CompTIA Server+ (XSK0-005)

CompTIA Server+ is a globally-recognized qualification covering the skills and knowledge required to install, manage, and troubleshoot data center servers.

As the only server training certification not restricted to a single platform, Server+ offers insight that can be applied anywhere, including on-premises and hybrid environments. It also tackles software and hardware technologies and looks at topics like scripting, cloud computing, high availability, and more. Kickstart your CompTIA Server+ training today with Good e-Learning!

Server Hardware Installation and Management – 18%

Learning Objectives

How to install physical hardware
How to manage and deploy software
How to perform maintenance for server hardware

Server Administration – 30%

Learning Objectives

How to install server operating systems
How to configure servers to work with network infrastructure services
How to maintain and configure server features and functions
Essential concepts of high availability for servers
The operation and purpose of virtualization
Scripting basics for server administration
What makes asset documentation and management so important
Key licensing concepts

Security and Disaster Recovery – 24%

Learning Objectives

Essential concepts for data and physical security
Concepts relating to identity and access management for server administration
How to explain strategies for data security risks and mitigation
Proven methods for server hardening
Correct server decommissioning concepts
What makes restores, backups, and disaster recovery so crucial for organizations

Troubleshooting – 28%

Learning Objectives

Methodologies and theories for troubleshooting
How to troubleshoot common hardware failures and problems in storage, software and operating systems, network connectivity, and security

To earn the CompTIA Server+ qualification, candidates must first pass the certification exam. This verifies that a candidate has the knowledge and hands-on skills to install, manage, and troubleshoot servers, not only in data centers but also on-premise and in hybrid environments.

To help students with their CompTIA Server+ training costs, this course also comes with a free certification exam voucher.

CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 exam:

  • Exam Code: XSK0-005

  • 90 questions

  • Multiple choice and performance-based

  • 90 minutes

  • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

  • Recommended experience: CompTIA A+ (or equivalent knowledge), at least two years of hands-on experience in server environments

What is CompTIA?

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association. It issues professional certifications for the IT sector, upskilling candidates to tackle the most pressing priorities and skill shortages facing IT-powered organizations.

With its focus on practical skills and commitment to regularly updating its certification courses in line with industry developments, CompTIA is considered one of the best trade associations in the IT industry.

What is CompTIA’s relationship with Good e-Learning?

Good e-Learning is an award-winning training provider with world-class courses across multiple corporate disciplines and frameworks, including ITIL 4, DevOps, RESILIA Cyber Resilience, TOGAF, and more. The company is also a fully accredited training provider for CompTIA.

What is CompTIA Server+?

CompTIA Server+ is a qualification focused on the hands-on skills and knowledge required to work in data centers and cloud environments. It is ideal for professionals charged with installing, managing, and troubleshooting servers.

What kind of organization is CompTIA Server+ suited for?

Server+ teaches skills and insight that are becoming increasingly relevant to businesses in general. Elements such as virtualization, cloud computing, and server hardware are playing a more important role in generating, sustaining, and evolving business value. With that in mind, any organization depending on optimized server management can benefit from investing in Server+ training.

The world-class organizations that contributed to the development of Server+ include: Microsoft, Wells Fargo, AECOM, General Mills, and the U.S. Navy.

What professions is CompTIA Server+ suited for?

CompTIA Server+ is well suited to professionals who need the knowledge and hands-on skills to install, manage, and troubleshoot servers in data centers, as well as on-premise and in hybrid environments.

Relevant professions include: Systems Administrator, Data Center Technician, Server Administrator, Network Administrator, Field Service Technician or Engineer, IT Technician, and Data Center Engineer.

What does the CompTIA certification path look like?

The CompTIA certification path provides several foundational modules for IT professionals, as well as intermediate options focused on Infrastructure, Cyber Security, and Professional Skills.

The certification path is fully aligned with several defined IT career pathways, and candidates are advised to consider their experience and existing qualifications before selecting a module.

How much is CompTIA Server+ certification worth?

Earning your CompTIA Server+ certification can be a valuable career stepping-stone. It is particularly well suited to roles in IT management, storage administration, networking, cloud and virtualization, and more.

According to Payscale, certified Server+ practitioners earn approximately $67,000 a year on average. The averages for specific roles include: Systems administrator – $62,780, Information Technology (IT) Manager – $85,000, Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT) – $71,216, Senior Systems Administrator – $90,802, Senior Technical Consultant – $92,000.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Systems Administrators

  • Data Center Technicians

  • Server Administrators

  • Network Administrators

  • Field Service Technician or Engineers

  • IT Technicians

  • Data Center Engineers

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • How to install, manage, and configure server hardware and server operating systems

  • How to implement correct server hardening and security controls

  • How to troubleshoot common server problems encountered by different organizations

  • Key concepts for disaster recovery, high availability, and backups

  • How to optimize server management with scripting, virtualization, and automation

  • How to ensure server environments accommodate business needs, regardless of elements like organizational size and structure

  • How to perform administration and troubleshooting tasks for servers on-premises and remotely

  • ‘Cloud computing’ as it applies to server maintenance and administration

Why should you take this course?

  • The CompTIA Server+ exam uses performance-based assessments to validate a candidate’s hands-on technical ability in securely deploying, administering, and troubleshooting servers. This can immediately make candidates stand out to employers

  • The CompTIA Server+ syllabus is regularly updated to cover new considerations, such as virtualization, automation, and remote troubleshooting

  • CompTIA Server+ addresses key hardware and software technologies for hybrid and on-premise server environments, including scripting, cloud computing, and high availability

  • CompTIA Server+ is the only server certification not restricted to a single platform. This makes it ideal for IT professionals working at the administrator level

  • Several leading organizations contributed to the development of Server+, including Microsoft, AECOM, General Mills, the U.S. Navy, and Wells Fargo

  • CompTIA has set a global standard for computing networking, support, cloud, mobility, security, and open-source development for over 20 years. Its certification syllabuses are also updated regularly to meet new requirements and challenges

  • This CompTIA Server+ course comes with a variety of CompTIA online training assets, including instructor guides, videos, lab work, study guides, tools, and assessments

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider with a diverse portfolio of accredited e-learning certification courses

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  • Course duration: 30+ hours

  • Access period: 12 months

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CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry and is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy.

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