CompTIA Server+

The CompTIA Server+ certification is recognized by the industry to prove competency in server support. Upon completion of this course, the student will gain knowledge and skills necessary to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The student will learn to identify environmental issues, understand and comply with disaster recovery and physical / software security procedures, be familiar with industry terminology and concepts, and understand server roles / specializations and interaction within the overall computing environment.
This class combines lectures, exercises, labs and module reviews within an online environment, combined with a corresponding student manual. The manual acts as a learning resource during class, as well as serving as a valuable resource when the student returns to the office or home.

COURSE PREREQUISITE(S)

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, CompTIA A+ is recommended.

METHOD OF DELIVERY

Online training supported by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators or Online instructors.

COURSE NOTES

Course manual provides ongoing reference. Upon completion of the course, there is a final online exam. Participants who achieve 75% or greater on this exam will receive an Academy of Learning Career College Certificate.
CompTIA Server+ certification (in combination with CompTIA A+) has been endorsed by Microsoft as an an alternative to passing elective exam for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification.

LESSON 1

Hardware Compatibility and Motherboards; System Chassis; Selecting System Memory; Choosing the Right Processor; Installing Basic Server Components; Installing an Expansion Card; Upgrading System Firmware; Installing and Updating Server Components

LESSON 2

Before Installing an NOS; Installing NOS Software; Configuring NOS Software; NOS Security; User Management; Resource Management; The Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) Initiative; Configuring Advanced NOS Settings

LESSON 3

Types of Server Roles; Benefits of Virtualization; Working with Servers and VMs; Using Ethernet Networks; TCP/IP Protocols and Ports; Routing with TCP/IP; VPNs, VLANs, and DMZs; Configuring a Network

LESSON 4

Introduction to Storage; Configuring SCSI; RAID Technologies; External Storage Architectures; Determining Your Storage Strategy

LESSON 5

Creating Server Documentation; Policies and Procedures; Creating Documentation; Configuring the Physical Environment; Remote Server Access; Physical Security; Choosing the Right Physical Environment

LESSON 6

Overview of Disaster Recovery Concepts; Data Backup and Storage; Replication Methods; Implementing a Disaster Recovery Plan; Preparing For and Recovering From Disasters

LESSON 7

The General Troubleshooting Process; Using the Troubleshooting Process; Common Hardware Problems; Tools for Diagnosing Hardware Problems; Common Software Problems; Common Causes of Software Problems; Software Troubleshooting Tools; Troubleshooting Software Problems

LESSON 8

Common Network Problems; Causes of Network Problems; Network Troubleshooting Tools; Troubleshooting Network Problems; Common Storage Problems; Hardware Problems that Affect Storage; Tools for Troubleshooting Storage Problems; Troubleshooting Storage Issues

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