SUSE Certified Administrator in SUSE Rancher 2.5

The SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in SUSE Rancher 2.5 certification is designed for administrators who have become familiar with basic understanding about architecture and components of Rancher and Kubernetes multi-cluster management actions utilized with Rancher. This certification displays your fundamental knowledge about the components of the Rancher as well as registering, provisioning, configuring, and backing up and restoring Kubernetes clusters using Rancher. You will also have an understanding of application and workflow management on downstream clusters.

This exam will be retired on 31 January 2022.  It will be replaced by the SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.6 exam.

Study Options

The exam covers the content in the following course:

As with all SUSE certifications, course work is not required. You need to pass this certification exam and meet the prerequisites in order to achieve the certification. We highly recommend you study the objectives and prepare for the exam.

Certification Requirements


  • None

Core Exam Requirement

  • Exam Name: SCA in Rancher 2.5
  • Exam Code: sca_ran2_5
  • Exam Type: Exam is questions based, 70 questions
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • 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
  • Cost: $149

Detailed Objectives

  • Rancher Architecture
  • Access Rancher UI
  • Navigate in Global Clusters View
  • Understand the Rancher API
  • Rancher Cluster Manager
  • Understand the Multi-Cluster Management UI
  • Manage Node and Cluster Drivers
  • View Cluster and Node Agents
  • Register an Existing RKE Cluster
  • Provision an RKE Cluster on Existing Nodes
  • Provision an RKE Cluster on AWS Infrastructure Provider
  • Provision an EKS Cluster on AWS
  • Understand Projects and Namespaces
  • Manage Users, Groups, and Roles
  • Understand RKE Templates
  • Rancher Cluster Explorer
  • Understand Cluster Explorer Ideology
  • Manage Clusters
  • Deploy Workloads
  • Understand Apps and Marketplace
  • Install Applications with Helm
  • Rancher Logging, Monitoring, and Security Scanning
  • Understand Rancher Logging
  • Deploy Monitoring Stack
  • Manage CIS Scans
  • Rancher Shell Access
  • Access the Cluster Nodes with SSH
  • Access a Downstream Cluster with kubectl
  • Introduce Rancher CLI
  • Backup and Restore With Rancher
  • Understand Rancher Backup Requirements
  • Create Downstream Cluster Snapshots
  • Upgrade Downstream Clusters
  • Restore Downstream Clusters
  • Backup and Restore the Rancher Server

Test Registration

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