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CompTIA Server+ (Exam SK0-004)


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CompTIA Server+ (Exam SK0-004)
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  IT Services Management

Course Details

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).


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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.


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


Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Server+® Exam (SK0-004)

Target Audience

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 courses:

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