NCLA: Novell Certified Linux Administrator

NCLA (Test :050-720) can be taken in any Pearson VUE testing centre after having completed the 3101 and 3102 training. A thorough understanding of the course and test objectives is recommended prior to taking the test.
The following are the test objectives:

  • Access and Use man Pages
  • Use info Pages
  • Understand the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
  • Manage Directories with Nautilis and CLI
  • Create and View Files
  • Work with Files and Directories
  • Find Files on Linux
  • Search File Content
  • Get to Know the Command Shells
  • Execute Commands at the Command Line
  • Work with Variables and Aliases 12.Understand Command Syntax and Special Characters
  • Use Piping and Redirection
  • Get to Know YaST
  • Manage the Network Configuration Information from YaST
  • Manage Users and Group Accounts with YaST
  • Describe Basic Linux User Security Features
  • Manage User and Group Accounts from the Command Line
  • Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  • Ensure File System Security
  • Use the Editor vi to Edit Files
  • Manage RPM Software Packages
  • Manage RPM Software Repositories with zypper
  • Perform a SLES 11 Installation
  • Describe the Linux Load Procedure
  • Manage GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader)
  • Manage Runlevels
  • Describe How the Linux Processes Work
  • Manage Linux Processes
  • Select the Linux File System
  • Configure Linux File System Partitions
  • Manage Linux File Systems
  • Configure Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and Software Raid
  • Set Up and Configure Disk Quotas
  • Set Up Network Interfaces with the ip Tool
  • Set Up Routing with the ip Tool
  • Test the Network Connection with the Command Line Tool
  • Configure Host Name and Name Resolution
  • Manage RPM Software Packages
  • Verify and Update Software Library Access
  • Provide Secure Remote Access with OpenSSH
  • Monitor a SLE System
  • Use System and Logging Services
  • Monitor Login Activity
  • Schedule Jobs with cron 46.Schedule Jobs with at
  • Develop a Backup Strategy 48.Create Backups with tar
  • Create Backups on Magnetic Tape 50.Copy Data with dd
  • Mirror Directories with rsync
  • Automate Data Backups with cron
  • Configure User Authentication with PAM
  • Manage and Secure the Linux User Environment

Use Access Controls Lists (ACLs) for Advanced Access Control

NCLP: Novell Certified Linux Professional
NCLP (Test :050-721) can be taken at LLC (Authorised Novell Practicum Testing Centre) after completing the training on SUSE 3103 and the NCLA test. A thorough understanding of the course and test objectives is recommended prior to taking the test.
The following are the test objectives:

  • Configure NFS (Network File System)
  • Configure Time on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Enable the Extended Internet Daemon (xinetd)
  • Enable an FTP Server
  • Configure CUPS
  • Manage Print Jobs and Queues
  • Understand How CUPS Works
  • Configure and Manage Print Server Access
  • Use the Web Interface to Manage a CUPS Server
  • Describe How LDAP Works
  • Install and Configure OpenLDAP on SLES
  • Add, Modify, and Delete Entries to the LDAP Directory Tree
  • Describe the Role and Function of Samba
  • Configure a Simple File Server with Samba
  • Configure Samba Authentication
  • Use Samba‚Äôs Client Tools
  • Use Samba as a Domain Controller
  • Integrate Samba into a Windows Domain
  • Set Up a Basic Web Server with Apache
  • Configure Virtual Hosts
  • Limit Access to the Web Server
  • Configure Apache with Open SSL
  • Install PHP
  • Understand IPv6 Theory
  • Configure IPv6 on SLE
  • Find Performance Bottlenecks
  • Reduce System Memory and Load
  • Optimize the Storage System
  • Tune the Network Performance
  • Understand BASH Basics
  • Use Basic Script Elements
  • Understand Variables and Command Substitution
  • Use Control Structures
  • Use Arithmetic Operators
  • Understand How to Read User Input
  • Understand How to Use Arrays
  • Understand How to Keep Versions of Files
  • Use Advanced Scripting Techniques
  • Understand How to Use Useful Commands in Shell Scripts
  • Understand How to Use AutoYaST
  • Understand the Installation Server (Setup and Use)
  • Set Up PXE Boot for Installations
  • Create a Configuration File for AutoYaST
  • Performa an Automated Installation
  • Understand Virtualization with XEN Works
  • Know How to Install Xen
  • Manage Xen Domains with Virt-Manager
  • Manager Xen Domains from the Command Line
  • Understand Xen Networking

Exam Fee: NCLA exam fee is equivalent to US $ 55. NCLP exam fee is INR 3500.
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http://www.vue.com/novell

http://www.novell.com/training/testinfo/locator.html