CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Courseware

Exam code: N10-006



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All about our CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Courseware N10-006


Our CompTIA CAQC-approved learning materials are tried and tested and have been used by training centers across the globe since the late 1990s.

  • CompTIA CAQC-approved courseware
  • 5-day course when used for classroom delivery to a training group
  • Also suitable for self-paced study
  • Prepares for the latest CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam
  • Printed wiro-bound manuals or Skillpipe eBook including:
    •  2 volumes: 508+104 printed pages (or equivalent for Skillpipe)
    • Lab manual with practical exercises for use in the classroom
    • Complete content geared towards CompTIA exam objectives
    • Online exam practice tests — you will be automatically registered on the tests when you buy online
    • Integrated training videos from Professor Messer, the leading CompTIA guru
    • Optional Trainer in a Box for instructors with everything a trainer needs to deliver the course
  • Suitable for individuals and training groups
  • Optional Self-Study Online Labs for students to practice their new skills on real equipment using a web browser
  • Optional Classroom Online Labs – money and time-saving virtual labs for use in classroom courses

CompTIA Network+ is approved as an IA baseline certifications for the IA workforce as part of the IA Workforce Improvement Program (DoD 8570.01-M) and is included in the State Department Skills Incentive Program.

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    How are the learning materials delivered?

    gtslearning’s CompTIA Network+ courseware is delivered as printed spiral-bound manuals or as a Skillpipe eBook.

    • USA and Canada: printed books provided in Letter page format
    • UK and rest of world: printed books supplied in A5 format
    • Skillpipe eReader gives browser or app-based access to the full content with full bookmarking and annotation features. Find out more about Skillpipe

    An activation key to your Skillpipe content is emailed on purchase.

    Content may be printed on a chapter-by-chapter basis for personal use only.

    For the trainer...

    The trainer edition includes margin notes and tips within the book/eBook as well as giving access to downloadable classroom resources including setup guides, PowerPoint slides, classroom timetables and more. A complete Trainer In A Box package is also available that includes our complete package of instructor and student resources for CompTIA Network+ Certification (also available for A+ and Security+).

    When delivered as a standard classroom course, this title maps to a 5 day course. Full timetable for achieving course delivery is included with the trainer resources.

    What's included in the student edition?

    The student edition is provided as two books:

    • VOLUME 1: STUDY GUIDE – this includes the learning materials for the course (fully-indexed) and review questions as well as links by QR code and short link to Professor Messer’s famous training videos
    • VOLUME 2: LABS – the second volume includes exam objectives mapping, exam information, practical labs, answers to the review questions and a comprehensive glossary

    Free access to practice exams through our online learning portal is also included for all students, with full marking and links to explanations of the correct answers. You will be automatically registered on our online portal and enrolled on the tests when you buy online.

    Integrated Professor Messer training videos

    Professor Messer has long been a web hero for CompTIA students through his free YouTube video courses that cover the full exam objectives.

    Now, Professor Messer is an integral part of our CompTIA learning materials. Each topic in each course includes  a QR code or short link to the appropriate video for further explanation by Professor Messer. This method of learning helps reinforce retention and ensures that the subject is covered successfully by the instructor (if being used in the classroom), by a high-quality course book and by a video from Professor Messer. Perfect for helping classroom or self-study learning.

    Click on the ‘Sample Network+ video’ tab to see a typical video from Professor Messer.

    Optional Self-Study Online Labs

    Our CompTIA Network+ N10-006 courseware is available with optional Self-Study Online Labs.

    Accessed through a web browser with no complicated software to install, our Self-Study Online Labs are a great way to perfect the student’s understanding of practical concepts and tasks. Once logged in, students will get access to real, live equipment to try out their skills.

    Perfect for self-study students, our labs are a great way to prepare for the new performance-based exam questions in the CompTIA certification exam.

    Students will get 12 months access to the labs and instant activation.

    Find out more about our Self-Study Online Labs

    Optional Classroom Online Labs

    Our optional Classroom Online Labs are a cost and time-effective solution for training providers.

    No more classroom setup or expensive kit lists. Classroom Online Labs give your students access to real, live equipment through a web browser, enabling them to practice their new knowledge and practical skills without having to set up a classroom full of hardware and software.

    Classroom Online Labs have been specifically developed alongside gtslearning’s training materials and fully map to the CompTIA certification exam for CompTIA Network+ N10-005.

    Classroom Online Labs are only available to education centers, please contact us for pricing information.

    Find out more about our Classroom Online Labs

    What’s included?

     Printed coursewareSkillpipe eBooks
    CompTIA CAQC-approved
    Study guide
    Lab manual
    Integrated Professor Messer videos
    End of section practice tests
    Complete practice exam


    Pre- and post- course assessments
    Classroom setup guide
    Classroom lab setup files and disk images


    Optional Transcender Practice Exams
    Optional Self-Study Online Labs**
    Optional Classroom Online Labs***
    Exceptional Customer Service

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    Target audience and course prerequisites

    CompTIA Network+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

    Ideally, you should have successfully completed the “CompTIA A+ Support Skills” course, achieved CompTIA A+ certification, and have around 9-12 months’ experience of networking support or IT administration. It is not necessary that you pass the A+ exams before completing Network+ certification, but it is recommended.

    Regardless of whether you have passed A+, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

    • Configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone / tablet), and print devices.
    • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers).
    • Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network.
    • Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls.

    Course outcomes

    This course will teach you the fundamental principles of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network technologies and help you to progress a career in network administration. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA Network+ exam by providing 100% coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus. Study of the course can act as groundwork for more advanced training.

