CompTIA Network+ Certification N10-006
N10-006 CompTIA Network+ 2014
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Architecture Part 1
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Architecture Part 2
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 1
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 2
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Security
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Troubleshooting Part 1
CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Troubleshooting Part 2
Mentoring N10-006 CompTIA Network+
TestPrep N10-006 CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory

  • start the course
  • match the media layers of the OSI model to their correct descriptions
  • match the network layer of the OSI model to the correct description
  • match the host layers of the OSI model to the correct descriptions
  • describe the data encapsulation process
  • describe modulation techniques including multiplexing, de-multiplexing, TDM, analog, and digital techniques
  • define the computer numbering system including binary, hexadecimal, and octal
  • define various network transmission systems including broadband, base band, bit rates, baud rate, wavelength, collision, and CDMA/CD and CSMA/CA
  • define the TCP/IP suite including ICMP, UDP, and TCP
  • describe wireless LAN standards
  • describe Ethernet standards
  • describe wiring standards
  • describe broadband standards
  • recognize security policies and consent to monitoring
  • recognize network policies
  • recognize acceptable use policies
  • recognize standard business documents including SLA, MOU, MLA, and SOW
  • describe electrical and static safety practices including grounding and ESD
  • recognize installation safety best practices including lifting equipment, rack installation, placement, and tool safety
  • recognize MSD material safety practices
  • recognize emergency procedure safety practices
  • describe fire suppression systems and HVAC safety practices
  • define elements and features of structured cabling, including intermediate and main distribution frames, cable management, patch panels, device placement, air flow, and cable trays
  • define network power distribution management concepts including power converters, circuits, UPS, inverters, and power redundancy
  • recognize the standards for server rack systems including server rail racks, two-post racks, four-post racks, free-standing racks as well as rack monitoring and rack security
  • label cables and equipment including ports, systems, circuits, and patch panels and describe naming conventions
  • recognize how to make a change management request
  • recognize the steps in the change management approval process
  • describe authorized downtime of change management maintenance windows
  • recognize the steps involved in the change notification process
  • recognize how to document network changes including network configuration changes, additions to the network, and physical location changes
  • contrast TCP and UDP network services
  • match well-known ports and protocols
  • define registered ports and protocols
  • recognize all of the industry standards, theory, and practices involved with implementing a network

Overview/Description
Networks provide a way to centrally manage devices and to apply much needed security. It's vital that one adheres and recognizes all of the industry standards, practices, and network theory before implementing a network. In this course, you'll learn basic network theory. You'll also learn the standards involved with wired and wireless networks, including the different network policies and procedures, and best safety practices. This course also addresses how to structure equipment and cabling and the change management process. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Architecture Part 1

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Architecture Part 1

  • start the course
  • recognize the function of network repeaters such as hubs, switches, and routers
  • recognize the function of network firewalls and content filters
  • recognize the function of intrusion detection systems (HIDS/IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • recognize the function of network load balancers and packet shapers
  • recognize the function of wireless and wired access points, analog modems, and VPN concentrators
  • distinguish between the three usage scenarios for virtual private networks (VPN)
  • describe the common protocols and frameworks used for VPN communication
  • describe remote access servers and how TACOS, TACOS+, and RADIUS are used for authentication and access control
  • describe how web services are deployed and used
  • describe converged networks with voice and data
  • describe the function of network interface cards and controllers and where they are used on all network devices
  • configure basic DHCP services in Windows Server
  • configure a Windows DNS server
  • describe the function of proxy servers and reverse proxies
  • describe the function and usage scenarios for network address translation
  • describe the use of port forwarding in NAT scenarios
  • describe Frame Relay and ATM data link layer WAN protocols
  • describe the T-carrier and E-carrier digital transmission systems and their use in providing WAN services
  • describe the characteristics of fiber WAN protocols
  • describe the characteristics of consumer and SOHO WAN protocols and technologies
  • describe wireless WAN technologies and the scenarios for their usage
  • describe switching schemes and technologies used for WAN communications
  • describe copper network cable connector types and their usage
  • describe copper network cable types and their usage and characteristics
  • describe fiber network cable connector types and their usage
  • describe fiber network cable types and their usage and characteristics
  • describe the use of media converters in fiber networks
  • describe the various tools for working with network cabling and their uses
  • describe bus and ring network topologies and their use and characteristics
  • describe mesh and star network topologies and their use and characteristics
  • describe point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network topologies
  • describe client-server and peer-to-peer network models
  • understand the basic concepts of network architecture and to recognize the basics of configuring network services

