CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 2nd Edition (Exam SK0-005) PDF by Daniel Lachance

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CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam SK0-005)

By Daniel Lachance

CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam SK0-005) 2nd Edition

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction to CompTIA Server+ Essentials

Why This Book Is Relevant

Server Hardware Basics

Server Form Factors

Server CPUs

Server Memory

Buses and Slots

Virtualization

Environmental Factors

Storage

Network Concepts

Cables and Connectors

IP

Ports and Protocols

Server Operating Systems and Server Roles

Server Roles

Maintenance

Monitoring

Security Considerations

Hardening

Network Security

Troubleshooting and Optimizing Performance

Optimizing Performance

Troubleshooting

Preparing for the Worst

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Characteristics

Cloud Computing Deployment Models

Cloud Computing Service Models

Chapter Review

Questions

Questions and Answers

Chapter 2 Server Hardware

Server Form Factors

Tower Servers

Rack-mounted Equipment

Blade Servers

Server Components

BIOS

UEFI

CPUs

GPUs

Memory

Buses

NICs

Storage

USB

Power

Voltage

Wattage

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Environmental Controls

Temperature

Airflow

Humidity

Fire Suppression

Hands-on Exercises

Chapter Review

Server Form Factors

Server Components

Power

Environmental Controls

Questions

Questions and Answers

Chapter 3 Server Operating Systems and Server Roles

Server Roles

Infrastructure Roles

Other Server Roles

Virtualization Servers

Hypervisor Types

Hypervisor Host Configuration

Virtual Machine Guest Configuration

Server Installation

Server Licensing

Installing a Type 1 Hypervisor

Installing a Server Operating System

Server Administration Methods

KVM

Out-of-Band Remote Administration

In-Band Remote Administration

Server Documentation

Asset Life Cycle

Asset Inventory

Service Level Agreements

Other Documentation

Maintaining Servers

Patch Management

Proactive Maintenance

Reactive Maintenance

Hands-on Exercises

Chapter Review

Server Roles

Virtualization Servers

Server Installation

Server Administration Methods

Server Documentation

Server Maintenance

Questions

Questions and Answers

Chapter 4 Server Storage

Storage Technologies

Magnetic Hard Disks

Solid-State Drives

Hybrid Drives

Storage Tiers

Disk Interfaces

Optical Drives

Cloud Storage

Direct-Attached Storage

Network-Attached Storage

Storage Area Networks

Storage Capacity and Future Growth

Base 2 vs. Base 10

Where Did All the Disk Space Go?

