Exam ID HP0-A104
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam length 75 questions
Passing score 68%
Delivery languages English
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Exam description

This exam tests your skills on Data Protector v8 architecture, installation, configuration and management. It also validates your ability to protect your environment by configuring and running file system backup and recovery.

Who should take this exam?

All candidates who want to acquire the HP ATP – Data Protector v8 certification and have not already acquired any of the previous
Data Protector v6 or v7 versions of this certification.

Exam contents

This exam has 75 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Tips for taking this exam

This certification exam is designed for candidates with “on the job” experience. The associated training course, which includes hand on labs, provides a solid foundation, but you are expected to have experience in the real world as well.
This exam assesses whether you have the knowledge and skills that a Data Protector ATP requires on the job. Therefore, test items may present a scenario, which outlines a particular environment or problem. You may also need to use exhibits to complete the test items successfully.

Take the time to read the entire question and consider all of the options carefully before you answer. If the question indicates that it features an exhibit, study the exhibit and reread the question. Make sure to select the answer that correctly responds to the question that is asked — not simply an answer that includes some correct information. If the question asks for more than one answer, remember to select each correct answer. You will not receive partial credit for a partially correct answer.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Data Protector Concepts, Architecture and Licensing

  •  Main backup concepts
  •  Data Protector Cell Components and their roles
  •  Data Protector processes & services and their function
  •  Data Protector Tuning approaches
  •  Data Protector password types and how to obtain it
  •  Data Protector Licensing methods
  •  Functional Extensions in Data Protector
  •  Data Protector License reporting and checking


Install, Upgrade and Migrate your Data Protector Cell

  • Hardware requirements and preparation steps for a Data
  • Protector Windows Cell Manager
  • Installation methods for Data Protector Client and Cell Managers
  • Data Protector Client Export/Import
  • Adding components to an installed Data Protector client
  • Data Protector upgrade paths
  • Steps of a Windows Cell Manager Upgrade
  • Internal Database Migration steps
  • Upgrade of a Manager of Manager environment



Managing Backup Media and Devices

  • Free Pool properties and differences to a Media Pool
  • Purpose and Configuration steps of Media Locations
  • Media Management commands to manage Data Protector Media
  • Media Export/Import methods
  • Media Vaulting
  • Configure Logical Devices
  • Data Protector Tape format and how to change catalog and data segment size
  • Configure a SCSI II Physical and Virtual Tape Library
  •  Data Protector device configuration methods in a SAN environment


Performing Backups, Restores and Replications

  •  Create a DP Backup Specification
  •  Assignment Backup Objects to Backup Devices
  •  Backup Specification options and their session impact
  •  Start of a Backup Specification
  •  Restore methods and their prerequisites
  •  Usage of the Data Protector Restore wizard
  •  Supported Disaster Recovery methods
  •  Phases of the Disaster Recovery process
  •  EADR requirements and configuration files
  •  Media Copy and Automated Media Object specification configuration
  •  Object copy and name typical use cases
  •  Object Copy specification configuration
  •  Data Protector Restore of objects with multiple copies


Data Protector Administration and Troubleshooting

  •  Internal Database components and services
  •  Internal Database administration tasks
  •  Internal Database Maintenance Mode
  •  Internal Database Backup and Restore process
  •  Data Protector User Access Management
  •  Data Protector Client and Cell Security feature
  •  Configure and manage User Impersonation
  •  Data Protector Auditing capabilities
  •  Data Protector report categories
  •  Configuration steps of reports within a Report Group
  •  DP Notifications and the way how to add new Notifications
  •  Data Protector Web Reporting
  •  Data Protector Tracing and Logging
  •  Data Protector Log Collector
  •  Resolve typical backup and restore problems
  •  Data Protector General Release Patch installation and listing