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I. rather than dual. II and III only C. Verification of virtual memory capacity B. Update the RAID controller firmware. II. UPS capacity III. The technician noticed that the memory was not correct for the new server. Which of the following steps did the installing technician neglect to perform? A. III. II. Use of single. Update the system firmware. I. the technician should verify availability of which of the following? I.com Advanced Technology Group Page 1 of 4 www. and IV only D. Which of the following could be done to solve the problem? I. A. a large number of errors occurred during in-page operations. and III only D. in-line memory modules Question 2 (corresponding objective: 1A04) When following an installation plan.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers CompTIA Server+ Sample Exam Answers Question 1 (corresponding objective: 1A01) After a new server was installed.com 7 . Physical space IV. III. IV. I and II only B. Make the IRQ available. and IV www.itexamvouchers. II. and IV Question 3 (corresponding objective: 2A01) A new hardware RAID controller has been installed but is not recognized by the server BIOS. III and IV only C. Confirmation of fast page mode capability D. Network access A. Power source II.itexamvouchers. III. I and II only B. Verification of the pre-installation plan C. III. Install the Network OS driver. I. II. I.
the administrator notices a substantial increase in performance. Replace the controller with a known good controller. Replace the tape drive with a known good drive. Ask the customer to replace the backup tapes. The new controller works together with the system CPU. Which of the following would best explain the increase? A. resulting in less system CPU usage. Hardware solutions support additional RAID levels for improved performance.com Advanced Technology Group Page 2 of 4 www. What should be the next step in troubleshooting the backup problem? A. usually stopping towards the end of the backup job. www. B. Processing is now performed by the controller. The server hardware technician is instructed to improve performance with a new SCSI solution that provides 80 MB/sec transfer rate.com 8 . Upgrade the controller and drives to Ultra2 Wide B. but the problem still exists. Which type of SCSI solution best meets the requirement? A. The customer claims to have cleaned the drive just two days ago. Upgrade the controller to Ultra 160 and the drives to Wide SCSI C. The drive will backup intermittently. C. providing improved hard drive seek time. B.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers Server+ Sample Questions SK0-002 Question 4 (corresponding objective: 2B01) After upgrading a server from a software RAID solution to a hardware RAID solution.itexamvouchers. C. Question 5 (corresponding objective: 3C01) A company's file server currently uses an Ultra SCSI controller and Ultra SCSI hard disk drives. Use the existing controller and upgrade the existing drives to Ultra2 Wide Question 6 (corresponding objective: 6A02) A customer is using a DAT drive for data backup. The implementation of hardware RAID would not increase performance of the overall system. D.itexamvouchers. Ask the customer to reload the backup software. D. Use the existing drives and upgrade the controller to Ultra2 Wide D.
RAID 1 III. II and IV only C.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers Server+ Sample Questions SK0-002 Question 7 (corresponding objective: 6B01) The file servers regularly download antivirus updates from the vendor's FTP server. D. C. Attempt to manually restart the service or function. I. III. The automatic updates have not occurred on these servers for the last three updates. Reboot the server to restart all services. III. RAID 3 IV. I and IV only B. Verify connectivity to the vendor's FTP server. A. II. I.itexamvouchers. III. RAID 0 II. Determine which enterprise functions are being affected by this stoppage. Which of the following actions should be taken to isolate this problem? I. Erase the log to make it easier to locate the next occurrence of this error. Examine the log for previous instances of this error. What should be the next diagnostic step taken by the server manager? A. II. Check the server logs for errors. Question 9 (corresponding objective: 7A01) A server is required to recover after a single disk failure. and IV only D. B. and III only D.com Advanced Technology Group Page 3 of 4 www. a server manager notices that the latest error entry in the log indicates that a specific service or function has stopped operating. Ping another server on the network.itexamvouchers. II. and IV Question 8 (corresponding objective: 6B07) While performing a daily review of the system logs. RAID 5 A. II. I.com 9 . Which of the following solutions will provide the required level of fault tolerance? I. II. and IV only www. II and III only C. IV. I and II only B.
com Advanced Technology Group Page 4 of 4 www. One server in the cluster loses all power. D.com 10 . The computer room loses all power for an hour or more. C. B.itexamvouchers. www. The shared SCSI storage system for the cluster loses two disk drives.itexamvouchers.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers Server+ Sample Questions SK0-002 Question 10 (corresponding objective: 7A03) A customer is contemplating creating a two-node cluster with a SCSI shared storage configuration to provide quick fault recovery. The shared SCSI storage system for the cluster loses all power. For which of the following failures will this cluster provide quick fault recovery? A.
