CompTIA Network+ Certification Training
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About this Course
You will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks.
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. A typical student taking up the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-005) course should have a minimum of nine months or more 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:
- 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.
To ensure your success, you will need basic Windows end-user computer skills. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following courses, or have equivalent experience:
- Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows XP
- Windows XP Professional: An Introduction
- Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows 7
- Microsoft® Windows® 7: Level 1
- Microsoft® Windows® 7: Level 2
1.0 Network architecture
- 1.1 Explain the functions and applications of various network devices
- 1.2 Compare and contrast the use of networking services and applications
- 1.3 Install and configure the following networking services/applications
- 1.4 Explain the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies
- 1.5 Install and properly terminate various cable types and connectors using appropriate tools
- 1.6 Differentiate between common network topologies
- 1.7 Differentiate between network infrastructure implementations
- 1.8 Given a scenario, implement and configure the appropriate addressing schema
- 1.9 Explain the basics of routing concepts and protocols
- 1.10 Identify the basics elements of unified communication technologies
- 1.11 Compare and contrast technologies that support cloud and virtualization
- 1.12 Given a set of requirements, implement a basic network
2.0 Network operations
- 2.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate monitoring tools
- 2.2 Given a scenario, analyze metrics and reports from monitoring and tracking performance tools
- 2.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate resources to support configuration management
- 2.4 Explain the importance of implementing network segmentation
- 2.5 Given a scenario, install and apply patches and updates
- 2.6 Given a scenario, configure a switch using proper features
- 2.7 Install and configure wireless LAN infrastructure and implement the appropriate technologies in support of wireless capable devices
3.0 Network security
- 3.1 Compare and contrast risk related concepts
- 3.2 Compare and contrast common network vulnerabilities and threats
- 3.3 Given a scenario, implement network hardening techniques
- 3.4 Compare and contrast physical security controls
- 3.5 Given a scenario, install and configure a basic firewall
- 3.6 Explain the purpose of various network access control models
- 3.7 Summarize basic forensic concepts
- 4.1 Given a scenario, implement the following network troubleshooting methodology
- 4.2 Given a scenario, analyze and interpret the output of troubleshooting tools
- 4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common wireless issues
- 4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common copper cable issues
- 4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common fiber cable issues
- 4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common network issues
- 4.7 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common security issues
- 4.8 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common WAN issues
5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory
- 5.1 Analyze a scenario and determine the corresponding OSI layer
- 5.2 Explain the basics of network theory and concepts
- 5.3 Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate wireless standard
- 5.4 Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate wired connectivity standard
- 5.5 Given a scenario, implement the appropriate policies or procedures
- 5.6 Summarize safety practices
- 5.7 Given a scenario, install and configure equipment in the appropriate location using best practices
- 5.8 Explain the basics of change management procedures
- 5.9 Compare and contrast the following ports and protocols
- 5.10 Given a scenario, configure and apply the appropriate ports and protocols