Overview Of CompTIA Network+

In today’s Information Technology world, Computer Networking is a key element in sharing data or accessing remote devices across a network infrastructure. This is why more and more IT Managers prefer to employ people that have Computer Networking skills. The Network + Certification is the first step in understanding what a computer network is and how it functions. During this course, you cover the following main topics: Media & Topologies, Protocols (i.e. TCP/IP) & Standards (i.e. OSI Network Model), Network Implementation, Network Support, and Troubleshooting.

The Network+ Certification course is outlined to make sure the student can describe the features and functions of many different networking components and also makes sure the student possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services. After completing the Network+ Certification, students can qualify to work as a Computer Networking Specialist or a Help Desk Support position.

This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. Concepts from this course prepare students for the successful completion of the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Requirements For This Course

  • Basic familiarity with computer networks is helpful (But, all required information will be covered during the course)

  • (Helpful, but not required) Completion of the CompTIA A+ certification

  • No required, but 9 months of networking experience or equivalent education

What Skills Will You Learn?

  • Networking Concepts

    Explain the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately

  • Infrastructure

    Determine & explain the appropriate cabling, device and storage technologies

  • Network Operations

    Use best practices to manage the network, determine policies & ensure business continuity

  • Network Security

    Summarize physical security & common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network

  • Network Troubleshooting & Tools

    Explain the network troubleshooting methodology & appropriate tools to support connectivity & performance

Take Aways

All Students Will Be Able To Download The Following

  • Videos

    Besides watching more than 200 training videos in this course, you will be able to also download additional 40 Official CompTIA Network+ videos to watch offline.

  • Study Slides

    Download over 100 Official CompTIA Network+ presentation slides broken down into categories.

  • Exam Book

    Download the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Exam book. This book includes questions and answers and A+ simulator.

Jobs That Use Network+

  • Junior Network Administrator

  • Network Analyst

  • Network Field Engineer

  • Network Support Specialist

  • IS Consultant

  • Help Desk Technician

  • Computer Technician

  • Network Field Technician

Companies That Trust CompTIA Network+ Include

  • Apple Computers

  • Blue Cross-Blue Shield

  • Intel

  • Verizon

  • RICHOH

  • HP

  • DELL Computers

  • Department Of Defense

Communicate With Your Instructor

  • Each course has a discussion Forum where you can chat with fellow students as well as the instructor.
  • Have a question about this course?  Call and speak to your instructor directly 5 days a week.
  • Email your instructor 24/7.
  • Every week all student taking this course can participate in a live video group chat with your instructor.

Lab Simulator For Network+™

Lab Simulator for CompTIA® Network+ provides hands-on experience for candidates intending to prepare for Network+ certification.

Our Lab Simulator for CompTIA® Network+ provides hands-on experience for candidates intending to prepare for Network+ certification. 

The software comes with several ready made labs so that users can get acquainted with the simulator and its functionalities.

Several lab exercises are made available with the lab simulator. The labs are intended to give familiarity with small business networking environment. However, router and switch devices provide scalability for continued learning.

Lab Simulator for Network+ Features:

  • Lab exercises -currently 50+ labs are included with scenario type labs for NAT, OSPF, EIGRP, Access Lists, and others.
  • Workstation, Server, Access Point, Router and Switch (IOS) network simulator.
  • Configure Wireless Access Point, DHCP Server, and Switches.
  • Detailed help files that provide step by step instructions on using the simulator have been provided.
  • Supports short form commands, and tab in IOS simulator.
  • Network designer provides drag and drop feature for inserting devices and connectors. GUI based device configuration.
  • Connectors available are Serial, Ethernet, IsdnBri, Frame Relay, Fast Ethernet



Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Discussion Forum

    • The Official CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007): 2019 Update