0 Domain General Server Hardware Knowledge Installation Configuration Upgrading Proactive Maintenance Environment Troubleshooting and Problem Determination Disaster Recovery Total % of Examination 30% 11% 13% 13% 6% 3% 18% 6% 100% www. Example topics and concepts are included to clarify the test objectives but are not comprehensive listing of the content of this examination. This examination blueprint includes weighting.0 7. In addition.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives Introduction IT Exam Vouchers The skills and knowledge measured by this examination are derived from an industry-wide job task analysis (JTA) and have been validated by Subject Matter Experts from around the globe.0 4. candidates are encouraged to have at least one other IT certification such as CompTIA A+. A typical Server+ candidate should have at least 18 to 24 months hands-on experience installing. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.itexamvouchers. diagnosing and troubleshooting. The exam is in the conventional linear format. configuring. The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the approximate extent to which they are represented.0 6.com 1 11 .0 3. test objectives and example content.0 5.0 8. However these are not required. 1. or Network+ certifications.0 2.
• adapter load balancing • adapter teaming Know the basic purpose and function of the following types of servers. • Server types include: o Server as a Gateway o Server as a Router o Server as a Bridge o Firewall Server o Proxy Server o Database Server o Client/Server o Application Server o Mail Server o FTP Server o SNA Server o RAS Server o File and Print Server o Fax Server o DNS Server o WINS Server o DHCP Server o Web Server • Description of the following hardware types. purpose. basic spec. • PCI Bus Mastering • PCI Hot swap • PCI-Express • PCI-X • Hierarchical PCI Bus • Peer PCI Bus • I2O – Intelligent Input-Output • Hot Plug PCI • PCI Expansion Slots • PCI Interrupts • EISA Know the characteristics of adapter fault tolerance.4 www. function. limitations.2 1.itexamvouchers. limitations and requirements (especially power and cooling) o Blade servers o Tower servers o Rack-mount servers Know the function of the following application server models. • Dedicated Application • Distributed Application • Peer to peer application 1.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives IT Exam Vouchers Domain 1. including module types.3 1.0 General Server Hardware Knowledge 1.com 2 12 . and performance of the following system bus architectures.1 Know the characteristics.
termination (passive. buffered vs. active. their advantages. • Storage arrays • Disk drives • Adapters • Cables. Ultra 320. 10 Gbit • bus lengths 1. • ATA 33 • ATA 66 • ATA 100 • ATA 133 • Serial ATA • SATA • SATA II (SATA II v1. GBICs.itexamvouchers. iSCSI. and their specifications. Non ECC vs. limitations. • SCSI-1.7 1. Ultra Wide.2) • Ultra DMA • Cabling and connectors • Master/slave/cable select (CSEL) • Jumper settings Know the features and benefits of fibre channel hardware. registered • Hardware compatibility list • Memory caching Know differences between different SCSI solutions.com 3 13 . SAS) • SCSI connectors. Ultra 2.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives IT Exam Vouchers 1. multi-mode) • SCSI IDs and LUNs • Single Ended Devices • Low Voltage Differential (LVD) • High Voltage Differential (HVD) • BUS lengths • Multi-tasking • Multi-threading • Disconnect and reconnect Know differences between different ATA (IDE) solutions.6 1. cables. SFP GBICs • Single – and Multi-mode • 1 Gbit.5 Know the characteristics of the following types of memory and server memory requirements.8 www. Extended ECC • Unbuffered vs. • Memory types o EDO o SDRAM o DDR o DDR-2 o RAMBUS • Memory Interleaving • ECC vs. their advantages. & 3 • SCSI Bus Width (Narrow and Wide) • SCSI Bus Speed (Fast and Ultra. 2 Gbit. and specifications. connectors. 2. Ultra 160.
Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives • point-to-point vs.0 Installation 2.1 Conduct pre-installation planning activities. Know the characteristics of hot swap drives and hot plug boards. o Verify that all correct components and cables have been delivered.itexamvouchers.11 1. Understand the processor subsystem of a server. o Verify network protocols. and how each relates to fault tolerance or high availability: (non-proprietary). domain names. 2 Gbit. 10 Gbit • bus lengths Know the features and capabilities of the following RAID levels. LOOP IT Exam Vouchers 1. advantages. switched vs. purpose. • Block and file 1. UPS and network availability. o Verify power sources. Know the attributes.10 1. • Multiprocessing systems o What they are o How they differ from dual-processor systems • 64-bit Server Environments o What they are o Why and when they are important o What are the different architectures Know the basic specifications of and differences between SAN and NAS.14 1.9 Know the features and benefits of iSCSI and FCIP. and disadvantages of multiprocessing. when they apply. • Storage arrays • Adapters • Cables. scalability.13 1. o Verify the installation plan. naming conventions. connectors • 1 Gbit. • Activities include: o Plan the installation. o Verify hardware compatibility with operating system. space. • RAID 0 • RAID 1 • RAID 3 • RAID 5 • RAID 5+1 • RAID 0+1 • RAID 1+0 • RAID 5+0 • Zero Channel RAID • Differences between hardware RAID and software RAID and the advantages of one over the other. function. high availability and fault tolerance. and advantages of clustering. www.12 1. Know the features.com 4 14 .15 Domain 2.
.) o Verify power-on via power-on sequence • Supporting knowledge includes: o Physical infrastructure requirements (e. etc.2 Install hardware using best practices. Configure RAID. blade server) and the pros and cons of each 2. vs.g.) o BTUs for the UPS and associated equipment o Server storage issues (rack requirements. etc. 2. • Activities include: o Use manufacturer’s tool to configure the array o Testing (simulate a failure) 3. • Hardware includes: o Boards o Drives o Processors and power modules o Memory o Internal cable o Internal fans • Installation activities include: o Mount the rack installation (if appropriate) o Cut and crimp network cabling o Install UPS (depending on environment) o Verify SCSI ID configuration and termination o Install external devices (e. rack mount server.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives • IT Exam Vouchers Supporting knowledge includes: o How to get drivers and BIOS updates o Cables and connectors required o UPS sizes and types o Server power requirements o Power issues (stability.com 5 15 . adequate air flow. and hot plug configuration o Basic understanding of network cabling and connector types o Cable management o KVM implementation o Rack mount security • Characteristics of common network interface protocols o Ethernet o Fast Ethernet o Gigabit Ethernet Develop the server management plan (in-band and out-of-band management).itexamvouchers. subsystems.g. termination. RAID controller. keyboards. rack sizes) o Uses of the common server types (desk server. proper layout of equipment in the rack.0 Configuration 3. monitors. etc.2 www. hard drive. modem rack. spikes.) o SCSI cabling.3 Domain 3. etc.1 Check/upgrade BIOS/firmware levels (system board.).
