SUSE Certified Deployment Specialist in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

The SUSE Certified Deployment Specialist (SCDS) in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 certification is designed for IT professionals responsible for deploying and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (SLES 15). This certification validates an individual's expertise in deploying and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of various deployment methods and techniques, including manual deployment, automated installation using AutoYaST, image-based deployment using KIWI and deployment on public cloud platforms. 

How to Earn the Certification

To earn the SCDS in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15, you need to pass the core exam.  There are no prerequisites or alternative ways to earn the certification.

Exam Information

Study Options

The following course helps prepare you for the exam:

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

  • Supported Platforms 
  • SUSE Customer Center 
  • Product Lifecycle 
  • How to Access the Product Packages 
  • Technology Previews 
  • Products, Modules and Extensions 
  • Deployment Infrastructure 
  • Deployment Services 
  • Manual Deployment of SLES 
    • Preparation for a Manual Installation 
    • Accessing a System during the Deployment 
    • Remote Installation Process 
  • Automated Deployment of SLES using AutoYaST 
    • AutoYaST Components 
  • Image Based Deployment of SLES Using KIWI 
    • KIWI Basic Workflow 
    • KIWI Build Host 
    • KIWI Image Description File 
    • Building KIWI Images 
    • KIWI Image Maintenance 
  • Deployment of SLES to the Public Cloud 
    • Preparation for Deployment 
    • Bring Your Own Subscription or Pay As You Go? 
    • Cloud Images 
    • Deployment of SLES to the Public Cloud 
    • Manual Instance Deployment in the Cloud 
    • Automated Deployment Tools 
    • Post Deployment Configuration 


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Core Exam Details

Cost: $149

Length: 90 minutes

Code: scds_sles15

Exam Type: Question based; 70 questions

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

SLES 15 Learning Path