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Server+ 2009 Certification Course (SK0-003) - Exam Retired - Retiring July 2016

Server+ 2009 Certification Course (SK0-003) - Exam Retired - Retiring July 2016

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Server+ 2009 Certification Course (SK0-003) - Exam Retired - Retiring July 2016

5 Sessions -
14 Hours of Interactive Training

The LearnKey Server+ course certifies the technical knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The exam covers virtualization, disaster recovery and security procedures. Join expert Tom Carpenter as he covers everything from hardware acquisition to preparing for disaster recovery, server virtualization, and how to recognize and troubleshoot various hardware and software issues that may occur on your servers. This training course will prepare you to pass CompTIA Server+ 2009 exam, SK0-003.

Benefits
  • Learn to install, deploy, configure and update network operating systems
  • Explain and understand different server roles
  • Learn to carry out the basic steps of a disaster recovery plan

About The Author
Tom Carpenter is a trainer, consultant and author specializing in networking technologies and Microsoft solutions. Tom has written more than 15 books on topics ranging from Windows Server to wireless networking. He has trained more than 30,000 IT professionals since 1997 in face-to-face training classes and he has taught more than 60,000 through webinars and online training programs. He holds certifications with Microsoft, CompTIA and CWNP and is the current CTO for CWNP - the premiere 802.11 wireless administration certification program. With more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Tom brings a wealth of experience to any training program.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Prerequisites
  • Understanding Server Administration
  • Server+ Examination

Section B: Server Types

  • Blade Servers
  • Tower Servers
  • Rack-Mount Servers
  • Understanding Dell Server Hardware
  • Network Layer Servers
  • Access Servers
  • Network Service Servers
  • User Service Servers
  • Application Server Models
  • Virtualized Services
  • Proper Startup and Shutdown

Section C: Basic Server Administration

  • Hardware Compatibility
  • Microsoft Hardware Compatibility Catalog
  • Patch Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • Basic Administration Tips

Section D: Bus Architectures

  • System Bus
  • PCI
  • PCI Bus Mastering
  • PCI Hot Swap
  • Bus Standards Compared
  • Hierarchical and Peer PCI
  • Intelligent Input/Output
  • Mainboards
  • Onboard Components

Section E: Internal Server Storage

  • SCSI Overview
  • SCSI-1
  • SCSI-2
  • SCSI-3
  • Newer SCSI Standards
  • LVD and HVD
  • Multimode and Single-Ended
  • Connecting SCSI Devices
  • IDE Systems
  • ATA Implementations
  • SATA Implementations
  • Serial Attached SCSI
  • Storage Considerations

Section F: External Server Storage

  • Fibre Channel Overview
  • Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Fibre Channel Arrays
  • SMF vs. MMF
  • Fibre Channel Connectors
  • Fibre Channel Speeds
  • Fibre Channel Architectures
  • iSCSI
  • FCIP
  • SATA
  • NAS vs. SAN
  • Backup Storage

Section G: RAID Configurations

  • RAID Benefits
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • Complex RAID Arrays
  • RAID Technologies

Section H: Processors and Memory

  • Multiprocessing
  • Multi vs. Dual Processors
  • Processes, Threads and Fibers
  • 64-Bit Processors
  • WOW32 and WOW64
  • 64-Bit Operating Systems
  • Processor Features
  • Server Memory
  • Advanced Memory Features
  • Memory Redundancy
  • Selecting Memory

Session 2

Section A: High Availability Options

  • Availability
  • Steps to Availability
  • Availability Solutions
  • Clustering
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Replication
  • Scalability
  • Server Types and Availability

Section B: Installing Servers

  • Planning the Install
  • Gaining Approval
  • Validate the Plan
  • Upon Receipt
  • Prepare Configuration Documents
  • Stabilization
  • Installation Methods
  • File Systems

Section C: Configuring Servers

  • In-Band and Out-of-Band
  • In-Band Processing
  • Management Plans
  • BIOS Failure
  • Avoiding BIOS Problems
  • Documentation
  • Initial Configuration Steps

Section D: Configuring RAID

  • Standard RAID Levels
  • Nested RAID Levels
  • Software-Based RAID
  • Initializing Disks
  • New Striped Volume
  • Verify Striped Volume
  • Mirrored Volume
  • RAID-5 Volume
  • Failed Redundancy

Section E: Managing Peripherals

  • Understanding UPS
  • UPS Load Requirements
  • UPS Upgrades
  • UPS Replacement
  • Backup Devices and Storage
  • KVM Devices
  • Remote Management
  • General Guidelines

