SCA in Rancher Manager 2.7 for Rancher Prime

The SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in Rancher Manager 2.7 for Rancher Prime certification is designed for Dev Ops engineers and system administrators who work with Rancher Manager for Rancher Prime. This certification demonstrates fundamental knowledge of the architecture and components of Rancher Manager as well as processes for registering, provisioning, configuring, and backup/restore of Kubernetes clusters using Rancher Manager. In addition, it demonstrates an understanding of application and workflow management on downstream clusters and an understanding of Kubernetes muti-cluster management with Rancher Manager.

How to Earn the Certification

To earn the SCA in Rancher Manager 2.7 for Rancher Prime, you need to pass the core exam.  There are no prerequisites to achieve the certification.

Candidates who achieved the SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.6 by passing the core SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.6 exam have also been awarded the 2.7 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

  • Rancher Manager Architecture 
  • Access Rancher Manager 
  • Rancher Manager User Interface 
  • Cluster and Node Agents 
  • Import an Existing Kubernetes Cluster 
  • Provision an RKE Cluster on Existing Nodes 
  • Provision a K3s or RKE2 Cluster on Existing Nodes 
  • User and Group Management 
  • Roles 
  • RKE Template Configuration 
  • Node and Cluster Driver Management 
  • Cloud Credentials Configuration 
  • Infrastructure Provided Kubernetes Clusters 
  • Hosted Kubernetes Clusters  
  • Projects and Namespaces 
  • Workload Deployment 
  • Application Repositories in Rancher Manager 
  • Application Management with Helm 
  • Quotas 
  • Project Fleet 
  • Continuous Delivery 
  • Deploy Monitoring Stack 
  • Rancher Manager Logging 
  • External Logging Services for Grafana 
  • Rancher Manager Extensions  
  • Manage CIS Scans 
  • OPA Gatekeeper 
  • External Policy Engine and Container Security Products  
  • CLI Access for Rancher Manager and Downstream Clusters  
  • Access Cluster Nodes with ssh 
  • Access a Downstream Clusters with kubectl 
  • Rancher Manager API 
  • Rancher Manager CLI 
  • Backup and Restore with Rancher Manager  
  • Backup Requirements with Rancher Manager 
  • Downstream Cluster Snapshots 
  • Upgrade Downstream Clusters 
  • Restore Downstream Clusters 
  • Backup and Restore Rancher Manager  


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Exam Details

Cost: $149

Length: Question based; 70 questions

Code: sca_ran2_7

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

Rancher Manager 2.7 Learning Path