SUSE Certified Administrator in SUSE Enterprise Storage 6

This exam will be retired on 31 July 2021.

The SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 certification is designed for storage administrators who have become familiar with the SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 software-defined storage solution. This certification displays your fundamental knowledge of SUSE Enterprise Storage 6, based on the Ceph open source project, and your ability to properly administer a SUSE Enterprise Storage cluster and accomplish typical administration and monitoring tasks.

Study Options

The exam covers the content in two courses:

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 SUSE Enterprise Storage 6
  • Exam Code: 050-763
  • 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

  • SUSE Enterprise Storage Concepts
    • Software Defined Infrastructure
    • Architecture
      • Storage Nodes
      • Monitor and Manager
      • Admin, Salt Master, Prometheus and Grafana
    • Client Access
    • Object, Block and File Storage
  • Pools and Data Placement
    • Object Storage
    • Pools and Placement Groups
    • CRUSH
    • Erasure Code Profiles
    • CRUSH Map Rulesets
    • Comparison of Replication and Erasure Coding
    • Blue Store
  • Accessing Storage
    • Object, Block and File Storage
  • Common Day 1 Tasks Using the CLI
    • Ceph CLI
    • Ceph Users
    • Ceph’s Configuration Database
  • Ceph Dashboard
    • Prometheus and Grafana
    • Ceph Dashboard Users
    • Ceph’s Configuration Database
  • Basic Troubleshooting
    • Logs
    • Debug Settings
    • SUSE supportconfig
  • Configuration of Storage Data Access
    • Object Storage Access
    • RBD Direct Access
    • iSCSI Access
    • NFS Ganesha
    • File Storage
    • CIFS/SMB

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