General Server Hardware Knowledge Characteristics of system bus architectureCharacteristics of adapter fault toleranceBasic purpose, function and application model of serversRAM , HD and fiber channelRAID LevelsHot swap drivers, hot plug boards, multiprocessing, and clusteringGeneral Server InstallationPre-installation activityInstall hardware using best practiceServer management planServer ConfigurationCheck/upgrade BIOS/firmware levelsConfigure RAIDInstall NOSConfigure external peripherals Install service tools, perform server baseline and document the configurationServer UpgradingPerform backupAdd processors, hard drives, memoryUpgrade BIOS/Firmware, adaptersUpgrade system monitoring agents, service toolsUpgrade UPSProactive Maintenance and EnvironmentPerform regular backupCreate Baseline and compare performancePerform physical housekeepingPhysical security and server room environmental issuesTroubleshooting and Disaster RecoveryPerform problem determinationHardware and Software toolsIdentify bottlenecksRead and follow the disaster recovery plan PREREQUISITES:
Candidates are encouraged to have at least one other IT certification such as CompTIA A+, or Network+ certifications. However, these are not required.
This course is intended for server installation and maintenance technicians and students who are involved in computer installation, maintenance troubleshooting. It will prepare students for the Server Certification examinations