CompTIA Server+ ensures IT pros have the necessary skills to work in today’s data centers, server rooms or cloud environments.

CompTIA Server+ certified candidates can work in any environment because it is the only vendor-neutral certification covering the major server platforms. It is the only industry certification that covers the latest server technologies including virtualization, , security and network-attached storage.

CompTIA Server+ certification validates the skills necessary to be a server administrator. Successful candidates will have mastered the following concepts:

  • Virtualization
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting

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What Skills Will You Learn?



Understand, configure and support server components



Manage and maintain servers, including OS configuration, access control and virtualization



Support storage devices technologies, including capacity and growth planning



Apply physical and network data security techniques



Configure systems for network connectivity, including physical and logical elements



Understand disaster recovery and implement backup techniques



Diagnose and resolve system hardware, software, connectivity, storage and security issues

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Server Support Technician

Server Administrator

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Storage Administrator

Exam Details

Exam Codes  SK0-004
Launch Date  July 31, 2015 
Exam Description Server+ covers server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery.
Number of Questions  100 questions
Type of Questions  Multiple choice
Length of Test  90 Minutes
Passing Score  750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience A+ Certification
Individuals with 18 to 24 months of IT experience
Languages English, Chinese, Japanese
Retirement   TBD
Price $302 USD (See all pricing)
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Why is CompTIA Server+ different?

12% job growth is expected for Network & Computer Systems Administrators, 2012 – 2022, according to the latest BLS website information.

Average salary for a Server+ certified IT professionals is about $82,000.*

82% of employers recognize that certified employees are valuable to their organizations.**

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How Does CompTIA Server+ Compare?

MCSA Server Administrator
CCNA Data Center
Vendor Neutral Yes No ​No
Exam Focus Focuses on multiple vendor products and implementations, based on industry standards Focuses on Microsoft Windows Server products and implementations Focuses on Cisco networking and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
Pre-requisites Recommended CompTIA A+ and at least 18 months of IT experience At least one year of experience implementing and administering Windows Server One to three years hands-on IT experience

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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.

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

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