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 Outline
The CompTIA Network+® (2009 Objectives) 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 PC-based computer networks, and learn information and skills that will be helpful as you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination, 2009 objectives (exam number N10-004).
Target Student: This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or to prepare for the CompTIA Network+® (2009 Objectives) exam (exam number N10-004). A typical student in the CompTIA Network+® (2009 Objectives) course should have nine months or more of professional computer support experience as a PC technician or help desk technician. Network experience is helpful but not required; 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 components of network theory.
- identify the major network communications methods.
- identify network data delivery methods.
- list and describe network media and hardware components.
- identify the major types of network implementations.
- identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
- identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
- identify the components of a LAN implementation.
- identify the components of a WAN implementation.
- identify major issues and technologies in network security.
- identify the components of a remote network implementation.
- identify major issues and technologies in disaster recovery.
- identify major data storage technologies and implementations.
- identify the primary network operating systems.
- explore tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
- describe how to troubleshoot network issues.
Lesson 1: Network Theory
Topic 1A: Networking Terminology
Topic 1B: Network Building Blocks
Topic 1C: Standard Network Models
Topic 1D: Physical Network Topologies
Topic 1E: Logical Network Topologies
Topic 1F: 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: 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
Topic 4E: Wiring Distribution Components
Lesson 5: Network Implementations
Topic 5A: The OSI Model
Topic 5B: Ethernet Networks
Topic 5C: Token Ring Networks
Topic 5D: Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks
Topic 5E: Wireless Technologies and Standards
Lesson 6: Networking with TCP/IP
Topic 6A: Families of Protocols
Topic 6B: The TCP/IP Protocol
Topic 6C: IP Address Basics
Topic 6D: Custom IP Addresses
Topic 6E: The IP Version 6 Protocol
Topic 6F: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services
Topic 7A: IP Address Assignment Methods
Topic 7B: Host Name Resolution
Topic 7C: TCP/IP Utilities
Topic 7D: TCP/IP Upper-Layer Services
Topic 7E: TCP/IP Interoperability Services
Lesson 8: Local Area Network Infrastructure
Topic 8A: Bridges and Switches
Topic 8B: IP Routing
Topic 8C: Static IP Routing
Topic 8D: Dynamic IP Routing
Topic 8E: Control Data Movement with Filters and VLANs
Lesson 9: WAN Infrastructure
Topic 9A: WAN Switching Technologies
Topic 9B: WAN Transmission Technologies
Topic 9C: WAN Connectivity Methods
Topic 9D: Voice Over Data Systems
Lesson 10: Network Security
Topic 10A: Computer Security Basics
Topic 10B: Authentication
Topic 10C: Data Encryption
Topic 10D: Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPsec)
Topic 10E: Internet Security
Topic 10F: Local Security
Topic 10G: Common Threats
Topic 10H: Threat Mitigation Techniques
Topic 10I: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Topic 10J: Educate Users
Lesson 11: Remote Networking
Topic 11A: Remote Network Architectures
Topic 11B: Remote Access Networking Implementations
Topic 11C: Virtual Private Networking
Topic 11D: Remote Control Computing
Lesson 12: Disaster Recovery
Topic 12A: Examine Configuration Management Documentation
Topic 12B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
Topic 12C: Fault Tolerance Methods
Topic 12D: Data Backup
Lesson 13: Network Data Storage
Topic 13A: Enterprise Data Storage
Topic 13B: Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
Topic 13C: Storage Area Network (SAN) Implementations
Topic 13D: Clustering
Lesson 14: Network Operating Systems
Topic 14A: UNIX and Linux Operating Systems
Topic 14B: Apple Mac OS X
Topic 14C: Microsoft Operating Systems
Topic 14D: Novell Open Enterprise Server
Lesson 15: Network Management
Topic 15A: Monitoring Tools
Topic 15B: Network Baselining
Topic 15C: Network Optimization
Lesson 16: Network Troubleshooting
Topic 16A: Troubleshooting Models
Topic 16B: TCP/IP Troubleshooting Utilities
Topic 16C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
Topic 16D: Common Connectivity Issues
Appendix A: Mapping Network+ Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives
Appendix B: Additional IP Addressing and Subnetting PracticeAppendix C: CompTIA Network+ Acronyms
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Basic Windows skills and a fundamental understanding of computer concepts are required. CompTIA A+ certification, or the equivalent skills and knowledge, is helpful but not required.
- Cancellation Policy
Student cancellations and/or rescheduling of public courses made within TEN (10) business days or less of the course start date will be charged at 100% of the full value.
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