Server+ Certification Part 4: Proactive Maintenance and Disaster Recovery

This is the final course in a four-part series on CompTIA's Server+ Certification. This course covers how to plan for disaster recovery. How to plan for redundancy the concept of fault tolerance and restoration principles are also covered. Finally recognizing and reporting physical security server room environmental issues 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 three parts of this series (14149-14151). This course maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam SK0-001.

Objective

  • Identify the basics of proactive maintenance.
  • Identify the concepts of monitoring server performance and detail SNMP and DMI monitoring protocols.
  • Identify the factors and the guidelines to be considered while creating a disaster recovery plan.
  • Identify the fault-tolerance techniques that need to be implemented to prevent a disaster.

Topics Include

Unit 1: Proactive Maintenance

  • Identify the types of backup.
  • Identify the appropriateness of a backup strategy.
  • Match the backup hardware devices with the situations in which they should be used.
  • Identify the activities that follow backup guidelines.
  • Identify backup-monitoring techniques.
  • Create a backup on a NetWare 4.20 server by using SBACKUP.
  • Restore a backup on a NetWare 4.20 server by using SBACKUP.
  • Identify the server maintenance tasks that are used to perform the specified activities.
  • Identify the verification that needs to be performed to ensure hardware functionality.
  • Identify the appropriate UPS battery replacement technique.
  • Identify the physical housekeeping activities to be performed in the server room.

Unit 2: Monitoring Performance

  • Identify the counters of a Windows 2000 server component that should be monitored.
  • Create a baseline log on a Windows 2000 server by using System Monitor.
  • Create a real-time performance graph on a Windows 2000 server by using System Monitor.
  • Analyze the performance of a Windows 2000 server to optimize server performance.
  • Configure an SNMP agent on a Windows 2000 server by using the Windows Components Wizard.
  • Match the components of the DMI architecture with their functions.

Unit 3: Disaster Recovery

  • Identify the sequence of steps to create a disaster recovery plan.
  • Match the fault-tolerance techniques with the situations in which they are used.
  • Implement a disaster recovery plan based on specific situations.
  • Match the devices used for protecting servers from power problems with the specific situations in which they can be used.
  • Identify the appropriateness of an adapter teaming technique.
  • Identify the benefits of clustering.
  • Create a cluster on a Windows 2000 Advanced server by using the Cluster Service Configuration Wizard.

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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