SUSE Certified Administrator in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

The SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 certification is for the latest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Designed for SUSE Linux Enterprise system administrators who have become familiar with the SLES operating system, this certification displays your fundamental knowledge of the Linux operating system and your ability to properly administer SLES 15 at a standard sysadmin level.

Update Option

Candidates who currently hold either an SCA or SCE in SUSE Linus Enterprise Server 12 are able to take one update exam to update their certification(s) to version 15. Candidates who have only an SCA will receive an updated SCA in Enterprise Linux 15, and those candidates with an SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 will receive the corresponding version 15 certification. See the link below for the study options and certification requirements.

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


  • None

Core Exam Requirement:

  • Exam Type:  Exam is questions based; there are 70 questions
  • Exam Code: sca_sles15 (previously 050-754)
  • Exam 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
  • Cost: $149

Detailed Objectives:

  • Overview of SUSE Linux Enterprise
    • Flavors of SUSE Linux
    • SLE Maintenance Model
    • YaST
  • The Linux Filesystem
    • Understand the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
    • Understand the Linux File Types
  • Work with the Command Line
    • Getting Help at the Command Line
    • Understand the Shell Environment
  • The Vim Editor
  • Remote Administration
    • Understand Remote Administration with OpenSSH
    • Understand Remote Administration with VNC
  • System Initialization
    • Understand the Boot Process
    • Understand the GRUB2 Boot Loader
    • Define and Describe systemd
  • Process Management
    • Understand Process Administration
    • Understand Background Processes
    • Understand Process Scheduling
  • Identity and Security
    • Understand User Management
    • Understand Filesystem Permissions
    • Understand Privilege Delegation
  • Software Management
    • Understand Compiling Software from Source
    • Understand Management of RPM Packages
    • Understand Software Management with Libzypp
  • Network Management
    • Understand Network Management in SLE
    • Understand Network Management with Wicked
    • Understand firewalldl
  • Storage Management
    • Understand the Linux I/O Stack
    • Recognize Traditional Linux File Systems
    • Configure Logical Volume Management (LVM)
    • Configure Software RAID
    • Define and Describe BtrFS
    • Understand NFSv4
  • Administration and Monitoring
    • Understand Time Sync with chrony
    • Configure System Logging
    • Understand Supportconfig

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.