CompTIA+ Qualifications


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Our Online Computer Learning platform gives you all the resources you need to study and pass CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certification exams. Upon enrolment, you gain a 12-month access to our fully-scalable online training solution, giving you everything you need to get started with your choice of CompTIA course including material content, fully integrated video training from Professor Messer, next generation examination practice tests that help you identify weaknesses and guide you to the right training and more.

Introduction:

Our CompTIA Server+ is a great value course bundle that will prepare you for CompTIA exam:SK0-003.

Enrol: CompTIA Server+ + Live Hands-on Labs:

  • Location: 100% online (self-study) for 12 months access
  • Course study fee: £149 (VAT inclusive)
  • Click here to apply

Why choose CompTIA Server?

CompTIA Server+ is a great value courseware bundle that will prepare you for CompTIA exam: SK0-003.

About this title

This course is intended for students wishing to qualify with CompTIA Server+ Certification for advanced level technical competency of server issues and technology. It is also suitable for PC support technicians wanting to improve their skills in support and administration. This practical-oriented course will teach students advanced-level technical competency of server issues and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, environment, troubleshooting and disaster recovery.

On course completion, you will be able to:

  • Install and upgrade server-class hardware.
  • Install and configure server NOS and applications software.
  • Configure RAID arrays.
  • Use management and monitoring tools.
  • Create disaster recovery plans.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, storage, networking, and software issues.

Certification track

This course will prepare students to take the SK0-003 CompTIA Server+ Certification exam, for the objectives released in 2009.

CompTIA Server+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification for technical support professionals with 18 to 24 months of IT experience. CompTIA Server+ certifies the technical knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The exam covers virtualization, disaster recovery and security procedure.

The course is pending approval under the CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC).

Target audience

This course is intended for new or intending server support technicians wishing to qualify with CompTIA Server+ Certification. It is also suitable for experienced technicians who require an industry-backed credential that validates their skills and knowledge.

Course prerequisites

Students should meet the following criteria prior to attending the course:

  • Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Six months to one year of post-A+ Certification support experience.
  • Extensive experience of supporting end-users and PC-based systems.

Module 1 – Planning Servers

Server Fundamentals • Servers as Hardware and Software • Server Form Factors • Racks

Configuration Management • Project Planning Concepts • Server Pre-installation Planning • Server Upgrade Plans • Implementing the Plan • Verifying the Plan • Configuration Management • Documentation • Equipment Disposal

Storage and RAID • Hard Drives • The SCSI Interface • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) • The Serial ATA Interface • Drive Arrays (RAID)

Installing an NOS • Installation Procedures • File Systems • Installation Methods • Configuring the NOS • Perform Shut Down

Module 2 – Configuring Servers

Server Networking • Ethernet • TCP/IP • Virtual LANs (VLAN)

Directory Services • Directory Services • Managing Users

File and Print Services • File and Print Services • External Storage Technologies • Disk and Volume Management

Site Security • Designing a Secure Site • Site Security Controls

Server Security • Secure Network Topologies • Firewalls and Proxy Servers • Malware Protection Software

Module 3 – Application Servers

Configuring Server Roles • Installing Roles and Applications • Network Configuration and Access • Database and Application Servers • Web and FTP Servers • Messaging Servers

Virtualization Technologies • Virtualization Defined • Virtual Platform Applications • Virtualization Best Practices

Module 4 – Managing and Upgrading Servers

Management and Monitoring Tools • Developing a Server Management Plan • Network Management Protocols • Server Access Tools • Server Monitoring • System Logs

Environment and Maintenance • Preventative Maintenance • Power • Server Environment

Installing and Upgrading Hardware • Adding and Removing Components • Accessing the Case • CPU • Memory • Expansion Cards • Firmware

Module 5 – Troubleshooting Servers

Troubleshooting Procedures • Troubleshooting Models and Processes • Troubleshooting Steps • Approaching Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Scenarios • Troubleshooting Hardware Problems • Troubleshooting Storage • Troubleshooting Network Problems • Troubleshooting Software Problems

Disaster Recovery • Disaster Recovery Planning • Fault Tolerance and Redundancy • Health and Safety • Recovery • Backup Strategies

Introduction:

CompTIA Network+ is a great value course resource bundle that will prepare students for CompTIA exam:N10-005.

