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 Introduction 5m
Course Introduction
Chapter 01 – Introduction to Networking 1h 25m
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
Chapter 01 Review
Chapter 02 – Network Standards 40m
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 Frames
MAC Addresses
Access Methods
10Base Standards
Demo – Ethernet Standards
Chapter 02 Review
Chapter 03 – Network Communications 1h 42m
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
Demo – Examining Wireless Security
Planning Wireless Networks
Choosing Antennas
Antenna Types
Wireless Channels
Site Surveys
Other Considerations
Chapter 03 Review
Chapter 04 – Working with TCP/IP 3h 4m
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
Chapter 04 Review
Chapter 05 – Network Devices 1h 43m
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
Repeater Types
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
Chapter 05 Review
Chapter 06 – Wide Area Networks 48m
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
Frame Relay
Leased Lines
Metropolitan Ethernet
Topic C: Wireless WAN Connections
Satellite WANs
Wireless Local Loop
Cellular Connections
3G Technologies
4G Technology
Topic D: Fiber WAN Connections
Fiber WAN Connections
OC Levels
Demo – Choosing a WAN Provider
Chapter 06 Review
Chapter 07 – Remote Access 1h 3m
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)
EAP and Other Authentication Protocols
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
Chapter 07 Review
Chapter 08 – Network Security 2h 47m
Topic A: Network Security Fundamentals
Introduction to Network Security
The CIA Triad
Network Threats
Network Vulnerabilities
Understanding Risk
What is AAAA?
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
Demo – Anti-malware Options
Network Hardening
Securing Network Communications
Introduction to Firewalls
Types of Firewalls
Demo – Using Firewalls
Authentication Factors
Network Access Control
Chapter 08 Review
Chapter 09 – Building Highly Available and Scalable Networks 1h 32m
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
Chapter 09 Review
Chapter 10 – Maintenance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting 1h 33m
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 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
Chapter 10 Review
Course Closure
Total Duration: 16h 22m

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