Network+ Certification

CompTIA Network+ Certification, Exam N10-005

Duration:  Five days

Description:  This course is designed to provide network technicians with the foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ N10-005 certification exam. Remember that a course alone cannot prepare students for any CompTIA exam. It is important that students have the recommended work experience in IT networking prior to taking the exam. For the CompTIA Network+ N10-005 certification, CompTIA recommends students have CompTIA A+ certification, or equivalent experience, and 9 to 12 months of hands-on experience in IT networking.

                         Unit 1:  Networking basics

Topic A:  The OSI and TCP/IP models [Objective 1.1]

Topic B:  The OSI model and network components [1.2]

                          Unit 2:  Networking ports and protocols

Topic A:  Common networking protocols [1.6]

Topic B:  The Domain Name System [1.7]

Topic C:  Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol [2.3]

Topic D:  Common TCP and UDP ports [1.5]

                               Topic E:  IP addressing [1.3]

                         Unit 3:  Routing and switching

Topic A:  Routing [1.4]

Topic B:  Installing routers and switches [2.1]

                         Unit 4:  Networking technologies

Topic A:  Network topologies [3.5]

Topic B:  LAN technologies [3.7]

Topic C:  WAN technologies [3.4]

Topic D:  Virtual networks [1.9]

                         Unit 5:  Media and connectors

Topic A:  Standard media types [3.1]

Topic B:  Standard connector types [3.2]

Topic C:  Wiring distribution components [3.8]

                         Unit 6:  SOHO networking

Topic A:  Implementing a SOHO network [2.6]

                         Unit 7:  Wireless networking

Topic A:  Wireless standards [3.3]

Topic B:  Installing and configuring wireless networks [2.2]

Topic C:  Implementing wireless security [5.1]

                         Unit 8:  Monitoring and optimization

Topic A:  Network hardware tools [4.2]

Topic B:  Network software tools [4.3]

Topic C:  Monitoring and analyzing network traffic [4.4]

Topic D:  Optimizing network performance [4.6]

Topic E:  Network appliances [4.1]

                         Unit 9:  Network access

Topic A:  Network access security methods [5.2]

Topic B:  User authentication [5.3]

                       Unit 10:  Network security

Topic A:  Network security threats [5.4]

Topic B:  Threat mitigation

Topic C:  Network security appliances and methods [5.6]

Topic D:  Installing and configuring a firewall [5.5]

                       Unit 11:  Troubleshooting

Topic A:  Troubleshooting methodology [1.8]

Topic B:  Management documentation [4.5]

Topic C:  Troubleshooting physical connectivity problems [3.6]

                               Topic D:  Troubleshooting routers and switches [2.5]

Topic E:  Troubleshooting wireless network problems [2.4]