CompTIA Server+

Course Info:

Course Introduction

The CompTIA Server+ certification is recognized by the industry to prove competency in server support. Upon completion of this course, the student will gain knowledge and skills necessary to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The student will learn to identify environmental issues, understand and comply with disaster recovery and physical / software security procedures, be familiar with industry terminology and concepts, and understand server roles / specializations and interaction within the overall computing environment. This class combines lectures, exercises, labs and module reviews within an online environment, combined with a corresponding student manual. The manual acts as a learning resource during class, as well as serving as a valuable resource when the student returns to the office or home.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, CompTIA A+ is recommended.

Course Notes

Course manual is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Hardware Compatibility and Motherboards; System Chassis; Selecting System Memory; Choosing the Right Processor; Installing Basic Server Components; Installing an Expansion Card; Upgrading System Firmware; Installing and Updating Server Components

Module 2: Before Installing an NOS; Installing NOS Software; Configuring NOS Software; NOS Security; User Management; Resource Management; The Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) Initiative; Configuring Advanced NOS Settings

Module 3: Types of Server Roles; Benefits of Virtualization; Working with Servers and VMs; Using Ethernet Networks; TCP/IP Protocols and Ports; Routing with TCP/IP; VPNs, VLANs, and DMZs; Configuring a Network

Module 4: Introduction to Storage; Configuring SCSI; RAID Technologies; External Storage Architectures; Determining Your Storage Strategy

Module 5: Creating Server Documentation; Policies and Procedures; Creating Documentation; Configuring the Physical Environment; Remote Server Access; Physical Security; Choosing the Right Physical Environment

Module 6: Overview of Disaster Recovery Concepts; Data Backup and Storage; Replication Methods; Implementing a Disaster Recovery Plan; Preparing For and Recovering From Disasters

Module 7: The General Troubleshooting Process; Using the Troubleshooting Process; Common Hardware Problems; Tools for Diagnosing Hardware Problems; Common Software Problems; Common Causes of Software Problems; Software Troubleshooting Tools; Troubleshooting Software Problems

Module 8: Common Network Problems; Causes of Network Problems; Network Troubleshooting Tools; Troubleshooting Network Problems; Common Storage Problems; Hardware Problems that Affect Storage; Tools for Troubleshooting Storage Problems; Troubleshooting Storage Issues

  • Program: IT Programs

  • Course Aim:

    CompTIA Server+ course is designated to help prepare students to take the CompTIA Server+ certification exam (SK0-003). CompTIA Server+ certification is an international vendor neutral credential. The Server+ exam is a validation of “foundation” level server skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and IT professionals around the globe.

  • Of interest to:

    Those individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT, specifically related to server administration. Also of interest to those who wish to obtain the CompTIA Server+ Certification.

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