).3 3. cold. purpose. system monitoring agents.itexamvouchers. network availability. Configure external peripherals. backup software.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives • IT Exam Vouchers Supporting knowledge includes: o Familiarity with OCE o Characteristics of fail over and spare drive types (i.com 6 16 . warm. are implemented on hardware o Purpose of event logs 3.4 Install NOS. • Service tools include: o SNMP o Backup software o System monitoring agents o Event logs • Supporting knowledge includes: o Identity.5 3. etc. and function of service tools o How to set up SNMP o How system monitoring software and MIBs.e. space.6 www. and function of RAID cache including when to turn off write caching o How to calculate storage capacity o Functionality of RAID controller battery 3. hot. event logs.. dedicated and global) o Characteristics. • Activities include: o Obtain update o Ensure that there is a backup and recovery plan o Make sure that the old drivers are available for reinstallation o Lab testing o Installation o Testing • Supporting knowledge includes: o Know how to obtain OS updates o Why updates might be needed o How updates can be used o How to decide whether an update is necessary Install service tools (SNMP. purpose. power) o SCSI cabling and termination o Fibre channel cabling o Know available cable types for peripheral devices Firewire USB Serial ATA Install NOS and driver updates to design specifications. • Peripherals include: o Ups o Backup device o Data storage subsystems • Supporting knowledge includes: o Proper layout of equipment o Requirements of the server installation environment (UPS.
9 Domain 4.2 Add processors..itexamvouchers.0 Upgrading 4.7 Perform server baseline. server network information) Install date Implement the server management plan (OS-dependent and OS-independent components).8 Document the configuration. RAID levels used.com 7 17 . • Supporting knowledge includes: o Purpose and types of baseline Processor utilization Page file Disk utilization Memory utilization Network utilization o Conditions under which different baselines might be useful o When baselines should be updated IT Exam Vouchers 3. • Activities include: www. what drives were put into what arrays. • Plans typically include: o Server management software installation o Availability o Server change management requirements o Security plan o Remote management hardware • Supporting knowledge includes: o Purposes and function of server management tools 3.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives 3. • Activities include: o Update the ERD/recovery disk (if applicable) o Verify backup • Supporting knowledge includes: o When full backups might be necessary o How to select the appropriate type of backup Differential Appended Copy Full 4. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Document contents: What components are in the box Where components are located in the box What updates have been applied Warranty information Baseline Server configuration information (e.g. BIOS information.1 Perform backup.
including: Locate/obtain latest drivers. instruction. software. software.com 8 18 . etc.3 Add hard drives. verify compatibility Verify N+1 stepping Verify speed and cache matching Perform BIOS upgrade Perform OS upgrade to support multiprocessors Ensure proper ventilation Perform upgrade checklist. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade Supporting knowledge includes: o What it means to verify stepping o o o o o o o IT Exam Vouchers • 4. etc. instruction. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Review FAQs. master/slave and potential cross-brand compatibility o Verify connections on serial ATA drives o Upgrade mass storage o Make sure the RAID controller can support additions o Add drives to array o Replace existing drives o Integrate into storage solution and make it available to the operating system o Perform upgrade checklist. confirm cabling. OS updates.itexamvouchers. Review FAQs. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Available types of hard drive array additions and when they are appropriate Expansions Extensions o What “hot-swappable” means o Difference between a RAID partition and an OS partition o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) www. including: Locate/obtain latest drivers. • Activities include: o Verify that drives are the appropriate type o Confirm SCSI termination and cabling o For ATA/IDE drives. OS updates. Review FAQs. instruction.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives On single processor upgrade.
o Verify that server and OS recognize the added memory o Perform server optimization to make use of additional RAM (BIOS and OS level) • Supporting knowledge includes: o Number of pins on each type of memory o How servers deal with memory pairings o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) Upgrade BIOS/firmware. software.4 IT Exam Vouchers Increase memory. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Verify hardware and OS support for capacity increase o Verify memory is on hardware/vendor compatibility list o Verify memory compatibility Speed Brand Capacity EDO DDR RAMBUS ECC/hon-ECC SDRAM/RDRAM o Perform upgrade checklist including Locate/obtain latest drivers.com 9 19 . instruction.itexamvouchers. OS updates.) o Need to follow manufacturers flash instructions o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) 4. Review FAQs.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives 4. • Supporting knowledge includes: o When BIOS/firmware upgrades should be performed o How to obtain the latest firmware o Be aware that most hardware companies include self-installing installation applications for their components o Implications of a failed firmware upgrade Multi-BIOS systems Firmware recovery options available Backup flashing (when applicable) Failed flash implies inoperable device o Issues surrounding multi-BIOS systems (how to properly upgrade. Review FAQs. instruction. software. etc. • Activities include: o Perform upgrade checklist including: Locate/obtain latest drivers. etc.5 www. etc. OS updates.
