CompTIA Server+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification for individuals with 18-24 months of experience with Industry Standard Server Architecture (ISSA) technology.CompTIA Server+ certifies technical knowledge in areas such as RAID, SCSI and multiple CPUs, as well as capabilities with server issues, including disaster recovery. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Server+ candidates hold a CompTIA A+ certification.The CompTIA Server+ certification bundle covers the body of knowledge required to prepare for the SK0-002 CompTIA Server+ 2005 certification exam.


  • Functions, features, and components of servers
  • Critical server storage technologies and the functions and features of IDE and SCSI
  • Best practices for installing and configuring servers
  • Best practices for upgrading servers
  • Server backup and disaster recovery best practices
  • Best practices in maintaining servers and their environments
  • Server-related troubleshooting best practices


1. Servers and Their Components – 222045_ENG

  • Characteristics of servers and features of the key server categories
  • Various roles that can be assigned to network servers
  • Server categories and server roles
  • Features and functions of motherboards and expansion buses
  • Features and functions of specified PCI system bus architectures
  • Memory types and best practices for managing server memory
  • Specifications of the main server processors and how multiprocessing works
  • Memory types and processors for given scenarios

2. IDE, SCSI, and Server Storage – 223341_ENG

  • Features of Fibre Channel technology and difference between SAN and NAS
  • Deploy RAID levels in a given scenario
  • Appropriate server storage technologies in a given scenario
  • Differentiate between physical and logical disks
  • IDE technologies and configuration best practices
  • SCSI types and the benefits of SCSI over IDE
  • best practices for installing and configuring SCSI technologies
  • Add components using IDE and SCSI best practices

3. Installation and Configuration – 222046_ENG

  • Pre-installation planning activities
  • Key considerations for evaluating remote management requirements
  • Key considerations and best practices for installing server hardware
  • Create server planning and hardware installation best practice checklists
  • Considerations involved in installing and configuring a network operating system
  • Best practices for installing service tools on the server and measuring baseline performance
  • Create NOS and service tool installation best practice checklists

4. Upgrading – 222047_ENG

  • Critical steps and considerations involved in planning a server upgrade
  • Best practices and troubleshooting procedures for adding memory and processors
  • Best practices and troubleshooting procedures to be employed when upgrading hard disks, adapters, and peripherals
  • Key considerations, best practices, and troubleshooting procedures for software upgrades
  • Best practices and troubleshooting procedures that should be employed when upgrading servers

5. Disaster Recovery and Server Backups – 222048_ENG

  • Backup strategies and appropriate media types
  • Best practices for framing backup plans, restoring data, and troubleshooting common backup problems
  • Choose and implement backup strategies
  • Risks for a disaster recovery plan and strategies to deal with them
  • Components and considerations aimed at ensuring redundancy, scalability, and high availability
  • Key considerations for creating and maintaining a disaster recovery plan
  • Key considerations and best practices in creating a disaster recovery plan

6. Maintenance and Environment – 222049_ENG

  • Key considerations when monitoring servers
  • How data can be gathered to monitor server performance
  • Features and functions of SNMP and its relationship with RMON
  • Best practices for maintaining a server
  • Methods to mitigate common environmental issues that may affect server performance
  • Measures and best practices for physically securing the server room and server hardware
  • Manage environmental and physical security issues

7. Troubleshooting Servers – 222050_ENG

  • Troubleshooting process and how to prioritize problems
  • Methods for gathering information to determine the origins of problems
  • Best practices and resources for fixing and documenting server-related problems
  • Best practices and procedures for troubleshooting problems in a given scenario
  • Strategies for dealing with common server-related problems
  • Best practices and guidelines for using documentation and log files to solve server-related problems
  • Troubleshooting features of specified diagnostic tools
  • Select diagnostic tools and techniques in a given scenario


Service managers, technicians, systems engineers/administrators, help desk staff, service and repair professionals, system analysts and integrators, PC support specialists, network engineers/ administrators/ analysts/ architects/ managers/ specialists


5 Days