CompTIA Network+


CompTIA Network+

The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional.

Exam Code : N10-005

The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The current version of CompTIA Network+, exam code N10-005, was released Dec. 1, 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model.

N+ Detailed Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Network Theory

Topic 1A: Networking Terminology

Topic 1B: Network Building Blocks

Topic 1C: Standard Network Models

Topic 1D: Network Topologies

Topic 1E: Network Categories

  • Lesson 2: Network Communications Methods

Topic 2A: Transmission Methods

Topic 2B: Media Access Methods

Topic 2C: Signaling Methods

  • Lesson 3: Network Data Delivery

Topic 3A: Data Addressing and Delivery

Topic 3B: Network Connection Mechanisms

Topic 3C: Reliable Delivery Techniques

  • Lesson 4: Network Media and Hardware

Topic 4A: Bounded Network Media

Topic 4B: Unbounded Network Media

Topic 4C: Noise Control

Topic 4D: Network Connectivity Devices

  • Lesson 5: Network Implementations

Topic 5A: The OSI Model

Topic 5B: Client Network Resource Access

Topic 5C: Ethernet Networks

Topic 5D: Token Ring Networks

Topic 5E: Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks

Topic 5F: Wireless Technologies and Standards

  • Lesson 6: Networking with TCP/IP

Topic 6A: Families of Protocols

Topic 6B: The TCP/IP Protocol

Topic 6C: Default IP Addresses

Topic 6D: Custom IP Addresses

Topic 6E: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

  • Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services

Topic 7A: IP Address Assignment Methods

Topic 7B: Host Name Resolution

Topic 7C: NetBIOS Name Resolution

Topic 7D: TCP/IP Utilities

Topic 7E: TCP/IP Upper-layer Services

Topic 7F: TCP/IP Interoperability Services

  • Lesson 8: Other Network Protocols

Topic 8A: The NetBEUI Protocol

Topic 8B: The IPX/SPX Protocol

Topic 8C: The AppleTalk Protocol

Topic 8D: The IP Version 6 (IPv6) Protocol

  • Lesson 9: Local Area Network (LAN) Infrastructure

Topic 9A: Bridges and Switches

Topic 9B: IP Routing Topology

Topic 9C: Static IP Routing

Topic 9D: Dynamic IP Routing

Topic 9E: Controlling Data Movement with Filters and VLANs

  • Lesson 10: Wide Area Network (WAN) Infrastructure

Topic 10A: WAN Switching Technologies

Topic 10B: WAN Transmission Technologies

Topic 10C: WAN Connectivity Methods

Topic 10D: Voice Over Data Systems

  • Lesson 11: Network Security

Topic 11A: Network Threats

Topic 11B: Virus Protection

Topic 11C: Local Security

Topic 11D: Network Authentication Methods

Topic 11E: Data Encryption

Topic 11F: Internet Security

  • Lesson 12: Remote Networking

Topic 12A: Remote Network Architectures

Topic 12B: Terminal Services Implementations

Topic 12C: Remote Access Networking Implementations

Topic 12D: Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

  • Lesson 13: Disaster Recovery

Topic 13A: Planning for Disaster Recovery

Topic 13B: Data Backup

Topic 13C: Fault Tolerance Methods

  • Lesson 14: Network Data Storage

Topic 14A: Enterprise Data Storage Techniques

Topic 14B: Clustering

Topic 14C: Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Topic 14D: Storage Area Network (SAN) Implementations

  • Lesson 15: Network Operating Systems

Topic 15A: Microsoft Operating Systems

Topic 15B: Novell NetWare

Topic 15C: UNIX and Linux Operating Systems

Topic 15D: Macintosh Networking

  • Lesson 16: Network Troubleshooting

Topic 16A: Troubleshooting Models

Topic 16B: TCP/IP Troubleshooting Utilities

Topic 16C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools

Topic 16D: System Monitoring Tools

Topic 16E: Network Baselining

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