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Network+® Certification: Fourth Edition — A CompTIA Certification

Course 8582: Five days; Instructor-Led

 

Course 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 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

 

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)

 

 

Course Objectives

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.

 

Course Content

 

Lesson 1: Network Theory

 

Topic 1A: Networking Terminology

Topic 1B: Network Categories

Topic 1C: Standard Network Models

Topic 1D: Physical Network Topologies

Topic 1E: Logical Network Topologies

 

Lesson 2: Network Communications Methods

 

Topic 2A: Data Transmission Methods

Topic 2B: Media Access Methods

Topic 2C: Signaling Methods

 

Lesson 3: Network Media and Hardware

 

Topic 3A: Bounded Network Media

Topic 3B: Unbounded Network Media

Topic 3C: Noise Control

Topic 3D: Network Connectivity Devices

 

Lesson 4: Network Implementations

 

Topic 4A: Ethernet Networks

Topic 4B: Wireless Networks

 

Lesson 5: Networking Models

 

Topic 5A: The OSI Model

Topic 5B: The TCP/IP Model

 

Lesson 6: TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery

 

Topic 6A: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Topic 6B: IP Addressing

Topic 6C: Default IP Addressing Schemes

Topic 6D: Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes

Topic 6E: Implement IPv6 Addresses

Topic 6F: Delivery Techniques

 

Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services

 

Topic 7A: Assign IP Addresses

Topic 7B: Domain Naming Services

Topic 7C: TCP/IP Commands

Topic 7D: Common TCP/IP Protocols

Topic 7E: TCP/IP Interoperability Services

 

Lesson 8: LAN Infrastructure

 

Topic 8A: Switching

Topic 8B: Enable Static Routing

Topic 8C: Implement Dynamic IP Routing

Topic 8D: Virtual LANs

Topic 8E: Plan a SOHO Network

 

Lesson 9: WAN Infrastructure

 

Topic 9A: WAN Transmission Technologies

Topic 9B: WAN Connectivity Methods

Topic 9C: Voice over Data Transmission

 

Lesson 10: Remote Networking

 

Topic 10A: Remote Network Architectures

Topic 10B: Remote Access Networking Implementations

Topic 10C: Virtual Private Networking

Topic 10D: VPN Protocols

 

Lesson 11: System Security

 

Topic 11A: Computer Security Basics

Topic 11B: System Security Tools

Topic 11C: Authentication Methods

Topic 11D: Encryption Methods

 

Lesson 12: Network Security

 

Topic 12A: Network Perimeter Security

Topic 12B: Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Topic 12C: Protect Network Traffic Using IPSec

 

Lesson 13: Network Security Threats and Attacks

 

Topic 13A: Network-Based Security Threats and Attacks

Topic 13B: Apply Threat Mitigation Techniques

Topic 13C: Educate Users

 

Lesson 14: Network Management

 

Topic 14A: Network Monitoring

Topic 14B: Configuration Management Documentation

Topic 14C: Network Performance Optimization

 

Lesson 15: Network Troubleshooting

 

Topic 15A: Network Troubleshooting Models

Topic 15B: Network Troubleshooting Utilities

Topic 15C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools

Topic 15D: Common Connectivity Issues

 

Appendix A: Mapping Network+ Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives

 

Appendix B: CompTIA Network+ Acronyms

 

Appendix C: Network Fault Tolerance Methods

 

Appendix D: Disaster Recovery Planning

 

 

 
 

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