CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005)

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CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005)

Authors: Brian Eiler, John Hales, Phil Chapman, Jean Francois Landry

Searching for a server-related certification? CompTIA Server+ is a great start. Our Server+ series aligns with the exam objectives and even adds onto them, providing you with... Read more

What you will learn

  • Installing physical hardware for a given scenario
  • Deploying and managing server storage for a given scenario
  • Performing server hardware maintenance for a given scenario
  • Installing Server operating systems for a given scenario
  • Configuring servers to use network services for a given scenario
  • Configuring and maintain server functions and features for a given scenario
  • Explaining the key concepts of high availability for servers
  • Explaining the purpose and operation of virtualization
  • Explaining and use basic scripting techniques for server administration
  • Explaining the importance of asset management and documentation
  • Explaining the types of licensing concepts
  • Explaining data security concepts
  • Explaining the concepts of physical security
  • Explaining concepts pertaining to identity and access management for server administration
  • Explaining data security risks and mitigation strategies
  • Applying server hardening methods given a scenario
  • Explaining the proper server decommissioning concepts
  • Explaining the importance of backups and restores
  • Explaining the importance of disaster recovery
  • Explaining and performing the troubleshooting theory and methodology
  • Troubleshooting common hardware failures for a given scenario
  • Troubleshooting storage problems for a given scenario
  • Troubleshooting common OS and software problems for a given scenario
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity issues for a given scenario
  • Troubleshooting security problems for a given scenario

Pre-requisites

No prior experience is required

CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005)

Searching for a server-related certification? CompTIA Server+ is a great start. Our Server+ series aligns with the exam objectives and even adds onto them, providing you with valuable information that can further your career.

Server Management: Server Hardware Installation and Management

by Brian Eiler

May 13, 2021 / 10h 24m

10h 24m

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Description

This course is for those who want to earn the CompTIA Server+ certification, and has been updated for the 2021 objectives. In this course, Server Management: Server Hardware Installation and Management, you’ll learn to install and maintain server and storage hardware in preparation for passing the CompTIA Server+ exam. First, you’ll explore rack design and installation, including power decisions and network cabling. Next, you’ll discover a wide range of topics relating to physical servers, including chassis types available, memory, CPU, GPU, and common bus types. Furthermore, there will be a review of hot-swappable components and their importance, and then a review of the role of the BIOS / UEFI necessary for booting the server. After that, you’ll investigate the design and implement storage solutions, including local and shared storage, media types, RAID levels, and capacity planning. Finally, you’ll learn how to maintain the deployed servers, locally and remotely. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of server and storage design, installation, and configuration needed to pass the CompTIA Server+ exam objectives covered in the first domain.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to the Server+ Certification
  2. Server Concepts
  3. Storage
  4. Rack Configuration
  5. Server Management
  6. Conclusion and Introduction to Server Administration

Server Management: Server Administration

by Phil Chapman

Apr 16, 2021 / 4h 8m

4h 8m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Installing Server Operating Systems
  3. Configuring Network Infrastructure Services
  4. Configuring and Maintaining Server Functions and Features
  5. Implementing High Availability Servers
  6. Understanding Virtualization
  7. Scripting Basics for Server Administration
  8. Understanding Asset Management and Documentation
  9. Understanding Licensing Concepts
  10. Course Summary

Server Management: Security and Disaster Recovery

by Jean Francois Landry

Jun 8, 2021 / 2h 34m

2h 34m

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Jump in on this journey to learn the concepts of server and data security. In this course, Server Management: Security and Disaster Recovery, you’ll learn how to protect and provide resiliency to your critical data and server environments. First, you’ll explore data and physical security. Next, you’ll discover server and operating system hardening methods. Finally, you’ll learn how to implement backup and restore solutions. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of securing both storage and server environments needed to successfully manage server security and disaster recovery.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Data Security Concepts
  3. Physical Security Concepts
  4. Identity and Access Management for Server Administration
  5. Data Security Risks and Mitigation
  6. Server Hardening Methods
  7. Server Decommissioning Concepts
  8. Server Backups and Restores
  9. Importance of Disaster Recovery

Server Management: Troubleshooting

by Phil Chapman

May 19, 2021 / 2h 43m

2h 43m

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Description

The ability to quickly make decisions around configuration and maintenance in a enterprise network is a pivotal skill to have. In this course, Server Management: Troubleshooting, you’ll learn to implement a suitable troubleshooting methodology in support of the servers on your network. First, you’ll explore the concept of troubleshooting servers. Next, you’ll discover how to troubleshoot common hardware, software, networking, and storage issues. Finally, you’ll learn how to identify and troubleshoot common security issues. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of server troubleshooting needed to perform a wide range of tasks in support of the servers within your organization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology
  3. Troubleshooting Hardware Failures
  4. Troubleshooting Storage Problems
  5. Troubleshooting OS and Software Problems
  6. Troubleshooting Network and Connectivity Issues
  7. Troubleshooting Security Problems
  8. Course Review