SUSE Certified Linux Professional (CLP)

The Certified Linux Professional certification validates the skills necessary for performing administrative tasks on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server platforms.

Some of the skills you will be evaluated on include:

  • Installing and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 systems
  • Maintaining the file system
  • Managing software
  • Managing processes
  • Managing printing
  • Configuring fundamental network services
  • Configuring Samba
  • Configuring a Web Server
  • Configuring and using IPv6
  • Creating bash shell scripts

Note: SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certificate is required to receive SUSE Certified Linux Professional (CLP) certificate. When you pass the CLP exam, you will not receive the CLP certificate unless or until you have passed the CLA exam. In order to receive CLP 11, you must have a CLA 11 certification. In order to receive CLP 12 certification, you must have CLP 11, CLA 11 or CLA 12.

Study Options

As with all SUSE certifications, course work is never required. One need only pass a SUSE Practicum in order to achieve the certification. The SUSE Practicum is a scenario based exam where students apply the knowledge they have learned to solve real-life problems.

CLP 11 Courses:

CLP 12 Courses:

Test Objectives

Test Registration


The costs for this practicum exam is US$195.

Certification Agreement

Each candidate must submit the SUSE Training Services Certification Agreement before certification can be awarded. Take advantage of submitting the agreement when you test. The agreement can be viewed and downloaded and the signature form returned to SUSE.

From time to time, SUSE Training Services may require you to take an exam to keep current on the latest solutions and technologies. These exams are considered a Continuing Certification Requirement (CCR), which keep your skills up-to-date and keep your certification valuable in the marketplace.