Exam Objectives: SUSE Certified Administrator in Enterprise Linux 11

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Exam Information:

This is the same exam as the former Certified Linux Administrator 11 exam; if you have a CLA 11, you already have an SCA in Enterprise Linux 11 certification. If you did not receive your SCA in Enterprise Linux certificate, you can request a new one by emailing edcustomer@suse.com.

  • Type: Exam is question based; there are 70 questions
  • Length: You have 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • 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: $149

Detailed Objectives:

  • Access and Use man Pages
  • Use info Pages
  • Understand the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
  • Manage Directories with Nautilis and CLI
  • Create and View Files
  • Work with Files and Directories
  • Find Files on Linux
  • Search File Content
  • Get to Know the Command Shells
  • Execute Commands at the Command Line
  • Work with Variables and Aliases
  • Understand Command Syntax and Special Characters
  • Use Piping and Redirection
  • Get to Know YaST
  • Manage the Network Configuration Information from YaST
  • Manage Users and Group Accounts with YaST
  • Describe Basic Linux User Security Features
  • Manage User and Group Accounts from the Command Line
  • Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  • Ensure File System Security
  • Use the Editor vi to Edit Files
  • Manage RPM Software Packages
  • Manage RPM Software Repositories with zypper
  • Perform a SLES 11 Installation
  • Describe the Linux Load Procedure
  • Manage GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader)
  • Manage Runlevels
  • Describe How the Linux Processes Work
  • Manage Linux Processes
  • Select the Linux File System
  • Configure Linux File System Partitions
  • Manage Linux File Systems
  • Configure Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and Software Raid
  • Set Up and Configure Disk Quotas
  • Set Up Network Interfaces with the ip Tool
  • Set Up Routing with the ip Tool
  • Test the Network Connection with the Command Line Tool
  • Configure Host Name and Name Resolution
  • Manage RPM Software Packages
  • Verify and Update Software Library Access
  • Provide Secure Remote Access with OpenSSH
  • Monitor a SLE System
  • Use System and Logging Services
  • Monitor Login Activity
  • Schedule Jobs with cron
  • Schedule Jobs with at
  • Develop a Backup Strategy
  • Create Backups with tar
  • Create Backups on Magnetic Tape
  • Copy Data with dd
  • Mirror Directories with rsync
  • Automate Data Backups with cron
  • Configure User Authentication with PAM
  • Manage and Secure the Linux User Environment
  • Use Access Controls Lists (ACLs) for Advanced Access Control

Note: Test objectives are subject to change without notice.