Preparation Plan for Successful Symmetrix Solutions

E20-335 Symmetrix Solution Specialist Certification Exam for Implementation Engineers

Some of the products that will be tested in the exam include Symmetrix with Enginuity 5876, the TimeFinder Product Suite, the SDRF Product Suite, Symmetrix Management Console, Open Replicator, Federated Live Migration, PowerPath and Symmetrix Performance Analyzer. These are not the only products that may appear in the exam, but knowing these products will help you know the correct answers to a lot of questions that appear in the exam and pass it.

Some of the topics that you should be well versed in include Business Continuity Implementation Symmetrix Configuration Management, Symmetrix Performance Analyzer, Solutions Enabler, Open Replicator, Federated Live Migration, Symmetrix Management Console and Symmetrix Business Continuity Management. These topics are not the only ones tested in the exam but form a major part of the examination and you will be benefit greatly to learn about them.

EMC E20-818 Symmetrix Solutions Expert Exam for Implementation Engineers

This exam consists of 60 questions to be completed in 120 minutes. The products that one must have knowledge of in order to pass this exam include Oracle 10g/11g, Symmetrix VMAX and VMAXe Series Platforms, TimeFinder/Mirror, TimeFinder/Snap TimeFinder/Clone, Replication Manager v5.4, EMC Cluster Enabler, VMware vSphere v5.0, Solutions Enabler, Symmetrix Performance Analyzer, ControlCenter Performance Manager v6.1, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2010 and SDRF/Star, SRDF/Synchronous, SRDF/Automated Replication SRDF/Asynchronous.

The topics covered include VMware vSphere Integration with Symmetrix, Symmetrix Performance, Symmetrix Security, Exchange Integration with Symmetrix Best Practices, Symmetrix Integration with Oracle Best Practices, SRDF/Star and Cascaded SRDF Solutions, SQL Server Integration with Symmetrix Best Practices.

The following curriculum is recommended for the E20-818: Symmetrix Integration with VMware vSphere, SRDF/Star and Cascaded SRDF Solutions, Symmetrix - Managing Performance, Symmetrix Integration with SQL Server Workshop Best Practices, Symmetrix Integration with Microsoft Exchange Best Practices, Symmetrix Integration with Oracle Best Practices, Symmetrix Security Concepts and Symmetrix Performance Workshop.

E20-517 Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Exam for Storage Administrators

Appearing in this exam puts you on track for qualifying to be a Symmetrix Solutions Specialist. This exam consists of 60 questions to be answered within 90 minutes.

The topics that would be covered are Virtual LUN migration, Solutions Enabler, Symmetrix Business Continuity management, Open Replicator, Symmetrix Management Console, Auto provisioning, Symmetrix Performance Analyzer, Symmetrix Configuration Management and Federated Live Migration. These are the main topics tested and it would help you to learn about them. You'll also be required to know how to install and configure the SMC Server as well as use it and troubleshoot problems. In addition you will be tested on the types and uses of Devices and Meta Volumes, the purposes of masking devices and the principles of gatekeeper management.

Methods of Learning

There are many different methods available to prepare for the exams depending on what suits you best.

In order to become a Symmetrix Solutions Specialist it is necessary to take the Symmetrix Solution Specialist Certification Exam for Implementation Engineers or E20-335 exam. The syllabus of this exam is extensive by can be mastered using test preparation packages.