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Server+ is probably CompTIA’s most advanced and demanding certification. Although no specific experience level for the certification is stated, the Server+ home page states: “The Server+ certification credential validates advanced-level technical competency of server issues and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, troubleshooting and disaster recovery. This certification is geared toward mid- to upper-level technicians.” Most experts believe this identifies individuals with broad computing system technical knowledge and skills, with at least 3 years of relevant job experience.

Server+ was designed with input from many PC server vendors and other key industry players, including 3Com, Adaptec, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Intel among numerous others. The exam covers server technology in many areas from installation, configuration, maintenance and upgrades across basic system components, peripherals, RAID arrays and storage area networks, and network interfaces. Topics like problem diagnosis and troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery also cover the full gamut of system components and subsystems. Many experience CompTIA observers also believe this to be their most difficult exam.

In tandem with A+, this exam may be counted against an elective exam for the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) credential. For more information, please visit http://www.comptia.org/certification/server/default.asp.

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