Overview

About this course

CompTIA Server+ certified candidates can work in any environment because it is the only vendor-neutral certification covering the major server platforms. It is the only industry certification that covers the latest server technologies including virtualization, security and network-attached storage.

CompTIA Server+ certification validates the skills necessary to be a server administrator. Successful candidates will have mastered the following concepts:

  • Virtualization
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting

Course Objective

Server+ covers server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery. This course will also prepare you for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 exam.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with basic computer user skills, be able to complete tasks in a Microsoft Windows environment, be able to search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, and have basic knowledge of computing concepts. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following official CompTIA courses:

  • The Official CompTIA® IT Fundamentals+
  • CompTIA A+ Core Series

Please Note: The prerequisites for this course might differ significantly from the prerequisites for the CompTIA certification exams. For the most up-to-date information about the exam prerequisites go to https://certification.comptia.org/training/exam-objectives 

Outline

Lesson 1: Managing Server Hardware

  • Server Components
  • Server Power
  • Server Cooling
  • Asset Management

Lesson 2: Installing a Server

  • Prepare an Installation Plan
  • Prepare the Server Hardware
  • Set Up the Server Hardware
  • Install an Operating System

Lesson 3: Configuring Networking

  • Manage Network Cabling
  • Configure Network Interface Cards
  • Implement IP Addressing and Network Infrastructure Service

Lesson 4: Creating a Virtual Environment

  • Create Virtual Servers
  • Create Virtual Switches

Lesson 5: Performing Basic Server Configuration

  • Configure Local Server Properties
  • Configure Server Roles
  • Set Up IP Addressing Service Roles

Lesson 6: Administering the Server

  • Update the Server
  • Server Administration Access and Control Methods
  • Create Service Level Agreements Topic D: Monitor Server Performance

Lesson 7: Implementing Storage Solutions

  • Perform Capacity Planning
  • Deploy Primary Storage Devices
  • Storage Technologies
  • Configure RAID

Lesson 8: Securing the Server

  • Configure Firewalls
  • Configure Security Protocols
  • Implement Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Implement Logical Access Control Methods
  • Implement Data Security Methods
  • Apply Server Hardening Techniques
  • Implement Physical Security
  • Create Virtual Networks

Lesson 9: Planning and Testing Disaster Recovery

  • Implement Environmental Controls
  • Manage Documentation for the Server and the Network
  • Create A Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Perform Backup and Restoration

Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Server Issues

  • Troubleshoot Theory and Methods
  • Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
  • Troubleshoot Software Issues
  • Troubleshoot Networking Issues
  • Troubleshoot Storage Issues
  • Troubleshoot Security Issue

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