    • CompTIA Network+ Study Guide

    • Download Labs

    • About The Pre-Test

    • Pre-Test

  • 2

    Lesson 1 - OSI Layers Ports

    • Protocols The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

    • Protocols TCP/IP Suite Layers

    • Protocols Core TCP/IP Protocols

    • OSI Layers Ports - Protocols Wireshark Views of Core TCP/IP Protocols

    • Protocols How Ports Are Used in TCP/IP

    • Protocols Verifying L4 Ports With Wireshark

    • Protocols Common Protocols And Their Well-Known Ports

    • Protocols TCP's Three-Way Handshake

    • Protocols Wireshark Verification Of A TCP 3-Way Handshake

    • Quiz - OSI Layers

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - Ethernet Switching

    • Properties of Network Traffic

    • Layer 2 Ethernet Addresses

    • How A Layer 2 Switch Works

    • Demonstration Switch Dynamic Learning

    • Understanding VLANs

    • Configuring a VLAN

    • Overview of 802.1Q And Trunks

    • Configuring an 802.1Q Ethernet Trunk

    • How Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Operates

    • Predicting The MAC Address Table

    • Validating MAC Address Table Predictions

    • Game Predict MAC Table After PC1 Pings PC4

    • Game Predict MAC Table After PC3 Pings PC5

    • Switching Loops and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

    • STP Reacting To A Network Change

    • Design Considerations And PoE

    • Switch Port Mirroring

    • Quiz - Switching

    • QUIZ - MAC Address and ARP tables

  • 4

    Lesson 3 - IP Routing And Forwarding

    • Introduction To IP Routing

    • How To Train A Router

    • Options For Static Routes

    • Configuring Static Routes

    • Dynamic Routing Protocol Overview

    • Dynamic Routing Protocol Demonstration

    • Address Translation With PAT

    • One-To-One Translations With NAT

    • Using Wireshark To Verify IP Translations

    • Access Control Lists

    • ACL Demonstration

    • Enterprise Network Forwarding

    • Quiz - Routing and forwarding

  • 5

    Lesson 4 - IP Addressing And Subnetting

    • IPv4 Overview

    • Binary Basics

    • Converting Decimal To Binary

    • Converting Binary To Decimal

    • The IP Mask

    • Practice Using A Different IP Mask

    • Borrowing Host Bits

    • Practicing The Finger Game

    • Identifying New Subnets

    • Exercise 1 Identify The New Subnets

    • Exercise 2 Identify The New Subnets

    • ID Valid Host Addresses On A Subnet

    • Exercise 1 ID Valid Host Addresses

    • Exercise 2 ID Valid Host Addresses

    • Calculate the Number Of Hosts Per Subnet

    • Determine The Subnet Based on a Host's IP Address

    • Planning and Assigning IP Addresses

    • Test Your IPv4 Knowledge Lab

    • IPv6 Concepts

    • Quiz - VLANs and subnetting

  • 6

    Lesson 5 - Network Topologies

    • Wired Topologies

    • Wireless Topologies

  • 7

    Lesson 6 - Wireless Technologies And Configurations

    • The Purpose of Wireless

    • Understanding Radio Frequency

    • Understanding Radio Channels

    • Wireless Communication Technologies

    • Designing For Wireless Speed And Coverage

    • Understanding Wireless Antennas

    • Wireless Performance Improvements

    • Quiz - Wireless technologies

  • 8

    Lesson 7 - Cloud Concepts

    • Types of Services

    • Delivery Models

    • Connectivity Methods

    • Implications Considerations

    • Local and Cloud Resource Relationships

    • Quiz - Cloud technologies

  • 9

    Lesson 8 - Network Services

    • DHCP Overview

    • Verify DHCP With Wireshark

    • DNS Overview

    • Methods Records And Design Options

    • Testing and Validation

    • Network Time Protocol (NTP)

    • IP Address Management (IPAM)

