CompTIA Server+: SK0-005: CompTIA Server+

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Prepare to become Server+ certified by acquiring knowledge of network server and storage systems.

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Introduction to Server Architecture

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CompTIA Server+: Server Components

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Introduction to Server Architecture
As a good server administrator, you need to understand your systems from the ground up. Discover core server hardware components and resources, and compare power and cooling components of a server.
16 videos | 1h 38m has Assessment available Badge
Introduction to Server Administration
Setting up a new server? Master the tasks involved when working with a new hardware installation, from updating the firmware, configuring the BIOS, formatting discs, and configuring server OS and network basics.
13 videos | 1h 34m available Badge
Server Management & Maintenance
What’s the purpose of your server? Let’s examine the various server roles and services that you may need to configure, how to use access and control methods to administer a server, and how to use proper server maintenance techniques.
11 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge
Server Maintenance, Protection, & VMs
A good network relies on accurate documentation, solid policies, and efficient procedures. Explore server maintenance techniques, components and techniques of asset management and documentation, and virtualization components.
15 videos | 1h 23m has Assessment available Badge
Introduction to Server Storage
Because so much work is done electronically, information needs to be kept available and safe. Discover the technologies involved in storing and protecting data and types of storage media such as optical media.
14 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge
Introduction to Server RAID
Organizations generate vast amounts of information, most of which needs to be kept available and safe. Discover the technology behind RAID arrays and the various types of storage architectures.
6 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
Introduction to Server Security
Security technologies have improved with the growth of data requirements. Explore the physical protection of data, server hardening techniques, and network security systems and protocols.
16 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
Server Policy, Planning, & Safety
Data is created at a staggering pace and needs to be kept safe. Explore logical access control methods, the secure disposal of storage, and how to implement proper environmental controls in your server room.
12 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Networking & Disaster Recovery
Networks facilitate the movement of data, but network infrastructure can be complicated. Discover IP addressing and network infrastructure services and protocols such as DNS, WINS, NetBIOS, and TCP.
11 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
Ports, Protocols, & Cable Management
Disasters can be manmade or natural, and can cause short delays or major business disruptions, so organization is critical. Explore well-known ports and protocols, connectors and cable types, and cable management.
8 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
Disaster Recovery Planning & Backups
Without a solid plan, even the best equipment and staff are useless in the event of a disaster. Discover backup strategies and  procedures for restoring data and explore disaster planning and the implementation of a disaster recovery plan.
9 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge
Troubleshooting Methodology
Administrators need to be able to troubleshoot all aspects of hardware, software, and network infrastructures. Explore hardware troubleshooting, common issues, fixes, tools, troubleshooting theory, and procedures.
14 videos | 51m has Assessment available Badge
Troubleshooting Storage, Software, & Networks
Troubleshooting is a critical skill, from the network administrator to the everyday user. Discover storage issues, tools, and the common security issues that occur with networks.
9 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge
Troubleshooting Security & Network Problems
Administrators need to be able to thoroughly troubleshoot everything from desktops to server hardware and network infrastructures. Explore common security issues, network problems, and troubleshooting tools.
8 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge
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CompTIA Server+: Server Components
Server technicians are now responsible for both on-premises and cloud-based servers. There are many factors to consider when managing these environments. Learn how to plan for server component configuration and environmental conditions in this thorough course. Explore how servers solve business problems. Examine server firmware components, such as Basic Input Output System (BIOS) settings and its successor, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Then, practice configuring BIOS settings. Next, examine server form factors that help determine the space needed in an equipment rack. Study the roles that CPU, RAM, buses, and interfaces play in a server environment. Plan server power draw and server room HVAC and fire suppression. And learn how to prevent static charge damage to sensitive electronic components. Upon completion, you'll be able to better plan for specific server environments and requirements. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 25m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Configuring Server Components
Virtualization has become a foundation for on-premises and cloud computing. Therefore server administrators and data center technicians need to know how to configure virtual machine (VM) CPU and RAM settings. Take this mostly hands-on course to learn what's involved in virtualization. Start by exploring how hypervisors relate to virtual machines (VMs). Distinguish between the two types of hypervisors. And look into hypervisor hardening. Getting hands-on, practice configuring virtual CPUs for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V VMs. Manage CPU settings for AWS and Azure. And configure memory, or RAM, for VMware Workstation, Microsoft Hyper-V, and AWS and Azure instances in alignment with IT workload requirements. Upon completion, you'll be able to plan and configure the setup for both on-premises and cloud VMs. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
