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Network+ Prep Course On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Network+ Prep Course

Course Description/Agenda

CompTIA's Network+ is the premier vendor-neutral networking certification. Our Network+ Prep Course is designed to provide the foundation you need not only to be productive on the job but also to be successful in more specialized topics and in your pursuit of vendor-specific certifications. Microsoft added CompTIA Network+ to their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program, and other corporations, such as Novell, Cisco, and HP, recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks.

Earning CompTIA's Network+ certification increases your value in the marketplace, providing proof of your knowledge, skills, and ability to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure. Our Network+ Prep Course points you in the right direction, allowing you to demonstrate the concepts covered on the Network+ exam in a real-world, hands-on environment. You will take a practice exam in class, and you will reinforce your knowledge and gain essential networking skills in labs that feature networking equipment from Cisco, SMC, Juniper, and others.

Our Network+ Prep Course uses CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC). The CompTIA CAQC symbol assures you that all test objectives are covered in the training material.

This course leads to Network+ certification and includes:

  • CompTIA Press Network+ Student Manual
  • Network+ Study Guide
  • Network+ pre- and post-assessment test questions
  • Comprehension exercises and study digest
  • Network+ exam voucher

What You'll Learn

  • How to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam
  • Practice exam questions
  • Basic components and characteristics of a network
  • Host-to-network and network-to-network connections
  • LAN wiring components and conventions
  • Differentiate between wired networking devices
  • How to configure your workstation, switch, and router
  • TCP/IP communications protocols basics
  • Practical overview of IP subnetting and how it works
  • Wireless networking components
  • Common security threats and mitigation techniques
  • Securing systems and network devices
  • Controlling access to the network
  • Monitoring network resources
  • Troubleshooting the network

Who Should Attend

  • IT personnel who need a solid foundation in networking
  • Individuals interested in pursuing CompTIA's Network+ certification

Course Prerequisites

  • 9-12 months of experience in the IT support industry
  • A+ certification or similar knowledge is beneficial but not required

Course Outline

1. Network Basics

  • Network concepts
    • Networking models
    • Local area network
    • Basic network types
    • Peer-to-peer model
    • Client/server model
    • Segments and backbones
    • Network wiring
    • Fiber optic
    • Twisted pair
    • Coaxial
    • Serial
    • Duplex
    • Wireless LAN
    • Network protocols
  • Network architectures
    • Network designs
    • Point-to-point vs. point-to-multipoint
    • Packet vs. circuit-switching networks
    • Ethernet
    • Ethernet networks
    • Token Ring networks
    • Wireless LANs
    • WAN bandwidth technologies
    • WAN mesh topology
  • The OSI model
    • The OSI model applied to local area networking

2. Wired Computer-To-Computer Connections

  • Wired network connections
    • Fiber optic wired connections
    • Twisted pair connections
    • Terminating CATx-to-RJ-45 connectors
    • Coaxial connections
    • Terminating coax-to-BNC connectors
    • Plenum wiring
  • Network interface cards and modems
    • Computer network connection
    • NIC selection
    • Addressing
    • MAC addresses
    • IP addresses
    • Character-based names
    • Domain Name System
    • NetBIOS
    • Port addresses
    • Modems
    • Riser cards
    • Softmodems
    • When a modem isn't a modem
    • Model installation
    • Dial-up connection creation
    • Dial-up connection object management

3. Network-To-Network Connections

  • Network-to-network connection components
    • Network Access Points (NAPs)
    • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
    • How an ISP works
    • LAN installation components
    • Telecommunications room
  • LAN wiring
    • Network cable installation
    • Telecommunications room equipment
    • Using a punchdown tool
  • LAN wiring tests
    • LAN tests

4. Wired Internetworking Devices

  • Basic internetworking devices
    • Internetworking devices
    • Repeaters
    • Bridges
    • Heterogeneous (translating) bridges
    • Encapsulating bridges
    • A learning (transparent) bridge
    • Bridge routing management
    • Additional filtering and intelligence
    • Local and remote bridges
    • Layer 2 switches
    • Bridges vs. switches
    • Routers
    • About routers
    • Router features
    • Types of routers
    • Routing tables
    • Routing examples
    • Brouters
    • Bridges vs. routers
    • Ethernet hubs
    • Token Ring Multi-Station Access Unit
    • Media converters
    • Firewalls
  • Specialized internetworking devices
    • Higher-level switches
    • IDS and IPS
    • Traffic shaper
    • Multifunction network devices

5. Wired Communication Standards

  • The TCP/IP protocol suite
    • IEEE Network interface layer protocols
    • Internet layer protocols
    • Transport layer protocols
    • TCP
    • Network monitor
    • UDP
    • TCP vs. UDP
    • Application layer protocols
    • Telnet
    • NTP
    • E-mail messaging protocols
  • TCP/IP
    • IPv4
    • IPv6
    • TCP/IP configuration parameters
    • Subnet masks
    • IPv6 subnets
    • Default gateway
    • DNS
    • WINS
    • Static TCP/IP parameters
    • DHCP and DHCPv6
  • DHCP servers
    • Installing a DHCP server
    • IPv6 scopes

6. Wireless Networking

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