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Sun Certified System Administrator
Exam for Solaris 9, part I (CX-310-014)

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Install_Software
 
Manage File Systems
 
System Boot Procedures
 
Perform User and Security Administration
 
Manage Network Printers and System Processes
 
Perform System Backups and Restores
 

Installation

Packages,

Installing and Removing Patches

Manage filesystems

 mount

Boot prom
Boot and shutdown

User administration
Security, Permissions and ownership.

Printers
Controlling System Processes

Backup

Snapshot

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Solaris 9 System Administrator Exam Cram Review

Theme-based syllabus

Install Software Manage File Systems System Boot Procedures Perform User and Security Administration Manage Network Printers and System Processes Perform System Backups and Restores

Topics-based syllabus

  1. Describe the purpose, features, and functions of root subdirectories, file components, file types, and hard links in the Solaris OS directory hierarchy.
  2. Explain how to create and remove hard links in a Solaris OS directory.
  3. Describe the basic architecture of a local disk and the naming conventions for disk devices as used in the Solaris OS.
  4. Explain when and how to list devices, reconfigure devices, perform disk partitioning, and relabel a disk in a Solaris OS using the appropriate files, commands, options, and menus or tables or both.
  5. Describe the purpose, features, and functions of disk-based, distributed, and pseudo file systems in a Solaris OS, and explain the differences among these file system types.
  6. Explain when and how to create a new ufs file system using the newfs command, check the file system using fsck, resolve file system inconsistencies, and monitor file system usage using associated commands.
  7. Explain the purpose and function of the vfstab file in mounting ufs file systems, and the function of the mnttab file in tracking current mounts.
  8. Explain how to perform mounts and unmounts, and either access or restrict access to mounted diskettes and CD-ROMs.
  9. Explain how to install the Solaris OS from CD/DVD, including installation and upgrade options, hardware requirements, Solaris OS software components (software packages, clusters, and groups).
  10. Explain the purpose of the the /var/sadm/install/contents file, and how to administer packages (how to display, add, check, and remove a package, and add a package into the spool directory) using the command-line interface.
  11. Explain how to obtain, install, and remove patches, and patch clusters using either the command-line interface or the Solaris Management Console.
  12. Explain how to execute boot PROM commands to:
  13. Identify the systems boot PROM version
  14. Boot the system; access detailed information
  15. List, change and restore default NVRAM parameters
  16. Display devices connected to the bus
  17. Identify the systems boot device
  18. Create and remove custom device aliases
  19. View and change NVRAM parameters from the shell
  20. Interrupt a hung system
  21. Given a scenario involving a hung system, troubleshoot problems and deduce resolutions.
  22. Explain how to perform a system boot, control boot processes, and complete a system shutdown, using associated directories, scripts, and commands.
  23. Identify the main components of a user account, identify the system files that store account information, and explain what information is stored in each file.
  24. Explain how to manage user accounts, and describe system-wide initialization files.
  25. Identify the procedures and commands, variables, or permissions to monitor and control system access, switch users on a system, and restrict access to data in files.
  26. Describe the purpose, features, and functionality of printer fundamentals, including print management tools, printer configuration types, Solaris LP print service, LP print service directory structure, and the Solaris OS printing process.
  27. Explain how to configure printer classes, set the default printer, change the default printer class, remove a printers configuration, start the LP print service, and stop the LP print service using the appropriate commands.
  28. Given a scenario, identify the appropriate commands to specify a destination printer, accept and reject print jobs, enable and disable printers, and move print jobs.
  29. Explain how to view system processes, clear hung processes, schedule an automatic one-time execution of a command, and the automatic recurring execution of a command.
  30. Given a backup requirement, develop a backup strategy that includes scheduled backups, number of tapes required, naming conventions, command protocols, and backup frequency/levels.
  31. Explain how to perform incremental, full, and remote backups to tape for an unmounted file system using the ufsdump command or explain how to backup a mounted file system using ufs snapshot.
  32. Explain how to perform ufs file system restores and special case recoveries.

Objectives

1. Install Software (Ch 5-7)

  1. Installation Explain how to install the Solaris OS from CD/DVD, including installation and upgrade options, hardware requirements, Solaris OS software components (see ch 5 of manual):
  2. Packages Explain the purpose of the the /var/sadm/install/ contents file, and how to administer packages (how to display, add, check, and remove a package, and add a package into the spool directory) using the command-line interface (see ch 6 of manual).
  3. Patches. Explain how to obtain, install, and remove patches, and patch clusters using either the command-line interface or the Solaris Management Console (see ch 7 of manual)

2. Manage File Systems

  1. Manage filesystems
  2. mount Explain how to perform mounts and unmounts, and either access or restrict access to mounted diskettes and CD-ROMs.

3. Perform System Boot Procedures

  1. Boot prom Explain how to execute boot PROM commands to:
  2. Boot and shutdown. Explain how to perform

4. Perform User and Security Administration

  1. User administration
  2. Security, Permissions and ownership. Identify the procedures and commands, variables, or permissions to monitor and control system access, switch users on a system, and restrict access to data in files.

5. Manage Network Printers and System Processes

  1. Printing
  2. Controlling System Processes. Explain how to view system processes, clear hung processes, schedule an automatic one-time execution of a command, and the automatic recurring execution of a command.

6. Perform System Backups and Restores

  1. Backup_and_recovery

Courses

Solaris Certification Exams for Sun Solaris Exams 310-011 and 310-012 sample questions

Intermediate System Administration for the Solaris 9 Operating System (SA-239)

Certification Prep Workshop: Sun Certified Solaris System Administrator I (SA-SYS1-CPW) -days $500

  • The Certification Prep Workshop: Sun Certified Solaris System Administrator I course provides students with a full review of topics covered in the SA-119 course and the SA-239 course to help prepare them for the Solaris Certified System Administrator I exam, CX-310-014. The course details the testing objectives of the certification exam, along with corresponding material from the SA-119 UNIX Essentials Featuring Solaris 9 Operating System course and the SA-239 Intermediate System Administration for the Solaris 9 Operating System course using a series of overhead slides. In addition to the overhead slides, this course is accompanied by Darrell Ambro's Solaris 9 System Administrator Certification Exam Cram 2 book. The course is structured to meet the testing objectives of the certification exam, and does not correspond to the objectives of the additional book. The additional book serves as a reference guide to the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) and highlights features that are new to the Solaris 9 OS. Students are encouraged to take the Sun ePractice exams before taking the actual Sun Certified System Administrator I exam. The ePractice exams are available at http://training.sun.com. Select the Certification link to access the ePractice Exams. A set of 10 practice questions is available for free. A complete set of 180 practice questions is also available for an additional $75.00.

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