SUSE Certified Adminstrator: Exam Crash Course

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This course is designed for those who are seeking a fundamental understanding of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating system.
Attendees will be taught the following concepts and skills that are fundamental in administering the SLES Operating System:
•    Install SLES 12 and perform basic Linux configuration steps
•    Become familiar with the command line interface and the most important commands
•    Manage users and permissions
•    Manage processes and jobs
•    Manage software
•    Use basic network commands and NFS
Experience level: 
Session Time Slot(s): 
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Learning Objectives: 

Students will be able to install and configure a SLES 12 server and integrate it into an existing network. They will be able to do the most important system administrator tasks.

Students should be prepared to take the SCA exam.


1. What is SUSE Linux Enterprise?

  • Understand the different flavors of SUSE Linux
  • Understand the SUSE Linux Enterprise maintenance model
  • Install SLES12
  • Introduction to the GNOME Desktop
  • Understand YaST
  • Understand the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • Get to Know the Linux File Types

2. Work with the Command Line

  • Define and Explain the Shell Environment
  • Use the Most Important Commands
  • Get Help at the Command Line
  • Work with the VIM Text Editor
  • Use OpenSSH for Command Line Remote Administration

3. System Initialization

  • Understand the SLE12 Boot Process
  • Understand UEFI, Secure Boot, and Trusted Execution
  • Configure the GRUB2 Bootloader
  • Define and Manage Services with systemd

4. Process Management

  • Manage Processes
  • Work with Background Processes
  • Schedule Processes

5. Identity and Security

  • Manage Users and Groups
  • Change File Permissions
  • Delegate Privileges (su)

6. Manage Software

  • Manage RPM Packages
  • Manage Software Repositories and Libzypp

7. Network Management

  • Use Basic Network Commands
  • Configure Network Interfaces
  • Manage Networks with Wicked
  • Set Up SUSEfirewall2

8. Storage

  • Configure Partitioning (MBR and GPT)
  • Recognize Traditional Linux File Systems
  • Introduction to BtrFS
  • Configure Software RAID
  • Configure Logical Volume Management (LVM)

9. Administration and Monitoring

  • Configure Time Synchronization
  • Configure System Logging
  • Use Supportconfig

10. Hardware Management

  • Display Hardware Information
  • Manage Drivers
Who Will Gain the Most From This Training?: 

Linux system administrators looking to expand their skill set; Information Systems students looking to expand their knowledge base and hiring potential.

Prerequisites for this Course: 

This course is designed for those who have little or no experience with Linux and who are seeking a fundamental understanding of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 operating system. It is also ideal for those who want to begin preparing for the SUSE Certified Administrator in Enterprise Linux 12 certification exam.

Dev Environments: 
Hands-on is optional, or can be shared. Systems must be capable of running Linux.
Tutorial Length: 
2.5 Hours
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