Network Expert

(NTWRK-EXP.AA1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-551-0
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The Network Expert course offers comprehensive training for professionals seeking expertise in networking technologies and protocols. Covering topics such as routing, switching, network security, and troubleshooting, this course equips individuals with the skills needed to design, implement, and manage robust network infrastructures. Through hands-on labs and simulated hardware environment, participants gain practical experience in configuring network, routers, switches, and firewalls, preparing them for various networking roles in the IT industry.

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Lessons

28+ Lessons | 395+ Exercises | 406+ Quizzes | 325+ Flashcards | 325+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

90+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 135+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

57+ LiveLab | 58+ Video tutorials | 04:37+ Hours

Video Lessons

154+ Videos | 16:15+ Hours

Key topics

Computer Networks
Subnetting
Security Practices
Infrastructure Design
Governing Network Operations
Troubleshooting

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uCertify Network Expert

The uCertify Network Expert certification is a credential that signifies advanced proficiency in designing, implementing, and managing network infrastructures. It demonstrates expertise in creating and maintaining efficient and secure networks, essential for modern IT environments.

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1

Introduction

  • What Is the Network+ Certification?
  • What is the Ucertify Network Expert Certification.
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 Specifications

  • Internetworking Models
  • The OSI Reference Model
  • 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 Availability
  • 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
  • Two Additional 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

Using Statistics and Sensors to Ensure Network Availability

  • Performance Metrics/Sensors
  • SNMP
  • Network Device Logs
  • Interface Statistics/Status
  • Interface Errors or Alerts
  • Environmental Factors and Sensors
  • Baselines
  • NetFlow Data
  • Uptime/Downtime
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
15

Organizational Documents and Policies

  • Plans and Procedures
  • Hardening and Security Policies
  • Common Documentation
  • Common Agreements
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
16

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Load Balancing
  • Multipathing
  • Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming
  • Redundant Hardware/Clusters
  • Facilities and Infrastructure Support
  • Redundancy and High Availability (HA) Concepts
  • Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Network Device Backup/Restore
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
17

Common Security Concepts

  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA)
  • Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Least Privilege
  • Role-Based Access
  • Zero Trust
  • Defense in Depth
  • Authentication Methods
  • Security Risk Assessments
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
18

Common Types of Attacks

  • Technology-Based Attacks
  • Human and Environmental
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
19

Network Hardening Techniques

  • Best Practices
  • IoT Access Considerations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
20

Remote Access Security

  • Site-to-Site VPN
  • Client-to-Site VPN
  • Remote Desktop Connection
  • Remote Desktop Gateway
  • SSH
  • Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
  • Virtual Desktop
  • Authentication and Authorization Considerations
  • In-Band vs. Out-of-Band Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
21

Physical Security

  • Detection Methods
  • Prevention Methods
  • Asset Disposal
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
22

Data Center Architecture and Cloud Concepts

  • Data Center Network Architectures
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Traffic Flows
  • Branch Office vs. On-premises Data Center vs. Colocation
  • Cloud Computing and Its Effect on the Enterprise Network
  • Overview of Network Programmability in Enterprise Network
  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
23

Ensuring Network Availability

  • Performance Metrics/Sensors
  • Network Metrics
  • Network Device Logs
  • Interface Statistics/Status
  • Interface Errors
  • Baseline
  • NetFlow
  • Uptime
  • Downtime
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
24

Cable Connectivity Issues and Tools

  • Identifying Hardware Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
25

Network Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
26

Network Software Tools and Commands

  • Software Tools
  • Using traceroute
  • Using ipconfig, ifconfig, and ip
  • Using the iptables Utility
  • Using the ping Utility
  • Using 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 nbtstat Utility
  • Using the netstat Utility
  • Using tcpdump
  • Using the File Transfer Protocol
  • Using the Telnet Utility
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Appendix A: Subnetting Class A

  • Subnetting Practice Examples: Class A Addresses
  • Subnetting in Your Head: Class A Addresses
  • Written Lab 1
  • Written Lab 2

Appendix B: Videos

  • Module 12 - High Availability and Disaster Recovery

1

Introduction to Networks

  • Identifying Clients and Servers
  • Connecting Devices in a Peer-To-Peer Architecture
  • Connecting Devices in a Bus Topology
3

Networking Connectors and Wiring Standards

  • Preparing a Temporary Server for the Network or Internet Connection
  • Connecting a Workstation to the Ethernet and Internet
4

The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Configuring Advanced Ethernet Options
5

Networking Devices

  • Configuring a DHCP Server
  • Creating a Subinterface on a Router and Assigning an IP Address
  • Configuring and Displaying Speed, Duplex, and Description on a Switch
  • Performing a Proxy Server Operation
  • Adding a DNS server
6

Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Displaying a Router’s IP ARP Table
  • Displaying the Structure of a TCP Segment
  • Displaying the Structure of a UDP Segment
  • Understanding the IPv4 Header
7

IP Addressing

  • Configuring a Class B IP Address
  • Configuring a Class A IP Address
  • Configuring a Class C IP Address
  • Enabling and Verifying SLAAC on a Router
8

IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Pinging a Host Using a PC
  • Configuring a CIDR-Based IP Network
  • Configuring Port Address Translation
  • Configuring Network Address Translation
9

Introduction to IP Routing

  • Using the show IP route Command
  • Configuring Static Routing
10

Routing Protocols

  • Configuring GRE Tunnels
11

Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Using the show Command
  • Configuring an Access Port
  • Identifying the Root Ports and Viewing the STP Information of a Switch
  • Creating a VLAN and Viewing its Assignment to Port Mapping
  • Configuring and Viewing a Trunk Port Status
12

Wireless Networking

  • Installing an NIC on a Motherboard of a CPU
  • Verifying Whether a Wireless NIC is Configured in a Laptop
  • Turning On the Personal Hotspot in an iPhone
13

Using Statistics and Sensors to Ensure Network Availability

  • Configuring Syslog and Viewing Settings on a Router
  • Viewing the Application, Security, and System Logs
  • Viewing Interface Statistics and Status
  • Configuring NetFlow
14

Organizational Documents and Policies

  • Creating a Demilitarized Zone
  • Configuring a Default Domain Password Policy
15

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Configuring VRRP
16

Common Security Concepts

  • Setting Up a Honeypot
  • Configuring AAA for Device Access Control
  • Installing a RADIUS Server
17

Common Types of Attacks

  • Performing ARP Spoofing
  • Performing a DoS Attack with the SYN Flood
  • Cracking Passwords
  • Simulating a DoS Attack
  • Using OWASP ZAP
  • Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack
18

Network Hardening Techniques

  • Configuring DHCP Snooping
19

Remote Access Security

  • Configuring an SSH Server
21

Data Center Architecture and Cloud Concepts

  • Creating a Virtual Switch
25

Network Software Tools and Commands

  • Part II: Command Line Tools
  • Part I: Command Line Tools
  • Capturing a Packet Using Wireshark
  • Part III: Command Line Tools

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