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Course Overview

The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course is designed to help you prepare for the N10-006 exam. Taking this course and using this student guide will help you prepare for the certification. You should also refer to the exam objectives to see how they map to the course content.

Audience Profile

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 N10-006), 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 N10-006) 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.

At Course Completion

After completing 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.

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).

Related Certification Exam(s)

CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006)

Course Outline

Module 1: Network Theory

Lessons

  • Networking Terminology
  • Network Categories
  • Standard Network Models
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Logical Network Topologies

Module 2: Network Communications Methods

Lessons

  • Data Transmission Methods
  • Media Access Methods
  • Signaling Methods

Module 3: Network Media and Hardware

Lessons

  • Bounded Network Media
  • Unbounded Network Media
  • Noise Control
  • Network Connectivity Devices

Module 4: Network Implementations

Lessons

  • Ethernet Networks
  • Wireless Networks

Module 5: Networking Models

Lessons

  • The OSI Model
  • The TCP/IP Model

Module 6: TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery

Lessons

  • The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • IP Addressing
  • Default IP Addressing Schemes
  • Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
  • Implement IPv6 Addresses
  • Delivery Techniques

Module 7: TCP/IP Services

Lessons

  • Assign IP Addresses
  • Domain Naming Services
  • TCP/IP Commands
  • Common TCP/IP Protocols
  • TCP/IP Interoperability Services

Module 8: LAN Infrastructure

Lessons

  • Switching
  • Enable Static Routing
  • Implement Dynamic IP Routing
  • Virtual LANs
  • Plan a SOHO Network

Module 9: WAN Infrastructure

Lessons

  • WAN Transmission Technologies
  • WAN Connectivity Methods
  • Voice over Data Transmission

Module 10: Remote Networking

Lessons

  • Remote Network Architectures
  • Remote Access Networking Implementations
  • Virtual Private Networking
  • VPN Protocols

Module 11: System Security

Lessons

  • Computer Security Basics
  • System Security Tools
  • Authentication Methods
  • Encryption Methods

Module 12: Network Security

Lessons

  • Network Perimeter Security
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Protect Network Traffic Using IPSec

Module 13: Network Security Threats and Attacks

Lessons

  • Network-Based Security Threats and Attacks
  • Apply Threat Mitigation Techniques
  • Educate Users

Module 14: Network Management

Lessons

  • Network Monitoring
  • Configuration Management Documentation
  • Network Performance Optimization

Module 15: Network Troubleshooting

Lessons

  • Network Troubleshooting Models
  • Network Troubleshooting Utilities
  • Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
  • 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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