The following strategies will help you prepare for the exam:
Understand each of the seven methods used to install the operating system. Primarily, you need to know the difference between each method as well as where and when to use each one.
Know all of the hardware requirements for installing the Solaris 10 operating environment on SPARC and x86/x64-based systems.
Become familiar with all of the tools used to manage software on a Solaris system. Understand which tool is best for a particular circumstance.
Understand how to patch the operating system. Pay special attention to how to obtain patches, the various methods used to install and remove them, and how to verify patches on your system.
Practice all of the commands presented in this chapter until you can perform them and describe them from memory. In addition, practice installing the Solaris 10 OE and adding/removing software packages no less than three times or until you can perform all of the tasks from memory.
Finally, understand all of the terminology and concepts described in this chapter as well as the terms outlined at the end of the chapter. Each term and concept is likely to appear on the exam.