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CompTIA Server+ certification validates knowledge of server issues and technology, including disaster recovery. It is a vendor neutral certification that proves knowledge of server hardware and software. CompTIA Server+ certification validates knowledge of server issues and technology, including disaster recovery. It is a vendor neutral certification that proves knowledge of server hardware and software.
The exam covers system hardware, software, storage, IT environment, disaster recovery and troubleshooting. CompTIA Server+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification for technical support professionals with 18 t24 months of IT experience. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that candidates have 18 t24 months experience in server technology, along with a CompTIA A+ certification. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network engineer, systems engineer, security analyst, web site administrator. Companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, and Lenovand Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Server+ for their server technicians.
1. System Hardware
Differentiate between system board types, features, components and their purposes.
Deploy different chassis types and the appropriate components
Differentiate between memory features / types and given a scenario select appropriate memory.
Explain the importance of a Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
Differentiate between processor features / types and given a scenario select the appropriate processor.
Given a scenario, install appropriate expansion cards in a server while taking fault tolerance into consideration.
Install, update and configure appropriate firmware
Install, deploy, configure and update NOS (Windows / *nix).
Explain NOS security software and its features.
Given a scenario, implement and administer NOS management features based on procedures and guidelines
Explain different server roles, their purpose and how they interact
Summarize server virtualization concepts, features and considerations
Describe common elements of networking essentials
Describe RAID technologies and its features and benefits
Given a scenario, select the appropriate RAID level
Install and configure different internal storage technologies
Network attached storage
4. IT Environment
Write, utilize and maintain documentation, diagrams and procedures
Given a scenario, explain the purpose of the following industry best practices
Determine an appropriate physical environment for the server location
Implement and configure different methods of server access
Given a scenario, classify physical security measures for a server location
Defense in-depth – multiple layers of defense
Access control devices (RFID, keypads, pinpads)
5. Disaster Recovery
Compare and contrast backup and restoration methodologies, media types and concepts
Given a scenario, compare and contrast the different types of replication methods
Explain data retention and destruction concepts
Given a scenario, carry out the following basic steps of a disaster recovery plan
Awareness of potential company policy requirements
Follow emergency procedures (people first)
Classification of systems (prioritization during recovery)
Explain troubleshooting theory and methodologies
Establish a theory of probable cause (question the obvious)
Establish a plan of action tresolve the problem and notify impacted users
Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot hardware problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods
Causes of common problems
Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot software problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods
Given a scenario, effectively diagnose network problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods
Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot storage problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods
Causes of common problems
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