Network+ (N+) Certification course overview
The CompTIA Network ® (2009 Objectives) course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA A certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network certification.
You will identify and describe all the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern PC-based computer networks, and learn information and skills that will be helpful as you prepare for the CompTIA Network certification examination, 2009 objectives (exam number N10-004).
Who is Network+ (N+) Certification training for?
This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or to prepare for the CompTIA Network ® (2009 Objectives) exam (exam number N10-004). A typical student in the CompTIA Network ® (2009 Objectives) course should have nine months or more of professional computer support experience as a PC technician or help desk technician. Network experience is helpful but not required; A certification or the equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not required.
Prerequisites for Network+ (N+) Certification course
Basic Windows skills and a fundamental understanding of computer concepts are required. CompTIA A certification, or the equivalent skills and knowledge, is helpful but not required
What will I get?
- identify the basic components of network theory.
- identify the major network communications methods.
- identify network data delivery methods.
- list and describe network media and hardware components.
- identify the major types of network implementations.
- identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
- identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
- identify the components of a LAN implementation.
- identify the components of a WAN implementation.
- identify major issues and technologies in network security.
- identify the components of a remote network implementation.
- identify major issues and technologies in disaster recovery.
- identify major data storage technologies and implementations.
- identify the primary network operating systems.
- explore tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
- describe how to troubleshoot network issues.
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Network+ (N+) Certification Course Contents
- Definition of a Network
- Lans, Wans and the Internet
- Functions of a Network
- Overview of Network Components
- Networking Models
Cards and Cabling
- Network Adapter Cards
- Configuring and Installing a Network Card
- Diagnosing Network Card Failure
- Network Cabling
- Twisted Pair Cable
- Other Cable Types
- LAN Topologies
- Installing Cabling
- Crimping Cables
- Testing Cables
- Building a BUS Network and Testing Network Communications
- Building a Star Network With a Backbone and Testing Network Communications
- Diagnosing Network Faults
- Introduction to the OSI Model
- Brief Outline of the 7 Layers - Name and Function
- Network Card Drivers
- Installing and Configuring Network Card Drivers
- 802 Standards
- Token Ring
- Other Technologies
- Characteristics of Network Protocols
- Choosing a Protocol
- Adding and Removing Protocols
- Protocol Configuration Problems
- Repeaters and Hubs
- Routers and Brouters
- Network Addresses
- Routing Tables
- The Development of TCP/IP
- The TCP/IP Protocol
- TCP/IP as an Open Standard
- IP Addresses
- Configuring and Testing IP Addresses
- PING, WINIPCFG and IPCONFG
- Viewing the ARP Cache
- Network Addresses
- Creating Subnets
- Modifying the Subnet Mask
- Default Gateway
- Adding a Default Gateway
- IP Routing
- Configuring Static Routing
- Testing TCP/IP
- TRACERT and NETSTAT
- DHCP and Automatic IP Configuration
- Using DHCP
- Host Names and Fqdns
- Configure Host Names In the DNS
- Server (Netbios) Name Resolution
- TCP Ports
- TCP/IP Services
- Configuring Browser Software
- Configuring an Email Client
- Proxy Servers
Client / Server Communication Layers
- Server Operating Systems
- Comparison of Microsoft Windows NT, Novell Netware and Unix
- Workstation Clients
- Microsoft Windows 9x, Microsoft Windows NT and Novell Clients
- Mapping Network Drives
- Troubleshooting Connection Problems
- NDS, X400 / X500, LDAP and Active Directory / Domains
- Using a Gateway
- Requirements For Remote Connectivity
- Public Networks
- Dial Up Lines
- SLIP and PPP
- User Level Security
- Share Level Security
- Adding Users
- Password Principles
Test Equipment For LANS and WANS
- Cable Testers and Certifiers
- Product Indicators
- Fox and Hound