Overview/Description
Networks are the basic interconnections for all computers from home computer systems, to multinational businesses, to the Internet. In order to understand how networks function, you need to start at the beginning and learn the fundamental building blocks of networks and how data travels from one point to another. This course introduces the concepts involved with network architecture including network devices, network services, network models, network cabling, network topologies and the different WAN technologies available. You'll also learn about the basics of configuring network services such as DHCP and DNS. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers, and any other professional working with computer networks

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Architecture Part 2

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Architecture Part 2

  • start the course
  • differentiate between local area networks, metropolitan area networks, and wide area networks
  • describe wireless LANs, their use, and topology
  • describe common personal area network technologies
  • describe the networking requirements for industrial control systems, such as SCADA
  • describe the concept of medianets and the enabling technologies
  • construct an IPv4 address and describe the structure and usage
  • create logical subnets from an IPv4 address
  • construct an IPv6 address, describe the structure and usage, and describe technologies to transition from IPv4 to IPv6
  • describe the use of private IP addresses in IPv4 and their use in NAT systems
  • describe how and where media access control (MAC) addresses are used in network interface hardware
  • describe the main address scopes and how and where they are used
  • describe the basic concepts of routing in a layer 3 network
  • describe dynamic routing and the characteristics of routing protocols used
  • describe an autonomous system (AS) and contrast interior gateway protocols (IGP) and exterior gateway protocols (EGP)
  • describe high availability technologies in use in routers
  • describe the metrics used by routers to make routing decisions
  • describe VoIP and video network technologies
  • describe real-time network communication services and the supporting concepts and technologies
  • describe how QoS measures are implemented and their effect on network traffic
  • describe the function of network devices and servers used to enable unified communications
  • describe the function of virtualized network devices, the technologies used, and the differences with their non-virtual counterparts
  • describe common storage networking technologies and protocols, such as FC SAN, NAS, and iSCSI
  • describe the common service models used in cloud computing
  • describe the common cloud deployment models
  • describe the common hardware requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • describe the common compatibility requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • describe the common environmental requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • describe the common security requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • understand advanced network architecture concepts including network implementation, addressing schemas, routing, unified communications, and cloud computing and virtualization

Overview/Description
With all the things that need to function correctly and together in networks, there are an equal number of things that can go wrong. In this course, you'll learn about more advanced network architecture concepts including network infrastructure implementation, addressing schemas, routing, unified communications, and cloud computing and virtualization. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 1

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 1

  • start the course
  • describe the use of network monitoring tools and the data that can be gathered
  • describe SNMP network management software features and functionality
  • describe how network monitoring systems can be configured to alert an administrator, and describe logging using SYSLOG
  • describe the function of tools used to monitor temperature, humidity, and power usage for network attached equipment
  • describe the function of wireless survey tools and wireless analyzers
  • describe the purpose of baselining in monitoring network behavior
  • describe network monitoring log management and graphing
  • analyze network utilization statistics to assess network performance
  • analyze network interface data to assess network performance
  • describe the processes and procedures of data archival and backup
  • describe how configuration baselines are used to manage the configuration of network devices and servers
  • describe the processes and procedures used to on-board and off-board mobile devices from the network
  • describe how network access control is used to control permitted network client configurations
  • describe how to document network configurations
  • describe the segmentation strategies used for industrial networks and networks of legacy systems
  • describe how networks can be segmented to facilitate secure configurations and for compliance
  • describe the processes and components of a test network
  • describe options for load balanced networks and other performance optimizations
  • understand basic network concepts, components, and configurations

Overview/Description
Managing and monitoring are routine tasks performed on every network, regardless of its size. Proper management and monitoring of a network can forestall many problems that commonly occur in a network environment, as well as make troubleshooting problems that do arise that much easier. In this course, you'll learn about the methods and tools used in the operations of your network, including tools used in network monitoring, monitoring data analysis, configuration management, and network segmentation. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers, and any other professional working with computer networks

