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Sun Solaris Training Program
Our Objective is to prepare our students for Sun Solaris Certification Exams as well as prepare them to start their career on Sun platform. For certifications, we follow the learning path which conforms to the Exam objectives. Our special Sun Module covers the practical aspect of System Administration and System Support on Sun Platforms.
Exam CX-310-200: Sun Certified System Admin for the Solaris 10 OS, Part I
Duration: 40 Hours
· Install Software
* Explain the Solaris 10 OS installation and upgrade options for CD / DVD, including how to provide Minimal Installations for SPARC, x64, and x86-based systems.
* Perform an OS installation from CD / DVD for SPARC, x64, and x86- based systems.
· Managing File System
* Explain the Solaris 10 OS directory hierarchy, including root subdirectories, file components, and file types, and create and remove hard and symbolic links.
* Explain disk architecture including the UFS file system capabilities and naming conventions for devices for SPARC, x64, and x86-based systems.
* Use the prtconf and format commands to list devices, explain critical issues of the /etc/path_to_inst file and reconfigure devices by performing a reconfiguration boot or using the devfsadm command for SPARC, x64, and x86-based systems.
* Given a scenario, partition a disk correctly using the appropriate files, commands, and options, and manage disk labels using SMI and EFI labels as they relate to disk sets.
* Explain the Solaris 10 OS file system, including disk-based, distributed, devfs, and memory file systems related to SMF, and create a new UFS file system using options for <1Tbyte and > 1Tbyte file systems.
* Given a scenario, check and resolve Solaris 10 OS file system inconsistencies using fsck, and monitor file system usage using the command line (df, du, and quot commands).
* Perform mounts and unmounts on a Solaris 10 OS file system, and use volume management to access mounted diskettes and CD-ROMs, restrict access, troubleshoot volume management problems, and explain access methods without volume management.
* Perform Solaris 10 OS package administration using command-line interface commands and manage software patches for the Solaris OS, including preparing for patch administration, and installing and removing patches using the patchadd and patchrm commands.
· Perform System Boot and Shutdown Procedures for SPARC, x64, and x86-based systems.
* Given a scenario, explain boot PROM fundamentals, including OpenBoot Architecture Standard, boot PROM, NVRAM, POST, Abort Sequence, and displaying POST to serial port for SPARC.
* Given a scenario, explain the BIOS settings for booting, abort sequence, and displaying POST, including BIOS configuration for x64 and x86-based system.
* Execute basic boot PROM commands for a SPARC system.
* Perform system boot and shutdown procedures, including identifying the system's boot device, creating and removing custom device aliases, viewing and changing NVRAM parameters, and interrupting an unresponsive system.
* Explain the Service Management Facility and the phases of the boot process.
* Use SMF or legacy commands and scripts to control both the boot and shutdown procedures.
* Describe the purpose , functions and features of the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB), including how to modify x86 system boot behavior, manage GRUB boot archives, boot a system in the GRUB-based boot environment and interrupt an unresponsive system.
· Perform User and Security Administration
* Explain and perform Solaris 10 OS user administration, and manage user accounts and initialization files.
* Monitor system access by using appropriate commands.
* Perform system security by switching users on a system, and by becoming root and monitoring su attempts.
* Control system security through restricting ftp access and using /etc/hosts.equiv and $HOME/ .rhosts files, and SSH fundamentals.
* Restrict access to data in files through the use of group membership, ownership, and special file permissions.
· Manage Network Printers and System Processes
* Configure and administer Solaris 10 OSprint services, including client and server configuration, starting and stopping the LP print service, specifying a destination printer, and using the LP print service.
* Control system processes by viewing the processes, clearing frozen processes, and scheduling automatic one-time and recurring execution of commands using the command line.
· Perform System Backups and Restores
* Given a scenario, develop a strategy for scheduled backups, and backup an unmounted file system using the appropriate commands.
* Perform Solaris 10 OS file system restores using the appropriate commands, including restoring a regular file system, the /usr file system, the /(root) file system, and performing interactive and incremental restores for SPARC, x64, and x86 based systems.
* Backup a mounted file system by creating a UFS snapshot and performing a backup of the snapshot file.
* Restore data from a UFS snapshot and delete the UFS snapshot.
Exam CX-310-202: Sun Certified System Admin for the Solaris 10 OS, Part II
Duration: 40 Hours
· Describe Network Basics
* Control and monitor network interfaces including MAC addresses, IP addresses, network packets, and configure the IPv4 interfaces at boot time.
* Explain the client-server model and enable/disable server processes.
· Manage Virtual File Systems and Core Dumps
* Explain virtual memory concepts and given a scenario, configure, and manage swap space.
* Manage crash dumps and core file behaviors.
* Explain NFS fundamentals, and configure and manage the NFS server and client including daemons, files, and commands.
* Troubleshoot various NFS errors.
* Explain and manage AutoFS and use automount maps (master, direct, and indirect) to configure automounting.
* Implement patch management using Sun Connection Services including the Update Manager client, the smpatch command line, and Sun Connection hosted Web application.
· Manage Storage Volumes
* Analyze and explain RAID (0,1,5) and SVM concepts (logical volumes, soft partitions, state databases, hot spares, and hot spare pools).
* Create the state database, build a mirror, and unmirror the root file system.
* Describe the Solaris ZFS file system, create new ZFS pools and file systems, modify ZFS file system properties, mount and unmount ZFS file systems, destroy ZFS pools and file systems, work with ZFS snapshots and Clones, and use ZFS datasets with Solaris Zones.
