ZCP – Zerto Certified Professional – ZCP Certification Exam Q and A

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ZCP Certification Exam

Passing mark is atleast 75%, answers are highlighted in bold.

1) After performing a failover operation (Test, Live, Move) Zerto allows you to generate a report detailing the steps performed during the operation.

  • True
  • False

2) VPGs can only protect virtual machines running Mac OS X or Windows XP and newer.

  • True
  • False

3) To recover a single VPG after a corrupted database, which of these operations would be most effective?

  • Journal file-level restore
  • Offsite clone
  • Live failover
  • Backup restore

4) ZVR’s Journal is stored where?

  • Production/source site
  • Recovery/target site
  • Both
  • Neither

5) During a VPG sync, which of the following operations can be performed? Select all that apply.

  • Add a VM to the group
  • Remove a VM from the group
  • Change length of Journal history for the group
  • Change hard limit of Journal size for the group

6) Offsite Backups for a VPG should be scheduled to run at least every four hours, but no more than every 12 hours.

  • True
  • False

7) How much memory can be allocated to a Virtual Replication Appliance?

  • 1 GB
  • 3 GB
  • Between 1-16 GB
  • Between 2-8 GB

8) If both sites (target/recovery and source/production) are up, healthy, and accessible, which VPG-level operation is most appropriate?

  • Live Failover
  • Move/migration
  • Offsite Clone
  • JFLR

9) What basic method does ZVR use to protect data and applications?

  • VM-level continuous replication
  • Scheduled and on-demand snapshots
  • Daily delta syncs
  • Guest/agent-based replication

10) ZVR cannot function across different hypervisors, storage configurations, or host OS versions.

  • True
  • False

11) What must be true for a Move operation to be effective? Select all that apply.

  • Both source (or production) and target (recovery) sites are up and accessible
  • Each VM in the VPG has an up-to-date Journal
  • The very latest copy of the data is required
  • One of the site’s hosts has either a new VRA installed or an upgraded VRA

12) A fully configured ZVM on each paired site—e.g. production and recovery—requires which of the following? Select all that apply.

  • Adding a site-specific license under Site Settings
  • Creating matching VPGs on each site
  • Installing VRAs on that site’s host(s)

13) Enabling auto-commit will always provide 30 minutes to validate the results of a failover before committing the changes.

  • True
  • False

14) ZVR has built-in support for scheduled bandwidth throttling that can work with or without other hardware/software also managing this.

  • True
  • False

15) What characterizes the kinds of VMs you should group together in the same VPG?

  • Each are using the same datastore or volume for storage
  • They need to maintain consistency with each other and all be failed over or recovered together
  • All are running both the same OS and same hypervisor
  • The journal is sized the same on each VM

16) Adding a VM to an existing VPG means… (Select all that apply)

  • The entire VPG will be re-synchronized to ensure group consistency
  • The VPG protection will need to be paused before adding the additional VM
  • A checkpoint will be automatically inserted in the Journal prior to adding the VM
  • A Live Failover cannot be executed until the updated VPG is fully synchronized

17) What is the Journal?

  • Audit trail to track which operations were performed and when
  • Series of checkpoints tracking block-level changes within VMs
  • Detailed list of every snapshot, whether automatic or manually generated snapshots
  • Compliance record of each VPG’s replication status at any given checkpoint

18) The ZVR installer includes which of the following components? Select all that apply.

  • Local copies of the ZVR documentation specific to your hypervisor
  • One license key for each site you’ll use with Zerto
  • Microsoft .NET Framework in case the machine does not already have it installed
  • VRA template for a custom-designed Zerto VM
  • A Virtual Backup Appliance (VBA) for managing backups

19) If you needed to test the failover of an entire virtualized datacenter, what best practices should be followed? Select all that apply.

  • Perform the test during off hours or on the weekend
  • Clone the VPGs you want to test prior to starting the failover test
  • Use an isolated/fenced network for testing
  • Always stop the test from within ZVM and not your hypervisor’s management console(s)
  • Provision a sandbox where ZVR can deploy the test VMs

20) What is a Virtual Replication Appliance?

  • Lightweight agent installed on each VM in a protection group
  • Snapshot engine that powers the ZVR Journal
  • Custom Linux VM performing continuous replication
  • A hypervisor plugin/add-on to manage cross-hypervisor replication

21) ZVR 4.5 allows for Journal Compression to increase storage capacity for journal history.

  • True
  • False

22) If the hypervisor service/admin account provided during installation is incorrect, ZVR will still proceed with the installation and ask for re-validation after installation is complete.

  • True
  • False

23) When configuring a Failover Test network, what is Zerto’s recommended best practice?

  • Test and production network should be the same to ensure consistency
  • Test network should be isolated/fenced
  • The ZVM should be on a test network
  • Pause replication on production network when using a test network during a test

24) What operating system is running on the VRA virtual machine?

  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Windows Server 2012

25) What VPG configuration option would give you the ability to stagger when and how your protected VMs start?

  • Bandwidth Throttling
  • Re-IP
  • Pre/Post Operation Scripting
  • Boot Order Groups



2 thoughts on “ZCP – Zerto Certified Professional – ZCP Certification Exam Q and A

    Liam Mcniffe said:
    November 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Question 16 is wrong the answers are in fact:

    A checkpoint will be automatically inserted in the Journal prior to adding the VM.

    The additional VM will use the existing VPG configuration settings by default.


      Kannukon said:
      July 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      Please share the latest Q&A


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