Enrol: CompTIA Network+ + Live Hands-on Labs:

  • Location: 100% online (self-study) for 12 months access
  • Course study fee: £149 (VAT inclusive)
  • Click here to apply

About this title

CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. This practical-oriented course will teach students the fundamental principles of installing and supporting networks.

On course completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the features of different network protocols and products for LANs, WANs, and wireless networks.
  • Understand the functions and features of TCP/IP addressing and protocols.
  • Identify threats to network resources and appropriate security countermeasures.
  • Install and configure network cabling and appliances.
  • Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot networks.

Certification track

This course will prepare students to take the N10-005 CompTIA Network+ Certification exam, for the objectives released in December 2011.

The CompTIA Network+ credential proves knowledge of networking features and functions and is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. Worldwide, more than 325,000 individuals are CompTIA Network+ certified and 21% of IT staff within a random sampling of US organizations within a cross section of industry verticals hold Network+ Certification. Network+ is mandated or recommended by organizations such as Apple, Cisco, HP, Ricoh, the U.S. State Department, and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.

Target audience

This course is intended for new or intending network support technicians wishing to qualify with CompTIA Network+ Certification. It is also suitable for experienced technicians who require an industry-backed credential that validates their skills and knowledge. This course will particularly benefit students pursuing a career in network support, in job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

Course prerequisites

Students should meet the following criteria prior to attending the course:

  • Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Six months to one year of post-A+ Certification support experience.
  • Extensive experience of supporting end-users and PC-based systems.

Module 1 – Network Media and Devices

Topologies and the OSI Model • Key Features of Networks • Network Topologies • The OSI Model • TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Cabling and Connectors • Selecting Network Cable • Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP) •Coaxial Cable • Fiber Optic Cable • Repeaters • Media Converters • Serial Cable

Ethernet • IEEE 802 Standards • Media Characteristics • Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) • MAC Addressing • Network Adapters • Protocol Analyzer

Bridge and Switches • Hubs • Bridges • Switches • Virtual LANs (VLAN) • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

Module 2 – Addressing and Routing

Internet Protocol • Internet Protocol Basics • Configuring TCP/IP • IP Routing Basics • ICMP

Addressing Schemes • IP Addressing Schemes • Creating Subnets • Internet Addressing

DHCP and APIPA • Static versus Dynamic IP Addressing • Configuring DHCP

IPv6 • IPv6 Address Format • IPv6 Addressing Schemes

Module 3 – Network Applications

Transport Protocols • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) • User Datagram Protocol (UDP) •TCP/IP Ports • Port Scanners/p>

Name Resolution • Host Names • Name Resolution Methods • Configuring DNS Servers • NameResolution Troubleshooting

Web Services • TCP/IP Services • World Wide Web (HTTP) • File Transfer Protocol (FTP) •Network Time Protocol (NTP)

Communication Services • Email (SMTP / POP3 / IMAP) • Conferencing and VoIP Protocols

WAN Technologiess • WAN Basics • Telecommunications Networks • Packet-switched WAN Services • Local Loop Services • Installing Modems

Remote Access • Remote Connectivity Protocols • Virtual Private Networks • Remote Access Servers

Module 4 – Network Security

Security Fundamentals • Security Basics • Social Engineering • Malware • Network AttackStrategies • Policies and Procedures • Device Security • Training

Security Appliances • Secure Network Topologies • Network Address Translation • Firewalls and Proxy Servers • Intrusion Detection Systems • Vulnerability Assessments and Pentests

Authentication • Authentication Technologies • Encryption and PKI • Authentication Protocols • Network Access Control

Installing Wireless Networks • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) • Setting Up a Wireless Network • Wireless Security • Wireless WANs

Module 5 – Management, Monitoring, Troubleshooting

Configuration Management • Configuration Management Concepts • Documentation

Installing Wired Networks • Planning a SOHO Network Installation • Wiring Standards • Wiring Distribution • Cable Testing Tools

Deploying Virtual Networks • Virtualization Technologies • Virtual Platform Applications • Cloud Computing

Monitoring and Management Tools • Performance Management Appliances • Network Monitoring Utilities • Simple Network Management Protocol • Remote Administration Tools

Network Troubleshooting • Troubleshooting Procedures • Troubleshooting Common Connectivity Scenarios

Introduction:

CompTIA Security+ is a great value course resource bundle that will prepare students for CompTIA exam:SY0-301.

