CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.
CompTIA Server+ is the only certification that can ensure that IT professionals at the administrator level are able to do the job in any environment because it is the only certification not restricted to a single platform. The exam covers essential hardware and software technologies of on-premise and hybrid server environments including high availability, cloud computing and scripting. The new exam includes performance-based questions that require the candidate to demonstrate multi-step knowledge to securely deploy, administer and troubleshoot servers.
CompTIA Server+ now features flexible training options including self-paced learning, live online training, custom training and labs to advance the career development of IT professionals in server administration.
The new CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 is now available. CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 (English language version) retired January 7, 2022. CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 (Japanese) will retire June 8, 2022.
Install and maintain physical hardware and storage
Manage and maintain servers, including OS configuration, access control and virtualization
Apply physical and network data security techniques and Understand disaster recovery and implement backup techniques
Diagnose and resolve system hardware, software, connectivity, storage and security issues
Data Center Technician
Field Service Technician or Engineer
Data Center Engineer
|Exam Codes||SK0-004||SK0-005 |
|Launch Date||July 31, 2015||May 18, 2021|
|Exam Description||Server+ covers server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery.||Server+ validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.|
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 100 questions||90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 Minutes|
|Passing Score||750 (on a scale of 100-900)|
Individuals with 18 to 24 months of IT experience
|CompTIA A+ certified or equivalent knowledge Two years of hands-on experience working in a server environment |
|Languages||English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
||English (at launch), Japanese (at later date)|
|Retirement||January 7, 2022 (English language version); June 8, 2022 (Japanese)||Usually three years after launch|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE
|Price||$348 USD (See all pricing)|
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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|Dell EMC Certified Associate||CCNA|
|Exam length||1 exam, 90 minutes||1 exam, 90 minutes||1 exam, 90 minutes|
|Experience level||Early career||Early career||Early career|
|Exam Focus||Focuses on multi-vendor products and implementations, based on industry standards||Verifies the fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of Dell EMC DCA-PowerEdge servers|| Job role based. Networking for Cisco products & solutions
|Pre-requisites||Recommended CompTIA A+ and at least 18 months of IT experience||None||1-3 years 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.