The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals. This course teaches the fundamentals of networking and prepares students for the Network+ certification exam. Through hands-on training and exercises students learn the vendor-independent skills and concepts necessary for all networking professionals. In order to be certified in the latest version of CompTIA Network+, students have to pass exam N10-006: Network+ Certification. The exam addresses the latest skills needed by technicians, such as basic principles on how to secure a network. The exam covers network technologies, media and topologies, devices, management, tools and security. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification.
Course Objectives: CompTIA Network+ Certification
Describe the purpose of networking protocols and networking in general
Identify features of various network operating systems and the clients used to access them.
Describe the OSI networking model and its relationship to networking components.
Describe the network components relating to the Physical layer of the OSI model.
Describe the function of the Data Link layer of the OSI model.
Explain how data is transmitted over a network.
Describe the function of the Network layer of the OSI model.
Describe the function of the Transport layer of the OSI model.
Describe the function of the Session layer of the OSI model.
Explain the fundamental concepts of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Explain the use of TCP/IP addresses and subnets.
Access and use a TCP/IP network.
Describe the requirements for remote network access.
Explain the need for and ways to implement network security and fault tolerance.
Describe the types of information that need to be gathered prior to installing or updating a network operating system.
Explain ways to monitor and manage a network.
Describe a systematic approach for troubleshooting network problems.
Class 01: Basic Network Knowledge
Network and Internetwork Concepts
Class 02: Servers and Clients
Network Operating System Basics
Class 03: Introduction to the OSI Model
Introduction to the OSI Model
Families of Protocols
Class 04: The Physical Media
Class 05: The Data Link Layer
Data Link Layer Considerations
Media Access Control (MAC) and Logical Link Control (LLC)
IEEE 802 Specifications
Class 06: Data Transmission
Introduction to Network Connection Devices
Putting Data on the Cable
Class 07: The Network Layer
Internetwork Connection Devices
Class 08: The Transport Layer
Transport Layer Addressing Issues
The Transport Layer Segmenting Process
Transport Layer Connection Services
Class 09:The Session Layer
Dialog Control Modes
Managing the Session
Class 10: TCP/IP Fundamentals
What is TCP/IP?
The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Class 11: IP Addressing, Subnetting and Supernetting
Interior Gateway Protocols
Introduction to Subnetting
Class 12: Accessing and Using a TCP/IP Network
Configuring Clients for TCP/IP Networks
TCP/IP Suite Utilities
Using TCP/IP Suite Utilities to Check Network Connectivity
13: Remote Access Protocols
Remote Access Protocols
Examining Remote Connection Options
Class 14: Network Security and Fault Tolerance
Firewalls and Proxy Servers
System Fault Tolerance
Backing Up Data
Class 15: Preparing for Network Installation
Planning and Gathering Information
Networking Components and Connectors
Class 16: Maintaining the Network
Patches and other Software Updates
Class 17: Troubleshooting the Network
Exploring Troubleshooting Models
Identifying Troubleshooting Tools
H.S. Diploma or GED