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CompTIA Server+ (Exam SK0-004)


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  • 5 Days Course
    IT Services Management

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The CompTIA® Server+® (Exam SK0-004) course builds on your existing professional experience with personal computer hardware support to present the next tier of skills and concepts that you will use on the job when administering any type of network server. If your job duties include server troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of network server-related career, it provides the primary knowledge and skills you will require to be successful. The CompTIA® Server+® (Exam SK0-004) course can also benefit you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA Server+ examination (Exam SK0-004).


    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform the duties of a server administrator.

    In this course, you will:

    • Manage server hardware.
    • Install server hardware and operating systems.
    • Configure networking hardware and protocols.
    • Perform basic server configuration tasks.
    • Create a virtual server environment.
    • Administer servers.
    • Implement server storage solutions.
    • Secure the server.
    • Plan and test disaster recovery.
    • Troubleshoot server issues.


    Lesson 1: Managing Server Hardware
    Topic A: Server Components
    Topic B: Server Power
    Topic C: Server Cooling
    Topic D: Asset Management


    Lesson 2: Installing a Server
    Topic A: Prepare an Installation Plan
    Topic B: Prepare the Server Hardware
    Topic C: Set Up the Server Hardware
    Topic D: Install an Operating System


    Lesson 3: Configuring Networking
    Topic A: Manage Network Cabling
    Topic B: Configure Network Interface Cards
    Topic C: Implement IP Addressing and Network Infrastructure Services


    Lesson 4: Creating a Virtual Environment
    Topic A: Create Virtual Servers
    Topic B: Create Virtual Switches


    Lesson 5: Performing Basic Server Configuration
    Topic A: Configure Local Server Properties
    Topic B: Configure Server Roles
    Topic C: Set Up IP Addressing Service Roles


    Lesson 6: Administering the Server
    Topic A: Update the Server
    Topic B: Server Administration Access and Control Methods
    Topic C: Create Service Level Agreements
    Topic D: Monitor Server Performance


    Lesson 7: Implementing Storage Solutions
    Topic A: Perform Capacity Planning
    Topic B: Deploy Primary Storage Devices
    Topic C: Storage Technologies
    Topic D: Configure RAID


    Lesson 8: Securing the Server
    Topic A: Configure Firewalls
    Topic B: Configure Security Protocols
    Topic C: Implement Intrusion Detection Systems
    Topic D: Implement Logical Access Control Methods
    Topic E: Implement Data Security Methods
    Topic F: Apply Server Hardening Techniques
    Topic G: Implement Physical Security
    Topic H: Create Virtual Networks


    Lesson 9: Planning and Testing Disaster Recovery
    Topic A: Implement Environmental Controls
    Topic B: Manage Documentation for the Server and the Network
    Topic C: Create A Disaster Recovery Plan
    Topic D: Perform Backup and Restoration


    Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Server Issues
    Topic A: Troubleshoot Theory and Methods
    Topic B: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
    Topic C: Troubleshoot Software Issues
    Topic D: Troubleshoot Networking Issues
    Topic E: Troubleshoot Storage Issues
    Topic F: Troubleshoot Security Issues


    Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Server+® Exam (SK0-004)

    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.


    To ensure your success in your course you should have 18 to 24 months of hands-on experience with installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of PC hardware and network operating system issues. It is also recommended that you have the CompTIA A+ certification or the equivalent training and experience. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

    • CompTIA® A+ Certification: A Comprehensive Approach
    • CompTIA® Network+®