CompTIA's Server+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of advanced IT technicians. The Server+ Certification proves a technician's knowledge of Industry Standard Server Architecture (ISSA) technology, technologies such as SCSI, multiple CPUs and RAID, as well as capabilities with server problems, including disaster recovery.

Audience:

CompTIA Server+ Certification Training Course measures the necessary competencies for network administrators working in the IT industry. Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to manage multi-platform support, maintenance, setting control, changing user needs, increased server demand, and disaster planning on a variety of operating systems.

Prerequisites:

The CompTIA Server+ certification is targeted towards individuals with 18-24 months of IT experience. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Server+ candidates hold should knowledge of CompTIA A+.

Duration of the course: Part Time : 2 Months (2 hrs/day)
Full Time : 1 Month ( 4 hrs/day)

Course outline:

Introduction to Servers:

  • Investigating Different Types of Servers.
  • Identifying Server Hardware.
  • Identifying Network Operating Systems and Other Software.
  • Storage.

Installing Servers:

  • Planning for Server Installation.
  • Adding Server Hardware.
  • Verifying the Installation.
  • Data-Transmission Media.

Configuring Servers:

  • Checking and Upgrading BIOS and Firmware Levels.
  • Configuring RAID.
  • Installing Network Operating Systems and Other Software.
  • Configuring External Peripheral Devices.
  • Installing System Monitoring Agents and Service Tools.
  • Documenting the Server.

Maintaining Servers:

  • Backing Up Server Data.
  • Base lining Servers and Monitoring Server Performance.
  • Setting SNMP Thresholds.
  • Keeping the Server Clean.
  • Verifying Hardware.
  • Establishing Remote Notification.

Upgrading Server Components:

  • Creating and Using Upgrade Check Lists.
  • Adding and Replacing Hardware.
  • Upgrading Server Software.

Exploring Environmental Issues Surrounding Servers:

  • Evaluating the Physical Security of Servers.
  • Evaluating the Server Room Environment.

Troubleshooting Servers:

  • Reviewing General Troubleshooting Information.
  • Analyzing the Problem and its Cause.
  • Using Diagnostic Software.
  • Identifying Bottlenecks.

Exploring Disaster Recovery Concepts and Techniques:

  • Ensuring Redundancy and Availability.
  • Backups.
  • Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan.