Oracle Linux 6 Implementation Essentials

Oracle Linux 6 Implementation Essentials

The Oracle Linux 6 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-460) exam is primarily intended for professionals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle Linux solutions. This certification exam covers topics such as: installation, configuration, and implementation of Oracle Linux based systems. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates, but it is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN Members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists.

120 minutes
Exam Price:
US$ 245

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Oracle Linux 6 Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist

Passing score subject to change. View Details.
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 6
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training and Preparation Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Linux 6 Essentials Exam Study Guide (PDF)


Additional Information & Resources

Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)


Exam Topics

Introduction to Oracle Linux

  • Describe the Oracle Linux Product
  • Describe the relationship between Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Describe Oracle Linux strategy and Oracle's commitment to Linux
  • Describe Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
  • Describe the key differences between Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Red Hat Compatible Kernel

Installing Oracle Linux 6

  • Describe how to obtain Oracle Linux Operating System software
  • Describe Oracle Linux Install options
  • Describe automating installs with kickstart
  • Perform an installation of Oracle Linux 6
  • Perform post installation steps and verification
  • Describe all key Oracle Linux related sites like edelivery, ULN, oss, public-yum etc.

Linux Boot Process

  • Describe the Linux boot process
  • Configure the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) bootloader
  • Configure kernel boot parameters
  • Boot different kernels (Red Hat Compatible Kernel and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel)
  • Describe the /sbin/init program, Linux runlevels and runlevel scripts
  • Examine the /etc/rc.d directory

Oracle Linux System Configuration and Process Management

  • Describe the /etc/sysconfig directory
  • Examine the /proc file system
  • Describe the sysfs file system
  • Use the sysctl utility
  • Display and change the current values of kernel parameters using sysctl
  • Use the ulimit command and the set parameters
  • Find and control running programs with ps, top, kill, and nice
  • Use the jobs, fg and bg commands to view and access several tasks

Oracle Linux Package Management

  • Describe Oracle Linux package management
  • Use the RPM utility
  • Describe the Oracle Public YUM Server
  • Describe and configure YUM repositories
  • Use the YUM utility
  • Describe the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)
  • Switch from Red Hat Network (RHN) to ULN
  • Install the Oracle RDBMS Server 11gR2 Pre-install RPM package for Oracle Linux 6
  • Set up a local YUM repository

Ksplice Zero Downtime Updates

  • Describe the purpose of Ksplice
  • Describe the benefits of Ksplice
  • Describe how Ksplice works
  • Configure and use Ksplice
  • Manage Ksplice systems

Automate tasks and System Logging

  • Describe available automated tasks utilities
  • Configure cron jobs and use crontab utility
  • Configure anacron jobs
  • Observe contents of rsyslog configuration file
  • Describe rsyslog actions and templates
  • Configure rsyslog to log debug messages

User and Group Administration

  • Create users and groups
  • Create users and groups using command-line utilities
  • Use the id command to verify user information and manually review password and group files
  • Configure password aging
  • Use the User Manager GUI tool
  • Describe LDAP and NIS authentication options
  • Perform basic Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) configuration and configure LDAP authentication

Oracle Linux File Systems and Storage Administration

  • Describe disk partitioning and disk partitioning utilities
  • Describe supported file system types (ext2, ext3, ext4, Vfat, btrfs,ocfs2,nfs)
  • Perform file system creation, mounting and maintenance
  • Manage swap space
  • Use archiving and compression tools like tar, cpio, zip and gzip
  • Describe ASMLib package
  • Describe Clusterware add-on package

Network Administration

  • Describe network interface configuration files
  • Use command line network interface utilities
  • Use the system-config-network utility
  • Examine files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
  • Set up bonding
  • Set up a VLAN and a bonded VLAN
  • Configure Iptables and routing

Basic Security Administration

  • Describe SELinux modes, policies, booleans, and contexts
  • Enable and disable SELinux configuration
  • Manage access to system services using Service configuration tool
  • Use the Firewall configuration tool
  • Configure iptables rules
  • Verify Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) security updates are up to date

Oracle Linux System Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Use OSWatcher tool and configure to start at boot time
  • Use sosreport
  • Use sar, strace, iostat, tcpdump and ethereal tools
  • Use vmstat and top
  • Describe DTrace tool
  • Set up kdump / netconsole
  • Verify proper creation of vmcore by kdump using crash
  • Describe OS management capabilities of both Opscenter and EM management for Oracle Linux


Oracle Certification Program Fraudulent Activity Policy
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