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Comp TIA Network+

Course Description

The course contains concise information on security essentials and standards, using practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience and covers key exam topics including network technologies, media and topologies, devices, management, tools, and security.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Introduction to Networks

First Things First: What's a Network?
Common Network Components
Physical Network Topologies
Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
Written Labs

Chapter 2: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications

Internetworking Models
The OSI Reference Model
Introduction to Encapsulation
Written Lab

Chapter 3: Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards

Physical Media
Properties of Cables
Wiring Standards
Installing Wiring Distributions
Verifying Proper Wiring Termination
Written Lab

Chapter 4: The Current Ethernet Specifications

Network Basics
Ethernet Basics
Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
Ethernet at the Physical Layer
Written Lab

Chapter 5: Networking Devices

Common Network Connectivity Devices
Other Specialized Devices
Network Segmentation
Written Lab

Chapter 6: Introduction to Internet Protocol (IP)

Introducing TCP/IP
Data Encapsulation
Written Lab

Chapter 7: IP Addressing

IP Terminology
The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
Broadcast Addresses
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Written Lab

Chapter 8: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

Subnetting Basics
Troubleshooting IP Addressing
Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
Written Labs

Chapter 9: Introduction to IP Routing

Routing Basics
The IP Routing Process
Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
Static and Dynamic Routing
Written Lab

Chapter 10: Routing Protocols

Routing Protocol Basics
Distance-Vector Routing Protocols
Link-State Routing Protocols
IPv6 Routing Protocols
Written Lab

Chapter 11: Switching and Virtual LANs (VLANs)

Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
Switching Services
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Virtual LANs (VLANs)
Switching and Network Security
Two Additional Advanced Features of Switches
Written Lab

Chapter 12: Wireless Technologies

Introduction to Wireless Technology
The 802.11 Standards
Comparing 802.11 Standards
Wireless Network Components
Installing a Wireless Network
Wireless Security
Exam Essentials
Written Lab

Chapter 13: Authentication and Access Control

Security Filtering
Managing User Account and Password Security
User-Authentication Methods
Written Lab

Chapter 14: Network Threats and Mitigation

Recognizing Security Threats
Understanding Mitigation Techniques
Policies and Procedures
Written Lab

Chapter 15: Physical and Hardware Security

Using Hardware and Software Security Devices
Defining Firewalls
Firewall Technologies
Firewalls at the Application Layer vs. the Network Layer
Scanning Services and Other Firewall Features
Intrusion-Detection and -Prevention Systems
VPN Concentrators
Understanding Problems Affecting Device Security
Written Lab

Chapter 16: Wide Area Networks

What's a WAN?
T-Series Connections
Transmission Media
Broadband Services
WAN Protocols
Written Lab

Chapter 17: Command-Line Tools

Using Traceroute
Using ipconfig and ifconfig
Using the ping Utility
Using the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
Using the nslookup Utility
Resolving Names with the Hosts Table
Using the Mtr Command
Using the Route Command
Using the nbtstat Utility
Using the netstat Utility
Using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Using the Telephone Network (Telnet) Utility
Written Lab

Chapter 18: Software and Hardware Tools

Understanding Network Scanners
Identifying Hardware Tools
Written Lab

Chapter 19: Network Troubleshooting

Narrowing Down the Problem
Troubleshooting Steps
Troubleshooting Tips
Written Lab

Chapter 20: Management, Monitoring, and Optimization

Managing Network Documentation
Monitoring the Network and Optimizing Its Performance
Written Lab