CompTIA Network+ Course
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- Type : Online Course
- Duration : 34 Hours
- Access : 12 Months
- Awarded By : CompTIA
- Eligible to Apply : Yes
CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. You can kick start your network career or improve on the networking skills you already have with this vendor-neutral CompTIA Network+ course. Learn to configure, manage, secure, and troubleshoot both wired and wireless networks, as you prepare for CompTIA’s N10-007 certification exam.
The CompTIA Network+ course offers everything you need to get you ready for your Network+ certification exam.
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
- Describe networking concepts.
- Explain the function and installation of network infrastructure components.
- Describe network operations concepts and implementation.
- Describe network security concepts and implementation.
- Explain network troubleshooting techniques and tool usage.
- Have sufficient knowledge to sit the Network+ exam.
Why should I get N+ certified?
CompTIA Network+ Certification is the leading vendor-neutral, globally-recognised networking certification and is recommended as a first professional-level networking certification. As the demand for skilled network support professionals grows, Network+ is quickly becoming the standard for networking competency. Network+ is the perfect entry point into a networking career.
Once certified, you’ll be qualified for jobs such as 1st Line Support Engineer and Network Technician, earning an average salary of £37,500.00 per year - as well as ready to build on these fundamentals and specialise in your preferred area with further CompTIA certifications.
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Who is this course for?
This Network+ training is considered entry-level CompTIA training, which means it was designed for new IT professionals. This course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with routing and switching, and experienced network administrators looking to validate their basic networking skills.
New or aspiring network administrators. If you’re new to network administration, you probably haven’t yet made a name for yourself in one of the many niches that exist for network administrators to excel within. Eventually in your career, you’ll deal with replacing and updating hardware, integrating cloud computing, and anticipating security vulnerabilities, and this training can prepare you for all of it. Developed to help you eventually earn your Network+ (N10-007) certification from CompTIA, it’ll make you a network administration pro.
Experienced network administrators. If you’re a network administrator with several years of experience, you’ve realized by now the need for familiarity with all manner of networking devices and solutions. No company needs someone to configure and manage only one network device. There are mobile, cloud, virtualization, and wireless devices that need security, hardware and software expertise. The Network+ (N10-007) certification from CompTIA can prove your mastery of these topics and this training can prepare you for it.
Course Assessment Process
To earn your official Network+ certification from CompTIA, you will need to study the CompTIA Network+ training course and pass the compulsory CompTIA Network+ exam.
- CompTIA N10-007
To prepare you for your exam, we provide interactive quizzes after each module and a mock exam at the end of your course to ensure you’re fully prepared for the real thing. Once you’ve passed with at least 85%, you’ll be ready to book your exam as a private candidate. To make life easier, we can help you find an appropriate exam centre and give you all the information you need to secure your place.
Please note that the CompTIA exam fees aren’t included in the course price. To find the latest exam prices, visit:
Once you’re fully prepared and ready to sit your exam, all you’ll have to do is purchase your exam voucher and schedule your exam at a test centre near you. You can use the Pearson Vue Test Locator to find test centre locations near you. For more information on how to schedule your exams, please visit our schedule my exams page.
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CompTIA Certifications are one of the most highly recognized IT standards in the industry, with over two million professionals certified worldwide. The majority of HR managers believe IT certifications are a reliable predictor of successful employees, and they also believe that certifications will become even more important in the coming years.
Certifications = Better Performance, Higher Pay. Businesses also report that CompTIA certified employees routinely perform better than their non-certified counterparts.
With so many benefits, CompTIA certifications are the logical choice for IT professionals looking to gain a competitive edge.
Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares you to support the network regardless of the platform. It forms the foundation you need before specializing in a vendor solution. CompTIA Network+ is the only industry certification that covers both wired and wireless networks.
CompTIA’s Network+ validates the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot, configure and manage wired and wireless networks found in companies around the world. CompTIA Network+ certifies a professional-level understanding of emerging technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies.
