Exam Objectives and Info for HP0-095

The Certified Systems Administrator certification exam from Hewlett-Packard is designed for UNIX professionals. This exam is based on HP-UX 11iv1 and 11iv2. There is only one exam to pass to get this certification. There are total 78 questions on the exam. Question formats include multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and graphical. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the exam within 105 minutes. The official exam objectives are given below and are covered in various chapters throughout the book.

1.0 HP-UX System Administration

  1. Architecture and structure of HP-UX
  2. Describe the HP-UX OS architecture
  3. Describe the HP-UX processor families
  4. Describe the major hardware components found in HP's current systems
  5. Describe the features and benefits of HP disk management solutions
  6. Describe the significance of basic LVM concepts and structure
  7. Describe the significance of basic VxVM concepts and structure

 2.0 HP-UX user environment, basic commands, and utilities

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

 3.0 HP-UX system administration and operational tasks

  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. Configure and reconfigure the HP-UX kernel
  11. Describe common areas of performance bottlenecks
  12. Describe SYS-V IPC services and their use
  13. Describe SAM and its use
  14. Describe System Startup model and its use
  15. Describe chroot and its use
  16. Describe /etc/default and its use
  17. Monitor system activity and events
  18. Implement HP partitioning solutions

 4.0 HP-UX system 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. Configure and monitor network services
  10. Describe the HP CIFS product suite and its use
  11. Describe the ONC suite of network services and their use
  12. Describe LDAP and its use
  13. Describe DNS and its use
  14. Describe sendmail and its use as a MTA and MDA
  15. Describe NTP and its use

 5.0 HP-UX installation, upgrade, and recovery tasks

  1. Perform an HP-UX installation from local installation media
  2. Perform HP-UX software installation from an SD-UX server
  3. Configure a SD-UX depot server
  4. Install HP-UX patches
  5. Describe the features and benefits of Ignite-UX
  6. Perform an HP-UX installation from an Ignite-UX Server
  7. Install and configure an Ignite-UX server

 6.0 HP-UX security administration tasks

  1. Cite 'users 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
  11. Describe Standard Mode Security Extensions

 7.0 Describe HP-UX High Availability and Clustering Features

  1. Explain Key HA Terms
  2. Identify the Risks with SPOF

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Exam Fee and How to Register for the Exam

The exam fee is US$124. To register for the exam, call Prometric at 1 800 718-3926 or visit http://www.2test.com/ or www.prometric.com. A list of Authorized Prometric Testing Centers (APTCs) can be obtained from these sites as well. You are required to provide your HP student ID when you register for the exam.

HP Student ID

Before registering for the HP CSA HP0-095 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.

Additional Exam Objectives for HP0-A01

1.0 HP-UX Architecture and Structure (17%)

  1. Describe virtualization technologies and concepts
  2. Describe the concept and benefits of the Mass Storage Stack
  3. Describe 11i v3 performance and capacity improvements and workload benefits

3.0 HP-UX system administration and operational tasks (26%)

  1. Describe Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and its use
  2. Describe HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and its use
  3. Describe System Management Homepage (SMH) and its use

6.0 HP-UX security administration tasks (11%)

  1. Use Bastille for system hardening
  2. Use Encrypted Volume and File System (EVFS)
  3. Identify Identity Management features and functions
  4. Use Install-time Security
  5. Identify new security features (new to 11iv3)
  6. Use the Software Assistant (SWA)
  7. Describe Local User Administration
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