CompTIA Server+

Server Series

  • Date Posted

    August 21, 2016

CompTIA Server+

Certification: CompTIA Server+ (2009 Objectives). 

Course Description

Course Objective: You will install, configure, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot servers. You will also examine the server hardware and software, server IT environment, disaster recovery concepts, and learn information and skills that will be helpful on the job.

Target Student: The CompTIA® Server+® certification exam is targeted at IT professionals, network support technicians, and server hardware specialists having 18-24 months of experience in the information technology industry and hands-on experience with the installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of PC hardware.

Prerequisites: Students taking this class or preparing for the Server+ 2009 examination should have 18 to 24 months of hands-on experience with the installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of PC hardware and network operating system issues. It is recommended that they also hold the CompTIA® A+® certification.
In addition to these exam requirements, to ensure your success with this course, we recommend you first take the following Element K courses or have equivalent knowledge: CompTIA® A+® Certification: A Comprehensive Approach for 2009 Objectives and CompTIA® Network+® Certification (2009 Objectives).

Hardware Requirements

At least one server-class computer, toolkit, and ESD kit (with extra straps, if possible) for every three or four students attending the class. These computers should have at least one processor installed, but be dual-processor capable. In addition to the requirements for the network operating system (at least 1 GHz (x86 processor) to 1.4 GHz (x64 processor) of clock speed, at least 512 MB of RAM, a DVD drive, and at least 20 GB of free hard disk space), the server should have the capability to add at least one additional SATA/SCSI hard drive. For each server, you will also need a keyboard, mouse, and monitor; a network adapter card; a spare power supply; a RAID controller card; and at least one additional hard drive (two is preferable).

A desktop computer for every student attending the class.
At least one external hard disk per server to be used for the backup and restore activities. In addition, these can be used if students will need to install any device drivers during the class.
Enough cabling and network-connection devices to connect the computers.
An Ethernet port with enough number of ports so as to connect the server and client computers in a group.
Optionally, a desktop-class system that can be taken apart so that students can compare server hardware components with their desktop counterparts, a server rack system, a blade server system, a UPS, memory modules, additional processors, tape drives, a Wake-on-LAN system, dial-up connection configuration information and modems, external peripherals such as Zip or Jaz drives, KVM switches and cables, and SNMP management software.

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition.Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2.Device drivers for the hardware components that students install or upgrade during the class.Optionally, other network operating systems such as Windows 2003 Server, Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, and various flavors of UNIX or Linux, if required.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
examine server fundamentals.identify the hardware components of a server.describe the features of server software.examine the various types of storage systems used in servers.install hardware components on a server.configure servers.examine the issues in upgrading server components.
identify some of the industry’s best practices for deploying a server and the various strategies of securing, accessing, and remotely managing the server hardware.troubleshoot servers.describe disaster recovery concepts and techniques.

Course Objectives

Lesson 1: Introduction to Servers
Topic 1A: Examine the Network Architecture
Topic 1B: Identify Common Server Types and Functions
Lesson 2: Exploring the Server Hardware
Topic 2A: Identify Server System Board Components
Topic 2B: Explore System Processing Core
Topic 2C: Explore Server Memory
Topic 2D: Examine Server Cooling and Power Systems
Lesson 3: Introduction to Server Software
Topic 3A: Describe Server Software
Topic 3B: NOS Management Features
Topic 3C: NOS Security Features
Topic 3D: Network Essentials for Servers
Lesson 4: Exploring the Server Storage System
Topic 4A: Examine Storage Devices Used for Servers
Topic 4B: Explore IDE and SCSI
Topic 4C: Describe RAID
Topic 4D: Explore NAS Implementations
Topic 4E: Explore SAN Implementations
Lesson 5: Installing the Server Hardware
Topic 5A: Identify the Best Practices in Server Hardware Installation
Topic 5B: Install Hardware Components on a Server
Topic 5C: Verify Server Installation
Topic 5D: Install a Server in a Network Environment
Lesson 6: Configuring Servers
Topic 6A: NOS Installation and Verification
Topic 6B: Install System Monitoring Agents and Service Tools
Topic 6C: Server Configuration Documentation
Lesson 7: Examining the Issues in Upgrading Server Components
Topic 7A: Examine an Upgrade Checklist
Topic 7B: Examine the Issues in Upgrading Server Hardware
Topic 7C: Examine the Issues in Upgrading Server Software
Lesson 8: Examining Servers in an IT Environment
Topic 8A: Industry Best Practices for Server Installation and Maintenance
Topic 8B: Server Security and Access Methods
Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Servers
Topic 9A: Examine the Troubleshooting Theory and Methodologies
Topic 9B: Troubleshoot Server Hardware Problems
Topic 9C: Troubleshoot Server Software Problems
Topic 9D: Troubleshoot Server Network Problems
Topic 9E: Troubleshoot Server Storage Device Problems
Lesson 10: Exploring Disaster Recovery Concepts and Methodologies
Topic 10A: Examine Disaster Recovery Plans
Topic 10B: Implement Disaster Recovery Methodologies
Topic 10C: Implement Replication Methods

CompTIA Security Exams

Exams – SK0-003.

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