• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

A network may have many servers on it, each playing a unique role. In order for a server to do its job properly, it must have the proper hardware and software installed. A server may be performing a network service, such as DNS or DHCP, serving applications such as e-mail, or providing network security as in the case of a firewall or authentication server. The administrator must be familiar with each of the potential roles and how they will impact each other and the users they serve. This course introduces the various server roles and requirements. The course also explores the different components that can be installed and configured on a server operating system. In addition, you'll explore how to use certain access and control methods to administer a server, and discuss some of the proper server maintenance techniques. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 2.1 Install and configure server operating systems, 2.2 Compare and contrast server roles and requirements for each, and 2.4 Given a scenario, perform proper server maintenance techniques.

Learning Objectives

Install and Configure Server Operating Systems

  • start the course
  • determine the role and purpose of a server
  • perform the steps to update firmware on a server
  • perform the steps to configure BIOS/UEFI and boot order
  • configure and format RAID
  • partition and format a disc
  • configure file system types
  • configure a host name on a server OS
  • set up a local account on a server OS
  • connect your server to a network and join a domain and/or directory
  • enable services and use different server security components to address security concerns
  • establish server, swap, or pagefile optimization
  • install different features, roles, applications, and drivers on a server OS
  • deploy images and cloning and perform scripted installs

 

Server Roles and Requirements

  • compare roles and requirements for web, application, directory, and database servers
  • compare roles and requirements for file, print, messaging, and mail servers
  • compare and contrast roles and requirements of a routing and remote access server
  • compare and contrast roles and requirements of a network services server

 

Access and Control Methods

  • use access and control methods to administer local hardware
  • use access and control methods to administer network-based hardware
  • use access and control methods to administer network-based operating systems

 

Server Maintenance Techniques

  • perform proper change management techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • perform proper patch management techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • perform proper patch management techniques in device driver updates
  • perform proper server maintenance techniques as layed out in the outages and service level agreements

 

Practice: Server Network Configuration

  • configure a server to run on a network

 

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Network Services
  • Systems Administration
  • Technology R&D