SCDS in SUSE Manager 4

The SUSE Certified Deployment Specialist (SCDS) in SUSE Manager 4 is designed for Infrastructure Architects, Senior Linux Administrators, and Consultants responsible for the deployment and configuration of the various architectural components of a SUSE Manager version 4.x system. This certification demonstrates knowledge of the installation and post-installation configuration process for SUSE Manager Servers and SUSE Manager Proxy Servers, a detailed understanding of the various methods that can be used to on-board target servers as managed Salt Minions and an understanding of how to provide a well-managed and controlled approach to system patching and system updating. 

How to Earn the Certification

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

Core 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

Current Objectives:

  • Benefits of SUSE Manager
  • Understand the Architecture of SUSE Manager 4.x
  • Understand Installation Requirements of SUSE Manager 4.x
  • Perform an Online Installation of SUSE Manager 4.x Server
  • Understand the Purpose of the SUSE Manager Setup Procedure
  • Perform the SUSE Manager Setup Procedure
  • Sync Products from the SCC
  • Understand the Purpose of the SUSE Manager Proxy Server
  • Understand Pre-Installation Considerations and Installation Requirements of a SUSE Manager Proxy Server
  • Perform a SUSE Manager Proxy Server Installation
  • Register a SUSE Manager Proxy Server as a Salt Minion
  • Configure a SUSE Manager Proxy Server
  • Understand the Purpose of Client Registration
  • Plan and Prepare to Register Client Systems
  • Configure Activation Keys
  • Registration Methods
  • Using the Various Registration Methods
  • Accept Pending Salt Keys
  • Understand the Content Lifecycle Management (CLM) Terminology
  • Understand CLM Relation Operations
  • Implement a CLM Strategy
  • Install the Helm-Based Container Proxy Server
  • Install the Podman Run-time Container Proxy


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Core Exam Details

Cost: $149

Exam Type: Question based; 70 questions

Code: scds_suma_4

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