    • Quiz - Network Services

  • 10

    Lesson 9 - Deploying Appropriate Cabling Solutions

    • Copper Network Media Types

    • Fiber Network Media Types

    • Network Termination Points

    • Network Transceivers

    • Quiz Cabling solutions - physical media

  • 11

    Lesson 10 - Device Placement And Configuration

    • Network Device Placement

    • Device Configuration Overview

    • Configure IP Addresses Lab

    • Configure IP Routing Lab

    • Configuring DHCP Services Lab

    • Configuring NAT Lab

    • Quiz - Network Device Placement And Configuration

  • 12

    Lesson 11 - Advance Networking Devices

    • Multi-Layer Switch Overview

    • Multi-Layer Switch Lab

    • Load Balancer Overview

    • Devices IDS and IPS

    • Proxy Servers And Content Filtering

    • Security Network Devices

    • AAARADIUS Server

    • VoIP PBX And Gateway

    • Wireless Controller

    • Quiz - Advanced network devices

  • 13

    Lesson 12 - Virtualization - Network Storage

    • Hypervisor Introduction

    • Virtual Networking Components

    • Creating a Virtual Switch And VM Lab

    • Network Storage

    • Quiz - Network virtualization and storage

  • 14

    Lesson 13 - WAN Technologies

    • Understanding the LAN MAN and WAN Difference

    • WAN Transmission Over Copper Fiber Wireless and Satellite

    • WAN Types ISDNPRI T1-T3 E1-E3 And OC

    • Over Copper Fiber Wireless And Satellite

    • WAN Characteristics Frame Relay ATM MPLS And DMVPN

    • What is PPP And PPPoE

    • What Is SIP Trunking

    • The Physical Reality Of A WAN Connection

    • Quiz - WAN Technologies

  • 15

    Lesson 14 - Network Diagrams

    • Network Documentation

    • Creating Logical Network Diagrams

    • Creating Physical Diagrams

    • Naming Conventions And Labeling

    • Documenting Wiring and Port Locations

    • SOPs And Work Instructions

    • Network Change Management

    • Configuration And Monitoring Baselines

    • Inventory Management

    • Quiz - Diagrams And Documentation

  • 16

    Lesson 15 - Business Continuity

    • Availability Concepts

    • Load Sharing And Balancing

    • Power Management

    • Site Recovery Options

    • Backups

    • Backup and Restore Hands On Lab

    • MTTR and MTBF

    • Quiz - Business Continuity

  • 17

    Lesson 16 - Scanning Monitoring & Patching

    • Scanning Overview

    • Network Scanning Methodology

    • Port Scanning And Discovery

    • OS Discovery And Fingerprinting

    • Motivators For Vulnerability Management

    • Vulnerability Scanning

    • Logging And Review

    • Packet And Traffic Analysis

    • Packet Capture And Analysis Lab

    • Remediation And Patch Management

    • Network Scanning With NMAP And Zenmap Lab

    • 144 Scanning Monitoring & Patching Baselines

  • 18

    Lesson 17 - Remote Access Methods

    • Telnet And SSH for CLI Remote Access

    • HTTPS Management URLs

    • VPNs

    • Remote Desktop Access

    • Out-Of-Band Management

    • Quiz - Remote access methods

  • 19

    Lesson 18 - Identify Policies

    • Best Practices Privileged User Agreement

    • Identify Policies And Best Practices Password Policy

    • Best Practices On-boarding And Off-Boarding

    • Best Practices Licensing Restrictions

    • International Export Controls

    • Practices Data Loss Prevention

    • Remote Access Policies

    • Incident Response Policies

    • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

    • Practices Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

    • Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA)

    • System Life Cycle

    • Safety Procedures And Policies

    • Quiz - Policies

  • 20

    Lesson 19 - Physical Security

    • Network Attacks Let's Break Into A Data Center

    • Network Attacks Video Surveillance And Motion Detection

    • Network Attacks Badges and Smart Cards

    • Network Attacks Biometrics

    • Network Attacks Locks Asset Tags and Tamper Detection

    • Network Attacks DoS And PDoS (Permanent Denial of Service)

    • Network Attacks DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)

