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CompTIA Network+ N10-007

Interactive and entertaining talk-show style format presented by industry leading experts.

Looking to learn basic networking skills? The CompTIA Network+ is an internationally recognized certification, validating an individual’s fundamental IT networking knowledge and skills. This path covers the certification's objectives in order to help you get ready for the exam.

  • Network architectures
  • Network Installation
  • Routing
  • Network operations
  • Ethernet basics
  • Network naming
  • TCP/IP applications and network protocols
  • Ipv6
  • Remote connectivity
  • Wireless networking
  • Managing risk
  • Cabling and topology
  • Advanced networking devices
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Basic experience using a computer such as Windows or Linux.
  • A CompTIA A+ certification, or equivalent knowledge, is recommended, but not required.

Module 1 – Networking Concepts

1.1 Basic Networking
You will explain basic networking.

  • Intro to networking
  • Networking architectures
  • Activity Basic Networking

1.2 OSI Model
You will explain devices, applications, protocols, and services at their appropriate OSI layers.

  • Layer 7 – Application
  • Layer 6 – Presentation
  • Layer 5 – Session
  • Layer 4 – Transport
  • Layer 3 – Network
  • Layer 2 – Data Link
  • Layer 1 – Physical
  • Activity Exploring the OSI Model

1.3 Protocols and Ports
You will explain the purposes and uses of ports and protocols.

  • Protocols and ports overview
  • Activity Examining Protocols and Ports
  • Connection-oriented vs. connectionless
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Activity Comparing TCP and UDP
  • Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Internet Control Messaging Protocol (ICMP)
  • Internet Group Messaging Protocol (IGMP)
  • Activity Examining the Lower Layer Protocols
  • Layer 7 Remote Control Protocols
  • Layer 7 File Transfer Protocols
  • Layer 7 Messaging Protocols
  • Activity Examining Messaging Protocols
  • Layer 7 Web Traffic Protocols
  • Layer 7 Streaming Media Protocols
  • Layer 7 Infrastructure Management Protocols

1.4 Switching
You will explain the concepts and characteristics of switching.

  • Packet-switched vs. circuit-switched networks
  • Properties of Network Traffic
  • Contention Management
  • Activity Creating Collision and Broadcast Domains
  • Interface Properties and Segmentation
  • Activity Creating a Basic Network Segment
  • Switching part 2
  • Activity Switching
  • Switching Loop Management
  • Activity Managing Switching Loops
  • VLANs
  • Activity Creating VLANs

1.5 Routing
You will explain the concepts and characteristics of routing.

  • ARP
  • Activity Examining ARP
  • IP Addressing Basics
  • Activity Configuring IP
  • Routers
  • Activity Setting Up a Router
  • Routing Basics
  • Activity Adding Static Routes
  • VLAN Routing
  • Activity Routing Between VLANs
  • Activity Configuring NAT/PAT
  • Routing Protocols
  • Activity Configuring a Routing Protocol
  • Firewalls
  • Activity Configuring Firewalls

1.6 Advanced Switching and Routing Concepts
You will explain advanced switching and routing concepts.

  • IPv6 Concepts
  • Activity Exploring IPv6
  • Performance Concepts
  • Distributed Switching
  • Software-defined Networking

1.7 IP Addressing
You will, given a scenario, configure the appropriate IP addressing components.

  • Public vs. Private
  • Loopback and Reserved
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
  • Virtual IP
  • Subnetting
  • Activity Learning to Subnet
  • Address Assignments

1.8 Network Types and Topologies
You will compare and contrast the characteristics of network topologies, types and technologies.

  • Wired Topologies
  • Wireless Topologies
  • Network Types
  • Technologies that Facilitate the Internet Of Things (IoT)
  • (No activity for this chapter)

1.9 Wireless Technologies
You will, given a scenario, implement the appropriate wireless technologies and configurations.