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 2

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 2

  • start the course
  • describe how device driver and operating system updates are disseminated and applied, and their importance
  • describe how network device firmware updates are applied and their importance
  • describe the scope of changes and updates released for computer system components
  • describe vulnerability patches, their use, and how they are applied
  • describe the process of downgrading a computer system, including backing up existing configuration
  • describe VLAN configuration, its purpose, and the use of VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • describe Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and how they are used in switched networks
  • describe switch interface configuration options, including default gateway configuration for multilayer switches
  • describe switch management options, and options for network devices such as IP phones
  • contrast managed and unmanaged switches
  • describe the use and considerations for deploying small office/home office wireless routers, wireless access points, and wireless bridges
  • describe Wireless LAN site surveys, the frequencies of signals, WiFi channels, and how these affect the amount of usable application layer bandwidth, or goodput
  • describe the 802.11a-ht and 802.11g-ht wireless LAN standards
  • describe the function and usage of antennas in wireless networking
  • describe the purpose of service set identifiers in 802.11 WiFi networks
  • compare and contrast the different topologies used by wireless networking technologies
  • describe the types of devices that have wireless networking connections and the types of connections they are likely to have
  • install and configure wireless networks

Overview/Description
Networks are the basic structure behind modern communication design. From a small business connecting three user computers with a domain controller for central management, to the Internet itself, the architecture and operation of a network governs how devices are able to talk to each other. Networks provide a way to centrally manage devices and to apply much needed security. In this course, you'll learn elements involved with the operation of your network including patching and updating network devices and computer systems, switch configuration, as well as how to install and configure Wireless LANs. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Security

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Security

  • start the course
  • define disaster recovery and business continuity security concepts
  • define security policies related to user awareness, training, and adherence to standards and policies
  • recognize the process involve with first responder and data breach incident management
  • recall single points of failure security concepts including critical nodes, critical assets, and redundancy
  • compare vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
  • define elements of denial of service
  • define protocol-based attacks including ARP cache poisoning, packet and protocol abuse, and spoofing
  • define types of wireless attacks including evil twin, rogue AP, war driving, war chalking, bluejacking, and bluesnarfing
  • distinguish the different type of attack techniques including using brute force, session hijacking, social engineering, man-in-the-middle, and VLAN hopping
  • recognize how malware, insider threats, and malicious employees can compromise your network
  • recognize how open ports and unpatched legacy systems can attack the surface of your network
  • identify insecure communication channels and protocols
  • define host-based and cloud or server-based anti-malware software
  • identify processes to secure switch ports including DHCP snooping, ARP inspection, MAC address filtering, VLAN assignments, and network segmentation
  • use secure protocols such as SSH, SNMPv3, TLS, SSL, SFTP, HTPS, Ipsec, Hashes, MD5, and SHA
  • define different access list types including web and content filtering, port filtering, IP filtering, and implicit deny statement
  • recognize the different wireless security types
  • recognize user authentication types including CHAP/MSCHAP, PAP, EAP, Kerberos, single sign-on, and multifactor and two-factor authentication
  • describe mantraps and door access controls
  • describe concepts of physical monitoring including network closets, video monitoring, and IP cameras
  • describe concepts of physical securities including proximity readers, biometrics, keypads, cypher locks, and security guards
  • define host and network-based firewall software and hardware
  • define the different firewall types
  • configure firewall rules including ACL, implicit deny, block or allow, and outbound and inbound traffic
  • define the different firewall placement strategies
  • define 802.1x port-based network access control
  • define network access control posture assessment
  • define guest and quarantine networks
  • differentiate between persistent and non-persistent network access control agents
  • differentiate between edge and access control
  • identify first responder forensic procedures, including how to secure an area, escalate, and document the scene
  • identify forensic evidence and data handling
  • describe the elements involved in forensic reporting
  • understand the basic concepts of networking security.

Overview/Description
A network’s security is only as strong as the security of its individual systems. Before connecting individual computers to the network, you need to ensure that the computers are secured using proper security mechanisms. Identifying the appropriate steps and measures you can implement to protect your systems and keeping your resources and revenue safe from potential attacks is a key aspect of securing systems on your network. This course explores the different security concepts and common threats, and vulnerabilities of a network. It also covers network hardening, physical security, firewalls, Network Access Control models, and forensics. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Troubleshooting Part 1

