CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)



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CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)


About This Course

CompTIA’s Server+ covers disaster recovery, troubleshooting, best server practices, storage, software and system hardware. The certification program is ideal for IT people, who are involved in maintaining, installing and troubleshooting local servers or area networks. Students can also gain insights into disaster recovery concepts through this course.

As we know today’s cutthroat IT ecosystem calls for maintaining, securing and planning a range of servers. CompTIA Server+ certification course validates that a candidate is skilled to do that. As an industry standard, CompTIA Server+ assists in improving a candidate’s performance within enterprises of diverse sizes.


Who Should Attend This Course

The course is ideal for:

  • Service managers
  • Storage administrators
  • IT and server technicians
  • Server administrators

It is also perfect for IT professionals, who are accountable for:

  • Installation, maintenance and troubleshoot local servers or area networks

Why This Course

CompTIA Server+ certified professionals are trained to work with a range of systems and hardware helping them meet current as well as future IT requirements. As we know that tech trends such as data virtualization, security risks, etc. transforming the server landscape as we know it. In fact, the rise of data virtualization is transforming several IT departments into data centers.

The course will cover concepts of:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Disaster recovery
  • Software and hardware
  • Best IT practices
  • Virtualization
  • Storage
  • Software defined networking
  • Security risks
  • Data centers

Did you know that experts with CompTIA Security+ certification earn an average salary of around $85,863 / annum.   (Source: itcareerfinder.com)


Course Objectives

Server+ course will train you on:

  • Best IT practices
  • Disaster recovery
  • Troubleshooting
  • Software and hardware
  • Storage
  • Virtualization
  • Data centers
  • Software defined networking
  • Security risks

Prerequisites

CompTIA recommends candidate to have approx. 18-24 months of IT background with basic understanding of networking and operating systems.


Course Benefits


  • Disaster recovery
  • Troubleshooting
  • Best IT practices
  • Software and hardware
  • Storage
  • Virtualization
  • Data centers
  • Software defined networking
  • Security risks

Curriculum


Server Architecture

Overview

This section explains CompTIA Server+ certification. CompTIA Server+ addresses the changing server environment, dealing with the latest technologies and trends such as virtualization, data centers, software-defined networking and network attached storage.

Server Form Factors

This section covers various shape, sizes and characteristic of server form factors sucha as rack mount, tower and blade servers.

Server Components

This section discusses the various components that make up server hardware. It explains the characteristics of the central processing units (CPUs) like multicore vs. multiprocessor, socket types, cache, CPU stepping and architecture.

Power and Cooling

This section covers the different concepts and standards for power utilization within servers, computers and a datacenter. It explains about 120,V 240,V 208V and 440V circuits.

Server Administration

Installing a Server OS

This section explains operating system installation for Servers. It discusses server roles, firmware updates, BIOS/UEFI configuration and boot order with a demonstration in a BIOS configuration interface.

Server Roles and Requirements

This section covers various roles that can be configured on server and the requirements for these roles. It also explains web servers, application servers, directory servers DHCP servers, DNS servers, remote access servers and more.

Administering a Server

This section explores various technologies that are used to administer to a server. It explains the concepts like local hardware administration through KVMs, serial console connections, as well as their limitations. It also covers network-based hardware administration through components like KVM over IPs, ILOs and iDRACs .

Server Maintenance

This section explores the concepts and techniques used in server maintenance. It covers the components of change management and patch management.

Asset Management and Documentation

This section explores the field of asset management and documentation. It covers topics like licensing, labeling, warranties, life cycle management, procurement, usage, end-of-life, disposal and inventory.

Virtualization

This section discusses concepts of virtualization. It explains Type 1 and 2 hypervisors, host machines vs. guest machines, resource allocation, hardware compatibility as well as the management interface.

Storage

Primary Storage Devices

This section covers the most common storage technologies found within servers and some retired technologies such as SAS, SATA, SCSI and Fibre Channel.

Configuring RAID

This section explores redundant array of independent disk or RAID technologies and configurations.

Storage Technologies

This section covers various storage technologies that can be utilized in small, medium and enterprise-level networks such as direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet or FCoE.

Storage Capacity

This section covers the concepts around storage capacity. It explains the different measurements between drive manufacturers such as gigabyte vs. gigibyte as well as disk quotas in Windows and Linux.

