CompTIA Server+ Certification

CompTIA Server+ ensures pros have the skills to work in data centers or cloud environments.


CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.

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. The exam covers essential hardware and software technologies of on-premise and hybrid server environments including high availability, cloud computing and scripting. The new exam includes performance-based questions that require the candidate to demonstrate multi-step knowledge to securely deploy, administer and troubleshoot servers.

CompTIA Server+ now features flexible training options including self-paced learning, live online training, custom training and labs to advance the career development of IT professionals in server administration.

The new CompTIA Server+ SK0-005 is now available. CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 (English language version) will retire January 7, 2022.

What Skills Will You Learn?

Server Hardware Installation & Management

Install and maintain physical hardware and storage.

Server Administration

Manage and maintain servers, including OS configuration, access control and virtualization.

Security & Disaster Recovery

Apply physical and network data security techniques and Understand disaster recovery and implement backup techniques.


Diagnose and resolve system hardware, software, connectivity, storage and security issues.

Who would benefit from Server+?

  • Students considering a career in server administration.
  • Professionals working in fields that require a deep understanding of server administration.

Jobs that use Server+

  • Systems Administrator
  • Data Center Technician
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Field Service Technician or Engineer
  • IT Technician
  • Data Center Engineer

Exam Details

Exam Codes SK0-004 SK0-005
Launch Date July 31, 2015 May 18, 2021
Exam Details

Server+ covers server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery.

Server+ validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.

Number of Questions Maximum of 100 questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience A+ Certification
Individuals with 18 to 24 months of IT experience
CompTIA A+ certified or equivalent knowledge Two years of hands-on experience working in a server environment
Languages English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese English (at launch), Japanese (at later date)
Retirement January 7, 2022 TBD
Testing Provider Pearson VUE
Price $348 USD

Exam Preparation

eLearning with CompTIA CertMaster Learn for Server+

Train anywhere, anytime. Master all exam objectives through learning content that is enhanced with videos, flash cards and performance-based questions. Confirm your learning progress with an included practice test.

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Interactive Labs with CompTIA Labs for Server+

Supercharge your certification training with hands-on, browser-based virtual lab environments. Jump into the role of an administrator, complete basic to advanced tasks and quickly understand the impact of the system changes you make.

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Exam Prep with CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Server+

Go into your Server+ certification exam with confidence. Adaptive exam preparation in this intelligent online training companion will reinforce what you already know and fill the gaps in areas you need to improve.

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Study Guides for Server+

Developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate, Study Guides are available in print or eBook format and packed with informative and engaging content tied to exam objectives.

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Instructor-Led Training

Whether you’re looking for in-classroom or live online training, CompTIA offers best-in-class instructor-led training for both individuals and teams. You can also find training among CompTIA’s vast network of Authorized Training Partners.

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The CompTIA Server+ certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

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