· Control Access and Configure System Messaging
* Configure role-based access control (RBAC) including assigning rights profiles, roles, and authorizations to users.
* Analyze RBAC configuration file summaries and manage RBAC using the command line.
* Explain syslog function fundamentals, and configure and manage the /etc/syslog.conf file and syslog messaging.
· Naming Services
* Explain naming services (DNS, NIS, NIS+, and LDAP) and the naming service switch file (database sources, status codes, and actions)
* Configure, stop and start the Name Service Cache Daemon (nscd) and retrieve naming service information using the getent command.
* Configure naming service clients during install, configure the DNS client, and set up the LDAP client (client authentication, client profiles, proxy accounts, and LDAP configurations) after installation.
* Explain NIS and NIS security including NIS namespace information, domains, processes, securenets, and password.adjunct.
* Configure the NIS domain: build and update NIS maps, manage the NIS master and slave server, configure the NIS client, and troubleshoot NIS for server and client failure messages.
· Perform Advanced Installation Procedures
* Explain consolidation issues, features of Solaris zones, and decipher between the different zone concepts including zone types, daemons, networking, command scope, and given a scenario, create a Solaris zone.
* Given a zone configuration scenario, identify zone components and zonecfg resource parameters, allocate file system space, use the zonecfg command, describe the interactive configuration of a zone, and view the zone configuration file.
* Given a scenario, use the zoneadm command to view, install, boot, halt, reboot, and delete a zone.
* Explain custom jumpstart configuration including the boot, identification, configuration, and installation services.
* Configure a Jumpstart including implementing a Jumpstart server, editing the sysidcfg, rules and profile files, and establishing Jumpstart software alternatives (setup, establishing alternatives, troubleshooting, and resolving problems).
* Explain Flash, create and manipulate the Flash archive and use it for installation.
* Given a PXE installation scenario, identify requirements and install methods, configure both the install and DHCP server, and boot the x86 client.
* Configure a WAN Boot Installation and perform a Live Upgrade Installation.
Exam CX-310-302: Sun Certified Network Admin for Solaris 10 OS; Part III
Course Duration: 40 Hours
· Section 1: Configure the Network Interface Layer
o Explain network model fundamentals (network protocols and advantages of a layered model), layers of the TCP/IP model (Network interface, Internet, Transport, and Application), and peer-to-peer communication.
o Explain network topologies (BUS, STAR, RING, VLAN), LAN media (IEEE identifiers and IEEE 802.3 types), and network devices (shared hubs, bridges, and switches)
o Explain Ethernet concepts (CSMA/CD access method, difference between full-duplex and half-duplex, Ethernet statistics, and Ethernet frames, including Ethernet addresses, Ethernet address types, local Ethernet address, Ethernet-II frame, Ethernet frame encapsulation, maximum transfer unit, and Ethernet frame errors)
o Use network utilities like snoop, netstat, and ndd to configure and troubleshoot network interfaces.
o Examine and manage ARP and RARP, including the ARP table, in.rarpd and the hosts and ethers databases.
· Section 2: Configure the Network (Internet and Transport layers)
o Explain Internet layer protocols, IP datagrams, IP address types (unicast, broadcast, and multicast), configure netmasks for subnetting and VLSM, manage interface configuration files and configure/unconfigure logical interfaces.
o Explain how to increase throughput and availability and given a scenario, implement and troubleshoot multipathing through the use of both configuration files and the command line.
o Distinguish between direct routes, indirect routes, route table populations (static, default, and dynamic), explain routing protocols (interior and exterior gateway), and routing tables (entries, flags, search order, host route, network route, and default route.)
o Configure a static route (/etc/defaultrouter, /etc/gateways and manual) and explain router discovery protocol (RDISC).
o Distinguish between the procedures associated with dynamic routing for both RIP versions 1 and 2 and manage the in.routed daemon and explain the operation of CIDR.
o Configure boot time routing: initialize a router, a multihomed host, a non router and enable IP forwarding and routing, additionally, given a scenario, troubleshoot router configuration.
o Explain the IPv6 addressing to include IPv6 autoconfiguration, unicast, and multicast address types.
o Configure and troubleshoot IPv6 non-routers, routers, and IPv6 6to4 routers.
o Manage IPv6 (display critical information and modify, configure, and troubleshoot interfaces).
o Configure IPv6 multipathing both manually and at boot time.
o Explain the types of protocols found in the Transport layer and examine TCP flow control.
· Section 3: Configure and Manage Network Applications (Application layer)
o Explain the DNS basics (BIND, top level domains, zones of authority, server types, answer types, name resolution process, and resource records)
o Given a scenario, configure and troubleshoot a DNS server.
o Given a specific network, configure a DHCP server using appropriate utilities, and configure and manage DHCP clients.
o Troubleshoot DHCP server, DHCP client, and acquire a new lease manually.
o Configure an NTP server and an NTP client, and given a scenario, troubleshoot NTP using messages and snoop.
· Section 4: Configure Solaris IP Filter
o Configure the behavior of Solaris IP Filter using packet direction (in keywords and out keywords), and using rule processing (block keywords, pass keywords, quick keywords, and group keywords)
o Configure and modify filtering on an IP address, network interface, protocol type, and port.
o Configure logging in Solaris IP Filter, passed packets, blocked packets, and rule match and analyze logged information and statistics.