SK0-004 : CompTIA Server+

Kick start your prep for the CompTIA Server+ certification exam with the SK0-004: CompTIA Server+ course. The cert guide provides complete coverage of the SK0-004 exam objectives and includes topics such as server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. This course boosts your performance in all the sizes of businesses by teaching you all the basic and advanced skills of server handling. The study guide also provides a comprehensive look at key concepts like server planning, use, maintenance, and security.

Here's what you will get

CompTIA Server+ certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. IT industries require knowledge of planning, securing, and maintaining a variety of server equipments these days. This exam validates your skills in the commonly used server and storage systems in IT industries. This certification is highly regarded, endorsed, and even required by many successful companies in the industry.

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Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

There is no official pre requisite but CompTIA recommends the following:

  • Candidate should have A+ certification or knowledge of equivalent courses
  • 18 to 24 months of IT experience
What is the exam registration fee? USD 302
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple Choice Questions
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 100 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the passing score? 750

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Network+ examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA Server+ certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holders will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the SK0-004, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Server Administrator
  • Storage Administrator
  • Server Support Technician

Here's what you will learn

  • Server Form Factors
  • Installing and Configuring Server Components
  • Maintaining Power and Cooling Requirements
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Installing and Configuring Server Operating Systems
  • Using Access and Control Methods to Administer a Server
  • Purpose and Operation of Virtualization Components
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Server Roles and Requirements
  • Proper Server Maintenance Techniques
  • Asset Management and Documentation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Hardware and Features of Various Storage Technologies
  • Installing and Deploying Primary Storage Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Calculating Appropriate Storage Capacity and Planning for Future Growth
  • Configuring RAID
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Physical Security Methods and Concepts
  • Server Hardening Techniques
  • Proper Environmental Controls and Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Basic Network Security Systems and Protocols
  • Logical Access Control Methods
  • Data Security Methods and Secure Storage Disposal Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Configuring Servers to Use IP Addressing and Network Infrastructure Services
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Cable Management Procedures
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Disaster Recovery Principles
  • Backup
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Troubleshooting Theory and Methodologies
  • Troubleshooting Hardware Problems
  • Troubleshooting Software Problems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Diagnosing Network Problems
  • Diagnosing Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Troubleshooting Storage Problems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands on Activities (Live Labs)

  • Running any application as administrator
  • Running any application as administrator using command line
  • Assign new IP address with DNS and subnet mask
  • Concept of SSO possibility
  • Disabling a service
  • Disabling a service in linux
  • Add roles and features
  • Swap or Pagefile Optimization
  • Set Automatic Windows Update
  • Install a loopback adapter
  • Compress a file to save disk space
  • Compress a folder to save disk space
  • Set size of a log file
  • Set Quota Usage Limit
  • Configure network based firewall
  • Router Access List
  • Configuring VPN
  • Configure VLAN
  • NTFS File permission
  • EFS (Encryption File System)
  • Disk-Level Encryption
  • Configuring private IPv4
  • Configuring private IPv6
  • NAT (Network Address Translation)
  • TCP open ports (netstat)
  • Incremental Backup
  • Full Backup
  • Perform Restore Point
  • Do trace route
  • Use of Zenmap
  • Using Top command
  • Create and mount Virtual Hard Disk using Disk Management
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CompTIA Server+
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