Certify Your Knowledge of the Unisys Data Center
Unisys has introduced a new certification exam, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Solutions in the Data Center. The new exam leads to certification as a Unisys Data Center Certified Professional, and it also can be counted as an elective toward the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 certification.
Representing the first available track in the Unisys Data Center Certified Professional Program, the new Windows Server 2003 exam is designed for candidates who can analyze, design and implement mission-critical enterprise infrastructure applications based on Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition and Unisys CMP architecture. According to Unisys, ideal candidates for the certification work as systems engineers and analysts, technical support engineers, network analysts and technical consultants. Unisys also suggests that candidates for the exam should have at least a year of experience implementing IT service management in a data center environment.
Exam #UN0-101, Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Solutions in the Data Center measures the ability to implement and support the newest Windows server OS in a high-end environment. The exam covers the following domains:
- Implementing and Managing Server Hardware Devices: Includes configuring, managing and maintaining disk subsystems; configuring server partitions for OS installation; and planning server specifications to meet system requirements.
- Implementing and Managing High Availability: Includes installing and configuring cluster service; troubleshooting cluster failure; configuring network load balancing and failover; and configuring memory subsystems for high availability.
- Implementing and Managing Resources: Includes planning and configuring system resource allocation; creating and maintaining a capacity plan; and scheduling system resource allocation.
- Managing and Maintaining the Server Environment: Includes monitoring system performance; conducting server system backup and recovery; planning backup and recovery strategy; managing servers remotely; and configuring auto-recovery.
Candidates can register to take the exam through Prometric, at http://www.2test.com. The exam costs $150. Unisys also offers an instructor-led course for exam preparation: #CEL1027, Essentials for Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition.
For more information, see http://www.unisys.com/customer-education/certification.asp.
Emily Hollis is associate editor for Certification Magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.