CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Administration I

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

Overview

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

Prerequisites

None

Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Server Role Overview

  • determine the role and purpose of a server
  • Updating Firmware

  • perform the steps to update firmware on a server
  • Configuring BIOS and UEFI

  • perform the steps to configure BIOS/UEFI and boot order
  • Disk Preparation I

  • configure and format RAID
  • Disk Preparation II

  • partition and format a disc
  • Disk Preparation III

  • configure file system types
  • Configuring Host Names

  • configure a host name on a server OS
  • Setting up a Local Account

  • set up a local account on a server OS
  • Connecting to a Network and Joining a Domain/Directory

  • connect your server to a network and join a domain and/or directory
  • Addressing Security Concerns

  • enable services and use different server security components to address security concerns
  • Server Performance Baselines

  • establish server, swap, or pagefile optimization
  • Installing Features, Roles, Applications, and Drivers

  • install different features, roles, applications, and drivers on a server OS
  • Unattended and Remote Installations

  • deploy images and cloning and perform scripted installs
  • Web, Application, Directory, and Database Servers

  • compare roles and requirements for web, application, directory, and database servers
  • File, Print, Messaging, and Mail Servers

  • compare roles and requirements for file, print, messaging, and mail servers
  • Routing and Remote Access Server

  • compare and contrast roles and requirements of a routing and remote access server
  • Network Services Server

  • compare and contrast roles and requirements of a network services server
  • Local Hardware Administration

  • use access and control methods to administer local hardware
  • Network-based Hardware Administration

  • use access and control methods to administer network-based hardware
  • Network-based Operating System Administration

  • use access and control methods to administer network-based operating systems
  • Change Management

  • perform proper change management techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • Patch Management I

  • perform proper patch management techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • Patch Management II

  • perform proper patch management techniques in device driver updates
  • Outages and Service Level Agreements

  • perform proper server maintenance techniques as layed out in the outages and service level agreements
  • Exercise: Configuring a Network Server

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