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SUSE is a German-based, multinational open-source Software Company that develops and sells Linux products to business customers. The name SuSE was an acronym for Software- und System-Entwicklung (Software and Systems Development).

Founded in 1992, SUSE was the first company to market Linux for the enterprise. It is also the primary sponsor of the community-supported openSUSE Project which develops the openSUSE Linux distribution. It's the only Linux recommended by VMware, Microsoft and SAP.

SUSE was acquired by Novell and then handed over to The Attachmate Group. Under its new owner, SUSE restarted offering Certifications in Linux.

Job Opportunities and Advantages of SUSE Linux Certification

Certified Linux professionals have great career opportunities in positions of Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Security Administrator and others.

Rapidly growing rate of companies adopting Linux makes it easy to get or switch a job with a certificate in profile. To understand the career opportunities and the organisations switching their OS from Windows to Linux, please go through Linux Foundation’s recent report -

Certifications offered by SUSE

  • SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA)

Eligibility: Any graduate interested in career of Systems and Networking.
Skills Tested: The candidate need to choose between Course 3115 and Course 3116 for Certification SUSECLA.

Course 3115

  • First Steps with Linux
  • Use the Linux Desktop
  • Locate and Use Help Resources
  • Manage Linux File System
  • Work with the Linux Shell and Command Line
  • Administer Linux with YaST
  • Manage User, Groups, and Permissions
  • Use Linux Text Editors
  • Manage Software with RPM
  • Content Specific to the LPIC-1 Exam in the Addendum

Course 3116

  • Install SLE 11 SP22
  • Manage System Installation
  • Administer Linux Processes and Services
  • Administer Storage
  • Configure the Network
  • Manage Hardware
  • Configure Remote Access
  • Monitor SLE 11 SP2
  • Automate Tasks
  • Manage Backup and Recovery
  • Administer User Access and Security
  • Content Specific to the LPIC-1 Exam in the Addendum


SUSE Certified Linux Professional (CLP):


Eligibility: Those who possess a CLA certification can take this exam for CLP.

Skills Tested:
Course 3101, 3102 and 3103


  • Installing and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 systems
  • Maintaining the file system
  • Managing software
  • Managing processes
  • Managing printing
  • Configuring fundamental network services
  • Configuring Samba
  • Configuring a Web Server
  • Configuring and using IPv6
  • Creating bash shell scripts


SUSE Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) 11


Eligibility: Candidates with CLP certification can take this exam for CLE.

Skills Tested:
Course 3117


  • Configure Fundamental Networking Services
  • Manage Printing
  • Configure and Use Open LDAP
  • Configure and Use Samba
  • Configure a Web Server
  • Configure and Use IPv6
  • Perform a Health Check and Performance Tuning
  • Create Shell Scripts
  • Deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Xen

Fees: Standard Tests: US$ 125
Practicum: US$ 195
(By definition, a practicum is a graduate level course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory.)

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