• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

A well managed network relies on accurate documentation, well designed policies, and efficient procedures. Understanding how to create good documentation, policies, and procedures can help ensure that a network is well run and that it can withstand the occasional crisis. Implementing these concepts at the server level is an excellent place to begin.

The course starts off by exploring more server maintenance techniques. This course also covers the different components and techniques involved with asset management and documentation. In addition, you'll explore the purpose and operation of different virtualization components. 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: 2.4 Given a scenario, perform proper server maintenance techniques, 2.5 Explain the importance of asset management and documentation, and 2.6 Explain the purpose and operation of virtualization components.

Learning Objectives

Server Maintenance Techniques

  • start the course
  • perform proper performance monitoring techniques to ensure server maintenance
  • perform proper performance hardware maintenance
  • perform proper performance preventative maintenance
  • describe the process of providing clustering and load balancing techniques in order to provide server fault tolerance and high availability

 

Asset Management and Documentation

  • recognize the importance of different server asset management techniques
  • recognize the importance of different server asset techniques
  • recognize the importance of different server inventory asset techniques
  • describe different server documentation options
  • describe different server documentation options
  • describe the process of securing server storage of sensitive documentation

 

Virtualization Components

  • describe the purpose and operation of hosts and guests
  • describe the purpose and operation of management interface for virtual machines
  • describe the purpose and operation of hypervisor
  • describe the purpose and operation of different elements associated with a hardware compatibility list
  • describe the purpose and operation of resource allocation elements between guest and host

 

Practice: Administering the Server

  • create good server management documentation, policies, and procedures

 

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