Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CompTIA Server+


Credential: CompTIA Server+  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Renewal Period: Lifetime

Computing Technology Industry Assocation (CompTIA), Server+ is an intermediate skill level certification for IT technical support professionals that certifies the technical knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The certification focuses on server-specific hardware and operating systems as well as virtualization, disaster recovery and security procedures. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Server+ candidates hold a CompTIA A+ certification and has 18-24 months of IT experience.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

CompTIA Server+

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 18 months recommended
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: Lifetime

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

3500 Lacey Road
Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL  60515

Phone: 866.835.8020

Fax: 630.678.8384
Contact Page

Written Exam SKO-004

  • 1.0 Server Architecture (12%)
    • Explain the purpose and function of server form factors.
    • Given a scenario, install, configure and maintain server components.
    • Compare and contrast power and cooling components.
  • 2.0 Server Administration (24%)
    • Install and configure server operating systems.
    • Compare and contrast server roles and requirements for each.
    • Given a scenario, use access and control methods to administer a server.
    • Given a scenario, perform proper server maintenance techniques.
    • Explain the importance of asset management and documentation.
    • Explain the purpose and operation of virtualization components.
  • 3.0 Storage (12%)
    • Given a scenario, install and deploy primary storage devices based on given specifications and interfaces.
    • Given a scenario, configure RAID using best practices.
    • Summarize hardware and features of various storage technologies.
    • Given a scenario, calculate appropriate storage capacity and plan for future growth.
  • 4.0 Security (13%)
    • Compare and contrast physical security methods and concepts.
    • Given a scenario, apply server hardening techniques.
    • Explain basic network security systems and protocols.
    • Implement logical access control methods based on company policy
    • Implement data security methods and secure storage disposal techniques.
    • Given a scenario, implement proper environmental controls and techniques.
  • 5.0 Networking (10%)
    • Given a scenario, configure servers to use IP addressing and network infrastructure services.
    • Compare and contrast various ports and protocols.
    • Given a scenario, install cables and implement proper cable management procedures.
  • 6.0 Disaster Recovery (9%)
    • Explain the importance of disaster recovery principles.
    • Given a scenario, implement appropriate backup techniques.
  • 7.0 Troubleshooting (20%)
    • Explain troubleshooting theory and methodologies.
    • Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot hardware problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods.
    • Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot software problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods.
    • Given a scenario, effectively diagnose network problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods.
    • Given a scenario, effectively troubleshoot storage problems, selecting the appropriate tools and methods.
    • Given a scenario, effectively diagnose security issues, selecting the appropriate tools and methods.

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the CompTIA Server+ examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the CompTIA Server+ credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

CompTIA Server+

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The CompTIA Server+ credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CompTIA Server+ certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

Additional considerations for the CompTIA Server+ include:

  • It is recommended for CompTIA Server+ candidates to have the following:

    • At least 18 to 24 months hands-on experience installing, configuring, diagnosing and troubleshooting
    • Hold a current CompTIA A+ certification

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

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Skill Level

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

LaDR

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ICAC

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NCCA

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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