This is the ninth CompTIA® exam prep offering from the test prep company. Professionals who pursue the Server+ certification will have already earned their A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+ certifications prior to sitting for the Server+ exam. Once the Server+ exam is passed, professionals can finalize their infrastructure career path with the final certification of Cloud+.
Network and computer systems administrators are in high demand, and the field is continuing to grow. The Server+ certification is for IT professionals who install, manage, and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments. Professionals with the Server+ designation can become IT support specialists or IT networking specialists earning from $40,000 to $85,000 per year according to 2019 labor statistics.
According to 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.”
Pocket Prep’s study material for Server+ features 500 practice questions that span the four knowledge areas of the exam:
- Server Hardware Installation and Management
- Server Administration
- Security and Disaster Recovery
The exam itself has a maximum of 90 questions in the formats of performance-based and multiple-choice. The time limit is 90 minutes, and the passing score is 750 on a scale of 100-900. It is recommended that those sitting for this exam are already A+ certified and have at least 18-24 months of IT experience.
The most common job roles than can be acquired with the Server+ certification include:
- Server Support Tech
- IT/Server Tech
- Server Administrator
- Storage Administrator
Earning the Server+ certification will make applicants to new jobs more desirable, and it typically comes with a higher compensation. While the average IT salary varies greatly by state, here are average salaries for Server+ certified individuals according to PayScale:
- Systems Administrator: $67,000
- IT Support Technician: $54,000
- System Administrator for Computer Network: $60,000
- IT Manager: $79,000
- IT Director: $83,000
- System Administrator, Server: $82,000
Pocket Prep has been providing study prep for IT and cybersecurity professionals for a decade and averages a 4.8-star App Store rating on all of its exam prep apps. Pocket Prep’s other CompTIA® study prep offerings include A+, CASP+, Cloud+, CySA+, Network+, PenTest+, Project+ and Security+. As the nature of examinations means regular content and version changes, Pocket Prep will always make content updates as exam standards change.
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