SUSE Certified Administrator in SUSE Manager 4 (SCA)

This SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in SUSE Manager 4 certification is designed for Linux administrators who have become familiar with SUSE Manager 4. This certification displays your fundamental knowledge of SUSE Manager, including using the Web UI management console, implementing channel management, delegating management authority, managing minions using Salt and perform other day to day administrative tasks using SUSE Manager 4.

Detailed Objectives

  • SUMA Web UI and how to access it
  • Using the SUMA Web UI
  • Registration Process and what occurs during Registration
  • Activation Keys, Channels, System Groups, and Salt Keys
  • Registration using the Web UI and bootstrap scripts
  • Cloning of Channel content
  • Implementation of Configuration Channels
  • Implementation of Content Lifecycle Management (CLM)
  • Creation of additional SUMA Organizations
  • Establishment of trust between SUMA Organizations
  • Administrative Roles and Permission Roles that can be created and assigned to manage SUMA resources
  • Creation of new Web UI administrative users
  • Salt architecture
  • Salt grains, pillars, and states
  • Use of the salt, salt-run, salt-call, and salt-key commands
  • Execution of commands on remote client servers using the Web UI
  • Performance of management activities on multiple client servers at one time using the System Set Manager (SSM)
  • Action Chains
  • installation of RPM packages on client servers

Recommended training for this certification

The exam covers the content in the following course:

SUSE Manager Basic Operations (SMGR201V4)

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.


  • Exam Name: SCA in SUSE Manager 4
  • Exam Code: sca_suma4
  • Exam Type: Exam is questions based, 70 questions
  • 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
  • Cost: $149