Section F: Network Operating Systems

  • NOS Types
  • Installing the NOS
  • After Installation
  • Networking Terminology
  • Ethernet Networking
  • TCP/IP
  • IP Functionality

Section G: Management Protocols and Services

  • SNMP
  • SNMP Communications
  • SNMP and TCP
  • Desktop Management Interface
  • IPMI
  • WBEM

Session 3

Section A: Performing Upgrades

  • Firmware Management
  • Firmware Compatibility
  • Processor Upgrade
  • Processor Checklist
  • Memory Increases
  • Memory Installation
  • Configuring
  • Adding More Drives
  • Storage Configuration
  • Drive Troubleshooting

Section B: Performance Baselines

  • Performance Analysis
  • Creating a Baseline
  • Viewing Performance Reports
  • Processor Bottlenecks
  • I/O Bottlenecks
  • Disk Bottlenecks
  • Performance Counters
  • Trend Analysis

Section C: Optimizing Server Performance

  • Housekeeping
  • Change Management
  • BIOS Performance Tuning
  • Configuring Virtual Memory
  • Processor Scheduling
  • Optimizing Server Services

Section D: Implementing Physical Security

  • Physical Security
  • Server Security
  • Data Security
  • Backup Security
  • Securing the Server Room
  • Access Control Devices
  • Security Incidents

Section E: Backup and Restoration

  • Backup Solutions
  • Recovery Disks
  • Backup Types
  • Backup Media
  • Backup Schedules
  • Logging the Backups
  • Restoration
  • Backup Rotations
  • Backup Procedures

Section F: Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Handling a Disaster
  • Redundancy
  • Data Retention
  • Data Destruction

Session 4

Section A: Linux Server Fundamentals

  • Linux Overview
  • Distribution Comparison
  • Creating Users in Linux
  • Linux Network Commands
  • Linux Directories
  • Exploring Ubuntu
  • Administrator Tools
  • User Settings
  • Performance Tools

Section B: NOS Security Features

  • NOS Security
  • Security Threats
  • Software Firewalls
  • Windows Firewall
  • Advanced Settings
  • Malware Protection
  • Permission Management

Section C: Planning the Server Room

  • Cooling
  • Cooling Methods
  • Form Factors
  • Chassis Dimensions
  • Power Supply
  • Management Components

Section D: Hardware Compatibility Issues

  • Common Hardware Issues
  • Hardware Problem Sources
  • Environmental Issues
  • Hardware Tools

Section E: Server Virtualization

  • Virtualization Methods
  • Benefits of Virtualization
  • VM Components
  • VM Management
  • Hyper-V

Section F: Server Documentation

  • Utilize Documentation
  • Document the Server
  • Change Management
  • NOC Documentation
  • Equipment Disposal
  • Industry Best Practices

Section G: Troubleshooting Server Problems

  • Troubleshooting
  • Identifying the Problem
  • Theorize
  • Test the Theory
  • Establish and Enact a Plan
  • Post-Repair Testing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Documentation

Section H: Common Hardware and Software Problems

  • Software Problems
  • Software Problem Causes
  • Event Viewer
  • Task Manager
  • Disk Defragmentation
  • Storage Problems
  • Storage Problem Causes
  • Storage Tools

Session 5

Section A: Using the MMC

  • Launching the MMC
  • Touring the Interface
  • Adding Snap-ins
  • Configuring Options
  • Using Taskpad Views

Section B: Working with the Command Prompt

  • Command Prompt Startup
  • Navigation Commands
  • Previous Commands
  • Help Options
  • Basic Commands
  • Network Problems
  • Network Problem Causes
  • IP Configuration
  • NSLOOKUP
  • NET USE
  • Communication Statistics

Section C: Configuring System Settings

  • Processes
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Settings
  • Registry Editing
  • Registry Navigation
  • Registry Searches
  • Exporting Registry Keys
  • MSCONFIG
  • MSINFO

Section D: Using Server Manager

  • Server Manager
  • Adding Server Roles
  • Managing Roles
  • Adding Server Features
  • Admin Tools
  • Adding Users
  • Modifying User Accounts
  • Adding Groups

Section E: Using Event Viewer

  • Event Viewer
  • Viewing Events
  • Filtering Events
  • Custom Views
  • Assigning Tasks to Events
  • Event Subscription
  • Event Log Settings

Section F: General System Maintenance

  • Managing Permissions
  • Effective Permissions
  • Quota Management
  • Disk Management
  • Shadow Copies
  • System Restore