CompTIA® Network+ (N10-006)

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: N10-006

Instructor: Doug Bassett

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:

  • 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.

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 N10-006).

Prerequisites

A minimum of nine months of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician is recommended. 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

Hands-On Labs

  • Understand Network Protocols – ARP and ICMP
  • Understand Network Protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, NetBIOS, TCP, UDP
  • Install and Configure DHCP and DNS Servers
  • Configure E-mail Client Protocols
  • Understand Network Protocols – FTP, SNMP, Telnet, SMB, RDP
  • Creating and Installing Virtual Machines using Hyper-V
  • Understand How Software as a Server (SaaS) Works
  • Configuring VPN Servers
  • Troubleshooting Internet Connection and DNS Settings
  • Understand Common Network Vulnerabilities
  • Using Host-based Firewalls
  • Install and Configure Network-based Anti-Malware
  • Understand how IPSec works
  • Controlling VPN Access with RADIUS
  • Assess Network Vulnerabilities and Threats using MBSA
  • Assessing Network Threats and Vulnerabilities using OpenVAS
  • Install and Configure Network Load Balancing
  • Install and Apply Windows Updates and Patches
  • Understanding Shared Storage using iSCSI
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
  • Understand Backup and Restore
  • Detecting System Bottlenecks and Log Management