About this Course
The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA® A+® certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification.
This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-006). A typical student taking the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course should have a minimum of nine months of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician. Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory.
At Course Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- In this course, you will describe the major networking technologies and systems of modern networks, and be able to configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern networks.
- You will:
- Identify basic network theory concepts and major network communications methods.
- Describe bounded network media.
- Identify unbounded network media.
- Identify the major types of network implementations.
- Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
- Implement routing technologies.
- Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
- Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
- Identify the components used in cloud computing and virtualization.
- Describe basic concepts related to network security.
- Prevent security breaches.
- Respond to security incidents.
- Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
- Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
- Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.
Before attending this course, students should have the following knowledge or experience:
- Basic Windows end-user computer skills
- CompTIA A+ certification, or equivalent skills and knowledge
Lesson 1: Network Theory
- Topic A: Networking Overview
- Topic B: Network Standards and the OSI Model
- Topic C: Network Types
- Topic D: Identify Network Configurations
- Topic E: Data Transmission Methods
Lesson 2: Bounded Network Media
- Topic A: Copper Media
- Topic B: Fiber Optic Media
- Topic C: Bounded Network Media Installation
- Topic D: Noise Control
Lesson 3: Unbounded Network Media
- Topic A: Wireless Networking
- Topic B: Wireless Network Devices and Components
- Topic C: Install a Wireless Network
Lesson 4: Network Implementations
- Topic A: Physical Network Topologies
- Topic B: Logical Network Topologies
- Topic C: Ethernet Networks
- Topic D: Network Devices
- Topic E: VLANs
Lesson 5: TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery
- Topic A: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
- Topic B: IPv4 Addressing
- Topic C: Default IP Addressing Schemes
- Topic D: Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
- Topic E: IPv6 Address Implementation
- Topic F: Delivery Techniques
Lesson 6: Routing
- Topic A: Enable Static Routing
- Topic B: Implement Dynamic IP Routing
Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services
- Topic A: Assign IP Addresses
- Topic B: Domain Naming Services
- Topic C: TCP/IP Commands
- Topic D: Common TCP/IP Protocols
Lesson 8: WAN Infrastructure
- Topic A: WAN Basics
- Topic B: WAN Connectivity Methods
- Topic C: WAN Transmission Technologies
- Topic D: Unified Communication Technologies
Lesson 9: Cloud and Virtualization Technologies
- Topic A: Virtualization
- Topic B: SAN Implementations
- Topic C: Cloud Computing
Lesson 10: Network Security Basics
- Topic A: Introduction to Network Security
- Topic B: Vulnerabilities
- Topic C: Threats and Attacks
- Topic D: Authentication Methods
- Topic E: Encryption Methods
Lesson 11: Preventing Security Breaches
- Topic A: Physical Security Controls
- Topic B: Network Access Controls
- Topic C: Install and Configure Firewalls
- Topic D: Harden Networks
- Topic E: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Topic F: Educate Users
Lesson 12: Responding to Security Incidents
- Topic A: Incident Management and Response
- Topic B: Basic Forensic Concepts
Lesson 13: Remote Networking
- Topic A: Remote Network Architectures
- Topic B: Remote Access Networking Implementations
- Topic C: Virtual Private Networking
- Topic D: VPN Protocols
Lesson 14: Network Management
- Topic A: Network Monitoring
- Topic B: Configuration Management Documentation
- Topic C: Network Performance Optimization
Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Network Issues
- Topic A: Network Troubleshooting Models
- Topic B: Network Troubleshooting Utilities
- Topic C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
- Topic D: Common Connectivity Issues
- Topic E: Troubleshoot Security Configuration Issues
- Topic F: Troubleshoot Security Issues
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam
Appendix B: Network Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery
Appendix C: Planning and Implementing a SOHO Network
Appendix D: Legend for Icons Used in Network+ Figures