16. December 2020 - 20:00 till 21:00
United StatesLehi

SaltStack Certified Administrator Exam, Online, Wednesday, 16. December 2020

The SaltStack Certified Administrator Exam is an online test based on the knowledge obtained from the Enterprise I class.

About this Event


SaltStack Certified Administrator Exam

This exam is offered as an online test. After registration, candidates will receive an email containing login information needed to login to the exam.

Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the 80 question exam. A passing score is 75% or greater. The Exam is based on the SaltStack Enterprise I class taught by SaltStack.

Exam Topics

The exam includes questions related to the following SaltStack topics:

  • SaltStack installation and configuration

  • Configuration parameters for Salt masters and minions in great detail.

  • Common targeting criteria - globbing, regular expressions, grains, etc.

  • Common Salt execution modules – Usage and knowledge of execution modules like ‘test.ping’ ‘sys.doc’ ‘git’ and ‘grains’

  • Common Salt state modules – Usage and knowledge of state modules like ‘pkg’ and ‘network’

  • Common requisites and declarations -- e.g. require, watch, onchanges, etc.

  • Templating – Using Jinja and other template techniques to generate and drive Salt processes

  • Working with Windows minions - Windows-specific salt modules

  • Salt Orchestration - Using orchestration to provide a complete workflow process through Salt

  • Reactors and Beacons - Configuring reactors and beacons to work together to accomplish a proactive and automated workflow

  • Salt keys – Authentication and encryption between Salt masters and minions

  • Salt security – Role Based Access Controls (RBAC) configurations within SaltStack Enterprise

  • SaltStack Comply and Protect - Understanding of how SaltStack Enterprise provides regulatory compliance and vulnerability assessment and remediation

  • Enterprise API (eAPI) - understand how the master interacts with SaltStack Enterprise through the API

  • Salt-Cloud - Use salt-cloud to provision systems on various cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, VMWare, etc.)

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Completed SaltStack’s Enterprise I course

  • Have demonstrable real-world experience with SaltStack Enterprise


The exam is hosted on an online system, so you need Internet access and we recommend using Chrome version 8 or higher for the web browser. Others supported by the site used to host the exam are:

  • Internet explorer 6+

  • FireFox 2.0+

  • Safari 3+

  • Opera 10.6+

  • Chrome 8+

SaltStack Certified Administrator Exam

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