Exam ID HP0-M66
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 50 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English
Related Certifications
  • HP ATP - Data Protector Software v7 (inactive)
Supporting courses These recommended courses help you prepare for the exam:

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Exam description

This exam tests your skills on Data Protector concepts and architecture, install and C=configure your Data Protector Cell, managing backup media and devices, performing backups, Restores and Replications, Data Protector administration and troubleshooting.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is for Storage and System Administrators, or those with equivalent experience, using HP Data Protector software, who have a good understanding of the functionality of the software, the essential knowledge to configure and manage the HP Data Protector software and its application to typical storage. Candidates should have a thorough understanding of backup and recovery concepts and a basic understanding of virtualization, related technologies, and backup challenges.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Tips for taking this exam

You are not required to take the recommended supporting courses and completion of training does not guarantee that you will pass the exam. HP strongly recommends a combination of training, thorough review of courseware and additional study references, and sufficient on the job experience prior to taking the exam.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Data Protector Concepts and Architecture

  • Explain the main backup concepts.
  • Name and describe the main HP Data Protector Cell components and their roles.
  • Identify the Data Protector processes and services and their functions.
  • Describe the Data Protector tuning approaches.
  • List and explain the supported de-duplication methods.
  • Describe the elements and options of a B2D device.
  • Name and describe the VEAgent backup types and their requirements.
  • Describe the main steps of the VMware GRE integration.
  • List and explain the supported DR methods.
  • Describe the four phases of the DR process.
  • Describe the requirements and configuration files of the EADR.


Install and Configure your Data Protector Cell

  • Describe the Data Protector preparation steps on Windows.
  • List and explain the different methods of a Data Protector client and cell manager installation.
  • Describe the import and export of Data Protector clients.
  • Explain Data Protector password types and how to obtain them.


Managing Backup Media and Devices

  • Name and explain media management pool properties.
  • List and describe media management commands for Data Protector media.
  • Describe the media format process and the influencing parameters.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the media import and export feature.
  • List and explain the Data Protector backup devices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the Data Protector file library configuration steps.
  • Explain the Data Protector tape format and how to change catalog and data segment size.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the configuration steps of an SCSI Library.
  • Identify and explain the different methods of device configurations in a SAN.


Performing Backups, Restores and Replications

  • Explain the configuration of a Data Protector backup specification.
  • Describe the assignment of Data Protector backup objects to backup devices.
  • List and explain the different ways to start backups in DP.
  • Show knowledge about available backup options and their session impact.
  • List and describe the supported restore methods and their prerequisites.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about using the Data Protector restore Wizard.
  • Describe object copy and name typical use cases.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the configuration of an Object Copy specification.


Data Protector Administration and Troubleshooting

  • Describe the IDB components and how to create IDB extends.
  • List and explain IDB administration tasks.
  • Name and describe IDB restore and recovery methods.
  • Describe the user access management in Data Protector.
  • Explain user impersonation in Data Protector.
  • Name and describe Data Protector auditing capabilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about Data Protector report categories.
  • Explain Data Protector notifications and how to add new notifications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the Data Protector Log Collector.
  • Explain the two steps of a GR patch installation.