CompTIA Server+

Hours: 40 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $925.00

Course Overview:

The CompTIA Server+ Training Course includes expert instructor-led training modules with customized presentations, practice exam simulators and learning supplements for an all-inclusive training program that provides all the benefits of classroom training at your own pace.

CompTIA's Server+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of advanced IT technicians.  The Server+ Certification confirms a technician's knowledge of Industry Standard Server Architecture (ISSA) technology, technologies such as RAID, SCSI and multiple CPUs, as well as capabilities with server issues, including disaster recovery.

The CompTIA Server+ Certification Training Course measures the necessary competencies for network administrators working in the IT industry.  Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to manage multi-platform support, changing user needs, increased server demand, maintenance, setting control, and disaster planning on a variety of operating systems.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

Course Outline:

Module 1: System Hardware
  • Chapter Overview
  • Exam Terms and Definitions
  • Server Systems
  • Mother Boards and CPU's
  • Random Access Memory
  • Expansion Bus and Upgrading Server Hardware
  • Chapter Quiz
  • Chapter Review
  • ATA, ATAPI, and IDE
Module 2: Server Availability
  • Chapter Overview
  • Server Types
  • Terms for Server Availability
  • Redundancy and Monitoring
  • Scalability, High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Chapter Quiz
  • Chapter Review
Module 3: Storage
  • Chapter Overview
  • SCSI Interface and Solid State Storage
  • NAS and SANS
  • RAID
  • Hard Disk Drives and File Allocation
  • Compact Disks
  • Backing Up Data
  • Chapter Quiz
  • Chapter Review
Module 4: Server Planning
  • Chapter Overview
  • Server Room Design
  • Basic Electric and Power
  • Securing the Server Room
  • Chapter Quiz
  • Chapter Review
Module 5: The Server On the Network
  • Introduction
  • Network Adapters and Topologies
  • Ethernet Connectors and Cables
  • Network Types and Ethernet Standards
  • Hubs, Switches, Bridges and Routers
  • Chapter Review
Module 6: Server Operating Systems
  • Chapter Overview
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Network Protocols
  • Chapter Review
Module 7: Disaster Planning and Recovery
  • Module Overview
  • Planning System Backups
  • Clustering, Spare Parts, and Hard Drives
  • Fire Protection
  • Network Management and Server Monitoring
  • Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Quiz Questions
  • Module Overview
Module 8: Performance
  • Chapter Overview
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Establishing a Baseline
  • Improving Performance
  • Chapter Review
Module 9: Troubleshooting
  • Chapter Overview
  • Toubleshooting Model and Diagnostic Tools
  • Operating System Utilities and Remote Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Specific Items
  • Module Review
  • Exam Review
CompTIA Server+ Virtual Lab
  • Installing an NOS 
  • Configuring an NOS 
  • Configuring Network Settings 
  • Configuring Directory Services 
  • Configuring a File Share 
  • Configuring Server Security 
  • Installing VMs 
  • Configuring Server Applications 
  • Monitoring Performance 
  • Backups 


This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Server+ SKO-003 certification exam.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **