CompTIA Server+ 2009: System Software

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 minutes

To take full advantage of expensive server hardware, a full featured network operating system (NOS) should be employed. Network operating systems provide vital services, such as e-mail, file sharing, DHCP, DNS, and other necessary components of a functional enterprise network. This course covers the different types of network operating systems, including Windows NOS and UNIX/Linux flavors. It also describes the basic and advanced configurations to make the NOS useable. One of the most important aspects of NOS software – security – is also covered in this course along with user and resource management tasks.
The course maps to CompTIA’s Server+ 2009, SK0-003, and covers the following exam objectives: 2.1 Install, deploy, configure, and update NOS (Windows / *nix); 2.2 Explain NOS security software and its features; and 2.3 Given a scenario, implement and administer NOS management features based on procedures and guidelines.


Network Operating Systems

  • determine the best network operating system for a given organization
  • identify characteristics that are common to all network operating systems
  • distinguish between the key file systems for use with a network operating system
  • match installation methods with reasons why you would choose them
  • recognize the procedure for installing a network operating system
  • identify tasks that are performed after the installation of a network operating system
  • match server roles to their corresponding uses
  • determine the appropriate network operating system and file system to install on a given server
  • install a network operating system
  • recognize steps to perform after installing an NOS

NOS Security and Management

  • identify features of network operating system security software
  • recognize the process for adding users to a network
  • identify the key network user management tasks and responsibilities
  • match resource management tasks to their corresponding descriptions
  • create a baseline report using the System Monitor tool
  • recognize how Windows Management Instrumentation can be used as a system monitoring tool
  • add users to a network
  • set user permissions
  • create a baseline report using the System Monitor tool





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