CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007)

CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007)

Course Overview

This course will introduce students to networking, including network standards, network communications, working with TCP/IP, network devices, wide area networks, remote access, network security, building highly available and scalable networks, and maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting.


Course Objectives


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Course Learning Outcomes


CompTIA Certification

Security +

Associate Level

Contents

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Introduction

Introduction to Networking

Network Standards

Network Communications

Working with TCP/IP

Network Devices

Wide Area Networks

Remote Access

Network Security

Building Highly Available and Scalable Networks

Maintenance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting

Conclusion


Course Learning Syllabus

Topics Covered

Introduction Lecturer Introduction

Importance of this course


What you will learn in this course

Introduction to Networking Topic A: Networking Fundamentals


What is a Network?


Network Building Blocks


Types of Networks


Host Requirements


Numbering Systems


Demo - Working with Numbering Systems


Communication Types


Communication Concepts


Other Communication Methods


Topic B: Network Models and Topologies


Networking Models


Workgroup vs. Domain


Network Topologies


Physical Bus


Physical Star


Physical Ring


Physical Mesh


Demo - Identifying Network Topology


Logical Topologies


Wireless Topologies


Topic C: Network Components and Services


Network Components and Services


Topic D: Becoming a Network Professional


Technical Challenges


Knowledge Specialization


Developing Soft Skills


Achieving the Certification


Planning for Certification


Review

Network Standards Topic A: Introducing Networking Standards


What is a Standard?


Why Use Standards?


Standards Organizations

Topic B: Open Interconnection Systems / Reference Model


What is OSI/RM


Upper Layers


Lower Layers

Topic C: IEEE Network Standards


IEEE Networking Standards


Ethernet


Ethernet Frames


MAC Addresses


Access Methods


10Base Standards


Demo - Ethernet Standards

Review

Network Communications Topic A: Fundamentals of Network Transmission


Transmission Methods


Network Performance Factors


Serial vs. Parallel


Baseband vs. Broadband


Data Access Methods


Communication Domains


Data Access Methods (Cont.)


Digital Signals


Units of Measurement

Topic B: Copper Media


Transmission Media


Twisted Pair Cabling


Cable Media Categories


Twisted Pair Connectors


Copper Media Types


Wiring Differences


Coaxial Cabling


Demo - Media Types

Topic C: Optical Media


Fiber Optic Cabling


Connection Options


Fiber Optic Connectors


Demo - Optical Cables and Connectors

Topic D: Specialty Cables and Connectors


Specialty Connectors and Cabling


Media Converters

Topic E: LAN Infrastructure Wiring


Demarcation Point


Other LAN Components


Wiring Individual Workstations


Connecting Cables


Punchdown Blocks

Topic F: Wireless Networking


Introduction to Wireless LANs


Wireless Networking Fundamentals


Types of Wireless


Wireless Networking Components


Demo - Configuring an Access Point


Wireless Modes


Wireless Devices


Wireless Networking Standards


802.11 Standards


Enhancing Wireless Performance


Wired Equivalent Privacy


Wi-Fi Protected Access


802.1x


Demo - Examining Wireless Security


Planning Wireless Networks


Choosing Antennas


Antenna Types


Wireless Channels


Site Surveys


Other Considerations


Review

Working with TCP/IP Topic A: Understanding TCP/IP


Overview of TCP/IP


TCP/IP Layers


Core Protocols


Transport Protocols


Transmission Control Protocol


User Datagram Protocol


What is a Socket?


Internet Layer


Core Internet Layer Protocols


IP Datagrams


Application Layer


Application Layer Protocols


Well Known Ports

Topic B: Working with IPv4 Addresses


Introduction to IP Addresses


Subnet Masks


Demo - Working with Binary IP Addresses


IPv4 Address Rules


Valid Masks


Default Gateway


Demo - Configuring IP Addresses


Address Categories


Public vs. Private Addresses


Classful Addressing


Classless Addressing


Demo - CIDR Notation


Create IPv4 Subnets


Simple Subnetting


Complex Subnetting


Demo - Creating Subnets

Topic C: Working With IPv6 Addresses


Introduction to IPv6


IPv6 Advantages


IPv6 Addresses


IPv6 Addressing


Global Unicast


Unique Local Unicast


Link Local Address


Special Addresses


Autoconfiguration in IPv6


Demo - Viewing and Configuring IPV6

Topic D: Assigning Addresses with DHCP


Introducing DHCP


DHCP Leases


Lease Renewal


DHCP Server Placement


DHCP Implementations


DHCP Servers

Topic E: Resolving Names Using DNS


What is Name Resolution


Types of Names


Introduction to DNS


DNS Components


Resource Records


DNS Zones and Domains


Name Resolution Process


Types of Queries


Review

Network Devices Topic A: Introduction to Network Devices


Common Network Devices


Device Capabilities


OSI / RM Layers and Devices

Topic B: Physical Layer Devices


Introduction to Physical Devices


Network Interface Cards


Repeaters


Repeater Types


Hubs

Topic C: Data Link Layer Devices


Data Link Filtering


What is a Bridge?


