Server Maintenance Fundamentals

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Server Maintenance Fundamentals

Authors: Brian Eiler, John Hales, Mike Pfeiffer, Jason Helmick

This path will take you through the basics and fundamentals of server maintenance and administration. From start to finish you’ll cover the key concepts of server planning, use,... Read more

What you will learn

  • Server Architecture
  • Server Administration
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Troubleshooting

Pre-requisites

No prior experience is required

Beginner

These courses will get you started with server architecture and administration fundamentals.

Server Architecture for CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)

by Brian Eiler

Feb 25, 2016 / 4h 2m

4h 2m

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Description

This course covers the Server Architecture objectives, domain 1.0, for the CompTIA Server+ exam. Within, we cover server form factors, hardware components (including CPU, memory, network, disk, expansion busses, and firmware), power, and cooling.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to the Server+ Certification
  2. Server Form Factors
  3. Install, Configure, and Maintain Server Components
  4. Power and Cooling Components
  5. Conclusion and Introduction to Server Administration

Server Administration for CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)

by Mike Pfeiffer

Feb 25, 2016 / 2h 49m

2h 49m

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Description

This course covers the Server Administration objectives, domain 2.0, for the CompTIA Server+ exam. You'll learn how to operate a virtualization platform, install and configure operating systems, administer servers locally and remotely, perform maintenance tasks, monitor performance, and document your environment.

Table of contents
  1. Building a Virtual Lab Environment
  2. Common Server Configuration Tasks
  3. Common Server Roles
  4. Accessing Servers Locally and Remotely
  5. Server Availability and Maintenance
  6. Performance Monitoring
  7. Asset Management and Documentation

Intermediate

These courses will walk through storage, security, and networking components to know for server maintenance.

Storage for CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)

by Mike Pfeiffer

Feb 25, 2016 / 1h 8m

1h 8m

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Description

This course covers the Storage objectives and domain 3.0 for the CompTIA Server+ exam. You'll learn about hard disk specifications and interfaces, configuring RAID, and storage capacity considerations. You'll also learn about the most relevant storage technologies used in the IT industry today.

Table of contents
  1. Hard Disk Specifications and Interfaces
  2. Configuring RAID
  3. Exploring Storage Technologies
  4. Storage Capacity and Considerations

Security for CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)

by Jason Helmick

Feb 25, 2016 / 4h 24m

4h 24m

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Description

This course covers the Security objectives, domain 4.0, for the CompTIA Server+ exam. We will compare and contrast physical security methods and concepts, the learner will apply server hardening techniques, learn basic network security systems and protocols, and will implement logical access control methods on company policy, implement data security methods, and secure storage disposal, and implement proper environmental controls and techniques.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Compare and Contrast Physical Security Methods and Concepts
  3. Apply Server Hardening Techniques
  4. Explain Basic Network Security Systems and Protocols
  5. Implement Logical Access Control Methods on Company Policy
  6. Implement Data Security Methods and Secure Storage Disposal
  7. Implement Proper Environmental Controls and Techniques

Networking for CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)

by Mike Pfeiffer

Feb 25, 2016 / 1h 21m

1h 21m

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Description

This course covers the Networking objectives, domain 5.0, for the CompTIA Server+ exam. You'll learn about logical and physical network interface configuration, common ports and protocols, and network cabling and management.

Table of contents
  1. Logical Network Interface Configuration
  2. Physical Network Interface Configuration
  3. Common Network Ports and Protocols
  4. Network Cabling and Management

Advanced

These courses tackle disaster recovery and troubleshooting.

Disaster Recovery for CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)

by Mike Pfeiffer

Feb 25, 2016 / 54m

54m

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This course covers the Disaster Recovery objectives, domain 6.0, for the CompTIA Server+ exam. You'll learn about disaster recovery sites, data replication scenarios, business continuity practices, and backup and recovery methods.

Table of contents
  1. Disaster Recovery Sites and Replication
  2. Business Continuity
  3. Implementing Backups

Troubleshooting for CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004)

by Jason Helmick

Feb 25, 2016 / 4h 8m

4h 8m

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Description

This course covers the Troubleshooting objectives, domain 7.0, for the CompTIA Server+ exam. In this course, the learner will explore troubleshooting theory and methodologies, learn to troubleshoot hardware problems, troubleshoot software problems, diagnose network problems, and diagnose security problems.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Troubleshooting Theory and Methodologies
  3. Troubleshoot Hardware Problems
  4. Troubleshoot Software Problems
  5. Diagnose Network Problems
  6. Troubleshoot Storage Problems
  7. Diagnose Security Issues
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