A strong foundation in deployment, configuration, and maintenance is essential knowledge to any server administrator looking to advance in the field. In this course, Server Management: Server Administration, you’ll learn to install, configure and maintain the servers within your organization. First, you’ll explore installing and deploying servers. Next, you’ll discover how to perform the initial configuration tasks and allocate roles and services. Finally, you’ll learn how to manage your assets across your enterprise. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of server administration needed to perform a wide range of tasks in support of the servers within your organization.
Phil Chapman is a senior instructor. He is responsible for the delivery of a range of courses including official Microsoft, CompTIA, EC Council and BCS official certifications. He is also the subject matter expert and project lead for the bespoke Law Enforcement Cyber Security training packages which are delivered to UK Law Enforcement agencies and forces.
Course Overview Hello everyone. My name is Phil Chapman, and welcome to my course, Server Management: Server Administration. I am a CompTIA Microsoft and senior instructor at Firebrand Training UK. The Server Administration course follows the Domain 2 in the exam objectives for the CompTIA Server+ course. However, it also acts as a great course for anybody new to the role of server admin, or interested in the key concepts surrounding several key areas in installing, configuring, and maintaining server systems. This course is designed to take you through the process of installing the initial configuration tasks and adding roles and features, and the essential administrative tasks in maintaining healthy server systems on your network. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: installing and initial configuration tasks, including networking and adding roles onto the server, maintaining availability of your server systems by using high‑availability, redundancy, and fault‑tolerant systems, understanding virtualization and cloud models, and asset and document management, including licensing concepts. By the end of this course, you'll know how to install, configure, and administer a range of server roles and features, and have an understanding of the key concepts surrounding modern networks and IT systems. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the fundamental principles of networking, and the installation of hardware and software on IT systems, ideally to the A+ and the Network+ level of study. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into other server‑related admin subjects with courses such as the CompTIA Cloud+, and Microsoft Server Administration. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn server administration with the Server Management: Server Administration course here at Pluralsight.