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What do you mean by "work this cPanel Certification?" Information on SafeAdmin as well as all cPanel certifications can be found at the cPanel university site here: cPanel University -- Get Certified!
 

cPanelLauren

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The SafeAdmin series of exams will be used as a way to appraise a technician's existing set of skills, representing expertise and proficiency in the field of cPanel & WHM server administration and support, as opposed to providing training on new skills that participants are not already familiar with.

We want to be able to confidently provide administration service providers with a badge of extra approval, giving customers some additional reassurance in deciding which company they would like to utilize, given the amount of competition that exists in the industry.

As a result of this goal, however, this certification provides what is certainly one of the more difficult sets of exams that we've created. All four of the exams provided in this course must be passed to receive a "SafeAdmin Certified" status, each exam being roughly between 15 and 30 questions, randomly pulled in from a larger pool of questions.

Topic Summary:
(Unordered)

  • SSL (openssl, TLS, diagnostics)
  • FTP (pureftp, firewall handling)
  • Bash (output handling/redirection/piping, command chaining)
  • CLI Tools (strace, vi/vim, tcpdump, rpm, others)
  • MySQL (basic SQL, troubleshooting, file system, InnoDB & MyISAM)
  • Email (exim, dovecot, spam, file system)
  • Security (permissions, users, vulnerabilities, system, configuration, PCI compliance)
  • Networking (port/firewall handling, NAT, TCP/IP, IPv6)
  • DNS (nameservers, named, powerdns, DNSSEC)
  • Resource Handling (load handling, resource management, process management)
  • Apache/PHP (HTTP, configuration, file system, performance, MultiPHP)
  • Troubleshooting (best practices, diagnostics, logging, problem solving)
  • cPanel & WHM (cPanel scripts, WHM interfaces, cPanel file system, basic API)
  • Linux/System (package management, file system, basic partitioning)