMC modules.
EMC provides instructors led training, video instructor led training and e-learning materials for these exams. Attending these courses and preparing all the topics will help one to pass these exams easily.
The specialist certification for this certification track is earned by passing Networker Specialist Exam. This exam deals with understanding of various applications in NetWorker software. This exam is for 90 minutes and consist of 60 questions. The main topics covered in this exam are as follows:
Overview of EMC NetWorker
This involves the understanding of EMC NetWorker application, its benefits, hosts of NetWorker, Networker Administrative interface and control data.
Overview of NetWorker modules
This includes the understanding of NetWorker modules and their integration with backups and recovery, their process and functionality of various modules of networker.
Installation, Administration and Configuration.
This includes the understanding of installation of NetWorker modules and its consoles, components and architecture of NetWorker, backups for Client and server initiated processes, backup environment customization for group, client, and other schedules, various processes of NetWorker for backup and recovery of data flow process, management and configuration of NetWorker Devices, NetWorker databases and its backup management with Media database and CFI (client file indexes), integration of NetWorker with various applications like VMware, Avamar and cloud, NetWorker server implementation and configuration, integration with Microsoft VSS and its clusters and recoveries in Networker both directed and undirected.
EMC provides two e-learning courses namely fundamentals and modules overview of NetWorker for helping candidates to prepare for this exam. ILT, Online-VLT, Video ILT are available to prepare about installation, administration and configuration of NetWorker. These courses are mandatory for attending this certification. These courses are more than enough to prepare oneself thoroughly to pass this examination. The associate level exams for the base level for many certification in EMC's certification Track. Passing in these can act as a platform for many certifications in the future.