The Server+ Certification course builds on your existing mid- to upper-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to validate advanced skills and concepts that you will use on the job in dealing with server technologies. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications are excellent first steps to take before preparing for the CompTIA Server+ certification.
- Explain various motherboard buses and describe how clock frequency affects performance; identify common server processors and various types of memory; and configure the BIOS and identify common server configuration items
- Optimize server placement and diagram server plans; plan the server environment and physical site readiness; and implement sound physical server security practices
- Prepare for a server upgrade, verify availability of system resources, and adequately test and pilot the server upgrade; upgrade the processor and memory; and upgrade the BIOS, power supply, UPS, and adapters
- Discuss general network operating system (NOS) characteristics and versions, list NOS hardware requirements, and perform NOS installations and upgrades; and identify the major NOS characteristics and versions, list hardware requirements, perform an installation and a proper shutdown of each NOS
- Identify and understand major network operating system services; discuss other NOS services such as e-mail, Web, FTP, and fax; and discuss the different ways that servers run network applications and specify the functions of the server as a network device, router, and firewall
- Describe the primary types of hardware used to back up critical data; discuss the primary types of software used to back up critical data, and the strategies to their use; describe the need for high server availability/redundancy, and identify key areas for SNMP monitoring; and determine key server management and disaster recovery strategies for preserving system uptime monitoring; and determine key server management and disaster recovery strategies for preserving system uptime
- Use performance monitoring tools; establish a baseline; and recognize acceptable and unacceptable performance thresholds, and provide solutions to performance bottleneck