With the new version of the CompTIA Server+ certification examination set to debut on February 14, CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association has released the CompTIA Server+TM Supplemental Exam Guide covering the new objectives for the CompTIA Server+ 2005 exam. The Supplemental Guide bridges the gap between the CompTIA Server+ training materials currently available and the additional items covered on the new CompTIA Server+ certification exam.
“CompTIA created the CompTIA Server+ Supplemental Guide to fill the gap in courseware and study material currently available,” according to Neill Hopkins, vice president of Skills Development, CompTIA. “We want to enable candidates to be fully prepared and confident to take the new CompTIA Server+ exam when it is available February 14. Too often, candidates opt to take the older version of an exam because of the lack of preparation materials available for the newer exams.”
The CompTIA Server+ exam was updated to incorporate the latest technologies in server architectures, hardware and peripherals and map as closely as possible to current job tasks. Details of exam domains and new objectives can be found on the CompTIA website www.comptia.org/certification/server. Registration for the new exam is now open through Pearson Vue and Thomson Prometric at www.comptia.org/certification/server/register.
The guide can be purchased at http://www.comptia.org/certification/server/SEG_promo.aspx. The guide will include the following information to help candidates prepare for the new CompTIA Server+ Exam: a detailed overview of the new and updated server technologies, key practical information, reference websites, and sample exam questions for each objective. It is available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and can be purchased at www.comptia.org/certification/server/SEG_promo.aspx. The price is $25 with a special discounted offer of $19.95 for CompTIA members.
The CompTIA Server+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification geared toward mid- to upper-level technicians. In October 2004, the program reached the milestone of 10,000 candidates certified. This credential, recognized throughout the world, validates advanced-level technical competency of server issues and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, troubleshooting and disaster recovery. 
The current CompTIA Server+ exam will be retired March 31, 2005.