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CompTIA Server+ Study Guide

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Comprehensive interactive exam preparation plus expert insight from the field

CompTIA Server+ Study Guide Exam SK0-004 is your ideal study companion for the SK0-004 exam. With 100% coverage of all exam objectives, this guide walks you through system hardware, software, storage, best practices, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting, with additional coverage of relevant topics including virtualization, big data, cloud storage, security, and scalability. Get an 'in the trenches' view of how server and data storage administration works in a real-world IT environment. From the basics through advanced topics, you'll learn how to deliver world-class solutions in today's evolving organizations by getting under the hood of technologies that enable performance, resiliency, availability, recoverability, and simplicity. Gain access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment, which features electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, test bank, and bonus practice exams to reinforce what you have learned.

Using and understanding in-house storage devices and the cloud has become an urgent skill for any IT professional. This is your comprehensive, expert driven study guide for taking the CompTIA Server+ exam SK0-004

  • Study 100% of exam objectives and more
  • Understand storage design, implementation, and administration
  • Utilize bonus practice exams and study tools
  • Gain a real-world perspective of data storage technology

CompTIA Server+ Study GuideExam SK0-004 is your ticket to exam day confidence.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. What Does This Book Cover?
    2. The CompTIA Server+ Exam Objectives
    3. CompTIA SK0-004 Exam
  2. Assessment Test
  3. Answers to Assessment Test
  4. Chapter 1 Server Hardware
    1. Server Form Factors
    2. Installing and Configuring Server Components
    3. Maintaining Power and Cooling Requirements
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  5. Chapter 2 Installing and Configuring Servers
    1. Installing and Configuring Server Operating Systems
    2. Using Access and Control Methods to Administer a Server
    3. Purpose and Operation of Virtualization Components
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 3 Server Maintenance
    1. Server Roles and Requirements
    2. Proper Server Maintenance Techniques
    3. Asset Management and Documentation
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 4 Storage Technologies
    1. Hardware and Features of Various Storage Technologies
    2. Installing and Deploying Primary Storage Devices
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 5 Identifying Capacity and Fault Tolerance Requirements
    1. Calculating Appropriate Storage Capacity and Planning for Future Growth
    2. Configuring RAID
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 6 Securing the Server
    1. Physical Security Methods and Concepts
    2. Server Hardening Techniques
    3. Proper Environmental Controls and Techniques
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 7 Securing Server Data and Network Access
    1. Basic Network Security Systems and Protocols
    2. Logical Access Control Methods
    3. Data Security Methods and Secure Storage Disposal Techniques
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 8 Networking
    1. Configuring Servers to Use IP Addressing and Network Infrastructure Services
    2. Ports and Protocols
    3. Cable Management Procedures
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 9 Disaster Recovery
    1. Disaster Recovery Principles
    2. Backup
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Hardware and Software Issues
    1. Troubleshooting Theory and Methodologies
    2. Troubleshooting Hardware Problems
    3. Troubleshooting Software Problems
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 11 Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
    1. Diagnosing Network Problems
    2. Diagnosing Security Issues
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 12 Troubleshooting Storage Issues
    1. Troubleshooting Storage Problems
    2. Summary
    3. Exam Essentials
    4. Review Questions
  16. Appendix Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Server Hardware
    2. Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Servers
    3. Chapter 3: Server Maintenance
    4. Chapter 4: Storage Technologies
    5. Chapter 5: Identifying Capacity and Fault Tolerance Requirements
    6. Chapter 6: Securing the Server
    7. Chapter 7: Securing Server Data and Network Access
    8. Chapter 8: Networking
    9. Chapter 9: Disaster Recovery
    10. Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Hardware and Software Issues
    11. Chapter 11: Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
    12. Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Storage Issues
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