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We've put together a list of relevant job titles you can apply for after achieving the CompTIA Network+ certification (note that some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience):
- Network Installer
- Network Manager
- Network Technician
- Network Administrator
- Network Support Engineer
- 1st Line Support
- 2nd Line Support
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CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Course Content
Students taking this course should meet the following pre-requisites:
• CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent experience
• At least 1 year of experience supporting TCP/IP networks
By the end of this course, you will:
- Describe basic networking concepts
- Describe network infrastructure and explain how to deploy common network components
- Describe network operations and explain how to support a production network
- Describe network security concepts and explain how to implement basic network security
- Describe network troubleshooting and explain how to use common tools to troubleshoot a network
To enhance learning and reinforce concepts, students can participate in the activities as desired. To prepare your own lab environment, please see the lab setup manual CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Course Lab Setup Guide.
Some activities in this course include demonstrations using real-world tools. It is NOT a requirement to
purchase or use these tools for successful completion of this course.
Students are not expected to demonstrate the use of any particular tool during the exam. You WILL, however, have to be able to explain the purpose of all of the tools, how they work in general, and when it is appropriate to choose one particular tool over another.
Module 1 – Networking Concepts
1.1 Basic Networking
You will explain basic networking.
- Intro to networking
- Networking architectures
- Activity Basic Networking
1.2 OSI Model
You will explain devices, applications, protocols, and services at their appropriate OSI layers.
- Layer 7 – Application
- Layer 6 – Presentation
- Layer 5 – Session
- Layer 4 – Transport
- Layer 3 – Network
- Layer 2 – Data Link
- Layer 1 – Physical
- Activity Exploring the OSI Model
1.3 Protocols and Ports
You will explain the purposes and uses of ports and protocols.
- Protocols and ports overview
- Activity Examining Protocols and Ports
- Connection-oriented vs. connectionless
- Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
- User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
- Activity Comparing TCP and UDP
- Internet Protocol (IP)
- Internet Control Messaging Protocol (ICMP)
- Internet Group Messaging Protocol (IGMP)
- Activity Examining the Lower Layer Protocols
- Layer 7 Remote Control Protocols
- Layer 7 File Transfer Protocols
- Layer 7 Messaging Protocols
- Activity Examining Messaging Protocols
- Layer 7 Web Traffic Protocols
- Layer 7 Streaming Media Protocols
- Layer 7 Infrastructure Management Protocols
You will explain the concepts and characteristics of switching.
- Packet-switched vs. circuit-switched networks
- Properties of Network Traffic
- Contention Management
- Activity Creating Collision and Broadcast Domains
- Interface Properties and Segmentation
- Activity Creating a Basic Network Segment
- Switching prt 2
- Activity Switching
- Switching Loop Management
- Activity Managing Switching Loops
- Activity Creating VLANs
You will explain the concepts and characteristics of routing.
- Activity Examining ARP
- IP Addressing Basics
- Activity Configuring IP
- Activity Setting Up a Router
- Routing Basics
- Activity Adding Static Routes
- VLAN Routing
- Activity Routing Between VLANs
- Activity Configuring NAT/PAT
- Routing Protocols
- Activity Configuring a Routing Protocol
- Activity Configuring Firewalls
1.6 Advanced Switching and Routing Concepts
You will explain advanced switching and routing concepts.
- IPv6 Concepts
- Activity Exploring IPv6
- Performance Concepts
- Distributed Switching
- Software-defined Networking
1.7 IP Addressing
You will, given a scenario, configure the appropriate IP addressing components.
- Public vs. Private
- Loopback and Reserved
- Subnet Mask
- Default Gateway
- Virtual IP
- Activity Learning to Subnet
- Address Assignments
1.8 Network Types and Topologies
You will compare and contrast the characteristics of network topologies, types and technologies.
