CompTIA Server+ Certification
SK0-004 CompTIA Server+ 2015
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Networking and Disaster Recovery
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Security
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Administration I
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Administration II
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Architecture
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Storage
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Troubleshooting I
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Troubleshooting II
Mentoring SK0-004 CompTIA Server+
TestPrep SK0-004 CompTIA Server+

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Networking and Disaster Recovery

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Networking and Disaster Recovery

  • start the course
  • describe the structure and usage of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • describe the usage of a default gateway
  • describe CIDR notation and subnetting
  • compare public versus private IP addressing
  • compare static assignment versus DHCP
  • describe DNS
  • describe WINS
  • describe NetBIOS
  • compare NAT and PAT
  • describe the process and usage of MAC addresses
  • describe the usage and elements of a network interface card
  • contrast TCP and UDP network services
  • match well-known ports and protocols
  • define registered ports and protocols
  • define the different copper cable types
  • define the different fiber cables types
  • define the different connector types
  • implement cable placement and routing
  • implement proper cable labeling, bend radius, and cable ties
  • define disaster recovery site types
  • define disaster recovery replication methods
  • describe the importance of a disaster recovery plan
  • describe the importance of a business continuity plan
  • describe the importance of a business impact analysis
  • describe the different methodologies associated with backup techniques
  • recognize the different types of backup media
  • recognize media and restore best practices
  • implement a media storage location
  • describe concepts related to networking and disaster recovery

Overview/Description
Almost everywhere you go, from large businesses to people's homes, networks are in place to facilitate the movement of data between computers and other devices, such as printers or the Internet. The network infrastructure services, ports, protocols, and cabling involved in networking can be complicated, which can make troubleshooting issues that arise complicated as well. It is important that server administrators are very familiar with server networking concepts. Also, without a well-thought-out plan in place, all the best equipment and well trained personnel in the world will be useless in the event of a disaster. Disasters can be man-made or natural, and both types can cause short delays or major business disruptions.In this course, you will learn about IP addressing and network infrastructure services. This course also compares various ports and protocols, and covers how to install and implement proper cable management procedures. In addition, you will learn about backup strategies and procedures for restoring data. You'll also explore various types of backup, such as full, incremental, and differential, along with the common media used for backup such as hard disks and optical media. Finally, you'll explore disaster planning and the implementation of a disaster recovery plan. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 5.1 Given a scenario, configure servers to use IP addressing and network infrastructure services, 5.2 Compare and contrast various ports and protocols, 5.3 Given a scenario, install cables and implement proper cable management procedures, 6.1 Explain the importance of disaster recovery principles, and 6.2 Given a scenario, implement appropriate backup techniques.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Security

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Security

  • start the course
  • compare and contrast multifactor authentication methods and concepts
  • compare and contrast physical security methods and concepts
  • compare and contrast additional physical security methods and concepts
  • apply OS hardening techniques
  • apply application hardening techniques
  • apply endpoint security techniques
  • recognize remediate security issues based on vulnerability scan
  • apply hardware hardening techniques
  • describe a network-based and host-based firewall
  • describe 802.1x and NAC port security
  • describe what a router access list is and how it helps secure network security systems
  • describe a network intrusion detection system (NIDS)
  • identify and explain the different authentication protocols
  • describe the public key infrastructure process
  • describe a VPN, IPSEC, and VLAN
  • distinguish between the different security zones including DMZ, public versus private, and intranet versus extranet
  • implement access control lists user, groups, and roles
  • recognize access control list resource methods
  • recognize access control list permission statements
  • implement data security methods
  • implement secure storage disposal techniques
  • implement proper power concepts and use best practices
  • implement proper power distribution concepts and use best practices
  • describe capacity planning concepts
  • describe multiple circuit concepts
  • implement proper safety controls and techniques
  • implement proper additional safety controls and techniques
  • implement proper environmental controls and techniques
  • understand the options available for securing the server environment

Overview/Description
Because so much work is done electronically, businesses and governments generate vast amounts of information, most of which needs to be safe. Security technologies have improved with the growth of data requirements. This course introduces the methods and concepts involved in physically protecting this data. As well, you'll learn about the different server hardening techniques, the different types of network security systems and protocols, as well as logical access control methods. This course also covers how to securely dispose storage and how to implement proper environmental controls in your server room. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 4.1 Compare and contrast physical security methods and concepts, 4.2 Given a scenario, apply server hardening techniques, 4.3 Explain basic network security systems and protocols, 4.4 Implement logical access control methods based on company policy, 4.5 Implement data security methods and secure storage disposal techniques, and 4.6 Given a scenario, implement proper environmental controls and techniques.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Administration I

