CompTIA Network+ (N10-009)

(N10-009.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-575-6
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The CompTIA Network+ (N10-009) course covers essential networking concepts, including network architectures, protocols, troubleshooting techniques, and security principles. Through a blend of interactive lessons, hands-on labs, and practice tests, you'll gain practical skills in configuring, managing, and maintaining network infrastructure. The curriculum aligns closely with the latest exam objectives, ensuring you're well-equipped to tackle real-world networking challenges and ace your certification test. Whether you're a beginner looking to start a career in IT networking or a professional aiming to validate your skills, this course provides the knowledge and tools you need to succeed in today's interconnected digital landscape.

Skills You’ll Get

CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates proficiency in essential networking skills across diverse environments. It covers establishing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and securing networks, paving the way for promising careers in both networking and cybersecurity fields.

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Lessons

23+ Lessons | 483+ Exercises | 420+ Quizzes | 270+ Flashcards | 270+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 3+ Full Length Tests | 90+ Post Assessment Questions | 264+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

122+ LiveLab | 94+ Video tutorials | 03:08+ Hours

1

Introduction

  • What Is the Network+ Certification?
  • Why Become Network+ Certified?
  • How to Become Network+ Certified
  • Tips for Taking the Network+ Exam
  • Who Should Read This Course?
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • How to Use This Course
  • N10-009 Exam Objectives
  • Objective Map
2

Introduction to Networks

  • First Things First: What's a Network?
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
3

The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model

  • Internetworking Models
  • Introduction to Encapsulation
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
4

Networking Connectors and Wiring Standards

  • Physical Media
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • Installing Wiring Distributions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
5

The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Network Basics
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet at the Physical Layer
  • Ethernet over Other Standards (IEEE 1905.1-2013)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
6

Networking Devices

  • Common Network Connectivity Devices
  • Other Specialized Devices
  • Networked Devices
  • Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network Using Network Segmentation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
7

Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • Data Encapsulation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
8

IP Addressing

  • IP Terminology
  • The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
9

IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Subnetting Basics
  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing
  • Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
10

Introduction to IP Routing

  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
11

Routing Protocols

  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Distance-Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link-State Routing Protocols
  • High Available Routes
  • Advanced IPv6 Concepts
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
12

Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
  • Switching Services
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • Advanced Features of Switches
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
13

Wireless Networking

  • Introduction to Wireless Technology
  • Cellular Technologies
  • The 802.11 Standards (Regulatory Impacts)
  • Comparing 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Network Components
  • Installing a Wireless Network
  • Site Survey
  • Wireless Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
14

Remote Network Access

  • Site-to-Site VPN
  • Client-to-Site VPN
  • Remote Desktop Connection
  • Virtual Network Computing
  • Connection Methods
  • Jump Box/Host
  • In-Band vs. Out-of-Band Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
15

Using Statistics and Sensors to Ensure Network Availability

  • Performance Monitoring/Metrics/Sensors
  • SNMP
  • Application Programming Interface Integration
  • Protocol Analyzer/Packet Capture
  • Flow Data
  • Log Aggregation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
16

Organizational Documents and Policies

  • Plans and Procedures
  • Hardening and Security Policies
  • Common Documentation
  • IP Address Management
  • Common Agreements
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
17

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Load Balancing
  • Multipathing
  • Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming
  • Redundant Hardware/Clusters
  • Facilities and Infrastructure Support
  • Redundancy and High Availability Concepts
  • Backups
  • Testing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
18

Data Center Architecture and Cloud Concepts

  • Cloud Computing
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Virtual Extensible Local Area Network
  • Zero Trust Architecture
  • Secure Access Secure Edge/Security Service Edge
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
19

Network  Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
20

Network Software Tools and Commands

  • Software Tools
  • Using traceroute
  • Using ipconfig, ifconfig, and ip
  • Using the ifconfig Utility
  • Using the ip Utility
  • Using the iptables Utility
  • Using the ping Utility
  • The Address Resolution Protocol
  • Using the arp Utility
  • Using the nslookup Utility
  • Resolving Names with the Hosts File
  • Using the mtr Command (pathping)
  • Using the Nmap Utility
  • Using the route Command
  • Using the netstat Utility
  • Using tcpdump
  • Basic Networking Device Commands
  • Hardware Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
21

Network Security Concepts

  • Common Security  Terminology
  • AAA Model
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
22

Common Types of Attacks

  • Technology-Based Attacks
  • Human and Environmental
  • Hardening Security
  • Implementing Network Segmentation
  • Physical Security Concepts
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Appendix A: Subnetting Class A

  • Subnetting Practice Examples: Class A Addresses
  • Subnetting in Your Head: Class A Addresses

1

Introduction to Networks

  • Exploring a Single Location in a Lab
  • Connecting Devices in a Peer-To-Peer Architecture
  • Configuring an iSCSI Target and Initiator
  • Connecting Devices in a Mesh Topology
  • Creating a Bus Topology
2

The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model

  • Generating and Examining the ARP Packets
3

Networking Connectors and Wiring Standards

  • Connecting Patch Panel Cables
  • Connecting Fiber Optic Cables
  • Establishing an Internet Connection Between Two Switches Using a Media Converter
4

