CompTIA Server+ 2009: Server Functions and Network Essentials

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


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 discusses the possible benefits of using virtualization. The course also explains the technologies used to add servers to your network.
This course maps to CompTIA’s Server+ 2009 exam, SK0-003, and covers the following exam objectives: 2.4 Explain different server roles, their purpose and how they interact; 2.5 Summarize server virtualization concepts, features and considerations; and 2.6 Describe common elements of networking essentials.

Target Audience

Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2009 certification exam


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, a Comptia A+ certificate is recommended.

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Types of Server Roles

  • match server roles with their purposes
  • recognize considerations when shutting down a server
  • Benefits of Virtualization

  • recognize benefits of virtualization
  • match types of virtual machines with corresponding purposes
  • recognize the key considerations when setting up a virtual machine
  • Working with Servers and VMs

    Using Ethernet Networks

  • recognize key facts about Ethernet
  • TCP/IP Protocols and Ports

  • recognize key facts about TCP/IP
  • Routing with TCP/IP

  • recognize key facts about routing with TCP/IP
  • configure TCP/IP options
  • VPNs, VLANs, and DMZs

  • recognize the appropriate network security topology, for a given scenario
  • recognize the roles of various networking security topologies
  • Configuring a Network