SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.6

The SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in SUSE Rancher 2.6 certification is designed for Dev Ops engineers and system administrators who work with SUSE Rancher. This certification demonstrates fundamental knowledge of the architecture and components of SUSE Rancher as well as processes for registering, provisioning, configuring, and backup/restore of Kubernetes clusters using SUSE Rancher. In addition, it demonstrates an understanding of application and workflow management on downstream clusters and an understanding of Kubernetes muti-cluster management with SUSE Rancher. 

NOTE: This exam will be retired on 31 January 2024. It is replaced by the SCA in Rancher Manager 2.7 for Rancher Prime exam.

How to Earn the Certification

To earn the SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.6, you need to pass the core exam.  There are no prerequisites to achieve the certification.

Candidates who achieved the SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.5 by passing the core SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.5 exam have also been awarded the 2.6 certification and do not need to re-certify.

Core Exam Information

Study Options

The exam covers the content in the following 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.

Detailed Objectives

  • Understand SUSE Rancher Architecture
  • Access SUSE Rancher GUI
  • Login to SUSE Rancher User Interface
  • Modify SUSE Rancher Cluster Name
  • Navigate SUSE Rancher GUI
  • View Cluster and Node Agents
  • Import an Existing Kubernetes Cluster
  • Provision an RKE Cluster on Existing Nodes
  • Manage Users and Groups
  • Understand Roles
  • Configure RKE Templates
  • Manage Cluster and Node Drivers
  • Configure Cloud Credentials
  • Understand Infrastructure Provided Kubernetes Clusters
  • Understand Hosted Kubernetes Clusters
  • Understand Projects and Namespaces
  • Deploy Workloads
  • Understand Apps & Marketplace
  • Install Applications with Helm
  • Configure Quotas
  • Understand Continuous Delivery
  • Manage Cluster Groups
  • Configure Continuous Delivery
  • Deploy Monitoring Stack
  • Understand SUSE Rancher Logging
  • Configure an External Logging Service for Grafana
  • Manage CIS Scans
  • Understand OPA Gatekeeper
  • Access Cluster Nodes with ssh
  • Access a Downstream Cluster with kubectl
  • Understand the SUSE Rancher API
  • Understand SUSE Rancher CLI
  • Understand SUSE Rancher Backup Requirements
  • Create Downstream Cluster Snapshots
  • Upgrade Downstream Clusters
  • Restore Downstream Clusters
  • Backup and Restore SUSE Rancher Server


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Core Exam Details

Cost: $149

Exam Type: Question based; 70 questions

Code: sca_ran2_6

Exam 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

SUSE Rancher Learning Path