The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Configuring the Speed and Duplex Settings of a Network Interface
  • Configuring NIC Teaming
  • Connecting to an Ethernet Network
  • Reconnecting to an Ethernet Network
5

Networking Devices

  • Mounting and Stacking Switches in a Server Rack
  • Connecting Systems to the Internet Through a Firewall Router
  • Implementing Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Configuring a Firewall
  • Configuring DHCP on a Router
  • Creating an ALB in AWS
  • Configuring a Router
  • Configuring Autonomous Access Points
  • Connecting to a VoIP
  • Connecting to a Cable Modem
  • Configuring a DNS Server
  • Configuring Zone Transfers
  • Connecting to a DSL Network
  • Configuring a Basic Switch
  • Viewing and Creating a Record Type
  • Examining DNS Entries
  • Configuring a Proxy Server
  • Providing Remote Internet Access Using Analog Modem
  • Configuring Multi-stratum NTP
  • Creating a Demilitarized Zone
  • Powering a VoIP Phone Using PoE Injector
  • Implementing a SOHO Network
6

Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Viewing the IPv4 Header
  • Understanding ICMP
  • Understanding HTTP/HTTPS
  • Analyzing the Structure of TCP and UDP Segments
  • Using the ping and tracert Commands
  • Exploiting SMTP
  • Examining Port Numbers
  • Configuring an SSH Server on a Linux System
  • Connecting to a Remote Computer Using the Remote Desktop Connection
  • Configuring IPSec
  • Configuring GRE Tunnels
7

IP Addressing

  • Exploring APIPA and Loopback Addresses
  • Configuring an IPv4 Address
  • Configuring an IPv6 Address
  • Configuring Stateless and Stateful DHCPv6
  • Configuring SLAAC
8

IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Configuring an IP Address in Linux
  • Configuring Network Address Translation
9

Introduction to IP Routing

  • Configuring Static Routing
10

Routing Protocols

  • Configuring BGP
  • Configuring EIGRP
  • Configuring OSPF
  • Configuring IPv6 on a Router
11

Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Viewing the Default Status of the Interfaces on a Switch
  • Configuring a Loop Guard on a Switch Port
  • Observing the STP Modes
  • Investigating STP Loop Prevention
  • Configuring a BPDU Guard on a Switch Port
  • Configuring PortFast and Rapid Spanning Tree
  • Configuring an Access Port
  • Creating a VLAN and Placing a Switch Port into It
  • Configuring DHCP Snooping
  • Configuring Speed, Duplex, and Description on a Switch
  • Configuring VLAN and Trunking
  • Configuring EtherChannel
  • Enabling Jumbo Frame Support
12

Wireless Networking

  • Creating a Home Wireless Network
  • Working with a Mobile Hotspot
  • Connecting an iPhone to a Laptop via Bluetooth
13

Remote Network Access

  • Creating a Site-to-Site VPN Connection
  • Configuring a VPN Connection on an iPad
14

Using Statistics and Sensors to Ensure Network Availability

  • Using a Visual Fault Locator
  • Monitoring the System's Performance Using Performance Monitor
  • Viewing and Exporting Event Logs
  • Configuring Syslog and Observing the Log Settings
15

Organizational Documents and Policies

  • Setting Up a Password Policy
  • Strengthening iPad Security
  • Installing the IPAM Feature
16

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Creating Redundant Storage
  • Configuring HSRP
  • Backing Up Files
  • Creating a Restore Point
  • Restoring Files
  • Creating a Local Backup
17

Data Center Architecture and Cloud Concepts

  • Creating a VPN Connection
  • Creating a Virtual Switch
  • Creating a VPC in AWS
  • Creating a Virtual Network in Azure
  • Creating a Network Firewall in AWS
  • Creating a NAT Gateway
  • Creating an Internet Gateway in AWS
18

Network  Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing Issues
  • Troubleshooting Switching Issues
19

Network Software Tools and Commands

  • Using the Protocol Analyzer Tool
  • Understanding Networking and Network Diagnostics Command Line Tools
  • Using Command Line Tools
  • Using Networking Device Commands
  • Testing an RJ-45 Cable Using a Cable Tester
  • Using a Network Tap
  • Providing Cooling and Ventilation to a Motherboard
20

Network Security Concepts

  • Examining a Self-Signed Certificate
  • Examining PKI Certificates
  • Adding a Digital Certificate
  • Creating Asymmetric Key Pairs
  • Understanding Symmetric Encryption
  • Configuring the RADIUS Server
21

Common Types of Attacks

  • Spoofing a MAC Address
  • Defending Against IP Spoofing
  • Simulating a DoS Attack
  • Performing ARP Spoofing
  • Using Anti-phishing Tools
  • Using the SET Tool
  • Creating a Network ACL
  • Cracking Passwords Using Cain and Abel
  • Using Honeypot
  • Disabling Unnecessary Services in Windows
  • Implementing Physical Security

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The exam contains Maximum of 90 questions questions.

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