Exam Objectives: SCA+ in SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability

Exam Information:

  • Exam Type: Exam is questions based
  • Exam Code: 050-757
  • Length: TBD
  • Scoring: The passing score is 70%
  • Retake Policy: If you do not pass the exam, you must wait 72 hours before you can schedule and take the exam again
  • Exam Prep: There is no practice exam
  • Cost: $99

Prerequisites:

The SCA in Enterprise Linux version 12 or 15 certification is a prerequisite for this SCA+ certification.  You will receive the corresponding 12 or 15 version of the SCA+ in SUSE Linux Enterprise HA.

Detailed Objectives:

  • HA Architecture
  • HA in the Public Cloud
  • Cluster Implementation Requirements
    • Collecting the Required Parameters
    • Planning Storage
    • Differences between 2 node and 2+N node clusters
    • Designing Test Cases
  • Cluster Node Preparation
    • Local Filesystems
    • Preparing the Infrastructure
    • Cluster Networking
    • Bonding Configuration
    • Name Resolution
  • Deploy a Cluster
    • Cluster Setup
    • Secure Cluster Communications
    • Cluster Installation and Initial Configuration
  • Administer the HA Cluster
    • Cluster Administration Tools
    • Introduction to Hawk
    • Command Line Tools
    • Configure and Synchronize files with csync2
  • Split Brain Avoidance
    • Understand Split Brain
    • Understand Fencing
    • Understand STONITH
    • Fencing using BMCs
    • Fencing using SBD
    • Split brain avoidance in 2 node vs 2+ node clusters
    • Fencing in Public Cloud
  • Cluster Resources
    • Resource Types
    • Resource Agents
    • Resource Groups
  • Controlling Cluster Behavior using Constraints
    • Location Constraints
    • Order Constraints
    • Colocation Constraints
  • Cluster Managed Storage
    • Cluster Managed Storage
    • Cluster Managed NFS
    • Overview of cLVM
    • Overview of OCFS2
    • Overview of Cluster Managed MDRAID
    • Overview of DRBD
  • Access Control Lists
  • Basic HA Troubleshooting
    • General Troubleshooting
    • CLI Troubleshooting Tools
    • Log Files
    • Updating the Epoch
    • SBD startup behaviour
    • Working with the CIB