11 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Servers & Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has become increasingly common in the second and third decades of the 20th century, with no signs of cloud adoption slowing down. Therefore, as someone working in a server environment, you'll need to be confident in your understanding of cloud computing characteristics, tools, and service agreements. Use this course to bring your cloud computing acumen up to speed. Explore the benefits and characteristics of cloud computing. Examine various cloud types, including public, private, hybrid, and community clouds. Moving along, practice using GUI (graphical user interface) and CLI (command line interface) tools to manage cloud services. Then, examine various cloud service-level agreements. When you're done, you'll be able to distinguish cloud deployment types and SLAs for cloud services. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
9 videos | 51m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Deploying Cloud IaaS
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) concerns storage, networking, firewalls, virtual machines, and other cloud services. To be at the top of their game, server admins should know how to deploy various IaaS solutions. Learn how to deploy IaaS solutions related to storage, networking, and virtual machines in this wide-spanning course. First, get a theoretical overview of IaaS. Then, practice deploying AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud storage solutions, virtual networks, and Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs). After that, create a custom cloud-based VM. Next, deploy cloud services using cloud automation templates. And finally, use role-based access control (RBAC) and cloud policies to limit the cloud administrative activities available to cloud technicians. When you're done, you'll be able to deploy several IaaS solutions and restrict cloud server access. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
15 videos | 1h 37m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Deploying Cloud PaaS & SaaS
Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are two popular and valuable cloud service models. Both play a unique role in managing certain aspects of cloud computing. If you're an IT professional working in server environments, you need to know what these two cloud service models entail. Take this course to learn all about PaaS and SaaS solutions. Furthermore, practice deploying databases in the AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds. Configure a SaaS cloud solution. Use an automation template to deploy a PaaS solution. And use several strategies and tools to keep cloud computing costs to a minimum. Upon course completion, you'll be able to deploy PaaS and SaaS solutions and control cloud computing costs. This course also helps prepare you for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
9 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Server Storage
Many storage solutions and characteristics available on-premises are also available in the cloud. These storage solutions are often primarily based on the hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) technologies. Learn about HDD and SDD as well as other technologies in this technical course. In addition to a theoretical explanation of HDD and SDD storage, learn how to configure virtual HDD and SSD disks for cloud virtual machines. Configure cloud files in various cloud storage tiers. Examine when NAS (network-attached storage) and SAN (storage area network) storage should be used and how RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is used. Then, practice configuring software RAID in Windows and Linux. Upon completion, you'll be able to work with HDD and SDD storage as well as NAS, SANs, and software RAID levels. This course also helps prepare you for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
15 videos | 1h 35m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Server Roles
A crucial part of deploying and managing physical and virtual servers is determining the proper licensing requirements. Factors to consider are the number of physical or virtual CPUs and concurrently connected users. Find out more about server roles and licensing in this theory and practice-based course. Explore various server roles and the licensing requirements for specific server use cases. Look at the ways servers can be installed. And see how scripting environments can not only automate server deployment but also help with ongoing server management. Moving on, practice creating a Linux BASH shell script, a Windows PowerShell script, and a Python script. Upon completion, you'll be able to plan server role deployments and licensing requirements and use scripting to automate server management. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
9 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Role-specific Server Deployment
Specific server roles have different uses and software installation requirements. Server technicians need to know about these as well as how to manage servers locally and remotely. Use this mostly practical course to learn what's involved in managing servers and deploying server roles. Examine several GUI and command-line management tools and standards. Then, practice installing a Windows and Linux on-premises virtual machine (VM). Remotely manage the Windows server using RDP and the Linux server through SSH. And learn how to configure SSH public key authentication. Moving on, deploy specific server roles, such as an email, web, hypervisor, and update server. Finally, configure VMs in the cloud. When you're done, you'll be able to install on-premises VMs, manage servers remotely, deploy server roles, and enable server updating. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 31m available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Network Directory Services
