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About this title
CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. This practical “hands-on” 5-day course will teach students the fundamental principles of installing and supporting networks.
On course completion, students will be able to:
- Describe the features of different network protocols and products for LANs, WANs, and wireless networks
- Understand the functions and features of TCP/IP addressing and protocols
- Identify threats to network resources and appropriate security countermeasures
- Install and configure network cabling and appliances
- Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot networks
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This course will prepare students to take the N10-005 CompTIA Network+ Certification exam, for the objectives released in December 2011.
The CompTIA Network+ credential proves knowledge of networking features and functions and is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. Worldwide, more than 325,000 individuals are CompTIA Network+ certified and 21% of IT staff within a random sampling of US organizations within a cross section of industry verticals hold Network+ Certification. Network+ is mandated or recommended by organizations such as Apple, Cisco, HP, Ricoh, the U.S. State Department, and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.
This course is intended for new or intending network support technicians wishing to qualify with CompTIA Network+ Certification. It is also suitable for experienced technicians who require an industry-backed credential that validates their skills and knowledge. This course will particularly benefit students pursuing a career in network support, in job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Students should meet the following criteria prior to attending the course:
- Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have equivalent knowledge and experience
- Six months to one year of post-A+ Certification support experience.
- Extensive experience of supporting end-users and PC-based systems
The course consists of two volumes, with a study volume, containing indexed notes and review questions, and a companion volume, containing exam objectives mapping, exam information, practical labs, answers to review questions, and a comprehensive glossary. The course also comes with two online practice exams and a prerequisites test.
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Module 1 – Network Media and Devices
Topologies and the OSI Model • Key Features of Networks • Network Topologies • The OSI Model
• TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Cabling and Connectors • Selecting Network Cable • Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP) •
Coaxial Cable • Fiber Optic Cable • Repeaters • Media Converters • Serial Cable
Ethernet • IEEE 802 Standards • Media Characteristics • Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) • MAC Addressing •
Network Adapters • Protocol Analyzer
Bridge and Switches • Hubs • Bridges • Switches • Virtual LANs (VLAN) • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Module 2 – Addressing and Routing
Internet Protocol • Internet Protocol Basics • Configuring TCP/IP • IP Routing Basics • ICMP
Addressing Schemes • IP Addressing Schemes • Creating Subnets • Internet Addressing
DHCP and APIPA • Static versus Dynamic IP Addressing • Configuring DHCP
IPv6 • IPv6 Address Format • IPv6 Addressing Schemes
Routing • Routing Basics • Routing Algorithms and Metrics • Routing Protocols • Installing and Configuring Routers • Routing Troubleshooting Tools • Internet Group Management Protocol
Module 3 – Network Applications
Transport Protocols • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) • User Datagram Protocol (UDP) •
TCP/IP Ports • Port Scanners
Name Resolution • Host Names • Name Resolution Methods • Configuring DNS Servers • Name
Web Services • TCP/IP Services • World Wide Web (HTTP) • File Transfer Protocol (FTP) •
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Communication Services • Email (SMTP / POP3 / IMAP) • Conferencing and VoIP Protocols
WAN Technologies • WAN Basics • Telecommunications Networks • Packet-switched WAN Services • Local Loop Services • Installing Modems
Remote Access • Remote Connectivity Protocols • Virtual Private Networks • Remote Access
Module 4 – Network Security
Security Fundamentals • Security Basics • Social Engineering • Malware • Network Attack
Strategies • Policies and Procedures • Device Security • Training
Security Appliances • Secure Network Topologies • Network Address Translation • Firewalls and Proxy Servers • Intrusion Detection Systems • Vulnerability Assessments and Pentests
Authentication • Authentication Technologies • Encryption and PKI • Authentication Protocols • Network Access Control
Installing Wireless Networks • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) • Setting Up a Wireless Network • Wireless Security • Wireless WANs
Module 5 – Management, Monitoring, Troubleshooting
Configuration Management • Configuration Management Concepts • Documentation
Installing Wired Networks • Planning a SOHO Network Installation • Wiring Standards • Wiring Distribution • Cable Testing Tools
Deploying Virtual Networks • Virtualization Technologies • Virtual Platform Applications • Cloud Computing
Monitoring and Management Tools • Performance Management Appliances • Network Monitoring Utilities • Simple Network Management Protocol • Remote Administration Tools
Network Troubleshooting • Troubleshooting Procedures • Troubleshooting Common Connectivity
* Pending approval as CompTIA Official learning materials