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 Introduction

Course Introduction

Chapter 01 - 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

Chapter 01 Review

Chapter 02 - 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 Frames

MAC Addresses

Access Methods

10Base Standards

Demo - Ethernet Standards

Chapter 02 Review

Chapter 03 - 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


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 

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 

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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

CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007)
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