A network directory service uses a distributed database, which contains various objects, replicated among multiple servers. When working with servers, you need to know how to manage these directory services. Take this mostly hands-on course to learn how to achieve this. Discover how Microsoft Active Directory works. Then, try your hand at creating a new forest and domain in an on-premises virtualized environment. Join computers to the domain for centralized authentication and management purposes. And plan Group Policy settings for domain users and computers. Moving on, inventory servers before configuring a cloud-based directory service and joining devices to it. When you're done, you'll be able to plan, deploy, and manage on-premises and cloud-based directory services. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
10 videos | 57m available Badge
CompTIA Server+: File System Security
Today's IT security ecosystem requires strong file system security. This is achieved not only through a robust file system permissions implementation but also controlled network access. Learn how to handle file system security in this mostly hands-on course. First, get a theoretical overview of how file system security works in Windows and Linux environments. Then, practice configuring permissions for network shared folders and setting NTFS file and folder permissions. Next, use the Windows built-in Encrypting File System (EFS) option to encrypt files and folders. Enable disk volume encryption using Microsoft BitLocker. Encrypt files using OpenSSL. Configure Linux file system permissions. And work with file hashing in Windows and Linux. Upon course completion, you'll be able to implement and manage Windows and Linux file system permissions, encryption, and file system hashes. You'll also be more prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
13 videos | 1h 18m available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Network Communications
Learning the various aspects of network communications hardware and software is vital to anyone working in a server environment. Use this theory and practice-based course to get a grip on configuring virtual networks and virtual network interface cards (NICs). Explore how network communications hardware and software map to the OSI model. Identify different types of communication networks such as LAN and VLAN. Then, learn how network switching and network routing work. Moving on, practice deploying a hypervisor virtual network. Next, practice configuring IP routing in the cloud and virtual network peering. Then, identify various types of NICs and cables. And finally, practice configuring on-premises and cloud-based virtual machine NICs. Upon completion, you'll be able to identify various network models and configure virtual networks and virtual NICs. You'll also be a step closer to being prepared for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 12m available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Working with TCP/IP
TCP/IP has become the standard software-based network protocol suite used globally. Those working in a server environment need to have a robust understanding of the protocols and services of TCP/IP and their configuration. Learn all about these configurations in this course. Explore IPv4 addressing and IP subnetting and practice configuring IPv4 manually. Next, learn about DHCP and deploying a Windows DHCP server. Then, examine how TCP and UDP transport protocols differ. Moving on, practice configuring IPv6 addresses manually and also configuring IP addresses in the cloud. Explore DNS and practice the deployment of a Windows DNS server and the configuration of DNS zones in the cloud. And finally, explore NTP and its configurations. When you're done, you'll be well versed in the configurations of the different TCP/IP services. You'll also be further prepared to sit the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
16 videos | 1h 38m available Badge
CompTIA Server+: Network Firewalls
In cybersecurity, firewalls control what type of traffic is allowed into or out of a server or network. There are a variety of firewall types designed for specific use-cases and these solutions can come in the form of a dedicated hardware or software appliance, or could be software running within a general purpose operating system. Discover common network and wireless security threats and mitigations, and how packet filtering firewalls work. Learn to configure a Windows and Linux firewall and work with cloud-based packet filtering in AWS and Microsoft Azure. Finally, discover how proxy servers and network address translation (NAT) work in securing the network. Upon completion, you'll be able to select and implement the appropriate firewall solution on-premises and in the cloud. This course is part of a collection that prepares you for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 32m available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

CompTIA Server+ Certification (Exam SK0-004) Study Guide: Study Notes
Ideal for classroom or self-paced study, this comprehensive course guide contains questions based on objectives and example content listed in the exam blueprint, and will help you prepare for the CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 exam.
Book Duration 8h 15m Book Authors By GTS Learning

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CompTIA Server+ Certification All in One Exam Guide (Exam SK0-004)
Offering complete coverage of every topic on the latest version of the exam, this book provides in-depth explanations of the latest server types and components, virtualization, IPv4 and IPv6 networking, cloud computing, security, troubleshooting, and more.
Book Duration 6h 2m Book Authors By Daniel Lachance

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CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam SK0-005)
In this book you'll learn how to implement server-based hardware and software.
Book Duration 6h 36m Book Authors By Daniel Lachance