Objective: You will describe the
major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in
use in modern networks.
Target Student: 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.
Prerequisites: 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 Element K courses, or have equivalent
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
In addition, we highly recommend that you
hold the CompTIA A+ certification, or have equivalent skills
and knowledge. You may want to take the following Element K
course: CompTIA® A+® Certification: A Comprehensive Approach
for All 2009 Exam Objectives ((Windows® 7)) (Comprehensive)
Upon successful completion of this course,
students will be able to:
the basic network theory concepts.
the major network communications methods.
network media and hardware components.
the major types of network implementations.
the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
the components of a LAN implementation.
the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
the components of a remote network implementation.
the major issues and methods to secure systems on a
the major issues and technologies in network security.
network security threats and attacks.
the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a
troubleshooting of issues on a network.
Lesson 1: Network Theory
Standard Network Models
Physical Network Topologies
Logical Network Topologies
Lesson 2: Network Communications Methods
Data Transmission Methods
Media Access Methods
Lesson 3: Network Media and Hardware
Bounded Network Media
Unbounded Network Media
Network Connectivity Devices
Lesson 4: Network Implementations
Lesson 5: Networking Models
The OSI Model
The TCP/IP Model
Lesson 6: TCP/IP Addressing and Data
The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Default IP Addressing Schemes
Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
Implement IPv6 Addresses
Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services
Assign IP Addresses
Domain Naming Services
Common TCP/IP Protocols
TCP/IP Interoperability Services
Lesson 8: LAN Infrastructure
Enable Static Routing
Implement Dynamic IP Routing
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
Virtual Private Networking
Lesson 11: System Security
Computer Security Basics
System Security Tools
Lesson 12: Network Security
Network Perimeter Security
Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Protect Network Traffic Using
Lesson 13: Network Security Threats and
Network-Based Security Threats and
Apply Threat Mitigation Techniques
Lesson 14: Network Management
Configuration Management Documentation
Network Performance Optimization
Lesson 15: Network Troubleshooting
Network Troubleshooting Models
Network Troubleshooting Utilities
Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
Common Connectivity Issues
Mapping Network+ Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam
CompTIA Network+ Acronyms
Network Fault Tolerance Methods
Disaster Recovery Planning