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CompTIA Server+ Certification Training

CompTIA Server+ Certification Training 1


The CompTIA® Server+® (Exam SK0-004) course builds on your existing professional experience with personal computer hardware support to present the next tier of skills and concepts that you will use on the job when administering any type of network server. If your job duties include server troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of network server-related career, it provides the primary knowledge and skills you will require to be successful. The CompTIA® Server+® (Exam SK0-004) course can also benefit you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA Server+ examination (Exam SK0-004).

Exam Prep Software

All of our CompTIA classes include access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time. Exam prep software is included with all CompTIA classes delivered by HOPE Training Centers.

Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams

As with most professional IT certifications, many addition hours of study are required before the class (meeting the prerequisites) and after the class (reviewing exam objectives and practice questions). Expect to spend a significant number of hours studying outside of the class before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform the duties of a server administrator.

In this course, you will:

  • Manage server hardware.
  • Install server hardware and operating systems.
  • Configure networking hardware and protocols.
  • Perform basic server configuration tasks.
  • Create a virtual server environment.
  • Administer servers.
  • Implement server storage solutions.
  • Secure the server.
  • Plan and test disaster recovery.
  • Troubleshoot server issues.

Target Student:

This course is designed for IT professionals such as PC, desktop, and help desk technicians who have experience supporting PC hardware who wish to make the transition to become server hardware and support specialists. This course is also designed for existing server managers who are preparing to take the CompTIA Server+ Exam SK0-004.


To ensure your success in your course you should have 18 to 24 months of hands-on experience with installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of PC hardware and network operating system issues. It is also recommended that you have the CompTIA A+ certification or the equivalent training and experience. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

  • CompTIA® A+ Certification: A Comprehensive Approach
  • CompTIA® Network+®

Course Content

Lesson 1: Managing Server Hardware

Topic A: Server Components

Topic B: Server Power

Topic C: Server Cooling

Topic D: Asset Management

Lesson 2: Installing a Server

Topic A: Prepare an Installation Plan

Topic B: Prepare the Server Hardware

Topic C: Set Up the Server Hardware

Topic D: Install an Operating System

Lesson 3: Configuring Networking

Topic A: Manage Network Cabling

Topic B: Configure Network Interface Cards

Topic C: Implement IP Addressing and Network Infrastructure Services

Lesson 4: Creating a Virtual Environment

Topic A: Create Virtual Servers

Topic B: Create Virtual Switches

Lesson 5: Performing Basic Server Configuration

Topic A: Configure Local Server Properties

Topic B: Configure Server Roles

Topic C: Set Up IP Addressing Service Roles

Lesson 6: Administering the Server

Topic A: Update the Server

Topic B: Server Administration Access and Control Methods

Topic C: Create Service Level Agreements

Topic D: Monitor Server Performance

Lesson 7: Implementing Storage Solutions

Topic A: Perform Capacity Planning

Topic B: Deploy Primary Storage Devices

Topic C: Storage Technologies

Topic D: Configure RAID

Lesson 8: Securing the Server

Topic A: Configure Firewalls

Topic B: Configure Security Protocols

Topic C: Implement Intrusion Detection Systems

Topic D: Implement Logical Access Control Methods

Topic E: Implement Data Security Methods

Topic F: Apply Server Hardening Techniques

Topic G: Implement Physical Security

Topic H: Create Virtual Networks

Lesson 9: Planning and Testing Disaster Recovery

Topic A: Implement Environmental Controls

Topic B: Manage Documentation for the Server and the Network

Topic C: Create A Disaster Recovery Plan

Topic D: Perform Backup and Restoration

Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Server Issues

Topic A: Troubleshoot Theory and Methods

Topic B: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues

Topic C: Troubleshoot Software Issues

Topic D: Troubleshoot Networking Issues

Topic E: Troubleshoot Storage Issues

Topic F: Troubleshoot Security Issues

Attend hands-on, instructor-led CompTIA Server+ Certification Training training classes at HOPE’s Lafayette Square Mall location.