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



Zerto Certified Professional Training

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zcp_badge_red_360Are you a Master of Disaster? Join the ranks of masters worldwide who have taken our Zerto Certified Professional (ZCP) training and are now using Zerto to minimize data loss and maximize uptime. Zerto has just released our business continuity certification, ZCP Basic for Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 4.5, the latest version of Zerto’s award-winning business continuity software.

ZCP Basic 4.5 is a free introductory technical course that is self-paced and easily accessible online via the MyZerto platform. If you don’t already have an account, sign-up for one here and then log-in to start your training.

The latest ZCP course includes training on some of our exciting new features such as Journal File-Level Restore, ZVR 4.5’s game-changing feature that lets you recover specific folders or simply one single file that was accidentally deleted.

If you are a newbie though, don’t worry, ZCP 4.5 still covers all the tools you need to reach Master of Disaster status, including: ZVR installation, configuration, and key recovery operations such as test & live failovers.

The e-learning in ZCP Basic 4.5 is estimated to take around 1 hour and 15 minutes, and there is a certification exam at the end. Passing the exam with 75% or higher awards you the ZCP Basic business continuity certification—and officially recognizes you as a Master of Disaster, ready to face any outage and manage your IT environment with confidence.

Additionally Zerto is excited to announce that they are taking our training to the next level! This May, at ZertoCON, they will be offering for the first time ever the ZCP Advanced certification exam! So for those of you who are interested in really putting your skills to the test, and looking for official proof of your elite BC/DR status, sign up for ZertoCON now.

(Please note at this time that ZCP is only available to Zerto customers and partners)

– See more at: http://www.zerto.com/blog/general/zerto-certified-professional-training/

DCICN Exam – Cisco Data Center Networking (640-911) details and Study Guide

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The 640-911 DCICN “Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking” is one of the exams associated with the CCNA® Data Center certification. This 90-minute 65−75 questions exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of networking concepts for the Data Center environment, based on Nexus-OS. You will learn fundamental information on how a Data Center network works; and how to configure virtualization in the network, addressing schemes, troubleshooting and configuration skills. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the course 640-911 DCICN, “Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking”.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Download Complete List of Topics in PDF format

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