SCA in SUSE Manager 4

The SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in SUSE Manager 4 certification is designed for administrators who use SUSE Manager to maintain and update their Linux system environments. This certification validates fundamental knowledge of SUSE Manager, including using the Web UI management console, implementing channel management, delegating management authority, managing minions using Salt and perform other day to day administrative tasks using SUSE Manager 4. 

How to Earn the Certification

To earn the SCA in SUSE Manager 4, you need to pass the core exam.  There are no prerequisites or alternative ways to earn the certification.

Exam Information

Study Options

The exam covers the content in the following course:

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

  • SUMA Web UI and how to access it
  • Using the SUMA Web UI
  • Registration Process and what occurs during Registration
  • Activation Keys, Channels, System Groups, and Salt Keys
  • Registration using the Web UI and bootstrap scripts
  • Cloning of Channel content
  • Implementation of Configuration Channels
  • Implementation of Content Lifecycle Management (CLM)
  • Creation of additional SUMA Organizations
  • Establishment of trust between SUMA Organizations
  • Administrative Roles and Permission Roles that can be created and assigned to manage SUMA resources
  • Creation of new Web UI administrative users
  • Salt architecture
  • Salt grains, pillars, and states
  • Use of the salt, salt-run, salt-call, and salt-key commands
  • Execution of commands on remote client servers using the Web UI
  • Performance of management activities on multiple client servers at one time using the System Set Manager (SSM)
  • Action Chains
  • installation of RPM packages on client servers


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Core Exam Details

Cost: $149

Exam Type: Question based; 70 questions

Code: sca_suma4

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 Manager 4 Learning Path