- Wired Topologies
- Wireless Topologies
- Network Types
- Technologies that Facilitate the Internet Of Things (IoT)
- (No activity for this chapter)
1.9 Wireless Technologies
You will, given a scenario, implement the appropriate wireless technologies and configurations.
- Radio Basics
- 802.11 Standards
- Wi-Fi Frequencies
- Wi-Fi Antenna Concepts
- Site Surveys
- Activity Using an RF Spectrum Analyzer
1.10 Cloud Concepts
You will summarize cloud concepts and their purposes.
- Types of Services
- Cloud Delivery Models
- Security Implications/Considerations
- Activity Exploring Cloud Services
1.11 Network Services
You will explain the functions of network services.
- DNS Service
- Activity Setting up DNS
- DHCP Service
- Activity Setting Up DHCP
Module 2 – Infrastructure
2.1 Cabling Solutions
You will, given a scenario, deploy the appropriate cabling solution.
- Media Types
- Activity Testing a Fiber Optic Cable
- Plenum vs. PVC
- Connector Types
- Activity Crimping on an RJ-45 Connector
- Termination Points
- Activity Terminating Cable to a 110 Block
- Copper Cable Standards
- Copper Termination Standards
- Activity Creating a Crossover Cable
- Ethernet Deployment Standards
2.2 Network Device Placement and Installation
You will, given a scenario, determine the appropriate placement of networking devices on a
network and install/configure them.
- Network Interface
- Wireless Access Point
- Activity Setting up a WAP
- Media Converter
- Wireless Range Extender
- VoIP Endpoint
2.3 Advanced Network Devices
You will explain the purposes and use cases for advanced networking devices.
- Multilayer Switch
- Wireless Controller
- Load Balancer
- Proxy Server
- Activity Configuring Proxy Settings
- VPN Concentrator
- AAA/RADIUS Server
- UTM Appliance
- NGFW/Layer 7 Firewall
- VoIP PBX
- VoIP Gateway
- Content Filter
2.4 Virtualization and Network Storage Technologies
You will explain the purposes of virtualization and network storage technologies.
- Virtual Networking Components
- Network Storage Types
- Connection Types
- Jumbo Frames
- (No activity for this chapter)
2.5 WAN Technologies
You will compare and contrast WAN technologies.
- Service Types
- Transmission Mediums
- Characteristics of Service
- Activity Configuring WAN Links
Module 3 – Network Operations
You will, given a scenario, use appropriate documentation and diagrams to manage the
- Diagram Symbols
- Standard Operating Procedures/Work Instructions
- Logical vs. Physical Diagrams
- Rack Diagrams
- Change Management Documentation
- Wiring and Port Locations
- IDF/MDF Documentation
- Network Configuration and Performance Baselines
- Inventory Management
- Activity Using Documentation
3.2 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
You will compare and contrast business continuity and disaster recovery concepts.
- Availability Concepts
- Activity Backing Up Your Data
- SLA Requirements
3.3 Scanning, Monitoring, and Patching
You will explain common scanning, monitoring and patching processes and summarize their
- Event Management
- SNMP Monitors
- Activity Testing the Network
3.4 Remote Access Methods
You will, given a scenario, use remote access methods.
- HTTPS/Management URL
- Remote File Access
- Out-of-Band Management
- Activity Making Remote Connections
3.5 Policies and Best Practices
You will identify policies and best practices.
- Privileged User Agreement
- Password Policy
- On-boarding/Off-boarding Procedures
- Licensing Restrictions
- International Export Controls
- Data Loss Prevention
- Remote Access Policies
- Incident Response Policies
- System Life Cycle
- Safety Procedures And Policies
- Activity Creating Policies and Procedures
Module 4 – Network Security
4.1 Physical Security Devices
You will summarize the purposes of physical security devices.
- (No activity for this chapter)
4.2 Authentication and Access Control
You will explain authentication and access controls.
