Symantec Certification?

brad-brad- Member Posts: 1,218
I didnt know, just read that Symantec has certs too. Does anyone here have any? Difficulty level?

Will this game ever end?

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Astorrs does.

    And no, it never ends ;)
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,229 Mod
    yes they have ALOT of certifications , depends on which product you're talking about.

    I know about Veritas volume manager, vertias cluster, netbackup..all these products have MANY certificates.



    This is a list of their available exams:

    http://www.symantec.com/business/training/certification/path.jsp?pathID=****


    These certs are advanced technical certs.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    lol - I used to work for Symantec (EMEA Platinum Support) and nobody had any certs .. Apart from CISSP - but no Symantec ones :P
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I wouldn't think they would be requested much unless you were going to work for a Symantec consulting partner or something like that... but yeah they have tons of certs
    IT guy since 12/00

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  • astorrsastorrs Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Gomjaba wrote:
    lol - I used to work for Symantec (EMEA Platinum Support) and nobody had any certs .. Apart from CISSP - but no Symantec ones :P
    True most of the certs worth anything are the ones inherited from Veritas. But most of the readers on this board will not have used Cluster Server, NetBackup, etc.
  • KasorKasor Member Posts: 919 ■■■■□□□□□□
    So, what will be the title of the certification?

    Symantec Antivirus Administrator/Engineer/Assoicate/Professional/Expert...... just a waste of money.
    Kill All Suffer T "o" ReBorn
  • astorrsastorrs Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Kasor wrote:
    So, what will be the title of the certification?

    Symantec Antivirus Administrator/Engineer/Assoicate/Professional/Expert...... just a waste of money.
    Again like I said, I agree the AV ones are a waste of money.

    The Veritas ones are now called Symantec Certified Specialist and are based on NetBackup, Cluster server, Volume Manager, Enterprise Vault, etc. I don't think those are of no value, It's just that most of you will not have had any experience with the products. And those certs without the experience to back them up will definitely be useless.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,229 Mod
    astorrs wrote:
    Kasor wrote:
    So, what will be the title of the certification?

    Symantec Antivirus Administrator/Engineer/Assoicate/Professional/Expert...... just a waste of money.
    Again like I said, I agree the AV ones are a waste of money.

    The Veritas ones are now called Symantec Certified Specialist and are based on NetBackup, Cluster server, Volume Manager, Enterprise Vault, etc. I don't think those are of no value, It's just that most of you will not have had any experience with the products. And those certs without the experience to back them up will definitely be useless.

    I second Astorrs. And actually those certs are VERY hard to obtain. Administration experience will get you no where near those certs. you must do ALOT of implementations and troubleshooting to obtain them. They're very valuable and needed, specially the number of certified people is nothing compared to Cisco or MS.
  • brad-brad- Member Posts: 1,218
    UnixGuy wrote:
    I second Astorrs. And actually those certs are VERY hard to obtain. Administration experience will get you no where near those certs. you must do ALOT of implementations and troubleshooting to obtain them. They're very valuable and needed, specially the number of certified people is nothing compared to Cisco or MS.

    Thats what I was looking at. The cost of those courses you need are on par with MS courses held at HP.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,229 Mod
    brad- wrote:
    UnixGuy wrote:
    I second Astorrs. And actually those certs are VERY hard to obtain. Administration experience will get you no where near those certs. you must do ALOT of implementations and troubleshooting to obtain them. They're very valuable and needed, specially the number of certified people is nothing compared to Cisco or MS.

    Thats what I was looking at. The cost of those courses you need are on par with MS courses held at HP.


    yes but there are different courses for the same thing. I've seen veritas volume manager courses under Windows, and some under Solaris and some under HP-UX.

    Personally I prefer if you have already experience in UNIX in general, then little bit experience in volume managers, backup softwares, and clusters, then you can take the training and the certification.
  • kalebkspkalebksp Member Posts: 1,033 ■■■■■□□□□□
    This threads a little old, but I'm going to NetBackup training in a couple weeks and then going to be assisting with the implementation. Do you guys think it is worth my time to do the certification, or is the ROI going to be minimal compared to simply listing NetBackup experience on my resume? I doubt there are very many companies specifically looking for people with NetBackup Certification.
  • astorrsastorrs Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
    kalebksp wrote: »
    This threads a little old, but I'm going to NetBackup training in a couple weeks and then going to be assisting with the implementation. Do you guys think it is worth my time to do the certification, or is the ROI going to be minimal compared to simply listing NetBackup experience on my resume? I doubt there are very many companies specifically looking for people with NetBackup Certification.
    If you can swing it I would do it since it will make your resume stand out a little bit more if that's one of the skills they need. But you're right its the experience that will get you the job.
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