CTA104 : Server+" Certification: A CompTIA Certification
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The Server+™ Certification course builds on your existing mid- to upper-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to validate advanced skills and concepts that you will use on the job in dealing with server technologies. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications are excellent first steps to take before preparing for the CompTIA Server+ certification.


The CompTIA Server+ certification exam is targeted for IT professionals, Network Support Technicians, and Server Hardware Specialists with 18-24 months of experience in the Information Technology industry and hands-on experience with installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting PC hardware.

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You will install, configure, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot servers, and learn information and skills that will be helpful on the job, and as you prepare for the CompTIA Server+ certification examination, 2005 objectives (exam number SK0-002).

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explore server fundamentals.
  • describe the characteristics of the system processing core subsystem.
  • describe storage system components, so that you can effectively implement several types of storage solutions.
  • explore the communication, power, and input/output subsystems.
  • install servers.
  • configure servers.
  • maintain servers.
  • upgrade server components.
  • explore environmental issues surrounding servers.
  • troubleshoot servers.
  • explore disaster recovery concepts and techniques.


Lesson 1: Introduction to Servers
Topic 1A: Describe Network Models
Topic 1B: Identify Common Server Types and Functions

Lesson 2: Exploring the System Processing Core
Topic 2A: Describe System Boards
Topic 2B: Describe Processors
Topic 2C: Describe Memory

Lesson 3: Exploring the Storage Subsystem
Topic 3A: Exploring SCSI Devices
Topic 3B: Explore IDE/ATA Devices
Topic 3C: Describe RAID
Topic 3D: Explore NAS Implementations
Topic 3E: Explore SAN Implementations

Lesson 4: Exploring the Communication, Power, and Input/Output Subsystems
Topic 4A: Explore the Communication Subsystem
Topic 4B: Explore the Power Subsystem
Topic 4C: Explore the Input/Output Subsystem

Lesson 5: Installing Servers
Topic 5A: Plan for Server Installation
Topic 5B: Identify Data-Transmission Media Types
Topic 5C: Install Hardware Into a Server
Topic 5D: Install Servers Into an Environment
Topic 5E: Verify the Server Installation

Lesson 6: Configuring Servers
Topic 6A: Configure RAID
Topic 6B: Network Operating System Installation
Topic 6C: Configure External Peripheral Devices
Topic 6D: Install System Monitoring Agents and Service Tools
Topic 6E: Document the Server

Lesson 7: Maintaining Servers
Topic 7A: Back Up Server Data
Topic 7B: Baseline Servers and Monitor Server Performance
Topic 7C: Perform Physical Housecleaning

Lesson 8: Upgrading Server Components
Topic 8A: Create and Use Upgrade Checklists
Topic 8B: Add and Replace Hardware
Topic 8C: Upgrade Server Software

Lesson 9: Exploring Environmental Issues Surrounding Servers
Topic 9A: Evaluate Physical Security
Topic 9B: Evaluate Server Room Environment

Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Servers
Topic 10A: Perform Problem Determination
Topic 10B: Use Diagnostic Tools
Topic 10C: Identify Bottlenecks

Lesson 11: Exploring Disaster Recovery Concepts and Techniques
Topic 11A: Fault-Tolerance and Availability
Topic 11B: Fault Recovery
Topic 11C: Implement Disaster Recovery Plans


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