    The CompTIA Network+ credential proves knowledge of networking features and functions and is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. Worldwide nearly 500,000 individuals are CompTIA Network+ certified and 91% of hiring managers indicate CompTIA certifications are valuable in validating IT employee skills and expertise. Dell, HP, Sharp, Xerox and Ricoh are among the companies that employ Network+ certified staff and it is supported by top organizations, such as Apple, Best Buy, Canon, Cisco, Intel and U.S. Navy.

    On course completion, you 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.

    Course contents

    Module 1: Topologies and Infrastructure

    • Topologies and the OSI Model • Key Features of Networks • Clients and Servers • Network Topologies • The OSI Model • Physical Layer • Data Link Layer • Network Layer • Transport Layer • Upper Layers • OSI Model Summary
    • Ethernet • Transmission Media • Signaling and Modulation • Media Access Control • Ethernet Frames • Legacy Ethernet Standards • Modern Ethernet Standards • MAC Addressing • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) • Protocol Analyzers
    • Hubs, Bridges, and Switches • Hubs and Bridges • Switches • Managing Switches • Switch Interface Configuration • Virtual LANs (VLAN) • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • Infrastructure and Design • Network Infrastructure Implementations • Planning an Enterprise Campus Network • Planning a SOHO Network • Planning an Industrial Control System • TCP/IP Protocol Suite

    Module 2: Addressing and Routing

    • Internet Protocol • Internet Protocol Address Format • Subnet Masks • ipconfig / ifconfig • IP Routing Basics • ICMP and ping
    • IPv4 Addressing • IPv4 Addressing Schemes • Subnetting and Classless Addressing • Planning an IPv4 Addressing Scheme • Public Internet Addressing • Multicast and IGMP
    • DHCP and APIPA • IPv4 Address Autoconfiguration • Configuring DHCP • Labs • Configuring DHCP Clients and Servers
    • IPv6 Addressing • IPv6 Address Format • IPv6 Addressing Schemes • IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration • Migrating to IPv6
    • Routing • Routing Basics • Routing Algorithms and Metrics • Routing Protocols • Administrative Distance and Route Redistribution • IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Routing • High Availability Routing • Installing and Configuring Routers • Routing Troubleshooting Tools

    Module 3: Troubleshooting and Management

    • Transport Protocols • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) • User Datagram Protocol (UDP) • TCP/IP Ports • netstat
    • Name Resolution • Host Names and FQDNs • Domain Name System (DNS) • Configuring DNS Servers • nslookup and nbtstat
    • Troubleshooting • Troubleshooting Procedures • Identifying the Problem • Establishing a Probable Cause • Establishing a Plan of Action • Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues • Troubleshooting Configuration Issues • Troubleshooting Internetworking • Troubleshooting Services
    • Applications and Services • TCP/IP Services • Web Services (HTTP / HTTPS) • File Transfer Services (FTP / TFTP / SMB) • Email Services (SMTP / POP / IMAP) • Voice Services (VoIP and VTC) • Real-time Services Protocols • Quality of Service • Packet Shapers • Load Balancers • Multilayer Switches
    • Management and Monitoring • Performance Monitoring • Network Monitoring Utilities • Logs • Analyzing Performance Metrics • Simple Network Management Protocol • Remote Administration Tools
    • Cloud and Virtualization • Virtualization Technologies • Storage Area Networks (SAN) • Cloud Computing

    Module 4: Installation

    • Network Sites • Wiring Distribution • Rack Systems • Safety and ESD • Power Management • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) • Physical Security Controls • Fire Prevention and Suppression
    • Installing Cable • Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP) • Twisted Pair Connectors • Wiring Tools and Techniques • Cable Testing and Troubleshooting • Other Copper Cable Types • Fiber Optic Cable and Connectors • Interface and Media Converters • Troubleshooting Fiber Cable Issues
    • Installing Wireless Networks • Wireless Standards (IEEE 802.11) • Wireless Network Topologies • Wireless Site Design • Site Surveys and Antenna Placement • Troubleshooting Wireless Links
    • WAN Technologies • Wide Area Networks (WAN) • Telecommunications Networks • Modern Telecommunications Networks • Packet Switched WAN Services • Local Loop Services • Wireless WAN Services
    • Remote Access • Remote Access Services (RAS) • Virtual Private Networks (VPN) • PPTP and SSL VPNs • IP Security (IPsec) • Remote Access Servers • Installing Remote Access Links • Troubleshooting WAN Issues

    Module 5: Security

    • Vulnerabilities and Threats • Security Basics • Social Engineering • Network Reconnaissance • Wireless Security • Network Attack Strategies • Denial of Service
    • Security Appliances • Network Segmentation • Zones and Access Control Lists (ACL) • Network Address Translation (NAT) • Basic Firewalls • Advanced Firewalls • Proxies and Gateways • Anti-malware Software • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
    • Authentication • Authentication Technologies • Cryptographic Hash Functions • NTLM and Kerberos • RADIUS and TACACS+ • PAP, CHAP, and EAP • Wi-Fi Authentication • Endpoint Security • Network Access Control • Mobile Device Management • Troubleshooting Authentication and ACLs
    • Incident Response • Business Continuity Concepts • Disaster Recovery Planning • IT Contingency Planning • Training • Incident Response Procedures • Forensic Procedures • Collection of Evidence
    • Change and Configuration Management • Change and Configuration Management • Documentation • Procedures and Standards • Employee Policies • Patch Management • Backup Plans and Policies

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