Goal

Atlast, I’ve decided on my goals.

Mission statement : To attain financial freedom and to become a renowned scientist like A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

Plan to achieve this :

Step 1: Join BARC

start preparation for BARC/GATE from July end. I have a total time frame of 7 months to GATE and 9 months to BARC written exam and around 11 months for interview which is more than sufficient.

I will keep this space open for updating detailed study plan

Short term goal :

To complete OCA Solaris administrator certification:

Deadline : July 15

Syllabus :

Installing Oracle Solaris 11 using an Interactive Installer

  • Plan for an Oracle Solaris 11 operating system installation
  • Install the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system by using an interactive installer
  • Verify the operating system installation
  • Troubleshoot installation issues
  • Booting and shutting down the system*

Updating and Managing Software Packages

  • Explain the image packaging system (IPS)
  • Update the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system by using IPS
  • Manage software packages by using Package Manager and the command line interface
  • Administer boot environments using Package Manager and the command line interface
  • Troubleshoot software update issues

Administering Services

  • Explain the role of the Service Management Facility (SMF)
  • Administer SMF services
  • Boot and shut down a system
  • Troubleshoot service and boot issues

Setting Up and Administering Data Storage

  • Describe ZFS
  • Administer ZFS Storage Pools
  • Administer ZFS File Systems
  • Administer ZFS Snapshots and Clones
  • Troubleshoot file systems and storage issues

Administering Oracle Solaris Zones

  • Explain Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Determine the current zones configuration and resource utilization on the system
  • Administer an Oracle Solaris zone
  • Troubleshoot zone and resource utilization issues

Administering a Physical Network

  • Explain basic networking concepts
  • Configure a network interface
  • Administer a network interface
  • Verify network operation
  • Determine datalink availability
  • Troubleshoot network issues

Setting Up and Administering User Accounts

  • Explain key user management concepts
  • Set up user accounts
  • Manage user accounts
  • Manage user initialization files
  • Use shell metacharacters
  • Configure user disk quotas
  • Troubleshoot user account and quota issues

Controlling Access to Systems and Files

  • Control access to systems
  • Control access to files
  • Use authentication
  • Troubleshoot access and authentication issues
  • Managing and using SSH*
  • Managing password algoritgms*

Managing System Processes and Scheduling System Tasks

  • Manage system processes
  • Schedule system administration tasks
  • Troubleshoot process issues
  • Monitor system logs
  • Explain the use of core files, core dump files and crash dump files
  • Managing the CRON facility*
  • Managing the SYSLOG facility*

Book I am referring to :

OCA preparation guide by TMH

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