- Authorization, Authentication, and Accounting
- Multifactor Authentication
- Access Control
- Activity Examining Access Control Mechanisms
4.3 Basic Wireless Network Security
You will, given a scenario, secure a basic wireless network.
- Authentication and Authorization
- Activity Demonstrating the Need for Wireless Security
4.4 Common Network Attacks
You will summarize common networking attacks.
- Social Engineering
- Insider Threat
- Logic Bomb
- Rogue Access Point
- Evil Twin
- DNS Poisoning
- ARP Poisoning
- Brute Force
- VLAN Hopping
- Exploits vs. Vulnerabilities
- Activity Conducting a Phishing Attack
4.5 Network Device Hardening
You will, given a scenario, implement network device hardening.
- Changing Default Credentials
- Avoiding Common Passwords
- File Hashing
- Generating New Keys
- Activity Supporting Secure Authentication and Encryption
- Upgrading Firmware
- Patching and Updates
- Disabling Unnecessary Services
- Using Secure Protocols
- Disabling Unused Ports
4.6 Common Mitigation Techniques
You will explain common mitigation techniques and their purposes.
- Signature Management
- Device Hardening
- Change Native VLAN
- Switchport Protection
- Network Segmentation
- Privileged User Account
- File Integrity Monitoring
- Role Separation
- Restricting Access Via ACLs
- Penetration Testing
- Activity Implementing a Honeypot
Module 5 – Network Troubleshooting and Tools
5.1 Network Troubleshooting Methodology
You will explain the network troubleshooting methodology.
- Identify the Problem
- Establish a Theory of Probable Cause
- Test the Theory to Determine the Cause
- Establish a Plan of Action to Resolve the Problem and Identify Potential Effects
- Implement the Solution or Escalate as Necessary
- Verify Full System Functionality and , if Applicable, Implement Preventive Measures
- Document Findings, Actions, and Outcomes
- (No activity for this chapter)
5.2 Using the Appropriate Tool
You will, given a scenario, use the appropriate tool.
- Hardware Tools – Basic Hand Held
- Hardware Tools – Analyzers
- Activity Troubleshooting with Hardware Tools
- Software Tools – Testers and Analyzers
- Activity Troubleshooting with Software Tools
- Software Tools – Command Line
- Activity Using Command Line Tools
5.3 Troubleshoot Wired Connectivity and Performance
You will, given a scenario, troubleshoot common wired connectivity and performance issues.
- Signal Issues:
- Activity Troubleshooting Signal Problems
- Incorrect pin-out
- Incorrect Cable Type
- Bad Port
- Damaged cable
- Bent pins
- Transceiver mismatch
- TX/RX reverse
- Duplex/speed mismatch
- Activity Troubleshooting Transceiver Problems
- Traffic Flow Issues:
- VLAN mismatch
- Network connection LED status indicators
5.4 Troubleshoot Wireless Connectivity and Performance
You will, given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless connectivity and performance issues.
- Latency & Jitter
- Incorrect antenna type
- Incorrect antenna placement
- Incorrect WAP type
- Channel overlap
- Distance limitations
- Frequency mismatch
- Power levels
- Signal-to-noise ratio
- Wrong SSID
- Wrong passphrase
- Security type mismatch
- Activity Troubleshooting WAP Issues
5.5 Troubleshoot Common Network Service Issues
You will, given a scenario, troubleshoot common network service issues.
Common Network Issues:
- Physical Connectivity
- Incorrect IP Address
- Incorrect Gateway
- Incorrect Netmask
- Names Not Resolving
- Untrusted SSL Certificate
- Duplicate IP Addresses
- Expired IP Address
- Rogue DHCP
- Exhausted DHCP Scope
- Blocked TCP/UDP Ports
- Incorrect Host-based Firewall Settings
- Incorrect ACL Settings
Advanced Network Issues:
- DNS Server Issues
- Duplicate MAC Addresses
- Incorrect Time
- Unresponsive Service
- Hardware Failure
Activity Case Study:
- Troubleshooting an Unusual
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