Oracle OCA & OCP Solaris 11 System Administrator

- Only 7 Days

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.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Solaris 11 certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be Solaris 11 trained in record time
  2. Our Solaris 11 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 74,742 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

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.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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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

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You'll sit the following exams:

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

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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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 - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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"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."
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"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....."
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