Oracle - OCA & OCP Solaris 11 System Administrator



Only 7 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

27/9/2021 (Monday)


Note: This course used to be called Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA).

The course provides students with hands-on experience working with essential and complex administration tasks. It includes the certification tests and assessments throughout the week using example test questions. Students will undertake a series of lectures and lab exercises focussing on attaining the Oracle certification.

Students will live, learn, and test on-site.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Manage file local and network systems
  • Perform basic system assessments
  • Update and manage software packages
  • Manage services
  • Set up and manage data storage
  • Perform basic zones administration tasks
  • Perform basic physical network administration tasks
  • Set up and administer users
  • Control access to systems and files
  • Perform basic system process management
  • Monitor and perform basic system troubleshooting

Instructors are available at all times to provide individual and group attention, lead lab exercises and practice sessions, and ensure the students' success. Our attention to detail shows in our unsurpassed instruction and customer service, our classroom and testing facilities, and our individual and corporate success stories.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Solaris 11 courses
  2. You'll be Solaris 11 certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be Solaris 11 trained in record time
  3. Our Solaris 11 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Solaris 11 first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Solaris 11 faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Solaris 11 with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 104996 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


This Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration course teaches you the full range of introductory system administration tasks. Learn to monitor basic troubleshooting and install the operating system on a single system.

This course is designed for enterprise system administrators who are new to the Oracle Solaris 11.1 Operating System. You'll learn the skills you need to perform your job tasks successfully and efficiently.

You'll learn how to:

  • Perform basic installation and software package updates
  • Perform basic services, process, and access control management
  • Perform basic data storage, zones, network and user administration

Discover how Oracle Solaris 11.1 delivers Oracle Database and Java enhancements, expanded mission-critical cloud management capabilities and advanced platform features. This course provides intensive hands-on experience with key system administration tasks with the goal of making the system administrator job-ready. As you learn about new cloud management features in Oracle Solaris 11, you will be able to provide your organization with accurate insights.

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Using an Interactive Installer

  • Planning for an Oracle Solaris 11 OS installation
  • Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Using an Interactive Installer
  • Verifying the Operating System Installation

Updating and Managing Software Packages

  • Planning for an Oracle Solaris 11 OS Software Update
  • Updating the Oracle Solaris 11 OS
  • Managing Software Packages
  • Upgrading Oracle Solaris 11 to Oralce Solairs 11.1 OS
  • Administering Boot Environments

Administering Services

  • Planning for Oracle Solaris 11 Services Administration
  • Administering SMF Services
  • Booting and Shutting Down a System

Setting Up and Administering Data Storage

  • Planning for Data Storage Management
  • Administering ZFS Storage Pools
  • Administering ZFS File Systems
  • Administering ZFS Snapshots and Clones

Administering Oracle Solaris Zones

  • Planning for Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Determining an Oracle Solaris Zone Configuration
  • Administering an Oracle Solaris Zone

Administering a Physical Network

  • Planning for Network Management
  • Determining Datalink Availability
  • Configuring a Network Interface
  • Administering a Network Interface
  • Verifying Network Operation

Setting Up and Administering User Accounts

  • Planning for User Administration
  • Setting Up User Accounts
  • Maintaining User Accounts
  • Managing User Initialization Files
  • Using Shell Metacharacters and Configuring User Disk Quotas

Controlling Access to Systems and Files

  • Planning for System and File Access Control
  • Controlling Access to Systems
  • Controlling Access to Files
  • Configuring and Using Solaris Secure Shell

Managing System Processes and Scheduling System Tasks

  • Planning for System Processes Management
  • Managing System Processes
  • Scheduling System Tasks

Performing Basic System Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring System Logs
  • Introducing Core Files
  • Introducing Crash Dump Files
  • Introducing Core Dump Files

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exams:

  • 1Z1-821 for Associate
  • 1Z1-822 for Professional

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Students are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have a good understanding of basic Unix commands and tasks
  • Be able to use pipes and redirection with confidence
  • Understand the filesystem structure and be able to modify the contents of files and directories
  • Use the vi editor proficiently

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"Best training course I've ever attended. One of a kind, very intensive, excellent venue and even delicious meals. Highly recommended and offers excellent value for money including exama and certification. My previous training didn't offer this."
Mohammed Iqbal, SHARP Laboratories of Europe Ltd. (10/7/2006 (Monday) to 16/7/2006 (Sunday))

"Catering staff were exceptional. Staff were helpful, trainer was excellent....I got my SCSA....maybe get some better snacks for in between meals, I cant face another pack of crisps or chomp bar....."
Tom Peacock, BSG. (10/7/2006 (Monday) to 16/7/2006 (Sunday))

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