Server+ Certification Part 1: Installation and Configuration

The is first course in a four part series on CompTIA's Server+ certification. This course presents students with guidelines for conducting pre-installation planning activities. They will also learn how to install hardware using ESD best practices the basics of server configuration and the features of the different operating systems. It also covers the load placed on a server when you run directory services or a domain environment.

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Audience

The intended audience for this course is mid-level and upper-level technicians who are responsible for hardware functionality of microcomputers on a more sophisticated level than that of an entry-level person. Their experience should include installation support and troubleshooting as well as second level support. In addition candidates should have 18-24 months of strong hands-on experience with advanced PC hardware. A+ certification prior to Server+ certification is recommended but not required. This course maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam SK0-001.

Objective

  • Identify the different types of servers and network operating systems.
  • Identify the various storage subsystems and the basic hardware and network concepts.
  • Identify the activities performed prior to a server setup.
  • Identify the installation and configuration of internal and external components of a server.
  • Identify the installation of NOS and the steps involved in updating NOS.
  • Identify the procedure for service tools installation.

Topics Include

Unit 1: Basic Server Concepts

  • Match application server models with the situations in which they are used.
  • Identify the server that provides a specific underlying service.
  • Match the servers that provide user-level services with the situations in which they are used.
  • Match the servers that provide communication services with the situations in which they are used.
  • Match the features of Windows 2000 with their benefits.
  • Match the features of NetWare 5 with their benefits.
  • Match the features of Linux with their benefits.
  • Match the features of IDE interfaces with their benefits.
  • Match IDE interfaces with their features.
  • Match the components of a SCSI chain with their features.
  • Match the SCSI interface types with their characteristics.
  • Identify the appropriate method to terminate a SCSI chain.
  • Identify the devices to be terminated on a SCSI chain.
  • Create a logical drive on a server by using Create Partition Wizard.
  • Match the types of bus architecture with their characteristics.
  • Identify the advanced features of PCI bus architecture.
  • Match the features of RAID with their benefits.
  • Match RAID levels with the situations in which they are used.
  • Match cables with their connectors.
  • Identify the features of the Fibre Channel interface.
  • Identify the functions of a NIC.
  • Match network interface architectures with the situations in which they are used.

Unit 2: Server Hardware Setup

  • Identify the activities performed while planning server installation.
  • Identify the physical environment for a server setup.
  • Match the ESD best practices with the situations in which they are appropriate.
  • Sequence the steps to install an IDE device.
  • Identify the correct sequence of steps to install a SCSI device.
  • Sequence the steps to install a NIC.
  • Configure an IDE device by using the CMOS setup utility.
  • Configure software RAID by using Create Volume Wizard.
  • Identify the steps to install hardware RAID.
  • Identify the accessories required for a rack-mounted server setup.
  • Sequence the steps to cut and crimp a cable.
  • Sequence the steps to install a UPS.

Unit 3: Server Software Setup

  • Sequence the activities performed during a NOS installation.
  • Identify the checks that are performed before installing a NOS.
  • Specify input devices used during the installation of Red Hat Linux by using an installation CD-ROM.
  • Configure network components during Red Hat Linux installation by using an installation CD-ROM.
  • Verify network connectivity by using a specified command.
  • Match server documentation with the situations in which it is used.
  • Identify the checks performed before updating a NOS.
  • Install Service Pack 2 on Windows 2000 by using the Service Pack executable file.
  • Update a device driver by using a specified option in Upgrade Device Driver Wizard.
  • Install SNMP by using the Windows Components Wizard.
  • Install Network Monitor by using the Windows Components Wizard.
  • Install the Veritas backup software on Windows 2000 Server by using an installation file.

Duration

7

Minimum Requirements

The CDROM version of this course requires:

  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).
  • At least a double speed CDROM drive.
  • An MPC compliant sound card with attached speakers or headphones is recommended (Currently only the CDROM version supports audio).
The network version of this course requires:
  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM and 22MB available hard disk space or file server space.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).

Media

CDROM


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