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Novell CLE 9 Practium [Exam 050-693]

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We’re taking Linux certification to an entirely new level. The Novell Certified Linux Engineer 9 certification will help you master advanced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server administration skills. With this certification, you will be in high demand as more and more employers seek talented Linux engineers.

Training Level: 3 - Advanced

Duration: 3 Hours

Key Objectives

You will need to be familiar with the knowledge and tasks contained in the following courses:

  • Course 3057: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Network Services
  • Course 3058: SUSE Linux Enteprise Server Security

Audience Summary

Those wishing to demonstrate their advanced knowledge of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 administration for mid-level to advanced Linux administration jobs.

Course Prerequisites

In order to take the Novell Certified Linux Engineer 9 Practicum, you must first be a Novell Certified Linux Professional.  

Course Outline

Course 3057

Section 1

  • Retrospection of DNS Basics
  • Forward Requests to other Name Servers
  • Restrict Access to the Name Servers
  • Configure Logging Options
  • Security Aspects for Zone Transfer
  • Configure Dynamic DNS
  • Special Aspects of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Configuration
  • Use rndc to Control the Name Server
  • Check Configuration Files


Section 2

  • Understand How DHCP Works
  • Configure the DHCP Server
  • Configure HCP Clients
  • Configure a DHCP Relay Server
  • Use DHCP and Dynamic DNS
  • Troubleshoot DHCP


Section 3

  • Understand How CUPS Works
  • Install and Configure a Print Server
  • Configure a CUPS Client
  • Manage Printer Queues
  • Use the Web Interface to Manage a CUPS Server


Section 4

  • Retrospection of a Basic Samba Configuration
  • Configure Virtual File Servers
  • Configure User Authentication
  • Manage Users
  • Configure Samba as Printer Server
  • Use Samba in a Windows NT Domain
  • Use Samba as a Domain Controller


Section 5

  • Understand the Function of the Three Mail Agents
  • Understand the Architecture of Postfix
  • Start, Stop, and Reinitialize Postfix
  • Know the Components of the Postfix Program Package
  • Configure the Postfix Master Daemon
  • Configure Global Settings
  • Configure General Scenarios
  • Configure the Lookup Tables
  • Use Postfix Tools
  • Receive Email over IMAP and POP3
  • Fight Spam


Section 6

  • What OpenSLP is
  • Understand SLP Agents
  • Configure OpenSLP
  • SLP Frontends


Section 7

  • Use ntop to Monitor Network Traffic
  • Use Nagios to monitor Hosts, Services, and Network
  • Use Ethreal and tcpdump to Troubleshoot Network Problems


Section 8

  • Describe Tomcat
  • Install and Configure Tomcat
  • Install Web Applications
  • Use the Tomcat Administration Tools
  • Use Port 80 to Access Tomcat

Course 3058

Section1

  • Create a Security Concept
  • Understand Frequently Used Terms


Section 2

  • Limit Physical Access to Server Systems
  • Partitioning and File System Security
  • Limit the Installed Software Packages
  • Understand the Linux User Authentication
  • Configure Security Settings With YaST
  • Stay Informed about Security Issues
  • Apply Security Updates
  • Test and Document the Configuration
  • Use logging and Accounting


Section 3

  • Cryptogoraphy Basics
  • Create a Certification Authority (CA) and issue Certificates with CLI Tools
  • Use YaST to Create a Certification Authority (CA) and Issue Certificates
  • GNU Privacy Guard (GPG)


Section 4

  • Understand Services and Protocols
  • Secure Access with TCP Wrapper
  • Use SSL to Secure a Service
  • Secure Clients


Section 5

  • Understand Firewall Concepts and Purpose
  • Describe Components of Firewalls
  • Understand Advantages and Disadvantages of the Setups


Section 6

  • Understand Packet Filters
  • Understand iptables Basics
  • Understand iptables Advanced Features
  • Understand Network Address Translation


Section 7

  • Describe Application-Level Gateways
  • Configure and Use Squid
  • Configure and Use Dante
  • Configure and Use rinetd


Section 8

  • VPN and IPSec Basics
  • Configure and Establish an IPSec Connection Using the Command Line
  • Configure IPSec Using YaST
  • Understand Packet Filtering of VPN Traffic


Section 9

  • Log Files and Their Evaluation
  • Host-Based intrusion Detection
  • Network-Based Intrusion Detection
  • Incident Response


Section 10

  • Set Up the Application-Level Gateway
  • Set Up the Screening Router
  • Set Up a Web Server in the DMZ
  • Set Up the Mail Server in the LAN
  • Set Up the VPN Gateway

Course Testing Information

Exam number is 050-693

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