What is Server+ certification?
CompTIA says, Server+ validates the knowledge and skills of advanced
IT technicians. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification for
individuals with 18-24 months of experience with Industry Standard
Server Architecture (ISSA) technology. CompTIA Server+ certifies
technical knowledge in areas such as RAID, SCSI and multiple CPUs, as
well as capabilities with server issues, including disaster recovery.
Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Server+
candidates hold a CompTIA A+ certification.
Why should I get certified?
The demand for skilled hardware support professionals has grown
significantly and candidates as well as the industry have indicated that
a foundation-level certification for this job function is necessary.
The Server+ certification exam was created at the request of the very
industry that employs Server+ certified individuals. You can be sure
your Server+ certification is a recognized and respected credential.
This certification was established in partnership with the following
- 3Com Adaptec
- Compaq Hewlett-Packard
- IBM StorageTek
- Intel Sybex
What kind of jobs can I qualify for?
The Server+ certification is a strong foundation that can be applied
to a wide variety of careers in many industries.
Computer Operator, Intermediate Level
Operates and monitors computer equipment. Performs routine tasks to
maintain computer equipment and their peripherals. Loads peripheral
equipment for operating runs. Observes peripheral equipment and error
messages displayed on monitor of terminal to detect faulty output or
Field Support Technician, Entry Level
Responsible for repair, installation and maintenance of personal
computer hardware and peripherals at customer locations. Demands a
strong emphasis on customer satisfaction. Works on assignments within
policies and procedures.
Hardware Installation Coordinator, Entry Level
Focuses on implementation of network connectivity at client
locations. Assists with problem identification and resolution.
Internet Systems Administrator, Intermediate Level
Manages and tunes Internet and Intranet infrastructure, including
Web, FTP, news and mail servers. Also configures, manages and deploys
e-business solutions servers.
Where do I get a job? Will you provide assistance?
Harford Community College offers counseling and assistance in your
job search. Advisors are available to help current students and
graduates with resume development and interview skills. Visit the
Academic Advising and Transfer
Services website or contact them at 443-412-2301.
How do I get Server+ certified?
The Server+ certification is awarded after successfully completing
the Server+ exam. The exam tests seven areas of knowledge:
- Proactive Maintenance
- Disaster Recovery
Get training to help you pass your exams at Harford Community
College. Exam preparation encompasses 70 hours of training.
Server+ Exam Requirements and Certificate
Upon completion of the training, the student can register and take
the Server+ exam For more information on scheduling exams, visit www.2test.com.
Certification is awarded for successful completion of the examination,
and not for completion of preparation courses. There are no further
Server+ education requirements or exams once the student has become
What are the Prerequisites?
There are no pre-requisites for the Server+ exam. However, it is
recommended that you have A+ and Network+ certifications or equivalent
I'm still not sure the computer field is for me. What should I do?
Attend Computer Counseling Night held at the beginning of the
Fall Semester on the Harford Community College Campus. It's free to the
public. Computer training instructors will be there to speak with you
and help select the programs appropriate for you.
How much will this cost?
Costs can vary. See specific course listings for fees.
For tuition assistance or loan deferment information, please contact
Finance and Accounting at 443-412-2207. For Presidential Scholarship
information, please contact Toni Mitchell at
443-412-2317. For additional
information, contact Pam Karwowski at 443-360-9108 or email