CompTIA® Server+® Certification (2009 Objectives)

Code: 077803
Course duration: 5 days

Server+™ Certification: A CompTIA Certification

Course number: 077803; 5 days

Course Description

Server+ Certification is a hands-on instruction book that provides you with the skills and knowledge to help you prepare for the CompTIA Server+ certification exam.


We designed this course for the student who is interested in preparing for the CompTIA Server+ certification exam. The exam is targeted for computer technicians with 18 to 24 months of strong experience in the Information Technology industry; hands-on experience with installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting server hardware and NOS issues; and at least one industry certification, such as CompTIA's A+, Compaq ACT, Novell CNA, or Microsoft MCP. In addition to these exam requirements, to ensure your success with this course, we recommend you first take the following Element K courses or have equivalent knowledge:

  • A+ Certification: Core Hardware
  • A+ Certification: Operating Systems
  • Network+ Certification

Course Outline

Unit 1: Deploying the chassis

Topic A:0Form factors

A-1:Comparing form factors

A-2:Opening the computer case while following proper ESD precautions

A-3:Examining your system case

Topic B:0Power supplies

B-1:Examining a power supply and connectors

Topic C:0Cooling systems

C-1:Examining the cooling systems in your PC

C-2:Evaluating area cooling options

Unit 2: Selecting CPUs and motherboards

Topic A:0Central processing units

A-1:Identifying CPUs

Topic B:0Packaging and slots

B-1:Identifying your CPU’s socket and package type

Topic C:0Motherboards

C-1:Examining motherboard components and form factors

Unit 3: Managing the BIOS

Topic A:0The BIOS and CMOS

A-1:Changing your PC’s BIOS settings

A-2:Researching BIOS updates for your PC

A-3:Replacing the CMOS battery

Topic B:0The POST and boot processes

B-1:Observing the POST process

B-2:Checking the boot order

Unit 4: Selecting memory

Topic A:0Memory

A-1:Identifying memory characteristics

Topic B:0Memory packaging

B-1:Comparing RAM packaging

Unit 5: Troubleshooting methodology

Topic A:0Troubleshooting models

A-1:Discussing troubleshooting methods

A-2:Developing a hypothesis about a problem’s cause

A-3:Identifying documentation and information resources

A-4:Using Microsoft Help and Support to research an error code

A-5:Tracking problems and resolutions

Topic B:0Troubleshooting toolkits

B-1:Identifying common toolkit components

Topic C:0Troubleshooting system components

C-1:Troubleshooting power supply problems

C-2:Troubleshooting motherboard and CPU problems

C-3:Troubleshooting problems with system startup

C-4:Testing memory

C-5:Monitoring memory in Performance Monitor

C-6:Troubleshooting memory

Unit 6: Installing expansion cards

Topic A:0Buses

A-1:Examining buses

A-2:Examining IRQ assignments

A-3:Viewing your computer’s I/O address assignments

A-4:Viewing your computer’s DMA channel assignments

A-5:Viewing your computer’s base memory address assignments

A-6:Examining the PCI bus

Topic B:0Drive adapters

B-1:Distinguishing among drive controllers

B-2:Considering the steps to install an expansion card

Topic C:0Multimedia expansion devices

C-1:Identifying video adapter types

C-2:Examining sound and port expansion adapters

C-3:Considering manufacturer-specific expansion cards

Topic D:0Troubleshooting expansion cards

D-1:Interpreting hardware symptoms and their causes

D-2:Examining hardware compatibility lists

D-3:Running a Data Collector Set

D-4:Viewing a Data Collector Set report

Unit 7: Installing data storage devices

Topic A:0Installing storage devices

A-1:Physically installing a hard drive

A-2:Partitioning and formatting a hard drive

A-3:Installing and removing an external hard drive

A-4:Comparing external storage technologies

Topic B:0Selecting RAID technologies

B-1:Exploring storage fault tolerance

Topic C:0Troubleshooting data storage

C-1:Scanning a disk for errors

C-2:Running chkdsk.exe

C-3:Defragmenting a disk

C-4:Monitoring and logging storage use

C-5:Interpreting hardware symptoms and their causes

Unit 8: Installing a network operating system

Topic A:0Server roles

A-1:Describing networking models

A-2:Identifying the basic components of a network

A-3:Discussing server roles

Topic B:0Virtualization

B-1:Exploring the purposes and application of virtualization

B-2:Investigating storage virtualization

B-3:Considering the security implications of virtualization

B-4:Evaluating virtualization best practices

Topic C:0Installing Linux

C-1:Exploring Linux distributions

C-2:Installing Linux

C-3:Logging on to Debian

Topic D:0Installing Windows Server

D-1:Installing Windows Server 2008

D-2:Configuring computer information

D-3:Configuring Windows Update

D-4:Searching for updates

D-5:Customizing a Windows Server installation

D-6:Discussing anti-malware software

D-7:Implementing server access methods

Unit 9: Networking

Topic A:0Networking essentials

A-1:Examining twisted-pair cables and connectors

A-2:Identifying cable types

A-3:Describing Ethernet standards

A-4:Examining protocols in the TCP/IP suite

A-5:Examining addresses

A-6:Identifying network security options

Topic B:0Networking utilities

B-1:Identifying TCP/IP utilities used for troubleshooting

B-2:Using IPConfig to display TCP/IP settings

B-3:Testing TCP/IP connectivity

B-4:Using NSLookup and Tracert

B-5:Using the net command

B-6:Checking network connections

Topic C:0Troubleshooting

C-1:Determining problems and their causes

C-2:(Optional) Troubleshooting network problems

Unit 10: Managing a network server

Topic A:0User management

A-1:Comparing one-, two-, and three-factor authentication

A-2:Adding the Directory Services role

A-3:Creating user accounts

A-4:Modifying user properties

A-5:Disabling and removing a user account

A-6:Creating a group

A-7:Discussing privilege escalation

A-8:Creating a shared resource and assigning permissions

A-9:Exploring policy settings

A-10:Setting up a logon script

Topic B:0Resource management

B-1:Viewing the status of a server’s disks and volumes

B-2:Exploring shadow volumes

B-3:Implementing disk quotas

B-4:Examining the printing process

Topic C:0Monitoring and management

C-1:Monitoring performance with Performance Monitor

C-2:Enabling the Windows Server 2008 SNMP agent

C-3:Exploring WBEM and WMI with Wbemtest.exe

C-4:(Optional) Writing a script that uses WMI

Unit 11: Documenting and planning

Topic A:0Documenting the IT environment

A-1:Considering IT documentation

A-2:Exploring an inventory application

Topic B:0Planning and implementing change

B-1:Exploring change management

B-2:Selecting proper equipment disposal methods

Topic C:0Managing physical access and security

C-1:Identifying the risk associated with physical access to systems

C-2:Examining logging and surveillance best practices

C-3:Identifying biometric authentication systems

Unit 12: Preparing for disaster

Topic A:0Backing up data

A-1:Comparing backup media types

A-2:Exploring backup strategies and permissions

A-3:Exploring backup types

A-4:Discussing backup software and strategies

Topic B:0Server redundancy and other disaster precautions

B-1:Discussing disaster precautions

Topic C:0Developing a disaster recovery plan

C-1:Discussing disaster recovery plans

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-20 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-01 09:00 to 2018-03-02 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)

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