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CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Architecture


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Prerequisites
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Overview/Description
Being a good server administrator means that you understand your systems from the ground up – both the software and the hardware. Today's server hardware is sophisticated and specialized to support multiple users, applications and processors, as well as provide fault tolerant, highly available services. This course begins looking at the purpose and function of certain server form factors, starting with factors of rack mounts, towers, and blade technologies. The course also describes the various server components such as CPU, RAM, bus types, bus channels and expansion slots as well as NICs, and hard drives. This course will also compare and contrast the different power and cooling components of a server. 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: 1.1 Explain the purpose and function of server form factors; 1.2 Given a scenario, install, configure and maintain server components; and 1.3 Compare and contrast power and cooling components.

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 (hours)
1.9

Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Server+ SK0-004: Server Architecture

  • start the course
  • identify the purpose and function of rack mounts and towers
  • identify the purpose and function of blade technology and blade servers
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining CPUs
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining RAM
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining bus types, channels, and expansion slots
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining NICs and hard drives
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining riser cards and RAID controllers
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining BIOS and UEFI
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining firmware
  • recognize the different components of installing, configuring, and maintaining USB interfaces and ports
  • compare the differences between hot-swap and non-hot-swap components
  • compare and contrast components of power voltage
  • compare and contrast wattage, consumption, and redundancy power components
  • compare 1-phase versus 3-phase power
  • compare and contrast power plug types
  • compare and contrast various cooling components
  • identify considerations for the components of a server architecture
  • Course Number:
    cs_svpf_a01_it_enus