CompTIA Server+ SK0-004

25 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Server+ certification exam by taking this SK0-004 course. CompTIA Server+ is a vendor neutral credential designed for IT professionals to validate foundation level skills and knowledge in server technologies to build, maintain, troubleshoot, secure and support server hardware and software technologies, including virtualization. CompTIA Server+ exam covers server networking, administration, storage, disaster recovery, architecture, security, and troubleshooting.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Managing Server Hardware
  • TOPIC A: Server Components
  • TOPIC B: Server Power
  • TOPIC C: Server Cooling
  • TOPIC D: Asset Management
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 2: Installing a Server
  • TOPIC A: Prepare an Installation Plan
  • TOPIC B: Prepare the Server Hardware
  • TOPIC C: Set Up the Server Hardware
  • TOPIC D: Install an Operating System
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 3: Configuring Networking
  • TOPIC A: Manage Network Cabling
  • TOPIC B: Configure Network Interface Cards
  • TOPIC C: Implement IP Addressing and Network Infrastructure Services
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 4: Creating a Virtual Environment
  • TOPIC A: Create Virtual Servers
  • TOPIC B: Create Virtual Switches
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 5: Performing Basic Server Configuration
  • TOPIC A: Configure Local Server Properties
  • TOPIC B: Configure Server Roles
  • TOPIC C: Set Up IP Addressing Service Roles
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 6: Administering the Server
  • TOPIC A: Update the Server
  • TOPIC B: Server Administration Access and Control Methods
  • TOPIC C: Create Service Level Agreements
  • TOPIC D: Monitor Server Performance
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 7: Implementing Storage Solutions
  • TOPIC A: Perform Capacity Planning
  • TOPIC B: Deploy Primary Storage Devices
  • TOPIC C: Storage Technologies
  • TOPIC D: Configure RAID
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 8: Securing the Server
  • TOPIC A: Configure Firewalls
  • TOPIC B: Configure Security Protocols
  • TOPIC C: Implement Intrusion Detection Systems
  • TOPIC D: Implement Logical Access Control Methods
  • TOPIC E: Implement Data Security Methods
  • TOPIC F: Apply Server Hardening Techniques
  • TOPIC G: Implement Physical Security
  • TOPIC H: Create Virtual Networks
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 9: Planning and Testing Disaster Recovery
  • TOPIC A: Implement Environmental Controls
  • TOPIC B: Manage Documentation for the Server and the Network
  • TOPIC C: Create A Disaster Recovery Plan
  • TOPIC D: Perform Backup and Restoration
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Server Issues
  • TOPIC A: Troubleshoot Theory and Methods
  • TOPIC B: Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
  • TOPIC C: Troubleshoot Software Issues
  • TOPIC D: Troubleshoot Networking Issues
  • TOPIC E: Troubleshoot Storage Issues
  • TOPIC F: Troubleshoot Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Review All the Key Topics
Lesson 11: Appendix A
  • Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Server+® Exam (SK0-004)
CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 Practice Lab:
  • Retrieving System Information
  • Install and Configure Operating Systems
  • Server Optimization
  • Applying Operating System Updates
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
  • Cloning and Deploying Disk Images
  • Remote and Unattended Installation of Windows OS
  • Network Based OS Administration
  • Install Server Roles
  • Introduction to Failover Clustering
  • Fault Tolerance and High Availability
  • Understand File Compression Formats
  • Routing and Remote Access Servers
  • Installing a Directory Server
  • Installing a Database Server
  • Installing an E-mail Server
  • Configuring a File Server
  • Configuring a Print Server
  • Storage Technologies using iSCSI
  • Introduction to IPSec
  • Controlling VPN Access with RADIUS
  • Plan for Storage Capacity using Disk Quota
  • Configuring Software RAID
  • Understanding Public Key Infrastructure
  • Understanding Malware
  • Understand Server Backup and Restore
  • Understand Computer Virtualization
  • Troubleshoot Operating Systems

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**