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CompTIA Server+ Certification (2009 Objectives)

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5 Days

Participants taking this class or preparing for the Server+ 2009 examination should have 18 to 24 months of hands-on experience with the installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of PC hardware and network operating system issues. It is recommended that they also hold the CompTIA A+ certification.
You will install, configure, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot servers. You will also examine the server hardware and software, server IT environment, disaster recovery concepts, and learn information and skills that will be helpful on the job. Maps to the exam code SK0-003.
This course is designed for individuals who are IT professionals, network support technicians, and server hardware specialists having 18-24 months of experience in the information technology industry and hands-on experience with the installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of PC hardware.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Examine server fundamentals 
  • Identify the hardware components of a server 
  • Describe the features of server software 
  • Examine the various types of storage systems used in servers 
  • Install hardware components on a server 
  • Configure servers 
  • Examine the issues in upgrading server components 
  • Identify some of the industry's best practices for deploying a server and the various strategies of securing, accessing, and remotely managing the server hardware 
  • Troubleshoot servers 
  • Describe disaster recovery concepts and techniques
Lesson 1: Introduction to Servers
Topic 1A: Examine the Network Architecture
Topic 1B: Identify Common Server Types and Functions

Lesson 2: Exploring the Server Hardware
Topic 2A: Identify Server System Board Components
Topic 2B: Explore System Processing Core
Topic 2C: Explore Server Memory
Topic 2D: Examine Server Cooling and Power Systems

Lesson 3: Introduction to Server Software
Topic 3A: Describe Server Software
Topic 3B: NOS Management Features
Topic 3C: NOS Security Features
Topic 3D: Network Essentials for Servers

Lesson 4: Exploring the Server Storage System
Topic 4A: Examine Storage Devices Used for Servers
Topic 4B: Explore IDE and SCSI
Topic 4C: Describe RAID
Topic 4D: Explore NAS Implementations
Topic 4E: Explore SAN Implementations

Lesson 5: Installing the Server Hardware
Topic 5A: Identify the Best Practices in Server Hardware Installation
Topic 5B: Install Hardware Components on a Server
Topic 5C: Verify Server Installation
Topic 5D: Install a Server in a Network Environment

Lesson 6: Configuring Servers
Topic 6A: NOS Installation and Verification
Topic 6B: Install System Monitoring Agents and Service Tools
Topic 6C: Server Configuration Documentation

Lesson 7: Examining the Issues in Upgrading Server Components
Topic 7A: Examine an Upgrade Checklist
Topic 7B: Examine the Issues in Upgrading Server Hardware
Topic 7C: Examine the Issues in Upgrading Server Software

Lesson 8: Examining Servers in an IT Environment
Topic 8A: Industry Best Practices for Server Installation and Maintenance
Topic 8B: Server Security and Access Methods

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Servers
Topic 9A: Examine the Troubleshooting Theory and Methodologies
Topic 9B: Troubleshoot Server Hardware Problems
Topic 9C: Troubleshoot Server Software Problems
Topic 9D: Troubleshoot Server Network Problems
Topic 9E: Troubleshoot Server Storage Device Problems

Lesson 10: Exploring Disaster Recovery Concepts and Methodologies
Topic 10A: Examine Disaster Recovery Plans
Topic 10B: Implement Disaster Recovery Methodologies
Topic 10C: Implement Replication Methods

Appendix A: Mapping Server+ Course Content to the CompTIA Server+ Exam Objectives (2009)

Appendix B: CompTIA Server+ Acronyms
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