CompTIA Revises Server+ Certification: New Exam
CompTIA will introduce a revised Server+ certification exam the fourth quarter of 2004. The revised exam will feature new technologies and best practices. This is the first revision of the CompTIA Server+ exam since the certification was launched in February 2001.
CompTIA Server+ is a vendor-neutral certification verifying knowledge mastery equivalent to 18 to 24 months of experience as a server technician. Since its introduction, Server+ has been made an elective in the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification track. It is a prerequisite for the HP APS certification in ProLiant Servers and is required by IBM for programs in Canada and the UK. Server+ certification is also recommended or required by 10 other leading organizations.
In the next few weeks, CompTIA will make objectives for the 2004 exam available at http://www.comptia.org. The objectives detail the various sections of the exam. The weight given to each of the principal domains will also be posted. The objectives can also serve as a study guide for certification candidates.
Current objectives for the Server+ certification exam include: Installation – 17 percent, Configuration – 18 percent, Upgrading – 12 percent, Proactive Maintenance – 9 percent, Environment – 5 percent, Troubleshooting and Problem Determination – 27 percent, Disaster Recovery – 12 percent.
Following the posting of the revised objectives, exam questions will be written by a group of subject-matter experts. Questions will be validated through a beta exam.
For more information on the CompTIA Server+ exam revision, please visit the CompTIA Web site http://www.comptia.org.