CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Networking and Disaster Recovery

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


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



Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

IPv4 versus IPv6

  • describe the structure and usage of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Default Gateway

  • describe the usage of a default gateway
  • CIDR Notation and Subnetting

  • describe CIDR notation and subnetting
  • Public and Private IP Addressing

  • compare public versus private IP addressing
  • Static Assignment versus DHCP

  • compare static assignment versus DHCP
  • DNS

  • describe DNS
  • WINS

  • describe WINS
  • NetBIOS

  • describe NetBIOS
  • NAT and PAT

  • compare NAT and PAT
  • MAC Addresses

  • describe the process and usage of MAC addresses
  • Network Interface Card

  • describe the usage and elements of a network interface card
  • TCP versus UDP

  • contrast TCP and UDP network services
  • Well-known Ports and Protocols

  • match well-known ports and protocols
  • Registered Ports and Protocols

  • define registered ports and protocols
  • Copper Cables

  • define the different copper cable types
  • Fiber Cables

  • define the different fiber cables types
  • Connectors

  • define the different connector types
  • Cable Placement and Routing

  • implement cable placement and routing
  • Labeling, Bend Radius, and Cable Ties

  • implement proper cable labeling, bend radius, and cable ties
  • Site Types

  • define disaster recovery site types
  • Replication Methods

  • define disaster recovery replication methods
  • Disaster Recovery Plan

  • describe the importance of a disaster recovery plan
  • Business Continuity Plan

  • describe the importance of a business continuity plan
  • Business Impact Analysis

  • describe the importance of a business impact analysis
  • Backup Techniques Methodology

  • describe the different methodologies associated with backup techniques
  • Backup Media

  • recognize the different types of backup media
  • Media and Restore Best Practices

  • recognize media and restore best practices
  • Media Storage Location

  • implement a media storage location
  • Exercise: Disaster Recovery