Today’s IT environments demand planning, securing and maintaining a variety of server equipment. CompTIA Server+ certification validates IT professionals can do just that and more. As an industry-recognized credential, CompTIA Server+ helps boost the performance of IT professionals within businesses of all sizes.

Overview

CompTIA Server+ validates your skills with the most commonly used server and storage systems in the IT industry. This certification demonstrates an impressive knowledge base that narrows the skills gap and provides the hands-on experience that businesses need.

Server+ is vendor-neutral
CompTIA Server+ professionals are trained to work with a variety of hardware, making it possible to go anywhere.

Server+ meets today’s and future IT needs
Technologies and trends such as virtualization, data centers, software-defined networking, security risks and network attached storage improvements are dramatically changing the server environment. The rise of virtualization is turning many IT departments to data centers.

Server+ is industry recommended
Lenovo requires Server+ certification for IT professionals working in their channel partner warranty reimbursement program. Other companies that recommend or require Server+ for their IT professionals include Intel, Hewlett Packard, Dell, IBM and Microsoft.

Server+ is industry supported

Server+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts.

In order to receive the CompTIA Server+ certification, you must pass the SK0-004 exam. Server+ covers server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery.

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform the duties of a server administrator.
In this course, you will:
•Manage server hardware.
•Install server hardware and operating systems.
•Configure networking hardware and protocols.
•Perform basic server configuration tasks.
•Create a virtual server environment.
•Administer servers.
•Implement server storage solutions.
•Secure the server.
•Plan and test disaster recovery.
•Troubleshoot server issues

Requirements

It is  recommended that you have the CompTIA A+ certification or the equivalent training and experience.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Managing Server Hardware
Topic A: Server Components
Topic B: Server Power
Topic C: Server Cooling
Topic D: Asset Management

Lesson 2: Installing a Server
Topic A: Prepare an Installation Plan
Topic B: Prepare the Server Hardware
Topic C: Set Up the Server Hardware
Topic D: Install an Operating System

Lesson 3: Configuring Networking
Topic A: Manage Network Cabling
Topic B: Configure Network Interface Cards
Topic C: Implement IP Addressing and Network Infrastructure Services

Lesson 4: Creating a Virtual Environment
Topic A: Create Virtual Servers
Topic B: Create Virtual Switches

Lesson 5: Performing Basic Server Configuration
Topic A: Configure Local Server Properties
Topic B: Configure Server Roles
Topic C: Set Up IP Addressing Service Roles

Lesson 6: Administering the Server
Topic A: Update the Server
Topic B: Server Administration Access and Control Methods
Topic C: Create Service Level Agreements
Topic D: Monitor Server Performance

Lesson 7: Implementing Storage Solutions
Topic A: Perform Capacity Planning
Topic B: Deploy Primary Storage Devices
Topic C: Storage Technologies
Topic D: Configure RAID

Lesson 8: Securing the Server
Topic A: Configure Firewalls
Topic B: Configure Security Protocols
Topic C: Implement Intrusion Detection Systems
Topic D: Implement Logical Access Control Methods
Topic E: Implement Data Security Methods
Topic F: Apply Server Hardening Techniques
Topic G: Implement Physical Security
Topic H: Create Virtual Networks

Lesson 9: Planning and Testing Disaster Recovery
Topic A: Implement Environmental Controls
Topic B: Manage Documentation for the Server and the Network
Topic C: Create A Disaster Recovery Plan
Topic D: Perform Backup and Restoration

Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Server Issues
Topic A: Troubleshoot Theory and Methods
Topic B: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
Topic C: Troubleshoot Software Issues
Topic D: Troubleshoot Networking Issues
Topic E: Troubleshoot Storage Issues
Topic F: Troubleshoot Security Issues