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Administration, Course 3072 Advanced Administration (Course 3073) Networking Services (Course 3074) Security (Course 3075)  

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novell exam 050-710 Traditional exams typically contain 69 exam questions. Cut score is 512 and time allowance 90 min. See Test Information page.

Traditional exams are for the Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Novell Certified Linux Desktop Administrator, Novell Certified Administrator, Certified Novell Administrator, the Certified Novell Engineer, Novell Certified Administrator, Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Novell Certified Linux Desktop Administrator, and the Certified Novell Instructor.


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Test Objectives Novell Networking and Services for Linux

Novell Certified Linux Administrator

Test Objectives
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Test Objectives

Test Objectives

A thorough understanding of the course and test objectives is recommended prior to taking the test. Novell-authorized training kits contain the material from which test objectives and test questions are taken. They are the best resources for test preparation.

  1. Get to Know YaST
  2. Manage the Network Configuration Information from YaST
  3. Access and Use man Pages
  4. Use info Pages
  5. Understand the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
  6. Change Directories and List Directory Content
  7. Create and View Files
  8. Work with Files and Directories
  9. Find Files on Linux
  10. Search File Content
  11. Get to Know the Command Shells
  12. Execute Commands at the Command line
  13. Get to Know Common Command line Tasks
  14. Understand Command Syntax and Special Characters
  15. Use Piping and Redirection
  16. Use the Editor vi to Edit Files
  17. Manage User and Group Accounts with YaST
  18. Describe Basic Linux User Security Features
  19. Manage User and Group Accounts from the Command Line
  20. Manage File Permissions and Ownership
  21. Ensure File System Security
  22. Perform a SLES 10 Installation
  23. Configure a SLES 10 Installation
  24. Troubleshoot the Installation Process
  25. Select a Linux File System
  26. Configure a Linux File System Partition
  27. Manage Linux File Systems
  28. Configure Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and Software RAID
  29. Set Up and Configure Disk Quotas
  30. Configure User Authentication with PAM
  31. Manage and Secure the Linux User Environment
  32. Use Access Control Lists (ACLs) for Advanced Access Control
  33. Understand Linux Network Terms
  34. Set Up Network Interfaces with the ip Tool
  35. Set Up Routing with the ip Tool
  36. Test the Network Connection with Command Line Tools
  37. Configure Host Name and Name Resolution
  38. Configure the Network with NetworkManager
  39. View and Manage Processes
  40. Schedule Jobs
  41. Monitor a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 System
  42. Use System Logging Services
  43. Monitor Login Activity
  44. Describe the Linux Load Procedure
  45. GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader)
  46. Manage Runlevels
  47. Manage RPM Software Packages
  48. Verify and Update Software Library Access
  49. Develop a Backup Strategy
  50. Create Backups with tar
  51. Work with Magnetic Tapes
  52. Copy Data with dd
  53. Mirror Directories with rsync
  54. Automate Data Backups with cron
  55. Configure Local Printing
  56. Manage Print Jobs and Queues
  57. Understand How CUPS Works
  58. Configure and Manage a Print Server
  59. Provide Secure Remote Access with OpenSSH

Note: Test objectives are subject to change without notice.


CLP Exam Objectives

Novell CLP Exam Objectives

The following objectives and tasks might be required to complete the exam scenario you are presented:

Perform an installation of SLES 9 (from CD) that includes the following steps:

Navigate in the KDE and GNOME desktop environments by doing the following:

Locate and use Help resources in the Linux system such as the following:

Perform the following file management tasks in the SLES 9 system:

Do the following from the Linux shell and command line:

Use Linux text editors:

Locate, view, and use the following types and sources of SUSE Linux system information:

Administer processes by doing the following:

Manage runlevels by doing the following:

Schedule jobs by doing the following:

Manage the kernel by doing the following:

Manage the GRUB boot loader by doing the following:

Manage system and hardware settings by doing the following:

Manage the network configuration by doing the following:

Manage user and group accounts by doing the following:

Manage and configure network printers by doing the following:

Manage and configure network file systems by doing the following:

Manage resources on the network by doing the following:

Manage software packages by doing the following:

Enable Internet services by doing the following:

Configure and use a DNS server by doing the following:

Deploy and use OpenLDAP on a SLES 9 server by doing the following:

Manage backup and recovery on a SLES 9 server by doing the following:

Create basic shell scripts by doing the following:

Manage remote access by doing the following:

Secure a SLES 9 server by doing the following:

Find performance bottlenecks by doing the following:

In addition, the following topics are covered in SUSE Linux Advanced Administration (Course 3038) and might be referred to in the exam:


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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Certification Self-Study Bundle, Course 7012

[Oct 31, 2007] SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Certification Self-Study Bundle, Course 7012

This self-study bundle includes all the courses that support training on Novell's Certified Linux Professional 10, Certified Linux Engineer 10, and CompTIA's Linux+ certifications.

Courses in this bundle include:


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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Administration, Course 3072

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Administration, Course 3072

Attendees of this course need the skills taught in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Fundamentals (Course 3071). They need to be familiar with files and file system layout, user management, how to use a shell and basic functionalities of YaST.

Course Outline

This course covers the following topics:

Section 1: Install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Section 2: Administer the Linux File System

Section 3: Administer User Access and Security

Section 4: Configure the Network Manually

Section 5: Administer Linux Processes and Services

Section 6: Monitor SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Section 7: Configure System Initialization

Section 8: Manage Software for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Section 9: Manage Backup and Recovery

Section 10: Manage Printing

Section 11: Configure Remote Access

Course Testing Information

This course along with the skills taught in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Fundamentals (Course 3071) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Advanced Administration (Course 3073), prepare you to take the Novell Certified Linux Professional ( Novell CLP 10) certification Practicum (050-697).

 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Advanced Administration

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3073 - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Advanced Administration


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This course gives students a deeper understanding of how SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 works. Students will learn how to make their work and their servers more efficient and productive as well as how to turn Linux into a productive system. This is the last course preparing for the Novell CLP 10 certification. It is recommended that students have either attended the previous courses SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Fundamentals (Course 3071) and SUSE LInux Enterprise Server 10 Administration (Course 3072) or have a gained a comparable knowledge.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, students will learn the following:


The course is designed for those who already have experience with Linux, including general system configuration and command line work. The course is also ideal for those seeking advanced administration skills on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, those who have completed the previous two courses in the Novell CLP 10 curriculum, and those preparing to take the Novell CLP 10 Practicum.


This course is designed for students who have intermediate level knowledge of Linux. They should be able to:

This knowledge can also be gained through:

Course Outline

Section 1: Manage Virtualization with Xen

Section 2: Configure a Web Application Server

Section 3: Configure and Use Samba

Section 4: Enable Fundamental Network Services

Section 5: Create Shell Scripts

Section 6: Compile Software from Source

Section 7: Perform a Health Check and Performance Tuning

Section 8: Manage Hardware Components

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Networking Services

3074_Sample chapter (DNS)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Networking Services

Manage DNS:
  Manage DHCP:
  Manage OpenLDAP:
  Manage a Mail Server:
  Use OpenSLP:
  Monitor Network Traffic:
  Appendix: Live Fire Exercise:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Security Course

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Security Course

Section 1: General Considerations and Definition of Terms
Section 3: Novell AppArmor
Section 4: Cryptography: Basics and Practical Application
Section 5: Network Security
Section 6: General Firewall Design
Section 7: Packet Filters
Section 8: Application-Level Gateways
Section 9: Virtual Private Networks
Section 10: Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
Section 11: Live Fire Exercise



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