Today’s IT environments demand planning, securing and maintaining a variety of server equipment. CompTIA Server+ certification validates IT professionals can do just that and more. As an industry-recognized credential, CompTIA Server+ helps boost the performance of IT professionals within businesses of all sizes.

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Overview

CompTIA Server+ validates your skills with the most commonly used server and storage systems in the IT industry. This certification demonstrates an impressive knowledge base that narrows the skills gap and provides the hands-on experience that businesses need.

Server+ is vendor-neutral
CompTIA Server+ professionals are trained to work with a variety of hardware, making it possible to go anywhere.

Server+ meets today’s and future IT needs
Technologies and trends such as virtualization, data centers, software-defined networking, security risks and network attached storage improvements are dramatically changing the server environment. The rise of virtualization is turning many IT departments to data centers.

Server+ is industry recommended
Lenovo requires Server+ certification for IT professionals working in their channel partner warranty reimbursement program. Other companies that recommend or require Server+ for their IT professionals include Intel, Hewlett Packard, Dell, IBM and Microsoft.

Server+ is industry supported

Server+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA Server+ exam development and the CompTIA Server+ Advisory Committee.

Jobs that use CompTIA Server+

Server Support Technician

Server Administrator

IT/Server Technician

Storage Administrator

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Companies that use CompTIA ​Server+:

HP

Intel

Lenovo

Microsoft

U.S. Department of Defense

Exam Details

Exam Codes SK0-003  SK0-004
Launch Date  2009  July 31, 2015 
Exam Description In order to receive the CompTIA Server+ certification, you must pass the SK0-004 exam. Server+ covers server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery.
Number of Questions 100 questions  100 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice  Multiple choice
Length of Test 90 Minutes  90 Minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)  750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience A+ Certification
Individuals with 18 to 24 months of IT experience
A+ Certification
Individuals with 18 to 24 months of IT experience
Languages English, Chinese, German, Japanese English
Retirement   English, Dec 31, 2015.
All Non-English, July 31, 2016
TBD
Price $285.00 USD (See all pricing) $2​85.00 USD (See all pricing)
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Exam Preparation

Training Materials

There’s a wealth of training materials available that match your learning needs and learning style. Whether you are studying on your own, or in a classroom environment, we recommend CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) training materials that will help you get ready for your certification exam and pass the test.

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Instructor-Led Training

Instructor-led training provides a comfortable teaching environment with instructors that are familiar with the certification process and can help you master your certification exam. Find your instructor now.

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Ready for the Test?

When you’ve completed your training and you know you can take your certification exam with confidence, head over to the CompTIA Marketplace and purchase your exam voucher that you will need to sign up for the test.

Once you’ve purchased your voucher, you can find a testing location and schedule your test.

 

Renewal

The CompTIA Server+ certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

For certifications that are part of the CompTIA Continuing Education program and that can be renewed, please go to our Continuing Education page.

Good for Life Certifications Server+ is good for life.

Certification refines your reasoning and your deductive ability when you’re troubleshooting, so you’re not just guessing.

Joshua Wragg,
president, Nexus Tech

We feel very strongly about certification as a means to help students feel confident in their skills.

Jason Eckert,
dean of technology, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare

CompTIA training and certification provide the full spectrum of IT understanding.

James Lapwood,
communications manager, Firebrand

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