    • Network Attacks DDoS With ICMP And Smurfing

    • Network Attacks DDoS with DNS and NTP

    • Network Attacks Let_s Go Phishing

    • Network Attacks Social Engineering And Insider Threats

    • Network Attacks Ransomware and Scareware

    • Network Attacks Cryptolocker And Logic Bombs

    • Network Attacks DNS Spoofing (Poisoning)

    • Network Attacks Man-In-The-Middle With ARP Spoofing

    • Network Attacks Wardriving And Deauthentication

    • Network Attacks Evil Twins And Rogue Access Points

    • Quiz - Network attacks

  • 21

    Lesson 20 - Authentication

    • Access Control AAA

    • Access Control Multi-Factor Authentication Overview

    • Access Control Using Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

    • Access Control Demo Implementing 2FA

    • Access Control Switch Port Security

    • Access Control Methods

  • 22

    Lesson 21 - Basic Wireless Network Security

    • The Wireless Security Evolution

    • Wireless Authentication And Authorization Types

  • 23

    Lesson 22 - Mitigation Techniques

    • Network Device Hardening

    • Hardening a Windows Server System

    • Signature Management

    • File Integrity Monitoring

    • Privileged User Accounts And Role Separation

    • Network Segmentation

    • Switch Port Protections

    • The Native VLAN

    • Filtering With Access Control Lists (ACLs)

    • Honeypots And Honeynets

    • Penetration Testing

    • Quiz Mitigation techniques

  • 24

    Lesson 23 - Troubleshooting Methodology

    • A Network Troubleshooting Methodology

    • Identify the Problem

    • Establish A Theory Of Probable Cause

    • Test the Theory to Determine The Root Cause

    • Establish A Plan Of Action To Solve The Problem

    • Problem Solving Verification And Documentation

    • Quiz - Methodology for troubleshooting

  • 25

    Lesson 24 - Network Troubleshooting

    • Hardware Tools

    • Software Tools

    • Using CLI Network Tools Ipconfig ping ARP

    • Using CLI Network Tools Nslookup DIG

    • Using CLI Network Tools Tracert Pathping Nmap Route

    • Using CLI Network Tools ifconfig Iptables TCPdump And Netstat

    • Quiz - Network Troubleshooting

  • 26

    Lesson 25 - Wired Connectivity

    • Performance Issues Attenuation Latency And Jitter

    • Performance Issues Crosstalk EMI OpenShort

    • Performance Issues Incorrect Pin-Outs Or Cable Types

    • Performance Issues Mismatched And Damaged Cables

    • Performance Issues Bad Ports And LED Status Indicators

    • Performance Issues Duplex And Speed Mismatches

    • Performance Issues VLAN Mismatches

    • Performance Issues Native VLAN Mismatches

    • Performance Issues Bottlenecks

    • Quiz - Wired connectivity

  • 27

    Lesson 26 - Troubleshooting Wireless

    • The Nature of Airwaves

    • Fighting Frequencies

    • Understanding Antenna Types

    • Misconfigurations

    • Quiz Troubleshooting Wireless

  • 28

    Lesson 27 - Common Network Services Issues

    • Troubleshooting Name Resolution

    • Troubleshooting MAC Addressing

    • Troubleshooting IP Addressing

    • Security Settings

    • Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Service Issues

  • 29

    Prepare For The Exam

    • CompTIA N10-007 : Practice Test (431 Questions)

All Students Will Receive A Certificate Of Completion

All Students will receive a certificate of completion in CompTIA Network+ training.

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Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-007 
           
Launch Date March 2018           
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ N10-007 has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies with expanded coverage of several domains by adding:            
  • Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners        
  • Key cloud computing best practices and typical service models            
  • Coverage of newer hardware and virtualization techniques            
  • Concepts to give individuals the combination of skills to keep the network resilient
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions 
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience  CompTIA A+ Certification and            At least 9 to 12 months of networking experience            
Languages English, German, Japanese In Development: Spanish, Portuguese