  • Radio Basics
  • 802.11 Standards
  • Wi-Fi Frequencies
  • Wi-Fi Antenna Concepts
  • Bluetooth
  • Cellular
  • Site Surveys
  • Activity Using an RF Spectrum Analyzer

1.10 Cloud Concepts
You will summarize cloud concepts and their purposes.

  • Types of Services
  • Cloud Delivery Models
  • Security Implications/Considerations
  • Activity Exploring Cloud Services

1.11 Network Services
You will explain the functions of network services.

  • DNS Service
  • Activity Setting up DNS
  • DHCP Service
  • Activity Setting Up DHCP
  • NTP
  • IPAM

Module 2 – Infrastructure

2.1 Cabling Solutions
You will, given a scenario, deploy the appropriate cabling solution.

  • Media Types
  • Activity Testing a Fiber Optic Cable
  • Plenum vs. PVC
  • Connector Types
  • Activity Crimping on an RJ-45 Connector
  • Transceivers
  • Termination Points
  • Activity Terminating Cable to a 110 Block
  • Copper Cable Standards
  • Copper Termination Standards
  • Activity Creating a Crossover Cable
  • Ethernet Deployment Standards

2.2 Network Device Placement and Installation
You will, given a scenario, determine the appropriate placement of networking devices on a network and install/configure them.

  • Network Interface
  • Repeater
  • Hub
  • Bridge
  • Switch
  • Router
  • Modem
  • Wireless Access Point
  • Activity Setting up a WAP
  • Firewall
  • Media Converter
  • Wireless Range Extender
  • VoIP Endpoint

2.3 Advanced Network Devices
You will explain the purposes and use cases for advanced networking devices.

  • Multilayer Switch
  • Wireless Controller
  • Load Balancer
  • Proxy Server
  • Activity Configuring Proxy Settings
  • VPN Concentrator
  • AAA/RADIUS Server
  • UTM Appliance
  • NGFW/Layer 7 Firewall
  • VoIP PBX
  • VoIP Gateway
  • Content Filter

2.4 Virtualization and Network Storage Technologies
You will explain the purposes of virtualization and network storage technologies.

  • Virtual Networking Components
  • Network Storage Types
  • Connection Types
  • Jumbo Frames
  • (No activity for this chapter)

2.5 WAN Technologies
You will compare and contrast WAN technologies.

  • Service Types
  • Transmission Mediums
  • Characteristics of Service
  • Activity Configuring WAN Links
  • Termination

Module 3 – Network Operations

3.1 Documentation
You will, given a scenario, use appropriate documentation and diagrams to manage the network.

  • Diagram Symbols
  • Standard Operating Procedures/Work Instructions
  • Logical vs. Physical Diagrams
  • Rack Diagrams
  • Change Management Documentation
  • Wiring and Port Locations
  • IDF/MDF Documentation
  • Labeling
  • Network Configuration and Performance Baselines
  • Inventory Management
  • Activity Using Documentation

3.2 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
You will compare and contrast business continuity and disaster recovery concepts.

  • Availability Concepts
  • Recovery
  • Activity Backing Up Your Data
  • MTTR
  • MTBF
  • SLA Requirements

3.3 Scanning, Monitoring, and Patching
You will explain common scanning, monitoring and patching processes and summarize their expected outputs.

  • Processes
  • Event Management
  • SNMP Monitors
  • Metrics
  • Activity Testing the Network

3.4 Remote Access Methods
You will, given a scenario, use remote access methods.

  • VPN
  • RDP
  • SSH
  • VNC
  • Telnet
  • HTTPS/Management URL
  • Remote File Access
  • Out-of-Band Management
  • Activity Making Remote Connections

3.5 Policies and Best Practices
You will identify policies and best practices.

  • Privileged User Agreement
  • Password Policy
  • On-boarding/Off-boarding Procedures
  • Licensing Restrictions
  • International Export Controls
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Remote Access Policies
  • Incident Response Policies
  • BYOD
  • AUP
  • NDA
  • System Life Cycle
  • Safety Procedures And Policies
  • Activity Creating Policies and Procedures

Module 4 – Network Security

4.1 Physical Security Devices
You will summarize the purposes of physical security devices.

  • Detection
  • Prevention
  • (No activity for this chapter)

4.2 Authentication and Access Control
You will explain authentication and access controls.

  • Authorization, Authentication, and Accounting
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Access Control
  • Activity Examining Access Control Mechanisms
  • 4.3 Basic Wireless Network Security

You will, given a scenario, secure a basic wireless network.

