Exam Objectives and Info for HP0-091

HP0-091 exam has been turned off as of July 31, 2007.

Please prepare for and take the new HP0-095 exam.

The Certified System Administrator for HP-UX certification exam from Hewlett-Packard is designed for UNIX professionals. This exam is based on HP-UX 11.0, 11iv1, and 11iv2. There is only one exam to get this certification. Questions have multiple choices. The official exam objectives are given below and are covered in various chapters throughout the book.

Objective 1 (expect up to 10% questions)

Describe and explain the architecture and structure of HP-UX and its foundational technologies.

  1. HP-UX OS architecture.
  2. Major hardware components found in current HP systems.
  3. Features and benefits of currently supported PCI bus types in HP systems.
  4. Differences and compatibilities between common SCSI technologies.
  5. Features and benefits of HP disk management solutions.
  6. HP-UX file systems and their use.
  7. Significance of basic LVM concepts and structure.
  8. Significance of basic VxVM concepts and structure.

Objective 2 (expect up to 25% questions)

Describe the HP-UX user environment and demonstrate the use of basic commands and utilities.

  1. Login and logout of an HP-UX system.
  2. Navigate the CDE GUI interface.
  3. Determine basic information about a system.
  4. Execute HP-UX commands from the command line.
  5. Manage and manipulate files and directories.
  6. Define and describe the attributes of basic system components.
  7. Demonstrate the tools and techniques used to identify, monitor, and terminate programs and processes.
  8. Identify and explain how and when to used advanced shell features.
  9. Describe and demonstrate how to communicate with system users.
  10. Describe when and how to access basic network services.

Objective 3 (expect up to 25% questions)

Perform HP-UX system administration and operational tasks using command line and GUI tools.

  1. Boot, reboot, and shutdown an HP-UX system or partition.
  2. Connect and configure HP-UX hardware.
  3. Describe, configure, and manage HP-UX device files.
  4. Configure and manage disks and partitions.
  5. Maintain file and file system integrity and design.
  6. Backup and recover data on an HP-UX system.
  7. Create and manage swap space.
  8. Create and manage user/group environments.
  9. Describe print spooling and its use.
  10. Describe common areas of performance bottlenecks.
  11. Describe SYS-V IPC services and their use.
  12. Describe SAM and its use.
  13. Describe system startup model and its use.
  14. Describe chroot and its use.
  15. Describe /etc/default and its use.
  16. Monitor system activity and events.

Objective 4 (expect up to 22% questions)

Perform HP-UX network administration tasks.

  1. Describe MAC addressing and its use.
  2. Describe IP addressing and its use.
  3. Describe NIC and its use.
  4. Enable DHCP for NIC address configuration.
  5. Check local connectivity to a known neighbor by IP or by MAC address.
  6. Describe set_parms and its use.
  7. Describe common network configuration files and their use.
  8. Describe network monitor utilities and their use.
  9. Describe and configure HP-UX routing.
  10. Configure and monitor network services.
  11. Describe CIFS/9000 (SAMBA) and its use.
  12. Describe the ONC suite of network services and their use.
  13. Describe DNS and its use.
  14. Describe sendmail and its use as a MTA and MDA.
  15. Describe NTP and its use.
  16. Describe other tools to monitor network utilization.

Objective 5 (expect up to 8% questions)

 Perform HP-UX installation, upgrade, and recovery tasks.

  1. Perform and HP-UX installation from local installation media.
  2. Perform a software/patch installation from a software distribution depot server.
  3. Configure a software distribution depot server.
  4. Install HP-UX patches.
  5. Describe the features and benefits of Ignite-UX, and install and configure an Ignite-UX server.
  6. Describe and use system recovery options.

Objective 6 (expect up to 10% questions)

 Perform HP-UX security administration tasks.

  1. Cite user-level security settings.
  2. Describe trusted system and its use.
  3. Describe password creation options and their use.
  4. Describe how to implement system access restrictions.
  5. Describe common system security concerns.
  6. Describe ssh and its use.
  7. Describe PAM and its use.
  8. Describe available security tools.
  9. Describe common administrative security tasks.
  10. Explain how various network architectures/features can affect a system security policy.

Visit www.hp.com/go/certification for up-to-date and more in-depth information about the CSA exam requirements.

Exam Fee and How to Register for the Exam

The exam fee is US$125.00. To register for the exam call Prometric at 1 800 718-3926, call an Authorized Prometric Testing Center (APTC) in your area, or visit www.2test.com. You may get a list of APTCs in your area from www.prometric.com. You are required to provide your HP student ID when you register for the exam.

HP Student ID

Before you register for the CSA for HP-UX certification exam, you must obtain an HP Student ID. This unique identification number is allocated to each HP-UX exam candidate. Visit www.hp.com/certification/americas/student_id.html and follow the procedure.

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