Using Less Disk Space

RAID Configuration

RAID Levels

Storage Device Installation

MBR and GPT

File Systems

Sample Scenario 1

Sample Scenario 2

Hands-on Exercises

Chapter Review

Storage Device Characteristics

Disk Interfaces

Local and Network Storage

Storage Capacity Planning

RAID

Disk Initialization and File Systems

Questions

Questions and Answers

Chapter 5 Server Network Communications

The OSI Model

Cable Installation and Management

Cable Placement

Cable Labeling

Cable Types

Network Hardware

Network Interface Cards

Network Switches

Routers

Configuring IPv4

PAT

Static NAT

IP

IPv4 Addressing

Subnet Mask

Reserved Internal IP Address Ranges

When to Use Subnetting

Configuring IPv6

IPv6 Addressing

IPv6 Settings

IPv6 Transition Technologies

Network Infrastructure Services

Default Gateway

DNS Servers

WINS Servers

DHCP

TCP and UDP

TCP

UDP

Hands-on Exercises

Chapter Review

The OSI Model

Cables and Connectors

Network Interface Cards

IPv4 and IPv6

IP, TCP, and UDP

Questions

Questions and Answers

Chapter 6 Server and Network Security

Physical Security Measures

Premises Access

The Human Element

Authentication

Under Lock and Key

Logical Access Control

Groups

Dynamic Access Control

Roles

Rights and Permissions

File System Permissions

Peripheral Devices

Network Security

NAC

VLANs

Firewalls

Security Zones

PKI

IPSec

VPNs

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

Hardening

Operating System Hardening

Hardware Hardening

Application Hardening

Data Security

Data and Mobile Devices

Encrypting Data at Rest

Tape Encryption

Secure Media Disposal

Hands-on Exercises

Chapter Review

Physical Security

Authentication

Logical Access Control

Network Security

Firewalls

PKI

IPSec

VPNs

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Hardening

Data Security

Secure Media Disposal

Questions

Questions and Answers

Chapter 7 Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization

Troubleshooting Methodology

Identify the Problem

Establish a Theory of Probable Cause

Test the Theory

Establish a Plan of Action

Implement a Solution or Escalate

Verify Functionality

Perform Root Cause Analysis

Document the Solution

Hardware Problems and Solutions

Software Problems and Solutions

Storage Problems and Solutions

Windows Tools

Linux Tools

Network Problems and Solutions

Name Resolution Issues

Security Problems and Solutions

Malware Troubleshooting

Too Few Permissions

Too Many Permissions

Too Much Running

Confidentiality and Integrity

Performance Optimization

Hardware Optimization

Software Optimization

Network Optimization

Hands-on Exercises

Chapter Review

Troubleshooting Methodology

Hardware Problems and Solutions

Software Problems and Solutions

Storage Problems and Solutions

Network Problems and Solutions

Security Problems and Solutions

Performance Optimization

Questions

Questions and Answers

Chapter 8 Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery

Alternate Sites

Data Replication

Business Impact Analysis

Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery Plan

Business Continuity Plan

Data Backup

Backup Types

Backup Media

On-premises Backup

Cloud Backup

Backup and Restore Best Practices

Hands-on Exercises

Chapter Review

Disaster Recovery Sites

Data Replication

Business Impact

Disaster Recovery Plan

Business Continuity Plan

Data Backups

Questions

Questions and Answers

Appendix A About the Hands-on Exercises and Lab Setup

Lab Exercise Overview

Microsoft Windows

Linux

Requirements for Hands-on Exercises

Hardware Requirements

VMware Workstation 16 Pro

Acquiring Windows and Linux Installation Media

Lab Exercise Miscellany

Appendix B Objective Map

Exam SK0-005

CompTIA Server+ Certification Exam SK0-005

Appendix C About the Online Content

System Requirements

Your Total Seminars Training Hub Account

Privacy Notice

Single User License Terms and Conditions

TotalTester Online

Performance-Based Questions

Technical Support

Glossary

Index

INTRODUCTION

The CompTIA Server+ certification exam is becoming increasingly popular and showing up in IT job listings as a desired certification, not only for the management of physical servers but also the management of virtual servers running on premises and in the cloud. Topics formerly included in the discontinued CompTIA Storage+ certification are now included in CompTIA Server+. This change makes sense because of the close relationship servers have with storage, especially network storage.

CompTIA Server+ certification candidates must demonstrate a solid understanding of topics ranging from server hardware to server operating systems, networking and security, storage, virtualization, and cloud-based solutions. Today’s server administrators are responsible for remote administration of potentially hundreds of physical and virtual servers, whether in a small server room or in a large data center.

The primary skill required by CompTIA Server+ technicians is effective troubleshooting. Yes, it’s important to understand concepts and the sequence of steps required to yield a desired result, but the timely and efficient resolution of server-related issues is what distinguishes a casual server technician from an outstanding server technician. This book includes entire chapters dedicated to troubleshooting and disaster recovery.

Exam Details

You can book your English-language CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 exam online at www.pearsonvue.com/comptia/, or by phone with your local Pearson Vue testing center as of May 18, 2021. Additional languages will be added at a later date. Consult the web site to find the testing center nearest you, including directions to the center, or you can opt to have the test proctored for you in the comfort of your office or home.

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