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Server+ Certification Training Guide

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If you're a candidate for Server+ certification, which measures essential competencies in advanced PC hardware issues such as RAID, SCSI, multiple CPUs, SANs, and much more, the Training Guide has what you need to pass. We have partnered with Elton Jernigan, a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of the initial Focus Group for development of the Server+ exam. He brings you an excellent resource that not only will help you pass the exam, but will also prove to be a handy, concise reference for managers and technicians who must select and implement hardware for network servers. You will benefit from Elton's insight as a 27-year veteran of the IT industry, including his experience as Director of Technology for the College of Business at Florida State University and as a senior computer trainer for the Beacon Institute for Learning.

We make the most of your Server+ Certification study time by providing:

  • Content that is organized according to each job dimension and exam objective

  • Exam objectives that are clearly detailed and explained

  • Study strategies to optimize your learning

  • Exam tips that provide specific exam-related advice

  • Step-by-step instructions that walk you through a task and help you learn faster

  • Additional content sections with in-depth reference material

  • Chapter summaries that review key concepts

  • Key terms you'll need to understand

  • Resource URLs that list web sites you can access for additional information on topics in each chapter

  • Exercises that provide concrete experiences to reinforce learning

  • Review questions and answers to assess your comprehension

  • Sample exam questions that include answers and detailed explanations

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About the Authors
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Tell Us What You Think
    5. How to Use This Book
    6. Introduction
    7. Exam Preparation
      1. 0.0—Planning and Specifications
        1. Introduction
        2. Network Types
        3. Network Server Categories
        4. Network Server Roles
        5. Intel Processors
        6. Server Buses
        7. Memory
        8. Disk Subsystems
        9. Network Systems
        10. Backup Hardware
        11. Redundant Components
        12. Server Clustering
        13. Scalability
        14. High Availability
        15. Backup Strategies
        16. Fault Tolerance
        17. Disaster Recovery
        18. Miscellaneous Network Server Hardware
        19. Racking Servers
        20. Network Operating Systems
        21. Network Server Management
        22. Creating an Installation Plan
        23. Chapter Summary
        24. Apply Your Knowledge
      2. 1.0—Installation
        1. Introduction
        2. Planning for Installation
        3. Installing Hardware
        4. Apply Your Knowledge
      3. 2.0—Configuration
        1. Introduction
        2. Network Server Configuration
        3. Configuring Hardware-Based RAID
        4. Installing the Network Operating System
        5. Configuring External Peripherals
        6. Installing Network Operating System Updates
        7. Configuring Manufacturer-Specific Drivers
        8. Installing Service Tools
        9. Performing a Server Baseline
        10. Documenting the Network Server Configuration
        11. Apply Your Knowledge
      4. 3.0—Upgrading
        1. Introduction
        2. The Upgrade Checklist
        3. Performing a Full Backup
        4. Adding Hard Drives
        5. Adding Memory
        6. Upgrading the BIOS/Firmware
        7. Upgrading Adapters
        8. Upgrading Peripheral Devices
        9. Upgrading System Monitoring Agents
        10. Upgrading Service Tools
        11. Upgrading the Uninterruptible Power Supply
        12. Apply Your Knowledge
      5. 4.0—Proactive Maintenance
        1. Introduction
        2. Understanding Backups
        3. Working with Baselines
        4. Working with SNMP
        5. The Physical Environment
        6. Verifying Hardware
        7. Establishing Remote Notification
        8. Chapter Summary
        9. Apply your Knowledge
      6. 5.0—Environment
        1. Introduction
        2. Environmental Issues
        3. Physical Security Issues
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Apply your Knowledge
      7. 6.0—Troubleshooting and Problem Determination
        1. Introduction
        2. Performing Problem Determination
        3. Using Diagnostic Hardware and Software Tools and Utilities
        4. Identifying Bottlenecks
        5. Identifying and Correcting Misconfigurations and/or Upgrades
        6. Determining Whether a Problem is Hardware, Software, or Virus Related
        7. Chapter Summary
        8. Apply your Knowledge
      8. 7.0—Disaster Recovery
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a Disaster-Recovery Plan
        3. Restoring Your Server
        4. Chapter Summary
        5. Apply your Knowledge
    8. Final Review
      1. Fast Facts Server+ Certification
        1. 0.0—Planning and Specifications
        2. 1.0—Installation
        3. 2.0—Configuration
        4. 3.0—Upgrading
        5. 4.0—PROACTIVE Maintenance
        6. 5.0—Environment
        7. 6.0—TROUBLESHOOTING AND Problem determination
        8. 7.0—Disaster Recovery
      2. Study and Exam Prep Tips
        1. Learning as a Process
        2. Study Tips
        3. Exam Prep Tips
      3. Practice Exam
        1. Exam Questions
    9. Appendixes
      1. Glossary
      2. Overview of the Certification Process
        1. Description of the path to Certification
        2. About the Server+ Certification Program
      3. What’s on the CD-ROM
        1. ExamGear
        2. Exclusive Electronic Version of Text
        3. Copyright Information and Disclaimer
      4. Using the ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Software
        1. Exam Simulation
        2. Study Tools
        3. HOW EXAMGEAR, TRAINING Guide Edition Works
        4. Installing and Registering ExamGear, Training Guide Edition
        5. Using Examgear, Training Guide Edition
        6. Checking the Web Site
        7. Obtaining Updates
        8. Contacting New Riders Publishing
        9. License Agreement
        10. License
        11. SOFTWARE AND Documentation
        12. License Term and Charges
        13. Title
        14. Updates
        15. Limited Warranty and Disclaimer
        16. Limitation of Liability
        17. Miscellaneous
        18. U.S. Government Restricted Rights