SCA+ in SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability

This certification is an additional option for administrators working with the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension. The exam focuses on the additional functionality provided by SUSE Linux Enterprise HA.

Passing the core exam requirement will result in the version 12 certification if an SCA or SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is held and in the version 15 certification if an SCA or SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 is held.

Study Options

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

Prerequisites

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

Core Exam Requirement

  • Exam Type: Exam is questions based, 70 questions
  • Exam Code: scap_ha (previously 050-757)
  • 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

  • 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

Test Registration

  • All exams are available via our certification platform Questionmark
  • Log in using your SUSE Account. If you do not already have a SUSE account, you can create one here.
  • Complete instructions on how to purchase and schedule your exam can be found within the dashboard of the certification exam platform along with details on how to prepare for exams. Please follow all instructions outlined within the platform to ensure a smooth proctoring experience.