Security

Physical Security

This section dicusses implementation of physical security. It explains about multi factor authentication, mantraps, RFID chips, biometrics, keypads, security cameras and more.

Server Hardening

This section covers server security technique called server hardening. It explains the common steps to hardened a system like system patched, disabling unneeded services, ports and default accounts.

Network Security

This section explores various technologies used in network security sucha as host-based ,network-based firewalls, port security 802.1x, network access control, ACLs, NIDS.

Secure Storage Disposal

This section discusses various aspects of proper and security disposal of storage devices such as file-level, disk-level and tape encryption.

Logical Access Control

This section discusses security through logical access control such as read, write and execute permissions as well as permission inheritance.

Environmental Controls

This section explores various power concepts related to environmental controls. It explains uninterruptible power supplies and its characteristics such as runtime vs. capacity, graceful shutdown automation, bypass procedures, maximum load and remote management.

Networking

IP Addressing and Services

This section discusses the basics of IP addressing and common services used in TCP/IP such as IPv4, IPv6, static vs. dynamic IP address configurations, default gateways, classless inter domain routing, DNS and WINS.

Ports and Protocols

This section explores TCP/IP ports and protocols. It explains the purpose of ports, port ranges, TCP vs. UDP .

Cable Management

This section explores the concepts and components of cable management. It explains copper media and the attributes of CAT 5, 5e, CAT 6 cabling.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Principles

This section explains disaster recovery principles.

Backup Techniques

This section covers the concepts of backup techniques such as common backup methodologies, backup medium, restoration and medium retention best practices and backup location considerations.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Methodologies

This section discusses the concepts and steps used in troubleshooting methodologies such as determining the scope, establishing theories of probable cause.

Troubleshooting Hardware

This section explain the basics of troubleshooting hardware such as common problems like POST failing, memory failures, CPU and hard drive failures.

Troubleshooting Software

This section covers troubleshooting of software. It explains about user log on problems, resource access issues and memory leaks.

Troubleshooting Networking

This section covers troubleshooting networking issues that arise on modern networks sucha as Internet connection failures, resource unavailability, DHCP issues, DNS issues and more.

Troubleshooting Storage

This section discusses various problems that arise in storage troubleshooting such as problems like slow file access, OS not found, error lights, data corruption and more.

Troubleshooting Security

This section explores troubleshooting security such as file integrity, privilege esculation, application whitelisting, network file access issues, excessive access and permissions.

Schedule & Fees


SELF PACED Online INSTRUCTOR LED CLASSROOM
Duration 1 Year Access 5 Days 5 Days
Course Material
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Face Time With Instructor
Course Price $499 On Request On Request
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Course FAQ


Why CompTIA Server+ certification?

CompTIA Server+ certified professionals are trained to work with a range of systems and hardware helping them meet current as well as future IT requirements. As we know that tech trends such as data virtualization, security risks, etc. transforming the server landscape as we know it. In fact, the rise of data virtualization is transforming several IT departments into data centers.

How will Tech-Act help?

Tech-Act is an established name in IT. All our candidates are trained by skilled and experienced trainers. Moreover, ComptTIA’s Server+ coursework is designed keeping in mind an ideal learning principle to aid candidates grasp the skills seamlessly. The course curriculum brilliantly covers all that you need to become an expert in Server+. Most importantly, Tech-Act lets you choose the pace of your Server+ course thus, giving you the needed flexibility in today’s fast-paced world.

Who will train me?

Our industry experienced and trained experts will train you the in-and-out of Server+ certification course. At Tech-Act, we understand the need of quality IT education and training in today’s competitive world, which reflects in our CompTIA’s Server+ certification program. Tech-Act is an authorized and recognized learning solutions partner for CompTIA, Red Hat, EC Council, Project Management Institute and others. In addition, we are a Person Vue Authorized Test Center with both classroom as well as online learning facilities.

What will the course cover?

CompTIA Server+ certification course covers principles of:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Disaster recovery
  • Software and hardware
  • Best IT practices
  • Virtualization
  • Storage
  • Software defined networking
  • Security risks
  • Data centers

What’s the eligibility criteria?

The course is apt for:

  • Storage administrators
  • Service managers
  • Server administrators
  • IT and server technicians

It is also best suited for IT professionals, who are involved in:

  •  Installing, maintaining and troubleshooting local servers networks.

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