internal and external. etc. tips. software. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade. OS updates. bus speed) EISA o Implementation of hot swappable PCI in servers o Implications on the array of changing RAID controller types o Characteristics of SCSI Levels Cabling Termination Signaling o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) Upgrade peripheral devices.).. expansion slots. documentation and FAQ’s.6 IT Exam Vouchers Upgrade adapters (e. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Perform backup o Perform upgrade checklist including: Locate/obtain latest drivers.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives 4. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Available bus types PCI-X PCI –Express Hot swap PCI PCI (bus architecture. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade. • Peripheral devices include: o Disk drives o Backup devices o Optical devices o KBM devices • Resources include: o Expansion slots o IRQ o DMA o SCSI Ids o Expansion cards • Activities include: o Perform upgrade checklist including: Locate/obtain latest drivers. Verify appropriate system resources (e. DMA. OS updates. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Potential effects on performance of adding devices o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) o Validation via hardware compatibility list.g. SCSI cards. software. RAID. IRQ.). instruction. instruction. Review FAQs. NICs. etc.itexamvouchers.. Review FAQs. etc. 4. etc.g.com 10 20 .7 www.
Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives 4.. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime 4. OS updates.8 IT Exam Vouchers Upgrade system monitoring agents. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade.itexamvouchers. Review FAQs. facts and issues Test and pilot Schedule downtime Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade. instruction. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Most utilities are vendor specific o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) Upgrade UPS. OS updates. etc. • Activities include: o Perform upgrade checklist including: Locate/obtain latest drivers.0 o Function of monitoring agents o Dependencies between SNMP and MIBs o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) Upgrade service tools (e. • Activities include: o Firmware updates o Battery replacement Battery disposal o Determine physical requirements o Determine load requirements o Verify whether UPS supports hot swap replacement o Perform upgrade checklist including: Locate/obtain latest drivers. etc.g. diagnostic partition. SSU. • Service tools include: o RAID utility o SCSI utility o System configuration utility o External storage utility • Activities include: o Perform upgrade checklist including: Locate/obtain latest drivers. etc. etc.).10 www. diagnostic tools.com 11 21 . EISA configuration. OS updates. • Supporting knowledge includes: o Purpose and function of the following Management Protocols SNMP DMI IPMI 1. software. Review FAQs. instruction. instruction. software.5 & 2. software.9 4. Review FAQs.
1 Recognize and report on physical security issues.1 Perform regular backup.2 5.0 Environment 6.com 12 22 . maintain and follow the server management and service plan.0 Proactive Maintenance 5. • Activities include: o Update the ERD/recovery disk (if applicable) o Verify backup • Supporting knowledge includes: o When full backups might be necessary o How to select the appropriate type of backup Differential Appended Copy Full • Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) Create baseline and compare performance. Supporting knowledge includes: o Some UPS support hot swap battery replacement o Some UPS support smart cabling o What can be upgraded UPS MIBs Management card Management software o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) Domain 5.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives IT Exam Vouchers • Implement ESD best practices Confirm that upgrade has been recognized Review and baseline Document upgrade.5 Domain 6. • Activities include: o Follow change management protocol 5. • Activities include: o Limit access to server room and backup tapes o Ensure physical locks exist on doors o Establish anti-theft devices for hardware (lock server racks) www. • Activities include: o Regular comparisons to the original baseline Verify backup • Supporting knowledge includes: o Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) Adjust SNMP thresholds.itexamvouchers.3 5.4 5. • Activities include: o Periodic checks for dust buildup o Cable management Monitor. Perform physical housekeeping.
