Server+ Certification Part 2: Upgrading

The is the second course in a four-part series on CompTIA's Server+ Certification. This course covers performing different types of backups and how to verify that a backup has taken place. Different types of upgrades that can be performed such as adding a processor and hard drive increasing memory upgrading BIOS/firmware are covered. In addition upgrading both internal and external peripheral devices system monitor agents service tools and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) are discussed.

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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. Additionally learners should have taken the first part of this series (14149). This course maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam SK0-001.

Objective

  • Identify the concepts to be considered for upgrading the various internal devices of a server.
  • Identify the issues involved in BIOS processor and hard disk upgrade.
  • Identify the concepts to be considered for upgrading memory and adapters.
  • Identify the various concepts to be considered for upgrading external devices and utilities of a server.
  • Identify the issues involved in peripheral device UPS and service and monitoring tools upgrade.

Topics Include

Unit 1: Upgrading BIOS Processor and Hard Disk

  • Identify the situations in which a BIOS upgrade may be required.
  • Identify the tasks included in the BIOS upgrade checklist.
  • Upgrade the BIOS for a specified server by using the firmware upgrade utility.
  • Match the types of processors with their features.
  • Identify the situation in which a processor upgrade will substantially improve the performance of a server.
  • Identify the tasks included in the processor upgrade checklist.
  • Identify the option that ensures a successful upgrade after performing preupgrade checks.
  • Sequence the steps to physically install a specific processor.
  • Upgrade a single-processor server to a multiprocessor server by using Device Manager.
  • Perform a processor postupgrade check by using Task Manager.
  • Identify the situation in which a hard disk upgrade is necessary.
  • Identify the tasks included in the hard disk upgrade checklist.
  • Identify the preupgrade tasks to be performed before upgrading a specified hard disk.
  • Sequence the steps to physically install a hard disk.
  • Perform a logical upgrade on a hard disk by using the nwconfig command.
  • Identify the sequence of steps to upgrade a RAID array.
  • Perform a hard disk postupgrade check by using the Computer Management console.

Unit 2: Upgrading Memory and Adapter

  • Match memory types with their features.
  • Identify the situation in which a memory upgrade should be performed.
  • Identify the tasks included in the memory upgrade checklist.
  • Identify the checks to be performed before upgrading memory.
  • Sequence the steps to upgrade the memory of a server.
  • Perform memory postupgrade checks on the Linux operating system by using the System Information dialog box.
  • Optimize the memory settings in Windows 2000 Server by using the System tool.
  • Identify the situations in which a specific adapter upgrade is required.
  • Identify the tasks included in the adapter upgrade checklist.
  • Identify the checks to be performed before upgrading an adapter.
  • Remove an existing device driver for a NIC by using the My Computer icon.
  • Install a new device driver for a NIC by using the My Computer icon.
  • Perform adapter postupgrade checks by using the Device Manager window.

Unit 3: Upgrading External Devices and Utilities

  • Identify the tasks in the peripheral device upgrade checklist.
  • Identify the checks to be performed before upgrading a peripheral device.
  • Identify the type of UPS upgrade to be performed in a specific situation.
  • Sequence the steps to upgrade a UPS.
  • Identify the tasks in the service tools and system monitoring agents upgrade checklist.
  • Match service tools with the situations in which they need to be upgraded.
  • Match the methods to upgrade system monitoring agents with the situations in which they are used.

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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