CompTIA® Network+ (N10-007)

The CompTIA® Network+ course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks by presenting the fundamental skills and concepts you will use on the job in any type of networking career.
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If your job duties include network troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of network-related career, this course will provides the background knowledge and skills you will need to be successful. The course will also assist you if you are preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification.

 

Exam: N10-007

Instructor: Doug Bassett, N+, MCSE

Skills Learned

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, including:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

Who Should Attend This Course

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 N10-007).

Prerequisites

Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory.

Course Outline

    • Introduction to Networks
    • The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
    • Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards
    • The Current Ethernet Specifications
    • Networking Devices
    • Introduction to the Internet Protocol
    • IP Addressing
    • IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT
    • Introduction to IP Routing
    • Routing Protocols
    • Switching and Virtual LANs
    • Wireless Networking
    • Authentication and Access Control
    • Network Threats and Mitigation
    • Physical Security and Risk
    • Wide Area Networks
    • Troubleshooting Tools
    • Software and Hardware Tools
    • Network Troubleshooting
    • Management, Monitoring and Optimization

*Outline is subject to change

Hands-On Labs

Introduction to the OSI Model

  • Understand the OSI model
  • Layers 1 to 3 of the OSI model
  • Layers 1 to 3 of the OSI model

Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing

  • Configure the Network to use an ISATAP Router
  • Setup Network Connectivity between IPv4 and IPv6 Devices

Network Management – Diagrams, Symbols, and Documentation

  • Introduction to LibreOffice Draw
  • Create Network Diagrams with LibreOffice Draw

Network Services and Protocols (Part 1)

  • Troubleshooting ICMP Related Issues (including Ping and Traceroute)
  • Understand How ARP Works

Network Services and Protocols (Part 2)

  • Verify Port 80 for HTTP
  • Verify Port 443 for HTTPS
  • Contrast TCP and UDP Protocols
  • Using a Port Scanner

Network Services and Protocols (Part 3)

  • Configuring Port 21 for FTP
  • Configuring Port 161 for SNMP
  • Configuring Port 23 for Telnet
  • Configuring Port 445 for SMB
  • Configuring Port 3389 for RDP
  • Using VNC and SSH

Install OS Updates and Configure Security Policy

  • Configure and Run Windows Update
  • Configure Network Security Policy

Understand Common Network Vulnerabilities

  • Spoofing a DNS Server
  • Exploring DNS Server Vulnerabilities
  • Using Anti-Phishing configuration

Implement a Host-based Firewall

  • Preliminary Tasks
  • Configuring Firewall Rules Using Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Firewall Rules using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring Firewall Rules from the Command Line Interface

Install Hyper-V

  • Enable Hyper-V Feature

Troubleshoot Internet Connection and DNS Issues

  • Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshoot Network Connectivity due to DNS settings

Install and Configure DHCP and DNS Servers

  • Installing and Configuring DHCP
  • Installing and Configuring DNS

Introduction to Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Using OneDrive for Document Storage
  • Using OneDrive for Document Sharing

Detecting System Bottlenecks and Log Management

  • Monitor System Performance
  • Detecting System Bottlenecks

Troubleshoot Network Connectivity with Network Utilities

  • Using ipconfig
  • Using pathping
  • Using route
  • Using iptables
  • Using tcpdump
  • Using nmap

VPN Technologies and Services

  • Install VPN Server
  • Configure VPN Server Properties
  • Using PPTP
  • Using L2TP and IPSec

Install and Configure Network Load Balancing

  • Installing Network Load Balancing Nodes
  • Configuring a New NLB Cluster
  • Adding a Secondary Node to an NLB Cluster
  • Examining the working of an NLB cluster
  • Configuring and validating port rules for NLB cluster

Configure Switching Features

  • Trunk Configuration Part 1
  • VLAN Trunk Protocol
  • Trunk Configuration Part 2
  • Native VLAN Configuration
  • Adding and Removing VLANs from a Trunk
  • Configuring EtherChannel

Configure and Verify Switch Security Features

  • ARP Inspection, DHCP Snooping, and IP Source Guard
  • Private VLANs (PVLANs)

Configure Switching Concepts

  • Examining the functionality of a Switch
  • Examining the MAC Address Table
  • Examining MAC Address Aging
  • Frame Flooding
  • Creating and Managing VLANs

Backup and Restore

  • Restoring a Windows Computer Using System Image Backup
  • Using Windows 10 backup utilities
  • Automating Windows Server Backup

Routing Concepts and Protocols

  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Floating Static Route
  • Configuring Multiple Dynamic Routing Protocols

Configure Gateway Redundancy Protocols

  • Configuring HSRP
  • Priority and Pre-emption
  • Examining HSRP

Configure Email Client Protocols

  • Configuring an Email Service
  • Configuring a Mail Client

Install and Configure SNMP

  • Installing the Monitoring Software
  • Installing and Configuring SNMP
  • Performing a Network Inventory

Controlling VPN Access with RADIUS

  • Install Network Policy Server – Microsoft RADIUS
  • Configure VPN Ports
  • Viewing the NPS Logs

Assess Network Vulnerabilities and Threats using MBSA

  • Running MBSA to Detect System Vulnerabilities

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