Server+ Certification

server plus certification trainingCompTIA Server+ certification validates professional server administration skills.

Server+ Certification validates the skills to build, maintain, support and troubleshoot server hardware and software. The Server+ exam covers server skills from 6 key IT domains: System Hardware, Software, Storage, IT Environment, Disaster Recovery, and Troubleshooting.

CompTIA Server+ certification is designed for network administrators, systems engineers, help desk technicians, hardware technicians and any IT professional who requires a thorough knowledge of server technology, disaster recovery and troubleshooting.

Although not a prerequisite for the Server+ Certificate, field technicians and instructors alike recommend Server+ candidates earn the CompTIA A+ certification before taking the Server+ exam, as the A+ curriculum introduces many of the concepts you will expand upon in the Server+ certification exam. The Server+ certificate is a requirement in certain advanced certification tracks from Microsoft, Cisco and Novell, and is supported by many of the top organizations hiring IT professionals today.

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Skills Measured by Server+ Certification

Key skill areas covered in CompTIA's Server+ exam include the following. Server+ certified technicians:

  • can deploy and upgrade system hardware and storage devices.
  • can install, configure, and update Network Operating Systems.
  • are skilled in disaster recovery procedures, backups, and restorations.
  • understand server virtualization concepts, features, and considerations.
  • can write, utilize and maintain server documentation, diagrams and procedures.
  • comprehend different server types, such as File Server, Web Server & DNS Server.
  • can troubleshoot server problems using the appropriate tools and methods.
  • can determine and setup the appropriate area to house physical servers.

Download the current Server+ exam objectives for a complete curriculum.


CompTIA Server+ Certification Exams

  • CompTIA Server+ Certification Exam (Exam # SK0-004)
pdf icon CompTIA Server+ Certification Exam Objectives | SK0-004

Server+ Exam Format: Computer based, Multiple choice questions
Test Duration: 90 minutes
Exam Length: 100 questions
Exam Cost: $285 USD
Passing Score: 750 out of 900


CompTIA Server+ Certification Prerequisites

  • Required: No required prerequisites for Server+ certification
  • Recommended: CompTIA A+ Certification plus 18 - 24 months of IT experience or equivalent knowledge


Server+ Training & Degrees

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Course Highlights & Certifications

AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Associate
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Prepares Graduates for Entry-Level Jobs in Network Administration and IT Support
  • Microsoft Windows Server/Desktop Support
  • Cisco Network Design and Administration
  • Network Security and Digital Forensics
  • Intro to Web Development & Programming

B.S.I.T. Network Administration

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Gain the Technical and Business Skills to become a Network/Systems Administrator
  • Install and Configure Local Area Networks (LANs) & Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Network Security and Penetration Testing
  • Network Troubleshooting and PC Repair
  • Leadership, Communication and Project Mgmt.
  • Online Courses & Degrees Begin Year Round

MBA - Technology Management

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Master
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
  • Prepare to Lead Organizations in the Planning, Development, Operation & Management of IT
  • Applied Managerial Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing & Decision-Making Courses
  • Led by Real-World IT Management Practitioners
  • Use IT to Foster a Real Competitive Advantage
  • Learn to Manage Relational Database Systems
  • Networking & Telecommunication Management
  • IT Innovation's Impact on Strategy & Operations
  • IT Team Leadership & Professional Development

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Server+ Certification Salary

Average salary for Server+ certified professionals and other CompTIA certification holders†

  • CompTIA A+: $70,554
  • CompTIA Network+: $73,743
  • CompTIA Storage+: $79,078
  • CompTIA Server+: $79,420
  • CompTIA Security+: $79,730
  • CompTIA Project+: 80,412
  • CompTIA Linux+: $85,863

IT Salary Survey respondents may hold certifications in addition to those listed here.
Source: 2015 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge & Windows IT Pro TechRepublic | Base: 16,300+ IT Professionals


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