Network+ Certification

Course ID: HLT 93011

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
The CompTIA Network+ Certification course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA A+ certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification.

Course Objective:
You will identify and describe all the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks, and learn information and skills that will be helpful as you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination (Exam N10-005).

Target Student:
This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems to prepare for the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-005), or who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration. A typical student taking up the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-005) course should have a minimum of nine months or more of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician. Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory.

Prerequisites:
An introductory course in a Windows operating system, or equivalent skills and knowledge, is required. Such as: Introduction to Windows XP Professional, or Introduction to Windows 7.
CompTIA A+ certification, or the equivalent skills and knowledge, is helpful but not required.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the basic network theory concepts.
  • identify the major network communications methods.
  • describe network media and hardware components.
  • identify the major types of network implementations.
  • identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
  • identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
  • identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
  • identify the components of a LAN implementation.
  • identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
  • identify the components of a remote network implementation.
  • identify the major issues and methods to secure systems on a network.
  • identify the major issues and technologies in network security.
  • identify network security threats and attacks.
  • identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
  • describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Network Theory
Topic 1A: Networking Terminology
Topic 1B: Network Categories
Topic 1C: Standard Network Models
Topic 1D: Physical Network Topologies
Topic 1E: Logical Network Topologies

Lesson 2: Network Communications Methods
Topic 2A: Data Transmission Methods
Topic 2B: Media Access Methods
Topic 2C: Signaling Methods

Lesson 3: Network Media and Hardware
Topic 3A: Bounded Network Media
Topic 3B: Unbounded Network Media
Topic 3C: Noise Control
Topic 3D: Network Connectivity Devices

Lesson 4: Network Implementations
Topic 4A: Ethernet Networks
Topic 4B: Wireless Networks

Lesson 5: Networking Models
Topic 5A: The OSI Model
Topic 5B: The TCP/IP Model

Lesson 6: TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery
Topic 6A: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Topic 6B: IP Addressing
Topic 6C: Default IP Addressing Schemes
Topic 6D: Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
Topic 6E: Implement IPv6 Addresses
Topic 6E: Delivery Techniques

Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services
Topic 7A: Assign IP Addresses
Topic 7B: Domain Naming Services
Topic 7C: TCP/IP Commands
Topic 7D: Common TCP/IP Protocols
Topic 7E: TCP/IP Interoperability Services

Lesson 8: LAN Infrastructure
Topic 8A: Switching
Topic 8B: Enable Static Routing
Topic 8C: Virtual LANs
Topic 8D: Plan a SOHO Network

Lesson 9: WAN Infrastructure
Topic 9A: WAN Transmission Technologies
Topic 9B: WAN Connectivity Methods
Topic 9C: Voice Over Data Transmission

Lesson 10: Remote Networking
Topic 10A: Remote Network Architectures
Topic 10B: Remote Access Networking Implementations
Topic 10C: Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

Lesson 11: System Security
Topic 11A: Computer Security Basics
Topic 11B: System Security Tools
Topic 11C: Authentication Methods
Topic 11D: Encryption Methods

Lesson 12: Network Security
Topic 12A: Network Perimeter Security
Topic 12B: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Topic 12C: Protect Network Traffic Using IPSec

Lesson 13: Network Security Threats and Attacks
Topic 13A: Network-Based Security Threats and Attacks
Topic 13B: Apply Threat Mitigation Techniques
Topic 13C: Educate Users

Lesson 14: Network Management
Topic 14A: Network Monitoring
Topic 14B: Configuration Management Documentation
Topic 14C: Network Performance Optimization

Lesson 15: Network Troubleshooting
Topic 15A: Network Troubleshooting Models
Topic 15B: Network Troubleshooting Utilities
Topic 15C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
Topic 15D: Common Connectivity Issues

Appendix A: Mapping Network+ Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives


Appendix B: CompTIA Network+ Acronyms


Appendix C: Network Fault Tolerance Methods


Appendix D: Disaster Recovery Planning