Enrol: CompTIA Security+ + Live Hands-on Labs:

  • Location: 100% online (self-study) for 12 months access
  • Course study fee: £149 (VAT inclusive)
  • Click here to apply

About this title

CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. This practical-oriented course will teach students the fundamental principles of installing and configuring computer and network security systems.

On course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify network attack strategies and defenses.
  • Understand the principles of organizational security and the elements of effective security policies.
  • Know the technologies and uses of encryption standards and products.
  • Identify network- and host-based security technologies and practices.
  • Describe how remote access security is enforced.
  • Describe the standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies.
  • Identify strategies for ensuring business continuity, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery.

Certification track

This course will prepare students to take the SY0- 301 CompTIA Security+ Certification exam, for the objectives released in May 2011. This course is fully approved as CompTIA CAQC Official courseware.

CompTIA Security+ Certification has been created as a benchmark for entry-level security skills. Major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and VeriSign value the CompTIA Security+ certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees.

Target audience

This course is intended for students wishing to qualify with CompTIA Security+. The qualification is aimed primarily at networking professionals, but because security is vital to all levels and job roles within an organization, it will also benefit PC support analysts, application developers, and senior managers in accounting, sales, product development, and marketing.

Course prerequisites

Ideally, students should have successfully completed CompTIA Network+ certification and have around 24 months’ experience of networking support. It is not necessary that students pass the CompTIA Network+ exam before completing CompTIA Security+, but this is recommended.

Regardless of whether students have passed CompTIA Network+, it is recommended that they have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

  • Know the function and basic features of the components of a PC.
  • Use Windows to create and manage files and use basic administrative features (Explorer, Control Panel and Management Consoles).
  • Basic network terminology (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, TCP/IP).
  • TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools.

Exam voucher bundle

A special bundle is available that includes an exam voucher, an exam prep guide and the full content. This voucher can be redeemed at a Pearson VUE test centre.

Module 1 – Security Fundamentals

Security Concepts • Why is Security Important? • Security Controls • Access Control • Identification and Authentication • Authorization • Accounting

Threats • Types and Sources of Threats • Social Engineering • Malware • Preventing Virus Infection

Network Vulnerabilities • Network Fundamentals • Network Attack Strategies • Layer 2 Attacks • IP Spoofing and Hijacking • Denial of Service Attacks

Module 2 – Network Security

Penetration Testing • Vulnerability Assessments • Vulnerability Scanners • Honeypots and Honeynets

Secure Network Design • Secure Network Topologies • Network Device Exploitation • Switches and VLANs • Routers

Security Appliances and Software • Firewalls • Proxy Servers and Gateways • Intrusion Detection Systems • Audit Logs

Network Application Security • DHCP Security • DNS Security • SNMP Security

Module 3 – Internet Security

Cryptography • What is Cryptography? • Encryption Technologies • Cryptographic Attacks • Steganography

Public Key Infrastructure • What is PKI? • Implementing PKI • Cryptographic Standards

Securing Web Services • HTTP • SSL / TLS • Web Servers • Web Browsers • File Transfer

Module 4 – Access Control

Remote Access Security • What is Remote Access? • Remote Connectivity Protocols • Remote Access Server • Hardening Remote Access Infrastructure

Authentication • LAN Manager / NTLM • Kerberos • PAP and CHAP • Password Management Policy • Token-based Authentication • Biometric Authentication • Directory Services

Operating System Security • Computer Hardening • Services and Protocols • Hardening Windows • Hardening Other OS • Hardware and Software Updates • Network Access Control

Wireless Access Security • Wireless LAN Security • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) • Other Wireless Technologies

Module 5 – Organizational Security

Site Security • Physical Access Controls • Environmental Security • Network Interconnections • Storage Security • Telephony • Cell Phones

Next Generation Networks • Virtualization Technologies • Virtualization Security and Best Practice • IPv4 versus IPv6

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity • Disaster Recovery Planning • Business Continuity and Risk Management • Redundancy Planning • Secure Recovery • Backup Strategies

Incident Response and Forensics • Incident Response Policy • Forensic Investigations

Operational Security • PCorporate Security Policy • Risk Management • Privilege Policies • Disposal/Destruction Policy • HR Policies

Note: CompTIA Certification Update Policy

CompTIA’s Certification Update Policy allows candidates holding certification under the previous exam objectives to update their certification by taking a special bridge exam.