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Administration I

  • start the course
  • determine the role and purpose of a server
  • perform the steps to update firmware on a server
  • perform the steps to configure BIOS/UEFI and boot order
  • configure and format RAID
  • partition and format a disc
  • configure file system types
  • configure a host name on a server OS
  • set up a local account on a server OS
  • connect your server to a network and join a domain and/or directory
  • enable services and use different server security components to address security concerns
  • establish server, swap, or pagefile optimization
  • install different features, roles, applications, and drivers on a server OS
  • deploy images and cloning and perform scripted installs
  • compare roles and requirements for web, application, directory, and database servers
  • compare roles and requirements for file, print, messaging, and mail servers
  • compare and contrast roles and requirements of a routing and remote access server
  • compare and contrast roles and requirements of a network services server
  • use access and control methods to administer local hardware
  • use access and control methods to administer network-based hardware
  • use access and control methods to administer network-based operating systems
  • perform proper change management techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • perform proper patch management techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • perform proper patch management techniques in device driver updates
  • perform proper server maintenance techniques as layed out in the outages and service level agreements
  • configure a server to run on a network

Overview/Description
A network may have many servers on it, each playing a unique role. In order for a server to do its job properly, it must have the proper hardware and software installed. A server may be performing a network service, such as DNS or DHCP, serving applications such as e-mail, or providing network security as in the case of a firewall or authentication server. The administrator must be familiar with each of the potential roles and how they will impact each other and the users they serve. This course introduces the various server roles and requirements. The course also explores the different components that can be installed and configured on a server operating system. In addition, you'll explore how to use certain access and control methods to administer a server, and discuss some of the proper server maintenance techniques. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 2.1 Install and configure server operating systems, 2.2 Compare and contrast server roles and requirements for each, and 2.4 Given a scenario, perform proper server maintenance techniques.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Administration II

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Administration II

  • start the course
  • perform proper performance monitoring techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • perform proper performance hardware maintenance
  • perform proper performance preventative maintenance
  • describe the process of providing clustering and load balancing techniques in order to provide server fault tolerance and high availability
  • recognize the importance of different server asset management techniques
  • recognize the importance of different server asset techniques
  • recognize the importance of different server inventory asset techniques
  • describe different server documentation options
  • describe different server documentation options
  • describe the process of securing server storage of sensitive documentation
  • describe the purpose and operation of hosts and guests
  • describe the purpose and operation of management interface for virtual machines
  • describe the purpose and operation of hypervisor
  • describe the purpose and operation of different elements associated with a hardware compatibility list
  • describe the purpose and operation of resource allocation elements between guest and host
  • create good server management documentation, policies, and procedures

Overview/Description
A well managed network relies on accurate documentation, well designed policies, and efficient procedures. Understanding how to create good documentation, policies, and procedures can help ensure that a network is well run and that it can withstand the occasional crisis. Implementing these concepts at the server level is an excellent place to begin The course starts off by exploring more server maintenance techniques. This course also covers the different components and techniques involved with asset management and documentation. In addition, you'll explore the purpose and operation of different virtualization components. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 2.4 Given a scenario, perform proper server maintenance techniques, 2.5 Explain the importance of asset management and documentation, and 2.6 Explain the purpose and operation of virtualization components.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Architecture

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Architecture

  • start the course
  • identify the purpose and function of rack mounts and towers
  • identify the purpose and function of blade technology and blade servers
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining CPUs
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining RAM
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining bus types, channels, and expansion slots
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining NICs and hard drives
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining riser cards and RAID controllers
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining BIOS and UEFI
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining firmware
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining USB interfaces and ports
  • compare the differences between hot-swap and non-hot-swap components
  • compare and contrast components of power voltage
  • compare and contrast wattage, consumption, and redundancy power components
  • compare 1-phase versus 3-phase power
  • compare and contrast power plug types
  • compare and contrast various cooling components
  • identify considerations for the components of a server architecture

Overview/Description
Being a good server administrator means that you understand your systems from the ground up – both the software and the hardware. Today's server hardware is sophisticated and specialized to support multiple users, applications and processors, as well as provide fault tolerant, highly available services. This course begins looking at the purpose and function of certain server form factors, starting with factors of rack mounts, towers, and blade technologies. The course also describes the various server components such as CPU, RAM, bus types, bus channels and expansion slots as well as NICs, and hard drives. This course will also compare and contrast the different power and cooling components of a server. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 1.1 Explain the purpose and function of server form factors; 1.2 Given a scenario, install, configure and maintain server components; and 1.3 Compare and contrast power and cooling components.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Storage

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Storage

  • start the course
  • recognize the different disk specifications when installing and deploying primary storage devices
  • recognize features involved with the different interface options when installing and deploying primary storage devices
  • compare hard drive versus SSD
  • identify the different RAID level and performance considerations
  • compare software RAID versus hardware RAID
  • describe configuration specification best practices
  • describe hot-swap support and ramifications
  • compare hot spare versus cold spare
  • describe features of an array controller
  • describe the features of DAS
  • describe the features of NAS
  • describe the features of SAN
  • describe the features of JBOD
  • describe the features of tape storage devices
  • describe the features of an optical drive
  • describe the features of flash, compact flash, and a USB drive
  • compare base10 versus base2 disk size calculation
  • calculate appropriate disk quotas and disk compression storage capacity
  • recognize the different considerations for capacity planning
  • recognize the different considerations for capacity planning of directories and databases
  • recognize storage options

