CompTIA Server+ ensures pros have the skills to work in data centers 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

The new CompTIA Server+ (SK0-005) will be available in May. Watch for more details coming soon!

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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

Companies that trust CompTIA Server+


Jobs that use CompTIA Server+

Server Support Technician

Server Administrator

IT/Server Technician

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  Maximum of 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, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Retirement   TBD
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
Price $338 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

Exam Preparation

CompTIA offers a wealth of certification training that is designed for exam success. Find out more and explore all training options.

Interactive Labs with CompTIA Labs for Server+

Supercharge your certification training with hands-on, browser-based virtual lab environments. Jump into the role of an administrator, complete basic to advanced tasks and quickly understand the impact of the system changes you make.


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Exam Prep with CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Server+

Go into your Server+ certification exam with confidence. Adaptive exam preparation in this intelligent online training companion will reinforce what you already know and fill the gaps in areas you need to improve.


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Study Guides for Server+

Developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate, Study Guides are available in print or eBook format and packed with informative and engaging content tied to exam objectives.



Instructor-Led Training

Whether you’re looking for in-classroom or live online training, CompTIA offers best-in-class instructor-led training for both individuals and teams. You can also find training among CompTIA’s vast network of Authorized Training Partners.


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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.

CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Server+ (SK0-004) Purchase Options

CompTIA Server+ Exam Voucher
eBook – The Official CompTIA Server+ Self-Paced Study Guide (SK0-004)
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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