You can use this exam guide to collect all the information about Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Certified Professional Upgrade Exam (1Z0-879) certification. The Oracle 1Z0-879 certification is mainly targeted to those candidates who has some experience or exposure of Solaris 10 Administration and want to flourish their career with Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator (OCP) credential. The Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Certified Professional Upgrade certification exam validates your understanding of the Solaris 10 Administration technology and sets the stage for your future progression. Your preparation plan for Oracle 1Z0-879 Certification exam should include hands-on practice or on-the-job experience performing the tasks described in following Certification Exam Topics table.
Oracle 1Z0-879 Certification Details:
|Exam Name||Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Certified Professional Upgrade Exam|
|Exam Product Version||Solaris 10 Administration|
|Exam Price||USD $245 (Pricing may vary by country or by localized currency)|
|Number of Questions||66|
|Validated Against||This exam has been validated against Oracle Solaris 10, update 11.|
System Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS Part 1 (please note that while this self-study course is an excellent exam preparation too, it will not fulfill the training requirement for certification.)
System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS Part 2
|Schedule Exam||Pearson VUE - Oracle|
|Recommended Practice||1Z0-879 Online Practice Exam|
Oracle 1Z0-879 Certification Topics:
|Section 1: 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.
|Section 2: Manage File Systems||
- 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.
- 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.
Section 3: Perform System Boot and Shutdown Procedures for SPARC, x64, and x86-based systems
- Given a scenario, explain the BIOS settings for booting, abort sequence, and displaying POST, including BIOS configuration for x64 and x86-based 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.
|Section 4: Perform User and Security Administration||
- 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.
|Section 5: Perform System Backups and Restores||
- 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.
|Section 6: 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.
The Oracle 1Z0-879 Certification Program certifies candidates on skills and knowledge related to Solaris 10 Administration products and technologies. The Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator is granted based on a combination of passing exams, training and performance-based assignments, depending on the level of certification. Oracle 1Z0-879 certification is tangible benchmark of experience and expertise that help you stand out in a crowd among employers. To ensure success, Oracle recommends combining education courses, practice exam and hands-on experience to prepare for your Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Certified Professional Upgrade certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in hands-on practice or professional experience.