The exams test your basic knowledge about fdisk, which letter commands are used to accomplish which tasks, the types of partitions used by default, and so on.
For the real world, mail a copy of this output to your sysadmin’s account with this command:
# fdisk –l | mail firstname.lastname@example.org –s "Fdisk params for server X"
This sends an email to your external account with the subject shown in quotation marks, so you can find it if you mess up the partition table of the system.
Tools such as dd or sfdisk also back up your partition table just in case you mess things up beyond repair. Repair is also easy, just use the same tool to put the partition table back. No matter which way you go about it, the partition table is ...