Exam Objectives and Info for HP0-P20 and HP0-A01
As of December 01, 2009, Hewlett-Packard has replaced the Certified Systems Administrator (CSA) certification exam HP0-A01 with HP0-P20 meaning that HP0-A01 is no longer available, and you must take HP0-P20 to obtain the HP-UX CSA designation. The new exam includes 90% plus objectives that were also on the HP0-A01, only a few additions have been made. The new exam contains 62 questions, and the question format includes multiple choice, drag-and-drop and hot area. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the exam within 90 minutes. The official exam objectives for both HP0-P20 and HP0-A01 are provided below. The topics highlighted in blue are new and you should be able to download related HP-UX manual from http://docs.hp.com/en/oshpux11iv3.html or links provided to obtain detailed information on them, and the topics highlighted in red need not be studied as they are no longer part of the new exam objectives.

EXAM OBJECTIVES FOR HP0-P20

Objectives 1: HP-UX architecture and structure (11%)
Describe the HP-UX OS architecture
Identify the supported HP-UX processor interfaces and their features
Identify the major hardware components found in systems running HP-UX
Describe the file systems supported by HP-UX and their use
Identify the basic LVM concepts and structure
Identify the basic VxVM concepts and structure (http://docs.hp.com/en/oshpux11iv3.html)
Describe the concept and benefits of the HP-UX 11i v3 mass storage stack implementation

Objectives 2: HP-UX user environment, basic commands and utilities (11%)
Login and determine basic information about an HP-UX system
Execute HP-UX commands from the command line
Manage and manipulate files and directories
Define and describe the program, process, and thread attributes of an HP-UX instance
Demonstrate the tools and techniques used to identify, monitor, and terminate programs and processes
Identify and explain how and when to use advanced shell features
Describe and demonstrate how to communicate with system users
Describe when and how to access basic network services

Objectives 3: HP-UX system administration and operational tasks (26%)
Boot, reboot and shutdown an HP-UX system or partition
Connect and configure HP-UX hardware
Describe, configure, and manage HP-UX 11i v3 device files
Configure and manage disks and disk partitions
Maintain file and file system integrity and design
Backup and recover data on an HP-UX system
Create and manage swap space
Describe print spooling and its use
Configure and tune the HP-UX kernel
Identify basic symptoms of common performance bottlenecks
Describe and use System Management Homepage (SMH)
Describe System Startup model and its use
Describe HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and its use
Describe Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and its use
Monitor system activity and events
Create and manage user and group environments

Objectives 4: HP-UX system network administration tasks (15%)
Describe LAN addressing concepts
Enable DHCP for NIC address configuration
Use appropriate commands to verify local connectivity
Describe set_parms and its use
Identify and use common network configuration files and network monitoring tools
Describe and use ndd
Describe and configure HP-UX routing
Configure and monitor network services
Describe and configure a basic Apache web-server
Describe the HP CIFS/9000 product and its use
Describe the ONC suite of network services and their use
Describe LDAP and its use
Configure DNS
Describe sendmail and its use as a MTA and MDA
Describe NTP and its use

Objectives 5: HP-UX installation, upgrade, and recovery tasks (19%)
Describe the purposes of the HP-UX Operating Environments (OEs)
Perform an HP-UX installation from local installation media
Perform an HP-UX installation from an SD-UX server
Configure an SD-UX depot server
Install HP-UX patches
Describe the features and benefits of Ignite-UX
Perform an HP-UX installation from an Ignite-UX Server
Install and configure an Ignite-UX server
Identify the features and benefits of Dynamic Root Disk (http://docs.hp.com/en/oshpux11iv3.html)
Perform an HP-UX upgrade using Update-UX
(http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5795/ch06.html)
Use the Software Assistant (SWA)

Objectives 6: HP-UX security administration tasks (10%)
Identify 'users level' security settings
Describe password creation options and their use
Describe how to implement system access restrictions
Describe common system security concerns
Describe and configure ssh
Describe PAM and its use
Describe privilege group and its use (http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90164/ch07s09.html)
Describe common administrative security tasks and available security products/tools
Describe methods to distribute privileges to other users (http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-8678/ch03.html?btnNext=next%A0%BB)
Describe Standard Mode Security Extensions
(http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-8678/ch06.html)

Objectives 7: HP-UX Virtual Server Environment and high availability features (8%)
Identify and describe partitioning continuum technologies and concepts
Implement HP partitioning solutions technologies and concepts
Identify and implement High Availability technologies and concepts

EXAM OBJECTIVES FOR HP0-A01

Objectives 1: HP-UX architecture and structure (17%)
Describe the HP-UX OS architecture
Describe the HP-UX processor families
Describe the major hardware components found in HP’s current systems
Describe the features and benefits of HP disk management solutions
Describe the significance of basic LVM concepts and structure
Describe virtualization technologies and concepts
Describe the concept and benefits of the Mass Storage Stack
Describe 11i v3 performance and capacity improvements and workload benefits

Objectives 2: HP-UX user environment, basic commands and utilities (15%)
Login and logout of an HP-UX system
Determine basic information about a system
Execute HP-UX commands from the command line
Manage and manipulate files and directories
Define and describe the attributes of basic system components
Demonstrate the tools and techniques used to identify, monitor and terminate programs and processes
Identify and explain how and when to use advanced shell features
Describe and demonstrate how to communicate with system users
Describe when and how to access basic network services

Objectives 3: HP-UX system administration and operational tasks (26%)
Boot, reboot and shutdown an HP-UX system or partition
Connect and configure HP-UX hardware
Describe, configure and manage HP-UX device files
Configure and manage disks and partitions
Maintain file and file system integrity and design
Backup and recover data on an HP-UX system
Create and manage swap space
Create and manage user/group environments
Configure and reconfigure the HP-UX kernel
Describe common areas of performance bottlenecks
Describe SYS-V IPC services and their use
Describe SAM and its use
Describe System Startup model and its use
Describe /etc/default and its use
Monitor system activity and events
Implement HP partitioning solutions
Describe Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and its use
Describe HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and its use
Describe System Management Homepage (SMH) and its use

Objectives 4: HP-UX system network administration tasks (23%)
Describe MAC addressing and its use
Describe IP addressing and its use
Enable DHCP for NIC address configuration
Check local connectivity to a known neighbor by IP or by MAC address
Describe set_parms and its use
Describe common network configuration files and their use
Describe network monitor utilities and their use
Configure and monitor network services
Describe the HP CIFS product suite and its use
Describe the ONC suite of network services and their use
Describe LDAP and its use
Describe DNS and its use
Describe sendmail and its use as a MTA and MDA
Describe NTP and its use

Objectives 5: HP-UX installation, upgrade and recovery tasks (6%)
Perform an HP-UX installation from local installation media
Perform HP-UX installation from an SD-UX server
Install HP-UX patches
Describe the features and benefits of Ignite-UX

Objectives 6: HP-UX security administration tasks (11%)
Cite 'users level' security settings
Describe how to implement system access restrictions
Describe common system security concerns
Describe ssh and its use
Describe PAM and its use
Describe available security tools
Describe common administrative security tasks
Explain how various network architectures/features can affect a system security policy
Use Bastille for system hardening
Use Encrypted Volume and File System (EVFS)
Identify Identity Management features and functions
Use Install-time Security
Identify new security features (new to 11i v3)
Use the Software Assistant (SWA)
Describe Local User Administration

Objectives 7: Describe HP-UX high availability and clustering features (2%)
Explain Key HA Terms
Identify the Risks with SPOF

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