Days 5    Code N100

CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals.

Course Details

CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. This practical “hands-on” 5-day course will teach students the fundamental principles of installing and supporting networks.On course completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features of different network protocols and products for LANs, WANs, and wireless networks.

  • Understand the functions and features of TCP/IP addressing and protocols.

  • Identify threats to network resources and appropriate security countermeasures.

  • Install and configure network cabling and appliances.

  • Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot networks.

Certification Track

This course will prepare students to take the N10-005 CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.This course will prepare students to take the N10-005 CompTIA Network+ Certification exam, for the objectives released in December 2011.The CompTIA Network+ credential proves knowledge of networking features and functions and is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. Worldwide, more than 325,000 individuals are CompTIA Network+ certified and 21% of IT staff within a random sampling of US organizations within a cross section of industry verticals hold Network+ Certification. Network+ is mandated or recommended by organizations such as Apple, Cisco, HP, Ricoh, the U.S. State Department, and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.

Target Audience

This course is intended for new or intending network support technicians wishing to qualify with CompTIA Network+ Certification. It is also suitable for experienced technicians who require an industry-backed credential that validates their skills and knowledge. This course will particularly benefit students pursuing a career in network support, in job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.


Students should meet the following criteria prior to attending the course:

  • Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have equivalent knowledge and experience.

  • Extensive experience of supporting end-users and PC-based systems.

  • Six months to one year of post-A+ Certification support experience.

Course Outline

  • Module 1 / Network Media and Devices

    Topologies and the OSI Model • Key Features of Networks • Clients and Servers • Network Topologies • The OSI Model • Physical Layer • Data Link Layer • Network Layer • Upper Layers • OSI Model Summary • TCP/IP Protocol Suite • Labs • Matching Components to the OSI Model
    Cabling and Connectors • Selecting Network Cable • Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP) • Other Copper Cable Types • Fiber Optic Cable • Repeaters • Media Converters • Labs • Configuring a Network Adapter • Using VirtualBox • ARP and Packet Analysis
    Ethernet • IEEE 802 Standards • Media Characteristics • Media Access Control • Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) • Ethernet Media Specifications • MAC Addressing • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) • Network Adapters • Protocol Analyzer
    Bridge and Switches • Hubs and Bridges • Switches • Configuring a Switch • Power over Ethernet (PoE) • Virtual LANs (VLAN) • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Module 3 / Network Applications

    Transport Protocols • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) • User Datagram Protocol (UDP) • TCP/IP Ports • Port Scanners • Labs • TCP and Port Scanning
    Name Resolution • Host Names • Name Resolution Methods • Configuring DNS Servers • Name Resolution Troubleshooting • Labs • Name Resolution
    Internet Applications • TCP/IP Services • World Wide Web (HTTP) • File Transfer Protocol (FTP) • Email (SMTP / POP3 / IMAP) • Conferencing and VoIP Protocols • Labs • Configuring Email Services
    WAN Technologies • WAN Basics • Telecommunications Networks • Modern Telecommunications Networks • Packet-switched WAN Services • Local Loop Services • Installing Modems • Labs • Designing a WAN
    Remote Access • Remote Connectivity Protocols • Virtual Private Networks • Remote Access Servers

  • Module 5 / Management, Monitoring, Troubleshooting

    Configuration Management • Change and Configuration Management • Documentation
    Installing Wired Networks • Wiring Standards • Wiring Distribution • Distribution Frames • Wiring Schemes • Installing WAN Links • Cable Testing Tools • Planning a SOHO Network Installation • Labs • Designing a LAN
    Deploying Virtual Networks • Virtualization Technologies • Virtual Platform Applications • Cloud Computing
    Monitoring and Management Tools • Performance Management Appliances • High Availability Appliances • Network Monitoring Utilities • Simple Network Management Protocol • Remote Administration Tools •Labs • Performance Testing and Monitoring • Monitoring and Management Tools
    Network Troubleshooting • Troubleshooting Procedures • Troubleshooting Common Connectivity Scenarios • Troubleshooting Intranetworking Infrastructure • Troubleshooting Configuration Issues • Troubleshooting Internetworking Infrastructure • Troubleshooting Services •Labs • Troubleshooting • Troubleshooting Scenarios

  • Module 2 / Addressing and Routing

    Internet Protocol • Internet Protocol Basics • Subnet Masks • Configuring TCP/IP • ipconfig / ifconfig • IP Routing Basics • ICMP and ping • Labs • Binary to Decimal Conversions • ANDing • IP Address Configuration
    Addressing Schemes • IP Addressing Schemes • Creating Subnets • Public Internet Addressing • Labs • Understanding IP Addressing • Subnet Addressing • IP Addressing Schemes
    DHCP, APIPA, and NTP • Static versus Dynamic IP Addressing • Configuring DHCP • Network Time Protocol (NTP) • Labs • Configuring DHCP Clients and Servers
    IPv6 • IPv6 Address Format • IPv6 Addressing Schemes • Labs • IPv6 Addressing
    Routing • Routing Basics • Routing Algorithms and Metrics • Routing Protocols • Installing and Configuring Routers • Routing Troubleshooting Tools • Internet Group Management Protocol • Labs • Configuring Routing • Designing a Routed Internetwork

  • Module 4 / Network Security

    Security Fundamentals • Security Basics • Social Engineering • Malware • Network Reconnaissance • Network Attack Strategies • Policies and Procedures • Patch Management • Training
    Security Appliances • Secure Network Topologies • Network Address Translation • Firewalls • Proxies and Gateways • Intrusion Detection Systems • Vulnerability Assessments and Pentests • Labs • Configuring Firewalls and IDS
    Authentication • Authentication Technologies • Encryption and PKI • Local Authentication Protocols • Remote Authentication Protocols • Network Access Control • Labs • Authentication Methods and VPNs • Configuring Certificate Services and HTTPS • Designing a Secure Network
    Installing Wireless Networks • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) • Setting Up a Wireless Network • Wireless Security • Wireless WANs • Labs • Configuring a Wireless Network

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