CompTIA Server+

Length: 5 days | Audience: IT Professionals | Level: 200

The CompTIA Server+ certification is an international vendor neutral credential. The CompTIA Server+ exam is a validation of “foundation” level server skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and IT professionals around the globe.

The successful candidate will be able to identify environmental issues, understand and comply with disaster recovery and general security procedures, be familiar with industry terminology and concepts, and understand server roles and their interaction in a dynamic computing environment

After completing this course, students will have knowledge in:

  • Server Architecture
  • Server Administration
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Troubleshooting

Module 1: Server Architecture

  • The purpose and function of server form factors
  • Install, configure and maintain server components
  • Power and cooling components

Module 2: Server Administration

  • Install and configure server operating systems
  • Server roles and requirements for each
  • Access and control methods to administer a server
  • Perform proper server maintenance techniques
  • Asset management and documentation
  • Purpose and operation of virtualization components

Module 3: Storage

  • Install and deploy primary storage devices
  • Configure RAID using best practices
  • Hardware and features of various storage technologies
  • Appropriate storage capacity and plan for future growth

Module 4: Security

  • Physical security methods and concepts
  • Server hardening techniques
  • Network security systems and protocols
  • Logical access control methods
  • Data security methods and secure storage
  • Implement proper environmental controls and techniques

Module 5: Networking

  • Configure servers to use IP addressing and network infrastructure services
  • Ports and protocols
  • Install cables and implement proper cable management procedures

Module 6: Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster recovery principles
  • Backup techniques

Module 7: Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting theory and methodologies
  • Effectively troubleshoot hardware problems
  • Effectively troubleshoot software problems
  • Effectively diagnose network problems
  • Effectively troubleshoot storage problems
  • Effectively diagnose security issues

The CompTIA Server+ certification is targeted towards individuals with 18-24 months of IT experience. Although not a prerequisite, it is highly recommended that candidates pursuing the CompTIA Server+ certification hold a CompTIA A+ certification or have equivalent experience.