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Troubleshooting Part 1

  • start the course
  • recognize how to identify a network problem during troubleshooting
  • recognize how to establish a theory of probable cause when network troubleshooting
  • recognize how to test the theory to determine a cause during network troubleshooting
  • recognize how to establish a plan of action to resolve a problem during network troubleshooting
  • recognize how to implement a solution and escalate as necessary during network troubleshooting
  • use network command line tools to troubleshoot
  • use route command tools to troubleshoot
  • describe elements of cable testing
  • use speed test sites as a troubleshooting tool for Internet Connection Testing
  • describe WiFi analyzers as a troubleshooting tool
  • describe protocol analyzers as a troubleshooting tool
  • describe the different wireless signal issues you can experience during wireless troubleshooting
  • describe the different wireless capacity issues you can experience during wireless troubleshooting
  • describe the different wireless configuration issues you can experience during wireless troubleshooting
  • describe the different physical wireless issues you can experience during wireless troubleshooting
  • describe the different wireless standard related issues you can experience during wireless troubleshooting
  • recognize how to troubleshoot short and open cables
  • recognize how to troubleshoot crosstalk and interference cable issues
  • recognize how to troubleshoot placement and assembly cable issues, including bad wiring, split pairs, and Tx/Rx reverse
  • recognize how to troubleshoot transceiver and connector cable issues, including mismatched standards, straight-through, crossover, and bad connectors
  • identify network problems while troubleshooting, know all the different network troubleshooting tools available, explore wireless troubleshooting, and troubleshoot cable issues.

Overview/Description
Troubleshooting skills are required by everyone who has responsibility for a network. The complexities of modern enterprise networks means that there is a vast array of devices, software, and infrastructure components that have the potential for failure - thereby causing a loss of connectivity on the network. In this course, you'll learn how to identify network problems while troubleshooting,. You'll also learn about all the different network troubleshooting tools available. Finally, you'll explore wireless troubleshooting and troubleshooting cable issues. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Troubleshooting Part 2

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Troubleshooting Part 2

  • start the course
  • describe fiber limitations including attenuation, Db loss, bend radium, and distance limitations
  • describe fiber mismatch cabling issues
  • describe fiber equipment cabling issues
  • resolve connectivity network issues
  • resolve configuration network issues
  • resolve hardware network issues
  • resolve misconfigured DHCP and DNS network issues
  • resolve NIC teaming misconfiguration network issues
  • recognize how to resolve misconfigured security issues
  • recognize malicious software and user security issues including malware, packet sniffing, malicious, and untrusted users.
  • recognize how to troubleshoot security-related network attacks including denial of service, ICMP related issues, ping of death, banner grabbing, and jamming
  • recognize how to troubleshoot security-related authentication issues including TACACS/RADIUS misconfigurations, password settings, improper access, and domain and local group authentication issues
  • recognize how to troubleshoot Internet connectivity WAN-related issues including loss of Internet connectivity, interface errors, DNS issues, interference, satellite issues, and latency
  • recognize how to troubleshoot routing WAN issues including split horizon and customer premise equipment
  • describe various customer premises equipment including smart jack, demarc, loopback, CSU/DSU, and copper line drivers and repeaters
  • describe various company Internet policies including throttling, blocking, and fair access policy/utilization
  • troubleshoot by managing and resolving network issues

Overview/Description
Troubleshooting by managing and resolving network issues is a routine task performed on every network, regardless of its size. Proper management and monitoring of a network can forestall many problems that commonly occur in a network environment as well as make troubleshooting problems that much easier. In this course, you’ll learn how to resolve common network, WAN, and security issues. You’ll also learn about the different types of fiber cabling issues that can arise. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks

Mentoring N10-006 CompTIA Network+

Lesson Objectives

Mentoring N10-006 CompTIA Network+

  • Network architecture
  • Network operations
  • Network security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Industry standards, practices, and network theory

Overview/Description
Skillsoft Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam N10-006 CompTIA Network+. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Target Audience
Individuals who are studying the associated Skillsoft content in preparation for, or to become familiar with, the skills and competencies being measured by the actual certification exam.

TestPrep N10-006 CompTIA Network+

Course Number:
cs_ctne_a01_tp_enus
Lesson Objectives

TestPrep N10-006 CompTIA Network+

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Overview/Description
To test your knowledge on the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam. TestPrep can be taken in either Study or Certification mode. Study mode is designed to maximize learning by not only testing your knowledge of the material, but also by providing additional information on the topics presented. Certification mode is designed to test your knowledge of the material within a structured testing environment, providing valuable feedback at the end of the test.

Target Audience
Individuals seeking practice in a structured testing environment, covering the skills and competencies being measured by the vendor certification exam.

Prerequisites: none

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