Introduction:

Our CompTIA Server+ is a great value course bundle that will prepare you for CompTIA exam:SK0-003.

Enrol: CompTIA Server+ + Live Hands-on Labs:

  • Location: 100% online (self-study) for 12 months access
  • Course study fee: £149 (VAT inclusive)
  • Click here to apply

Why choose CompTIA Server?

CompTIA Server+ is a great value courseware bundle that will prepare you for CompTIA exam: SK0-003.

About this title

This course is intended for students wishing to qualify with CompTIA Server+ Certification for advanced level technical competency of server issues and technology. It is also suitable for PC support technicians wanting to improve their skills in support and administration. This practical-oriented course will teach students advanced-level technical competency of server issues and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, environment, troubleshooting and disaster recovery.

On course completion, you will be able to:

  • Install and upgrade server-class hardware.
  • Install and configure server NOS and applications software.
  • Configure RAID arrays.
  • Use management and monitoring tools.
  • Create disaster recovery plans.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, storage, networking, and software issues.

Certification track

This course will prepare students to take the SK0-003 CompTIA Server+ Certification exam, for the objectives released in 2009.

CompTIA Server+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification for technical support professionals with 18 to 24 months of IT experience. CompTIA Server+ certifies the technical knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The exam covers virtualization, disaster recovery and security procedure.

The course is pending approval under the CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC).

Target audience

This course is intended for new or intending server support technicians wishing to qualify with CompTIA Server+ Certification. It is also suitable for experienced technicians who require an industry-backed credential that validates their skills and knowledge.

Course prerequisites

Students should meet the following criteria prior to attending the course:

  • Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Six months to one year of post-A+ Certification support experience.
  • Extensive experience of supporting end-users and PC-based systems.

Module 1 – Planning Servers

Server Fundamentals • Servers as Hardware and Software • Server Form Factors • Racks

Configuration Management • Project Planning Concepts • Server Pre-installation Planning • Server Upgrade Plans • Implementing the Plan • Verifying the Plan • Configuration Management • Documentation • Equipment Disposal

Storage and RAID • Hard Drives • The SCSI Interface • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) • The Serial ATA Interface • Drive Arrays (RAID)

Installing an NOS • Installation Procedures • File Systems • Installation Methods • Configuring the NOS • Perform Shut Down

 

Module 2 – Configuring Servers

Server Networking • Ethernet • TCP/IP • Virtual LANs (VLAN)

Directory Services • Directory Services • Managing Users

File and Print Services • File and Print Services • External Storage Technologies • Disk and Volume Management

Site Security • Designing a Secure Site • Site Security Controls

Server Security • Secure Network Topologies • Firewalls and Proxy Servers • Malware Protection Software

 

Module 3 – Application Servers

Configuring Server Roles • Installing Roles and Applications • Network Configuration and Access • Database and Application Servers • Web and FTP Servers • Messaging Servers

Virtualization Technologies • Virtualization Defined • Virtual Platform Applications • Virtualization Best Practices

 

Module 4 – Managing and Upgrading Servers

Management and Monitoring Tools • Developing a Server Management Plan • Network Management Protocols • Server Access Tools • Server Monitoring • System Logs

Environment and Maintenance • Preventative Maintenance • Power • Server Environment

Installing and Upgrading Hardware • Adding and Removing Components • Accessing the Case • CPU • Memory • Expansion Cards • Firmware

 

Module 5 – Troubleshooting Servers

Troubleshooting Procedures • Troubleshooting Models and Processes • Troubleshooting Steps • Approaching Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Scenarios • Troubleshooting Hardware Problems • Troubleshooting Storage • Troubleshooting Network Problems • Troubleshooting Software Problems

Disaster Recovery • Disaster Recovery Planning • Fault Tolerance and Redundancy • Health and Safety • Recovery • Backup Strategies