Date: 03-Jun-2006

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Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 8 Operating System, Part I of II (CX-310-011)
Product Description

The Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 8 Operating System, Part I exam is geared toward those candidates with a minimum of six months experience working as a system administrator. This exam presumes the test candidate has an indepth knowledge of basic UNIX and Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) commands, such as those covered in the SA-238 courseware. The examination will include multiple choice scenario-based questions and fill-in questions. It is a prerequisite to the Sun Certified System

Administrator for Solaris 8 OS, Part II exam. Test candidates must pass this exam before proceeding to the Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 OS, Part II exam. Reseller exam to not apply as prerequisites.

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Details
  • Delivered at: Authorized Prometric testing centers
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Exam type: Multiple choice, free response, drag and drop
  • Number of questions: 57
  • Pass score: 66%
  • Time limit: 105 minutes
Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish (neutral)
Recommended Training

To succeed fully in this exam, candidates can take advantage of the following course(s):

Solaris 8 OS System Administration I (SA-238) 
Supporting Courses
Fundamentals of Solaris 8 Operating System for System Administrators (SA-118)
Fundamentals of Solaris 8 Operating System Bundle (WSB-108)
Solaris 8 System Administration I Bundle (WSB-238)
Fundamentals of Solaris 8 Operating System (CDS-108)
Solaris 8 OS System Administration I (CDS-238)
Web-based Practice Exams
  • Practice Exam for Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 OS, Part I (WGS-PREX-S011B)
Exam Objectives
Section 1: System Concepts
  • Match selected system administration terms to their respective definitions: daemons, shell, file system, kernel, and operating system.
  • Define the effect of using various man command options when viewing online manual pages.


Section 2: The Boot Prom
  • State or recognize the combination of actions required to interrupt a non-responsive system.
  • State the command strings used to manipulate custom device aliases.


Section 3: Installation
  • Describe the sequence of steps required to perform the Solaris 8 Operating System (Solaris OS) software installation on a networked standalone system.
  • Identify the function of the following package administration commands: pkgadd, pkginfo, pkgchk, and pkgrm.
  • Identify the steps required to install a patch, verify which patches are currently installed, and remove a patch using the patchadd, patchrm, or showrev commands.


Section 4: Initialization and Shutdown
  • Match the Solaris OS run levels to their intended functions.
  • State the function of the following files or directories and the relationships between them: /etc/inittab, /etc/init.d, /etc/rc# (where # falls in the range of 0 to 6, or S), or /etc/rc#.d(where # falls in the range of 0 to 6, or S).
  • Identify the commands used to change the run level of a system to a specified state.


Section 5: User Administration
  • Identify the following login procedures: log into a system, log out of a system, and change login passwords.
  • State the command used to identify which users are currently logged into the system.
  • State the steps required to create user accounts on the local system using the admintool utility.
  • State the command syntax to add, modify, or delete user / group accounts on the local system with the useradd, groupadd, usermod, groupmod, userdel, or groupdel commands.
  • Given a user's login shell, list the shell initialization files used to set up a user's work environment at login.


Section 6: Security
  • Identify how to search for regular expressions in the contents of one or more files.
  • List command sequences used to display or modify file and directory permissions.
  • Differentiate the effect of selected umask values on the permissions assigned to newly created files and directories.
  • List, in sequence, the steps to create, modify, and delete access control lists (ACLs) on files.


Section 7: Process Control
  • List the commands that display information for all active processes on the system.
  • State the effect of sending a specified signal to a process.
  • List the commands used to terminate an active process.


Section 8: File Systems
  • List the different types of file systems in the Solaris OS.
  • State the effect of the commonly used options of the mount command.
  • Differentiate between the purpose of the /etc/mnttab and /etc/vfstab files.
  • Select correct statements about the intended purpose of the /etc, /opt, /usr, /export, and / (the root) directories.
  • List the steps required to access data on diskettes or CD-ROMs.


Section 9: Files and Directories
  • State the commands used to reduce the size of files and directories for storage to tape.
  • Match the file types of regular files, directories, symbolic links, device files, and hard links to their respective functions.


Section 10: The Boot Process
  • Match the boot command options to their respective functions. Select the command that reports the current run level of a Solaris OS.
  • Given a sample run control directory, differentiate between the basic activity in a script whose name begins with an uppercase S and a script whose name begins with an uppercase K.


Section 11: Disk Configuration
  • Select the command used to add device configuration information for a new disk device without requiring a reboot of the Solaris OS.
  • Differentiate between the uses of a character (raw) disk (/dev/rdsk) and a block disk (/dev/dsk).


Section 12: Format
  • Identify the correct usage of the format command.
  • Select correct statements about the use of the menu selections for the format command.
  • Select correct statements about the use of the menu selections for the partition ubcommand under the format command.


Section 13: Backup and Recovery
  • Match listed backup, archive, and restore utilities to their respective functional capabilities.
  • Identify the commands and steps required to backup a file system to tape.
  • Identify the commands and steps required to restore a file system from tape.


Section 14: Basic Command Syntax
  • Using absolute or relative pathnames, select valid command strings to move between specified points within a given directory tree.
  • Select the metacharacter combinations necessary to construct pathname abbreviations for access to files and directories within the directory tree.
  • State the commands needed to list the contents of directories and determine the file types within a directory.
  • List the commands used to create or remove directories. State the commands used to copy, create, rename, or remove files.


Section 15: Editor
  • List the keyboard sequences that are required to switch between the three modes of operation used by the vi editor.
  • State the vi editor commands used to position and move the cursor, create and delete text, and copy or move text.
  • Match the correct vi command sequences with their respective search and replace functions.


Section 16: Remote Connection
  • State the command to perform remote system operations such as remote login, remote copy, and remote shell commands.
  • State the subcommands that are used by the ftp utility to transfer files between a local system and a remote system.