CompTIA Server+ Certification (Exam SKO-005)

This course builds on existing professional experience with personal computer hardware support to present the next tier of skills & concepts students will use on the job when administering any type of network server. This course covers server hardware installation and management, server administration, security and disaster recovery and troubleshooting. This course also prepares you to take the CompTIA Server+ examination (Exam SK0-005).

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Learning Objectives

In this course you will:

  • Build, maintain, troubleshoot, secure and support server hardware and software technologies
  • Implement virtualization and storage solutions for local, enterprise and cloud environments
  • Understand and comply with disaster recovery and general security procedures
  • Be familiar with industry terminology and concepts
  • Understand server roles and their interaction in a dynamic computing environment
  • Use automation, scripting and virtualization to optimize server management
  • Understand on-premise and hybrid server environments to accommodate both enterprise and small business needs
  • Understand server administration and troubleshooting both on-premise and remotely
  • Be familiar with cloud computing concepts as they apply to server administration and maintenance

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Understanding Server Administration Concepts
  • Topic 1A: Understand Server Administration Concepts
  • Topic 1B: Understand Troubleshooting Methods
  • Exam objectives covered: 4.1 Explain the troubleshooting theory and methodology
  • Topic 1C: Manage License
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.8 Explain Licensing Concepts
  • 2 - Understanding Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Topic 2A: Understand Virtualization Concepts
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.5 Summarize the purpose and operation of virtualization
  • Topic 2B: Understanding Cloud Concepts
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.5 Summarize the purpose and operation of virtualization
  • Topic 2C: Understand On-Premises versus Cloud Deployments
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.5 Summarize the purpose and operation of virtualization.
  • 3 - Understanding Physical and Network Security Concepts
  • Topic 3A: Understand Physical Security Concepts
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.2 Summarize Physical Security Concepts
  • Topic 3B: Understand Network Security Concepts
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.2 Given a scenario, configure servers to use network infrastructure services
  • 4 - Managing Physical Assets
  • Topic 4A: Understand Asset Management Concepts
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.7 Explain the importance of asset management and documentation
  • Topic 4B: Manage Documentation
  • Exam objectives covered:2.7 Explain the importance of asset management and documentation
  • 5 - Managing Server Hardware
  • Topic 5A: Manage the Physical Server
  • Exam objectives covered: 1.1 Given a scenario, install physical hardware
  • Topic 5B: Administer the Server and Storage
  • Exam objectives covered: 1.1 Given a scenario, install physical hardware
  • 1.3 Given a scenario, perform server hardware maintenance
  • Topic 5C: Troubleshoot Server Hardware
  • Exam objectives covered: 4.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common hardware failures
  • 6 - Configuring Storage Management
  • Topic 6A: Manage Storage
  • Exam objectives covered: 1.2 Given a scenario, deploy and manage storage
  • Topic 6B: Troubleshoot Storage
  • Exam objectives covered: 4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot storage problems
  • 7 - Installing and Configuring an Operating System
  • Topic 7A: Install an Operating System
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.1 Given a scenario, install server operating systems
  • Topic 7B: Configure Storage
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.1 Given a scenario, install server operating systems
  • Topic 7C: Configure Network Settings
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.2 Given a scenario, configure servers to use network infrastructure services
  • Topic 7D: Use Scripts to Configure Servers
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.1 Given a scenario, install server operating systems
  • 2.6 Summarize scripting basics for server administration
  • 8 - Troubleshooting OS, Application, and Network Configurations
  • Topic 8A: Troubleshoot an Operating System and Applications
  • Exam objectives covered: 4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common OS and software problems
  • Topic 8B: Troubleshoot Network Configurations
  • Exam objectives covered: 4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot network connectivity issues
  • 9 - Managing Post-Installation Administrative Tasks
  • Topic 9A: Understand Secure Administration Practices
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.3 Explain important concepts pertaining to identity and access management for server administration
  • Topic 9B: Manage Server Functions
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.3 Given a scenario, configure and maintain server functions and features
  • Topic 9C: Configure Server Hardening
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.5 Given a scenario, apply server hardening methods
  • 10 - Managing Data Security
  • Topic 10A: Understand Data Security Concepts
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.1 Summarize data security concepts
  • Topic 10B: Manage Data Security
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.4 Explain data security risks and mitigation strategies
  • Topic 10C: Troubleshoot Data Security
  • Exam objectives covered: 4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot security problems
  • 11 - Managing Service and Data Availability
  • Topic 11A: Manage Data Backup and Restore
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.7 Explain the importance of backups and restores
  • Topic 11B: Manage High Availability
  • Exam objectives covered: 2.4 Explain the key concepts of high availability for servers
  • Topic 11C: Manage Disaster Recovery
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.8 Explain the importance of disaster recovery
  • 12 - Decommissioning Servers
  • Topic 12A: Decommission Servers
  • Exam objectives covered: 3.6 Summarize proper server decommissioning concepts
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for IT professionals such as PC, desktop, and help desk technicians who have experience supporting PC hardware who wish to make the transition to become server hardware and support specialists. This course is also designed for existing server managers who are preparing to take the CompTIA Server+ Exam SK0-004.

    Other Prerequisites

    It is expected that, prior to taking this course, you have:

    A+ certified or equivalent knowledge.

    24 months of hands-on experience working in a server environment.

    CompTIA Server+ Certification (Exam SKO-005)

    $2,975
    Course Length : 5 Days
     

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