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CompTIA Server+ Certification Prep Course

  • Tuition USD $2,795 GSA  $2,355.16
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4733 Ratings
  • Course Code 8276
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage, and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments. CompTIA Server+ is the only certification that can ensure that IT professionals at the administrator level are able to do the job in any environment because it is the only certification not restricted to a single platform.

CompTIA Server+ teaches learners the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, and manage server hardware and operating systems (OSs) by implementing proper security controls, successfully troubleshooting common server problems, and demonstrating an understanding of key disaster recovery concepts.

Why is CompTIA Server+ different?

  • 12% job growth is expected for Network & Computer Systems Administrators, 2012 2022, according to the latest BLS website information.
  • Average salary for a Server+ certified IT professionals is about $82,000.
  • 82% of employers recognize that certified employees are valuable to their organizations.

This course includes and exam voucher, study guide, and practice exams.

Skills Gained

  • Understand Server Administration Concepts
  • Understand Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Understand Physical and Network Security Concepts
  • Manage Physical Assets
  • Manage Server Hardware
  • Configure Storage Management
  • Install and Configure an Operating System
  • Troubleshoot OS, Application, and Network Configurations
  • Manage Post-Installation Administrative Tasks
  • Manage Data Security
  • Manage Service and Data Availability
  • Decommission Servers

Who Can Benefit

Systems Administrators, Server Administrators, Field Service Engineers/Technicians, Data Center Engineers/Technicians, Network Administrators, IT Technicians

Course Details

1. Introduction to Servers

  • Describing Network Models
  • Identifying Common Server Types and Functions

2. Exploring the System Processing Core

  • Describing System Boards
  • Describing Processors
  • Describing Memory

3. Exploring the Storage Subsystem

  • Exploring SCSI Devices
  • Exploring IDE/ATA Devices
  • Describing RAID
  • Exploring NAS Implementations
  • Exploring SAN Implementations

4. Exploring the Communication, Power, and Input/Output Subsystems

  • Exploring the Communication Subsystem
  • Exploring the Power Subsystem
  • Exploring the Input/Output Subsystem

5. Installing Servers

  • Planning for Server Installation
  • Identifying Data-Transmission Media Types
  • Installing Hardware into a Server
  • Installing Servers into an Environment
  • Verifying the Server Installation

6. Configuring Servers

  • Configuring RAID
  • Network Operating System Installation
  • Configuring External Peripheral Devices
  • Installing System Monitoring Agents and Service Tools
  • Documenting the Server

7. Maintaining Servers

  • Backing Up Server Data
  • Baselining Servers and Monitor Server Performance
  • Performing Physical Housecleaning

8. Upgrading Server Components

  • Creating and Using Upgrade Checklists
  • Adding and Replacing Hardware
  • Upgrading Server Software

9. Exploring Environmental Issues Surrounding Servers

  • Evaluating Physical Security
  • Evaluating Server Room Environment

10. Troubleshooting Servers

  • Performing Problem Determination
  • Using Diagnostic Tools
  • Identifying Bottlenecks

11. Exploring Disaster Recovery Concepts and Techniques

Appendix A: Mapping Element K Course Content to the CompTIA Server+ Exam Objectives

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

I thought the course was informative and the tools to go over the material were very nice.

Class was very informative, although one lab didnt but will try again later

Instructor was great, course was mostly very good except for too much focus on pricing

Good training material and good instruction. More time needs to be provided for the lab work.

They are very good and made sure we had all the appropriate materials for class.

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    Language
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