Overview/Description
Because so much work is done electronically, businesses and governments generate vast amounts of information, most of which needs to be kept available and safe. Storage technologies have improved with the growth of data requirements. This course introduces the technologies involved in storing and protecting this data and the different types of storage media, such as optical media, and describes the increased reliance on hard disks for permanent, secure data storage. As well, you'll learn about the technology behind RAID arrays and the various types of storage architectures. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 3.1 Given a scenario, install and deploy primary storage devices based on given specifications and interfaces, 3.2 Given a scenario, configure RAID using best practices, 3.3 Summarize hardware and features of various storage technologies, and 3.4 Given a scenario, calculate appropriate storage capacity and plan for future growth.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Troubleshooting I

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Troubleshooting I

  • start the course
  • identify troubleshooting problems and determine the scope of the problem
  • determine whether there is a common element to symptoms causing multiple problems
  • test a theory to determine cause
  • establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and notify impacted users
  • implement a troubleshooting solution or escalate as appropriate
  • verify full system functionality
  • implement preventative measures
  • perform a Root Cause Analysis
  • recognize the process of documenting findings, actions, and outcomes
  • troubleshoot some common hardware problems
  • troubleshoot additional hardware problems
  • recognize some of the causes of common hardware problems
  • identify environmental issues associated with hardware problems
  • recognize some of the tools used during hardware troubleshooting
  • identify the steps and best practices for troubleshooting IT problems

Overview/Description
Troubleshooting skills are something that everyone, from the server or network administrator to the everyday user, should possess. Administrators, though, need to be able to thoroughly troubleshoot not only desktop computers, their hardware and operating systems, but also more complex and intricate issues that occur on sophisticated server hardware and network infrastructures. This course introduces hardware troubleshooting. You'll learn about some of the common issues that can occur, along with their fixes and some of the useful tools that can be employed in the troubleshooting process. This course also describes troubleshooting theory and recommended procedures. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 7.1 Explain troubleshooting theory and methodologies, and 7.2 Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot hardware problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Troubleshooting II

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Troubleshooting II

  • start the course
  • troubleshoot some common storage problems
  • troubleshoot some additional common storage problems
  • recognize some of the causes of common storage problems
  • recognize more causes of common storage problems
  • recognize some of the tools used during storage troubleshooting
  • troubleshoot some common security issues
  • recognize some of the causes of security issues
  • recognize more causes of security issues
  • recognize some of the tools used during security troubleshooting
  • troubleshoot some common software problems
  • troubleshoot some additional software problems
  • recognize some of the causes of common software problems
  • recognize some of the tools used during software troubleshooting
  • troubleshoot some common network problems
  • troubleshoot some additional network problems
  • recognize some of the causes of common network problems
  • recognize some of the tools used during network troubleshooting
  • troubleshoot software, storage, security, and network issues

Overview/Description
Troubleshooting skills are something that everyone from the server or network administrator to the everyday user should possess. Administrators, though, need to be able to thoroughly troubleshoot not only desktop computers, their hardware and operating systems, but also more complex and intricate issues that occur on sophisticated server hardware and network infrastructures. This course introduces software, storage, network, and security troubleshooting. You'll learn about some of the common issues that can occur along with their fixes and some of the useful tools that can be employed in the troubleshooting process. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 7.3 Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot software problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods, 7.4 Given a scenario, effectively diagnose network problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods, 7.5 Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot storage problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods, and 7.6 Given a scenario, effectively diagnose security issues, selecting the appropriate tools and methods.

Target Audience
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam

Mentoring SK0-004 CompTIA Server+

Lesson Objectives

Mentoring SK0-004 CompTIA Server+

  • Server Architecture
  • Server Administration
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Troubleshooting

Overview/Description
Skillsoft Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam SK0-004 CompTIA Server+. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Target Audience
Individuals who are studying the associated Skillsoft content in preparation for, or to become familiar with, the skills and competencies being measured by the actual certification exam.

TestPrep SK0-004 CompTIA Server+

Course Number:
cs_svpf_a01_tp_enus
Lesson Objectives

TestPrep SK0-004 CompTIA Server+

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Overview/Description
To test your knowledge on the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam. TestPrep can be taken in either Study or Certification mode. Study mode is designed to maximize learning by not only testing your knowledge of the material, but also by providing additional information on the topics presented. Certification mode is designed to test your knowledge of the material within a structured testing environment, providing valuable feedback at the end of the test.

Target Audience
Individuals seeking practice in a structured testing environment, covering the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam.

Prerequisites: none

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