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CompTIA Server+ 2009: Server Functions and Network Essentials

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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 discusses the possible benefits of using virtualization. The course also explains the technologies used to add servers to your network. This course maps to CompTIA's Server+ 2009 exam, SK0-003, and covers the following exam objectives: 2.4 Explain different server roles, their purpose and how they interact; 2.5 Summarize server virtualization concepts, features and considerations; and 2.6 Describe common elements of networking essentials.

Target Audience
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.

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CompTIA Server+ 2009: Server Functions and Network Essentials

  • match server roles with their purposes
  • recognize considerations when shutting down a server
  • recognize benefits of virtualization
  • match types of virtual machines with corresponding purposes
  • recognize the key considerations when setting up a virtual machine
  • determine a server's role in a network
  • shut down a server
  • launch the wizard for setting up a virtual machine
  • recognize key facts about Ethernet
  • recognize key facts about TCP/IP
  • recognize key facts about routing with TCP/IP
  • configure TCP/IP options
  • recognize the appropriate network security topology, for a given scenario
  • recognize the roles of various networking security topologies
  • configure a server's Internet connections
  • determine the most appropriate network security topology
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