CompTIA Server+ (2009 Objectives)

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official CompTIA Curriculum

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Introduction to Servers (2 topics)

  • Topic 1A: Examine the Network Architecture
  • Topic 1B: Identify Common Server Types and Functions

Exploring the Server Hardware (4 topics)

  • Topic 2A: Identify Server System Board Components
  • Topic 2B: Explore System Processing Core
  • Topic 2C: Explore Server Memory
  • Topic 2D: Examine Server Cooling and Power Systems

Introduction to Server Software (4 topics)

  • Topic 3A: Describe Server Software
  • Topic 3B: NOS Management Features
  • Topic 3C: NOS Security Features
  • Topic 3D: Network Essentials for Servers

Exploring the Server Storage System (5 topics)

  • Topic 4A: Examine Storage Devices Used for Servers
  • Topic 4B: Explore IDE and SCSI
  • Topic 4C: Describe RAID
  • Topic 4D: Explore NAS Implementations
  • Topic 4E: Explore SAN Implementations

Installing the Server Hardware (4 topics)

  • Topic 5A: Identify the Best Practices in Server Hardware Installation
  • Topic 5B: Install Hardware Components on a Server
  • Topic 5C: Verify Server Installation
  • Topic 5D: Install a Server in a Network Environment

Configuring Servers (3 topics)

  • Topic 6A: NOS Installation and Verification
  • Topic 6B: Install System Monitoring Agents and Service Tools
  • Topic 6C: Server Configuration Documentation

Examining the Issues in Upgrading Server Components (3 topics)

  • Topic 7A: Examine an Upgrade Checklist
  • Topic 7B: Examine the Issues in Upgrading Server Hardware
  • Topic 7C: Examine the Issues in Upgrading Server Software

Examining Servers in an IT Environment (2 topics)

  • Topic 8A: Industry Best Practices for Server Installation and Maintenance
  • Topic 8B: Server Security and Access Methods

Troubleshooting Servers (5 topics)

  • Topic 9A: Examine the Troubleshooting Theory and Methodologies
  • Topic 9B: Troubleshoot Server Hardware Problems
  • Topic 9C: Troubleshoot Server Software Problems
  • Topic 9D: Troubleshoot Server Network Problems
  • Topic 9E: Troubleshoot Server Storage Device Problems

Exploring Disaster Recovery Concepts and Methodologies (3 topics)

  • Topic 10A: Examine Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Topic 10B: Implement Disaster Recovery Methodologies
  • Topic 10C: Implement Replication Methods

Appendices (2 topics)

  • Appendix A: Mapping Server+ Course Content to the CompTIA Server+ Exam Objectives (2009)
  • Appendix B: CompTIA Server+ Acronyms


Students taking this class or preparing for the Server+ 2009 examination should have 18 to 24 months of hands-on experience with the installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of PC hardware and network operating system issues. It is recommended that they also hold the CompTIA A+ certification.

Relevant Certifications

  • CompTIA Server+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of individuals with 18-24 months of experience with Industry Standard Server Architecture (ISSA) t...

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