  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • TKIP-RC4
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Geofencing
  • Activity Demonstrating the Need for Wireless Security

4.4 Common Network Attacks
You will summarize common networking attacks.

  • DoS
  • Social Engineering
  • Insider Threat
  • Logic Bomb
  • Rogue Access Point
  • Evil Twin
  • War-driving
  • Phishing
  • Ransomware
  • DNS Poisoning
  • ARP Poisoning
  • Spoofing
  • Deauthentication
  • Brute Force
  • VLAN Hopping
  • Man-in-the-Middle
  • Exploits vs. Vulnerabilities
  • Activity Conducting a Phishing Attack

4.5 Network Device Hardening
You will, given a scenario, implement network device hardening.

  • Changing Default Credentials
  • Avoiding Common Passwords
  • File Hashing
  • Generating New Keys
  • Activity Supporting Secure Authentication and Encryption
  • Upgrading Firmware
  • Patching and Updates
  • Disabling Unnecessary Services
  • Using Secure Protocols
  • Disabling Unused Ports

4.6 Common Mitigation Techniques
You will explain common mitigation techniques and their purposes.

  • Signature Management
  • Device Hardening
  • Change Native VLAN
  • Switchport Protection
  • Network Segmentation
  • Privileged User Account
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Role Separation
  • Restricting Access Via ACLs
  • Honeypot/Honeynet
  • Penetration Testing
  • Activity Implementing a Honeypot

Module 5 – Network Troubleshooting and Tools

5.1 Network Troubleshooting Methodology
You will explain the network troubleshooting methodology.

  • Identify the Problem
  • Establish a Theory of Probable Cause
  • Test the Theory to Determine the Cause
  • Establish a Plan of Action to Resolve the Problem and Identify Potential Effects
  • Implement the Solution or Escalate as Necessary
  • Verify Full System Functionality and , if Applicable, Implement Preventive Measures
  • Document Findings, Actions, and Outcomes
  • (No activity for this chapter)

5.2 Using the Appropriate Tool
You will, given a scenario, use the appropriate tool.

  • Hardware Tools – Basic Hand Held
  • Hardware Tools – Analyzers
  • Activity Troubleshooting with Hardware Tools
  • Software Tools – Testers and Analyzers
  • Activity Troubleshooting with Software Tools
  • Software Tools – Command Line
  • Activity Using Command Line Tools

5.3 Troubleshoot Wired Connectivity and Performance
You will, given a scenario, troubleshoot common wired connectivity and performance issues.
Signal Issues:

  • Attenuation
  • Latency
  • Jitter
  • Crosstalk
  • EMI
  • Activity Troubleshooting Signal Problems

Physical Issues:

  • Open/short
  • Incorrect pin-out
  • Incorrect Cable Type
  • Bad Port
  • Damaged cable
  • Bent pins

Transceiver Issues:

  • Transceiver mismatch
  • TX/RX reverse
  • Duplex/speed mismatch
  • Activity Troubleshooting Transceiver Problems

Traffic Flow Issues:

  • Bottleneck
  • VLAN mismatch
  • Network connection LED status indicators

5.4 Troubleshoot Wireless Connectivity and Performance
You will, given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless connectivity and performance issues.
Signal Loss:

  • Attenuation
  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • Absorption
  • Latency & Jitter

Antenna Issues:

  • Incorrect antenna type
  • Incorrect antenna placement
  • Incorrect WAP type

WAP Issues:

  • Interference
  • Channel overlap
  • Overcapacity
  • Distance limitations
  • Frequency mismatch
  • Power levels
  • Signal-to-noise ratio

WAP Misconfiguration:

  • Wrong SSID
  • Wrong passphrase
  • Security type mismatch
  • Activity Troubleshooting WAP Issues

5.5 Troubleshoot Common Network Service Issues
You will, given a scenario, troubleshoot common network service issues.

Common Network Issues:

  • Physical Connectivity
  • Incorrect IP Address
  • Incorrect Gateway
  • Incorrect Netmask
  • Names Not Resolving
  • Untrusted SSL Certificate

DHCP Issues:

  • Duplicate IP Addresses
  • Expired IP Address
  • Rogue DHCP
  • Exhausted DHCP Scope

Firewall/ACL Issues:

  • Blocked TCP/UDP Ports
  • Incorrect Host-based Firewall Settings
  • Incorrect ACL Settings

Advanced Network Issues:

  • DNS Server Issues
  • Duplicate MAC Addresses
  • Incorrect Time
  • Unresponsive Service
  • Hardware Failure

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