Being a good server administrator means that you understand your systems from the ground up – both the software and the hardware. Today's server hardware is sophisticated and specialized to support multiple users, applications and processors, as well as provide fault tolerant, highly available services. This course begins looking at the purpose and function of certain server form factors, starting with factors of rack mounts, towers, and blade technologies. The course also describes the various server components such as CPU, RAM, bus types, bus channels and expansion slots as well as NICs, and hard drives. This course will also compare and contrast the different power and cooling components of a server. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that maps to CompTIA's Server+ exam, SK0-004, and covers the following exam objectives: 1.1 Explain the purpose and function of server form factors; 1.2 Given a scenario, install, configure and maintain server components; and 1.3 Compare and contrast power and cooling components.
Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the CompTIA Server+ 2014 certification exam