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Unix System Administrator eCertification

The following outline describes the content of the Unix Systems Administrator (SA) eCertification.  To qualify as a Unix SA, you must pass the examination with a score of 60% or higher.  To be certified as a Master Unix SA, you must obtain a score of 75% or higher.

Unix SA Contents

Topic

Subtopic

Communications

Internet (ftp and telnet)

Communications

Mail

Devices

Concepts

Devices

Installation

Devices

Remote

Devices

Shared

File systems

Backup the File systems

File systems

Mounting and Dismounting

File systems

Restoring from Back-up

File systems

Types

Files

File ownership

Files

Types

Files

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General Principles

The System Administrator's Job

General Principles

Wizardry

Managing System Resources

Administrative Commands

Managing System Resources

Managing Disk Space Usage

Managing System Resources

Monitoring System Load & Memory

Managing System Resources

Optimization

Managing System Resources

Process queues

Processes

Process Control

Processes

Process Types and Attributes

Security

Concepts

Security

Logs

Security

Network Security

Security

Password Files

Security

Processes

Shell Programming

Commands

Shell Programming

Concepts

Startup and Shutdown

Initialization Scripts

Startup and Shutdown

Shutdown

Startup and Shutdown

Start-up Scripts

TCP/IP Network

DNS resolution / routing

TCP/IP Network

Firewalls

TCP/IP Network

host files

TCP/IP Network

Managing the Network

TCP/IP Network

Network Security

Troubleshooting

Applications

Troubleshooting

Processes

UDP

Concepts

User Accounts

Adding and Removing Users

User Accounts

Device Access

User Accounts

Groups

User Accounts

User Profiles

All eCertification examinations are delivered through the web and use computer adaptive testing (CAT), in which the degree of complexity for questions areas based on previous answers.  Additionally, questions are selected from large question banks, so that it is not productive to memorize questions. 

The expected time to complete the Unix SA eCertification examination is 60 minutes.  In addition to registration with eCertifications.com, all certified professionals may use one of the logos below on their resume followed by a professional certificate which is suitable for framing.

Unix SA Unix SA Master

 


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