Is This for You?

This course is designed for those who are already working in IT or who have a strong background in IT and would like to deepen their understanding of server technologies.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 50 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
50 hours

About This Course

The Server+ certification offered by CompTIA validates skills with the most commonly used server and storage systems in the IT industry. Earning the designation will signify that you possess the knowledge and skills to plan, secure, and maintain a variety of physical and virtual servers.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and support server hardware and software technologies. You will also learn how to identify environmental issues, comply with disaster recovery and general security procedures, and understand server roles and their interaction in a dynamic computing environment.


Module 1 – Server Components

Module 2 – Configuring Server Components

Module 3 – Servers & Cloud Computing

Module 4 – Deploying Cloud IaaS

Module 5 – Deploying Cloud PaaS & SaaS

Module 6 – Server Storage

Module 7 – Server Roles

Module 8 – Role-specific Server Deployment

Module 9 – Network Directory Services

Module 10 – File System Security

Module 11 – Network Communications

Module 12 – Working with TCP/IP

Module 13 – Authentication & Authorisation

Module 14 – Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Module 15 – Network Firewalls

Module 16 – Network Security Protocols

Module 17 – Data Privacy & Protection

Module 18 – Server Troubleshooting

Module 19 – Planning for the Worst

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Aims and Objectives

In addition to providing a strong foundation in server technology, the course will prepare you to take CompTIA’s Server+ (SK0-005) certification exam.


CompTIA A+ or equivalent experience in an IT role.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

This course is ideal if you’re looking to enhance an existing IT skillset or if you’re working toward a career in IT infrastructure

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.