Exam Objectives: SUSE Certified Administrator in Enterprise Linux 12

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Exam Information:

This exam will be retired on January 31, 2018. At that time only the SCA in Enterprise Linux 12 (2018 Update) exam will be available..

  • 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 official practice exam
  • Cost: $149

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.