SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

The SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE) in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 is targeted at advanced system operators and consultants. The certification validates knowledge in topics which are either more advanced than those covered in the SCA or less commonly used. These topics focus on how to design and manage complex configurations which are considered beyond the scope of typical ongoing operational usage. 

How to Earn the Certification

Candidates can earn the SCE in SUSE Linux Entperprise Server 15 by either passing the core SCE in SUSE Linux Entperise Server 15 exam or by updating their version 12 certification. 

Core Exam Option

Details for the Core SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 exam are below.  In addition to the core SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 exam, the SCA in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 12 or 15 certification is a prerequisite for this engineer level certification.

Update Option

Candidates who currently hold either an SCA or SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 are able to take one update exam to update their certification(s) to version 15. Candidates who have achieved an SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 certifcation will receive the corresponding version 15 certification. See the SLES 12 to 15 Certifications Update Exam page for the study options, prerequisites and exam objectives.

Core Exam Information

Study Options

Candidates who do not hold the SCE in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 certification would benefit from 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

In addition to the objectives below, this exam may also cover objectives from the SUSE Certified Administrator in Enterprise Linux 15 exam.

  • Advanced System Administration
    • YaST Security Module
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Software Libraries
    • General Server Health
    • Monitoring Overview
    • Control Groups
  • Encryption
    • SSL/TLS
    • GPG
  • Shell Scripting
  • Hardware
    • Hardware Information
    • Drivers
  • Advanced Networking
    • Advanced Network Interface Types
    • Network Namespaces
    • IPv6
  • Advanced Storage Administration
    • iSCSI
    • Multipath IO
  • Centralized Authentication
    • PAM
    • SSSD
  • Advanced Software Management
    • RPM
    • Repositories
    • RMT
  • Configuration Management with Salt
    • Salt Overview
    • Install and Configure Salt
    • Salt Execution Modules
    • The Salt State System


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Core Exam Details

Cost: $195

Exam Type: Question based; 80 questions

Code: sce_sles_15 (previously 050-755)

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

SLES 15 Learning Path