CompTIA Server+

Course Code : SK0-005

CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.

This course is the only certification that can ensure that IT professionals at the administrator level are able to do the job in any environment because it is the only certification not restricted to a single platform. The exam covers essential hardware and software technologies of on-premise and hybrid server environments including high availability, cloud computing and scripting. The new exam includes performance-based questions that require the candidate to demonstrate multi-step knowledge to securely deploy, administer and troubleshoot servers.


After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and manage server hardware and server operating systems
  • Implement proper server hardening and security controls
  • Successfully troubleshoot common server problems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key disaster recovery, high-availability, and backup concepts
  • CompTIA A+ certified or equivalent knowledge 2 years of hands-on experience working in a server environment.
  • Systems Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT/Server Technician
1.1 Given a scenario, install physical hardware
1.2 Given a scenario, deploy and manage storage
1.3 Given a scenario, perform server hardware maintenance
2.1 Given a scenario, install server operating systems
2.2 Given a scenario, configure servers to use network infrastructure services
2.3 Given a scenario, configure and maintain server functions and features
2.4 Explain the key concepts of high availability for servers
2.5 Summarize the purpose and operation of virtualization
2.6 Summarize scripting basics for server administration.
2.7 Explain the importance of asset management and documentation
2.8 Explain licensing concepts
3.1 Summarize data security concepts
3.2 Summarize physical security concepts
3.3 Explain important concepts pertaining to identity and access management for server administration.
3.4 Explain data security risks and mitigation strategies
3.5 Apply server hardening methods
3.6 Summarize proper server decommissioning concepts
3.7 Explain the importance of backups and restores
3.8 Explain the importance of disaster recovery
4.1 Explain the troubleshooting theory and methodology
4.2 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common hardware failures
4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot storage problems
4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common OS and software problems
4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot network connectivity issues
4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot security problems
Length of exam 90 minutes
Number of questions Maximum of 90 questions
Question format Online proctored / Paper-based
Passing grade 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Exam availability English (at launch), Japanese (at later date)
Testing center Pearson VUE Testing Center