Network Switches


Introduction to the Layer 2 Switch


Switch Categories


Switch Characteristics


Power Over Ethernet


Virtual Capabilities


Virtual LAN (VLAN)


Initial Switch Configuration


Interface Configuration


Introduction to STP


STP Port States


RSTP Differences


Understanding Trunking


Trunking Protocols


Additional Management for Switches

Topic D: Network Layer Devices


The Layer 3 Job


Routing Tables


Demo - Reading a Routing Table


Network Segmentation Benefits


Hardware vs. Software Routers


Static vs. Dynamic Routing


Routing Protocols


Dynamic Routing


What is a Metric?


Distance Vector vs. Link State


Path Vector


Interior Routing Protocols


Exterior Routing Protocols


Routing Problems


Router Redundancy

Topic E: Additional Network Devices


Additional Network Devices


Load Balancers


Traffic Shapers

Review

Wide Area Networks Topic A: WAN Fundamentals


What is a Wide Area Network (WAN)?


WAN Options


WAN Categories


Topic B: Wired WAN Connections


Public Switched Telephone Network


Integrated Services Digital Network


Digital Subscriber Line


Cable Modems


MPLS


ATM


Frame Relay


Leased Lines


Metropolitan Ethernet

Topic C: Wireless WAN Connections


Satellite WANs


Wireless Local Loop


WiMAX


Cellular Connections


GSM vs. CDMA


3G Technologies


4G Technology

Topic D: Fiber WAN Connections


Fiber WAN Connections


OC Levels


Demo - Choosing a WAN Provider

Review

Remote Access

Topic A: Introduction to Remote Networking


Introduction to Remote Networking


Remote Node


Remote Desktop Control


Remote Control Concepts


Demo - Configuring Remote Control

Topic B: Authenticating Remote Connections


Understanding Authentication


Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)


CHAP and MS-CHAP


EAP and Other Authentication Protocols


RADIUS


TACACS+

Topic C: Understanding Virtual Private Networks


What is a VPN?


VPN Tunnel Types


What is Encapsulation?


VPN Components


Encryption Types


VPN Concentrators


VPN Protocols


Demo - Create and Configure a VPN

Review

Network Security Topic A: Network Security Fundamentals


Introduction to Network Security


The CIA Triad


Network Threats


Network Vulnerabilities


Understanding Risk


What is AAAA?


Cryptography


Algorithms and Keys


Digital Signatures


Best Practices for Permissions


Best Practices for Employees

Topic B: Planning for Network Security


Planning for Network Security


Types of Threats


Threat-Vulnerability Pairs


Identifying Vulnerabilities


Types of Vulnerabilities


Mitigating Risks


User Awareness


Understanding Compliance


Business Continuity


Change Management


Network Documentation

Topic C: Identifying Threats and Vulnerabilities


Threat Categories


Introduction to Software Attacks


Malicious Code Attacks


Types of Malicious Code


Network Threats


Port Scanning and Eavesdropping


IP Spoofing


Denial of Service (DoS)


Man-in-the-Middle Attacks


Human Attacks


Wireless Vulnerabilities and Threats

Topic D: Protecting the Network


Protecting the Network


Implementing Physical Protection


Physical Security Options


Demo - Examining Physical Security Devices


Anti-Malware


Demo - Anti-malware Options


Network Hardening


Securing Network Communications


Introduction to Firewalls


Types of Firewalls


Demo - Using Firewalls


Authentication


Authentication Factors


Network Access Control

Review

Building Highly Available and Scalable Networks Topic A: Maintaining Business Continuity


Maintaining Business Continuity


Understanding High Availability


High Availability Options


Disaster Recovery


Monitoring Network Devices


Patch Management

Topic B: Virtualization and Cloud Computing


What is Virtualization?


Virtualization Benefits


Virtualization and Cloud Computing


Virtual Machine Hosts


Virtualization Components


The Importance of Storage


Storage Options


Storage Area Networks


Virtual Devices and Networks


What is Cloud Computing?


The Cloud Advantage


Cloud Models


Cloud Services Models


Demo - Working in the Cloud

Topic C: Unified Communications


Unified Communications


Unified Communication Components


Unified Communication Technologies

Review

Maintenance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting

Topic A: Network Safety Fundamentals


The Importance of Safety


Electrical Safety


Static Electricity


Preventing Static Electricity


Fire Suppression Systems

Topic B: Network Operations


Implementing Network Policies

Topic C: Maintaining and Monitoring Networks


Types of Monitoring


Performance Baselines


Monitoring Tools


Network Monitoring Tools


Introduction to Network Tools


Analyzing Traffic


Environmental Monitoring


Using SYSLOG


Using SIEM


Using SNMP


SNMP Components


SNMP Packet Types


Monitoring Operating Systems


Using Task Manager


Using Event Viewer


Maintaining and Monitoring Networks


Using Performance Monitor


Additional Monitoring Types


Introduction to Patch Management


Operating System Updates


Updating Windows Systems


Managing Network Devices

Topic D: Troubleshooting Methodology


Introduction to Troubleshooting


Identifying the Issue


Establish a Theory of Probable Cause


Create an Action Plan


Putting it All Together

Topic E: Troubleshooting Tools


Hardware Troubleshooting Tools


Network Tool Kit


Software Toolkits


OS Troubleshooting Tools


Demo - OS Troubleshooting Tools

Topic F: Troubleshooting Network Issues


Introduction to Wireless Issues


Wireless Signal Issues


Troubleshooting Hardware and Configuration


Wireless Security Issues


Troubleshooting Wired Connectivity Issues


Troubleshooting Fiber Cable Issues


Troubleshooting Network Service Issues


Troubleshooting Security Issues

Review