CompTIA Network+ Certification – GTCMTN

Course Description

The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to 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.

The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course can benefit you in two ways. It can assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA Network+ examination (Exam N10-006). Also, if your job duties include network troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of network-related career, it provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be successful.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will describe the major networking technologies and systems of modern networks, and be able to configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern networks.

You will:

  • Identify basic network theory concepts and major network communications methods.
  • Describe bounded network media.
  • Identify unbounded network media.
  • Identify the major types of network implementations.
  • Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
  • Implement routing technologies.
  • Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
  • Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
  • Identify the components used in cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Describe basic concepts related to network security.
  • Prevent security breaches.
  • Respond to security incidents.
  • Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
  • Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.

 

Duration

5 Days

 

Target Audience

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems 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, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-006). A typical student taking the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course should have a minimum of nine months 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.

 

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in this course, you will need basic Windows end-user computer skills. To meet this prerequisite, you can take either of the following courses, or have equivalent experience:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7

In addition, we highly recommend that you hold the CompTIA A+ certification, or have equivalent skills and knowledge. You may want to take the  course CompTIA® A+®: A Comprehensive Approach to gain those skills and knowledge.

 

Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options, please contact us for further information.

 

Course Content

Lesson 1: Network Theory

Topic A: Networking Overview

Topic B: Network Standards and the OSI Model

Topic C: Network Types

Topic D: Identify Network Configurations

Topic E: Data Transmission Methods

Lesson 2: Bounded Network Media

Topic A: Copper Media

Topic B: Fiber Optic Media

Topic C: Bounded Network Media Installation

Topic D: Noise Control

Lesson 3: Unbounded Network Media

Topic A: Wireless Networking

Topic B: Wireless Network Devices and Components

Topic C: Install a Wireless Network

Lesson 4: Network Implementations

Topic A: Physical Network Topologies

Topic B: Logical Network Topologies

Topic C: Ethernet Networks

Topic D: Network Devices

Topic E: VLANs

Lesson 5: TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery

Topic A: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Topic B: IPv4 Addressing

Topic C: Default IP Addressing Schemes

Topic D: Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes

Topic E: IPv6 Address Implementation

Topic F: Delivery Techniques

Lesson 6: Routing

Topic A: Enable Static Routing

Topic B: Implement Dynamic IP Routing

Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services

Topic A: Assign IP Addresses

Topic B: Domain Naming Services

Topic C: TCP/IP Commands

Topic D: Common TCP/IP Protocols

Lesson 8: WAN Infrastructure

Topic A: WAN Basics

Topic B: WAN Connectivity Methods

Topic C: WAN Transmission Technologies

Topic D: Unified Communication Technologies

Lesson 9: Cloud and Virtualization Technologies

Topic A: Virtualization

Topic B: SAN Implementations

Topic C: Cloud Computing

Lesson 10: Network Security Basics

Topic A: Introduction to Network Security

Topic B: Vulnerabilities

Topic C: Threats and Attacks

Topic D: Authentication Methods

Topic E: Encryption Methods

Lesson 11: Preventing Security Breaches

Topic A: Physical Security Controls

Topic B: Network Access Controls

Topic C: Install and Configure Firewalls

Topic D: Harden Networks

Topic E: Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Topic F: Educate Users

Lesson 12: Responding to Security Incidents

Topic A: Incident Management and Response

Topic B: Basic Forensic Concepts

Lesson 13: Remote Networking

Topic A: Remote Network Architectures

Topic B: Remote Access Networking Implementations

Topic C: Virtual Private Networking

Topic D: VPN Protocols

Lesson 14: Network Management

Topic A: Network Monitoring

Topic B: Configuration Management Documentation

Topic C: Network Performance Optimization

Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Network Issues

Topic A: Network Troubleshooting Models

Topic B: Network Troubleshooting Utilities

Topic C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools

Topic D: Common Connectivity Issues

Topic E: Troubleshoot Security Configuration Issues

Topic F: Troubleshoot Security Issues

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam

Appendix B: Network Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery

Appendix C: Planning and Implementing a SOHO Network

Appendix D: Legend for Icons Used in Network+ Figures

 

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