when. E-support.0 Troubleshooting and Problem Determination 7.. operating system errors.g. web pages.g. UNIX. Linux o Select the appropriate tool o Use the selected tool effectively o Replace defective hardware components as appropriate o Identify defective FRUs and replace with correct part o Interpret error logs. and critical events o Use documentation from previous technician successfully o Locate and effectively use hot tips (e. • Activities include: o Perform shut down across the following OSs: Microsoft Windows NT/2000/2003.) Bringing it down to base Removing one component at a time Use diagnostic hardware and software tools and utilities. • Issues include: o Temperature o Humidity o ESD o Power surges o Back-up generator o Fire suppression o Flood considerations Domain 7.2 www. observation of unhooked cable.1 Perform problem determination • Activities include: o Problem isolation Determine whether the problem is hardware or software related Use questioning techniques to determine what. health logs. Identify contact(s) responsible for problem resolution Use senses to observe problem (e. OS updates.2 Recognize and report on server room environmental issues. etc. Novell NetWare.itexamvouchers. smell of smoke. how.com 13 23 . fixes.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives • IT Exam Vouchers Supporting knowledge includes: o Fundamentals of server security (Importance of physically securing a server) 6. CDs) o Gather resources to get problem solved: Identify situations requiring call for assistance Acquire appropriate documentation • Supporting knowledge includes: o Know common diagnostic tools PING IPCONFIG TRACEROUTE FDISK Basic hard disk tools TELNET o NOS shutdown procedures Novell NetWare Microsoft Windows NT/2000/2003 UNIX/Linux 7.
hard drives.1 Read and follow the disaster recovery plan. NICs. and implement the recovery plan o Confirm and use off site storage for backup o Participate in testing of disaster recovery • Supporting knowledge includes: o The need for redundancy (e. cold and warm sites. UPS) o Ability to read and comprehend a disaster recovery plan.0 Disaster Recovery 8.com 14 24 . power supplies. www. o Types of backup hardware and media DAT SDAT DLT Super DLT Optical backup device AIT LTO Disk to disk Libraries vs. processors.Server+ CompTIA Server+™ 2005 Examination Objectives o IT Exam Vouchers Importance and use of maintenance logs and service logs (documentation) 7.g. fans.3 Identify bottlenecks.. read. stand-alones o Identify types of backup and restoration schemes Grandfather schemes Differential and incremental backups o Concept of hot.itexamvouchers. • Bottlenecks include: o Processor o Bus transfer o I/O o Disk I/O o Network I/O o Memory • Activities include: o Run performance tool and compare against baseline • Supporting knowledge includes: o How to run performance tools and compare against baseline Processor utilization Page file Disk utilization Memory utilization Network utilization Domain 8. • Activities include: o Find.
Studying develops specific skills and knowledge. demonstrates mastery. This is an excellent resource. from an instructor. on test preparation products or in the exam objectives. Multiple choice: What’s right and what’s wrong? Knowing what is wrong (and why it is wrong) as well as what is right.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers CompTIA Test Taking Tips It is possible to study and learn about a topic and still not find success on a certification exam. www. a customer may: • • • Not provide information in a standard way every time Present you with information that is irrelevant to the job End up confusing several different issues. descriptions and information. For example: On the job. doing or hearing it. you already have a valuable study tool: your exam score report. This difference is vital to successful exam study. You must be able to actively apply your knowledge in skills such as troubleshooting.com 25 . Multiple choice certification exams simulate real world knowledge. but mistakenly present just one issue Memorizing obvious factual knowledge may not deliver enough. but it is the presentation of your skill and knowledge that satisfies the exam. Follow a balanced study “diet” Look at an exam topic from several perspectives: In a hands-on lab.itexamvouchers. Your CompTIA exam score report includes a list of specific subject areas identified as incorrectly marked areas. All of these together will reveal contextual knowledge. Ineffective study may leave you with a narrow vision of what is right in a particular circumstance. Review the objectives and know the emphasis (percentage) for each exam domain. Understand the actual exam objectives. spotting the reasons why distracters are wrong becomes a simple process of elimination. You will likely learn faster if you know you “get it” by seeing. and can lead you safely through the minefield of exam distracters (incorrect answer choices). Retake: Utilizing the Score Report If you are retaking an exam. in a book. Know your learning preferences and select study methods suited to them. installing or configuring. With sufficient contextual knowledge. Certification exams probe beyond knowledge of a simple fact for mastery-level ability.
