The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. Taking this course will help the student prepare for the N10-005 exam and certification.
CompTIA Network+ Certification
This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems to prepare for the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-005), or 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. Tier 1 & 2 Support Personnel seeking IAT-1 certification to fulfill the DoD 8570.1 Directive
There are no enforced prerequisites, however the recommended prerequisites are the CompTIA A+ certification and nine months of networking experience.
LESSON 1: NETWORK THEORY
- Networking Terminology
- Network Categories
- Standard Network Models
- Physical Network Topologies
- Logical Network Topologies
LESSON 2: NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS METHODS
- Data Transmission Methods
- Media Access Methods
- Signaling Methods
LESSON 3: NETWORK MEDIA AND HARDWARE
- Bounded Network Media
- Unbounded Network Media
- Noise Control
- Network Connectivity Devices
LESSON 4: NETWORK IMPLEMENTATIONS
- Ethernet Networks
- Wireless Networks
LESSON 5: NETWORKING MODELS
- The OSI Model
- The TCP/IP Model
LESSON 6: TCP/IP ADDRESSING AND DATA DELIVERY
- The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
- IP Addressing
- Default IP Addressing Schemes
- Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
- Implement IPv6 Addresses
- Delivery Techniques
LESSON 7: TCP/IP SERVICES
- Assign IP Addresses
- Domain Naming Services
- TCP/IP Commands
- Common TCP/IP Protocols
- TCP/IP Interoperability Services
LESSON 8: LAN INFRASTRUCTURE
- Enable Static Routing
- Implement Dynamic IP Routing
- Virtual LANs
- Plan a SOHO Network
LESSON 9: WAN INFRASTRUCTURE
- WAN Transmission Technologies
- WAN Connectivity Methods
- Voice over Data Transmission
LESSON 10: REMOTE NETWORKING
- Remote Network Architectures
- Remote Access Networking Implementations
- Virtual Private Networking
- VPN Protocols
LESSON 11: SYSTEM SECURITY
- Computer Security Basics
- System Security Tools
- Authentication Methods
- Encryption Methods
LESSON 12: NETWORK SECURITY
- Network Perimeter Security
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Protect Network Traffic Using IPSec
LESSON 13: NETWORK SECURITY THREATS AND ATTACKS
- Network-Based Security Threats and Attacks
- Apply Threat Mitigation Techniques
- Educate Users
LESSON 14: NETWORK MANAGEMENT
- Network Monitoring
- Configuration Management Documentation
- Network Performance Optimization
LESSON 15: NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING
- Network Troubleshooting Models
- Network Troubleshooting Utilities
- Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
- Common Connectivity Issues
The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The current version of CompTIA Network+, exam code N10-005, was released Dec. 1, 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model.
Number of questionsMaximum of 100 questions
Length of test90 minutes
Passing score720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended experience: CompTIA A+ certification and nine months networking experience
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the basic network theory concepts.
- Identify the major network communications methods.
- Describe network media and hardware components.
- Identify the major types of network implementations.
- Identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
- Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
- Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
- Identify the components of a LAN implementation.
- Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
- Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
- Identify the major issues and methods to secure systems on a network.
- Identify the major issues and technologies in network security.
- Identify network security threats and attacks.
- Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
- Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.