CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005)


CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.
CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005) Overview
CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.
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You're watching ITProTV. [MUSIC] All right, welcome to CompTIA Server plus here with Mr Wes Bryan. That's right I'm your host, Ronnie Wong, and we'll be working on this series together. And we are glad that you're joining us when it comes down to it I'm actually gonna be your host. Help ask some of those different questions and also to give some insight into, well, Server plus as well. So I've worked with servers for a long time and also, of course, we'll actually have certifications dealing with will server management as well. And I'm actually gonna introduce you, of course, if you haven't actually met him already, Mr Wes Bryan. Wes, tell us a little bit about yourself? Absolutely, well, it's a pleasure to have you all here joining us and we hope that you're gonna enjoy this course I've been teaching CompTIA courses now for a decade. I've got a variety of CompTIA certifications, including some vendor specific certifications that aren't really applicable to this exam, if you will, minus maybe some of the windows server certifications that I have under my belt. Again I've been teaching CompTIA, I've been teaching A plus that's one of my bread and butters. A plus, Net plus, and Security plus and decided that I would go ahead and tackle the Server plus too. So I'm looking forward to it again a lot of experience training students, traditional instructor led training as well as what you see in front of you right now the online training. So I'm looking forward to the experience, and I'm also looking forward to the journey that will help you get certified. All right now, when it comes down to somebody watching this, what are some of the prerequisite skills that they might need to have? And what can we actually expect if we're watching it to get from this course? Sure great question, Ronnie, some of the prerequisites for this and I want to state this when I say this CompTIA has recommended prerequisites. It is not required that you have these prerequisites, but that means that you're gonna have to do some additional study. And what I mean by that is CompTIA recommends that before you tackle the Server plus course, you have the A plus certification. Not just one exam, but the A plus certification under your belt and the reason that being is because that really forms a lot of the vocabulary. If not almost 100% say about 80% of the vocabulary that where you're gonna see inside of Server plus. There are some things that are specific to enterprise level environments that we're gonna tackle that are not in A plus but, don't fret. If you don't have that A plus background, that's perfectly fine but I want you to understand that when you take the Server plus course, there's gonna be a lot of information that's assumed knowledge. We're not gonna go extremely in depth on every topic that really should be bringing to the table as you tackle this course. Now, the other thing that we want you to know is that this course is structured in a way that you can tackle that certification exam. Now, I also want you to understand too, that you have to do a certain amount of self study. I'm not gonna give you every potential scenario and every potential topic that you could see on an exam. Remember that CompTIA exams do require a level of dedication on your part and some study on your part as well. So that's one of the things to keep in mind that, what's in it for you? Well, we wanna get you certified with that Server plus, SK0-005 exam. When it comes down to it what about the certification details, what can we learn from them? Well, sure, Ronnie, I figure we want you to go right to the source, so I have CompTIA Server plus certification up you can see right here. And I would encourage you that if any of you viewers or maybe tackling other CompTIA exams. But you also use the certification website on CompTIA main page here to find out some of the attributes of the server plus certification or any certification really, that you're taking. And one of the things that you can see they talk about is that the Server plus certification is the only one that ensures that an IT professional at the administrative level can do the jobs that they need to perform inside of environment. Given a scenario and that's what we hope to tackle here now. Ronnie, specifically mentioned some of the exam details and let's go ahead and let's provide some answers to that. One of the great things is this is just a long page you can scroll down or you can just hit exam details and we'll do it for you a nice little feature. Now, I do want you to understand that what we are currently teaching here is the SK0-005. All right, if you are currently studying for the SK- 00, this is gonna retire the former objectives are gonna retire January 7, of 2022. We're here at the end of 2021, so for those of you that are maybe studying those objectives and maybe aren't gonna take that certification exam in time, that's okay. About 80% of what you see here is going to be relevant to that earlier exam it's up to you to backfill the deltas. The differences of variations in here you can see that we are going to have a 90 question test, it's gonna be multiple choice and performance based. Usually typically multiple choice if you will multiple answer you could see Dragon Drops potentially. They could put you into scenarios where you have to pick a series of characteristics and components to meet the requirements to the scenario that's given to you. So that's some of the performance level that they talk about could be a diagram, it could be something where they set you up with a network diagram and they ask you to implement the appropriate components. So I understand that it's not going to just be an information dump when it comes to the exam. There are gonna be things that they require you to perform these tasks so that you can validate that you do have the skills. All right, you're gonna see here it does say, CompTIA A plus, certification or equivalent knowledge and two years of hands on experience working with the server. Now I get a lot of questions with these prerequisites, the prerequisites if I do not have these, can I take the Server plus exam? You absolutely can but if you don't have that experience, you're gonna have to fill it with studing. And that's why we want you to be prepared for the level of study that you have to do for this exam is really based on what you bring to the table when you start this course. We're not worried about the retirements, but you're testing providers well, it's really gonna be Pearson VUE, and there's a couple of different ways that you can do that. And we are at the end of 2021, and some of you realize that we are still in a pandemic. You do have brick and mortar testing centers the availability on those is always subject to change. So I would tell you to go over to Pearson VUE's website if you need to find a brick and mortar location to test on site. However, Pearson VUE also has what's known as they're on view testing examine and that is what is not mentioned here, even though it says online testing. It's called the Pearson on VUE, Pearson VUE on view testing and allows you to take it from an isolated location over the Internet so that if you can't get to a brick and mortar location, you can still test. You can get certified, pass this certification and move forward in your career. We're talking about us dollars, right? We are all over the world, so just convert the currency and whatever your local currency is but you can see currently at the time the recording of this course, we're looking at $338 to take that exam. Ronnie, there are some of your details for this exam and some of the things that our viewers can expect. All right, so when it comes down to what you and I are we going to be going over. What makes you excited about this course? Man, I am a hardware person I like hardware, I like breaking hardware, I like repairing, diagnosing hardware, I like all of that, right? I'm a hardware guy it's one of the reasons I love teaching the A plus, this is A plus for your servers and your enterprise level environments. And that's great it's the next may be the next step to help get you into that job that you dream of. And that's one of the things that I'm so excited that, Ronnie, and I get to spend time with you and help you to advance your career. All right, well, you heard it from Mr Wes Bryan, himself he is excited to get started with CompTIA Server plus, and we're glad that you are as well. And that means that all you have to do is click one more time and you'll start the series. Thank you for watching ITProTV. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Learning Style

On Demand


Practice Test

Skill Lab

Length of course

13h 39m
44 Episodes

Here are the topics we'll cover

  • Server Hardware Installation and Management
  • Server Administration
  • Security and Disaster Recovery
  • Troubleshooting
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