CompTIA Server+

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The CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005) certification is internationally accepted as a standard for verifying IT professionals’ knowledge of server hardware and software management, troubleshooting, and security. This certification validates knowledge of server architecture, storage, security, networking, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting. IT enterprises, data centers, and telecommunications corporations are among the many industries that rely on server operations. This certification validates a person’s ability to successfully manage and maintain servers, guaranteeing seamless and secure operations. As a result, it is highly regarded by organizations looking for qualified server administrators or technicians.


  • No prerequisites.

Server Hardware Installation and Management

  • Given a scenario, install physical hardware.
  • Given a scenario, deploy and manage storage.
  • Given a scenario, perform server hardware maintenance.


Server Administration

  • Given a scenario, install server operating systems.
  • Given a scenario, configure servers to use network infrastructure services.
  • Given a scenario, configure and maintain server functions and features.
  • Explain the key concepts of high availability for servers.
  • Summarize the purpose and operation of virtualization.
  • Summarize scripting basics for server administration.
  • Explain the importance of asset management and documentation.
  • Explain licensing concepts.


 Security and Disaster Recovery

  • Summarize data security concepts.
  • Summarize physical security concepts.
  • Explain important concepts pertaining to identity and access management for server administration.
  • Explain data security risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Given a scenario, apply server hardening methods.
  • Summarize proper server decommissioning concepts.
  • Explain the importance of backups and restores.
  • Explain the importance of disaster recovery.



    • Explain the troubleshooting theory and methodology.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common hardware failures.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot storage problems.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common OS and software problems.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot network connectivity issues.
    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot security problems.

Exam Codes


CompTIA Server+ validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premises and hybrid environments.

Number of Questions

Maximum of 90 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple choice and performance-based

Length of Test

90 Minutes

Passing Score

750 (on a scale of 100-900)



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