Certification: Oracle Linux 6 Certified Implementation Specialist
Certification Full Name: Oracle Linux 6 Certified Implementation Specialist
Certification Provider: Oracle
Exam Code: 1z0-460
Exam Name: Oracle Linux 6 Implementation Essentials
1z0-460 Exam Product Screenshots
Oracle Linux 6 Implementation specialization is a certification that is designed to target professionals who have a strong knowledge and experience both providing and practicing Oracle Linux solutions. The edge this certification provides in the market place is proven expertise. This means that the certificate itself will be a testimony to the ability of this particular professional. Once the certification is completed it is recommended that the professional immerses himself/herself in the latest training and industrial application.
Who can do this certification?
All candidates are eligible for this certification but the targeted candidates are the professionals who are a part of the Oracle Partner Network. Upon completion of this certification they will be recognized as Oracle Partner Network Certified Specialists. A list of the targeted audience is as follows:
- Functional Implementers.
- Pre-Sales Consultants.
- System Integrators.
- Installation Engineers.
- System Engineers.
Candidates interested in this certification must have sound knowledge of the Linux products and Oracle Linux packages. Disk partitioning methods and familiarization with disk partitioning utilities are necessary for this certification. The exam tests things as basic as the knowledge of the ways by which one can acquire Oracle Linux operating system. The Ksplice feature is one of the most important feature of the Linux operating system hence all candidates appearing for this certification must be familiar with this feature.Like all software programs the Oracle Linux is also designed to work in a network hence professional who are seeking this certification must be familiar with basic network configurations.The Linux boot sequence is an important aspect of testing in this certification. Candidates appearing for this specialization exam should be familiar with software utilities that help the program to attain automation and increase user's control over the computing system.SELinux modes, Booleans, /etc/sysconfig commands and related contexts are another area of concentration for the exam.
Once the candidate has completed this certification he /she will be able to install Linux 6 on any computing device, set configurations for a Linux boot sequence. The candidate will also be able to use the Linux Software Packageand Ksplice patching for better system resource management. New groups and Users creation, file system and network management are among the new skills the candidate adds to his/her skill set.Troubleshooting and monitoring computing systems areamong the most important skills an Information Technology professional can wish for and this certification handles this aspect very beautifully imparting the necessary skills to monitor and troubleshoot computing systems running on Linux 6.
In order to earn this certification the candidate is to complete the exam coded 1Z0-460 with a minimum of 62% score.The exam comprises of 71 questions. The duration of this exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes. The passing score for the exam is 62%. The questions follow a multiple choice scheme. Each question has four options the candidate is required to select the correct option.
No Mandatory courses or exam prerequisites are there to apply for this exam. All interested can proceed directly to the certification if they think they are equipped with the right knowledge to tackle the exam.
A list of the topics that are included in the exam syllabus is as follows:
- Introducing Oracle Linux
This topic handles the relation between Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Another area covered by topic is the difference between the kernels used by Oracle and Red Hat enterprises.
- Installing Oracle Linux 6 on to a computing device
This topic includes the procurement of the Oracle Linux operating system and installation of the software onto a compatible computing machine.
- Boot Sequence for Linux
This topic handles the boot sequence for an Oracle Linux based operating system.It also includes the configuration of the kernel and run scripts. It handles basic command directories that help the user to manipulate the running of the system.
- Configuration and Process management for an Oracle Linux based system.
This topic covers the familiarization with system utilities like the RPM and YUM. It also covers the configuration of these utilities that varies from system to system.
- How to manage the Oracle Linux operating system.
This topic handles the manipulation of the automation and crontab utilities. The rsyslog action and templates are also covered in this topic.
- Ksplice feature.
This topic covers the understanding of the Ksplice feature and its application.
- How to automate various system processes.
This topic includes the familiarization with the utilities that help to automate runtime processes.
- New and existing Users and Groups managing.
This topic handles the User and Group managing utilities.
- Controlling Filing and Storage systems in an Oracle Linux based system.
This topic covers the disk space and file system management. Disk partitioning utilities and file system managing utilities are an essential aim of this topic.
- Basic and Network monitoring and troubleshooting.
This topic handles basic level network monitoring, security and troubleshooting.
Validity of the Certification
Just as is the case in other Adobe certification, full validity until upgradation or any update in this category is released.
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"Consider taking this exam if you work for an OPN company or want to test the waters surrounding Oracle's Linux distribution."
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