CLA 12 Test Objectives

Note:  The CLA 12 Objectives below will remain in place for the upcoming program change of the CLA to the SCA in Linux.  More information about the upcoming program changes will be forthcoming from the SUSE Training and Certification Team shortly.

A thorough understanding of the course and test objectives is recommended prior to taking the test. SUSE-authorized training kits contain the material from which test objectives and test questions are taken.

They are the best resources for test preparation.

Detailed Objectives:

  • Understand the Different Flavors of SUSE Linux
  • Understand the SLE Maintenance Model
  • Install SLES12
  • Understand the GNOME Desktop
  • Understand YaST
  • Understand the Filesytem Hierarchy Standard
  • Get to Know Linux File Types
  • Understand the Shell Environment
  • Use the Most Important Shell Commands
  • Get Help at the Command Line
  • Work with the VIM Text Editor
  • Use OpenSSH for Command Line Remote Administration
  • Understand the SLE12 Boot Process
  • Understand the UEFI Secure Boot and Trusted Execution
  • Configure the GRUB2 Bootloader
  • Understand systemd
  • Manage Processes
  • Work with Background Processes
  • Schedule Processes
  • Manage Users and Groups
  • Change File Permissions
  • Delegate Privileges
  • Manage RPM Packages
  • Manage Software Repositories and Libzypp
  • Understand the Basic Network Commands
  • Configure Network Interfaces
  • Manage Network with Wicked
  • Set up SUSEfirewall2
  • Configure Partitioning (MBR and GPT)
  • Understand Traditional Linux File Systems
  • Understand Btrfs Basics
  • Configure Software RAID
  • Configure Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and Software Raid
  • Configure Time Synchronization
  • Configure System Logging
  • Use Supportconfig
  • Display Hardware Information
  • Manage Drivers

Note: Test objectives are subject to change without notice.