It is not your job to create the circumstances surrounding the question. This is most important. If you’re still unsure. return to it with a fresh look later. Give the question a shot before giving up and moving on. www. Test taking skills Slow down and carefully read the question. you have options before skipping and returning. The “BEST” choice is always the right choice.com 26 . Do not read more into the question than what is stated. Only your knowledge and skills are needed to answer any question. Is there no pattern to what you see? Show your score report to your instructor or a skilled friend. If you get stuck. Some distracters will seem technically correct. Do not expect to find clues in a consistent writing style for every question. it is your job to answer it based on the information provided. Or use the objectives you downloaded to compare to the score report and find the topic you struggled with.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers Look for common subject areas listed on the exam score report. Are you seeing verbs in the subject areas such as install.itexamvouchers. reread it. Slowly reread the question and all of the distracters individually. configure or set up? This could be an indicator of insufficient actual practice. but if there is a better way to approach the question. Do you know the material too well to “waste time” reading the question? CompTIA certification exams are written with the assistance of dozens of Subject Matter Experts. If you don’t understand it. go with that choice. They may see a pattern or have a suggestion. or practice that is not 100 percent correct.
unless CompTIA has changed the test objectives for such test.RETAKE POLICY: In the event that any candidate passes any CompTIA certification test.RETAKE POLICY: In the event that a candidate fails his or her first (1st) attempt to pass any CompTIA certification test. IN THE EVENT THAT A CANDIDATE FAILS A COMPTIA CERTIFICATION TEST . Retake policy in the event that a candidate fails a CompTIA certification test 2.RETAKE POLICY: If it is determined that a candidate has violated CompTIA's candidate conduct policy.itexamvouchers. Remedies for Violating the Retake Policy Any candidate determined by CompTIA to have violated CompTIA's retake policy shall. IN THE EVENT THAT A CANDIDATE PASSES A COMPTIA CERTIFICATION TEST . such candidate shall be required to wait for a period of twelve (12) calendar months before retaking the same CompTIA certification test. IN THE EVENT THAT IT IS DETERMINED THAT A CANDIDATE HAS VIOLATED COMPTIA'S CANDIDATE CONDUCT POLICY . such candidate shall be required to wait for a period of at least thirty (30) calendar days from the date of such candidate's last attempt to pass such test. CompTIA does not require any waiting period between the first (1st) and second (2nd) attempt to pass that same CompTIA certification test. such candidate may not be eligible to register and/or schedule any CompTIA certification test for a minimum period of twelve (12) calendar months from the date of such determination. CompTIA addresses the following in the scope of this document: 1. Remedies for violating the retake policy CompTIA beta certification examinations may only be taken one (1) time by each candidate. before any candidate's third (3rd) attempt or any subsequent attempt to pass any CompTIA certification test. However. if determined necessary or appropriate by CompTIA based upon the seriousness of the incident or violation.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers CompTIA Certification Retake Policy The CompTIA retake policy was established to outline conditions under which a candidate may retake a CompTIA certification test.com 27 . Retake policy in the event that it is determined that a candidate violated CompTIA's candidate conduct policy 4. if determined necessary or appropriate by CompTIA based upon the seriousness of the incident or violation: www. Retake policy in the event that a candidate passes a CompTIA certification test 3.
itexamvouchers. that CompTIA deems necessary or appropriate to enforce CompTIA's retake policy.com 28 . (b) have the CompTIA certification for the applicable CompTIA certification test revoked. (c) have all other CompTIA certifications previously granted to such candidate revoked.Server+ IT Exam Vouchers (a) be denied CompTIA certification for the applicable CompTIA certification test for a minimum period of twelve (12) calendar months from the date of such determination. including legal remedies. (d) not be eligible to receive any CompTIA certification for a minimum period of twelve (12) calendar months from the date of such determination. Version 4-May 2002 © 2002 by CompTIA www. and/or (e) be subject to any and all other appropriate action. if such certification was previously granted by CompTIA.
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