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Network+ (N10-007) Course

Network+ (N10-007) Course

Network+ (N10-007) Course

5 Sessions -
12 Hours of Interactive Training

The Network+ (N10-007) course is an excellent course for those looking to gain employability skills in the area of network administration and gain the CompTIA Network+ certification. Specifically, this course covers the five domains on the N10-007 exam: networking concepts, infrastructure, networking operations, network security, and network troubleshooting. This course covers the material through the eyes of a brand-new junior network administrator, learning both what it takes to pass the exam and the real-life job skills necessary to succeed as a junior to mid-level network administrator.

  • Learn from an expert the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam objectives
  • Interactive labs, student workbooks, and hundreds of pre/post test questions
  • View your online courseware anytime, anywhere

About The Author
Jason Manibog, LearnKey’s senior instructor, has spent over 15 years in the Information Technology arena as a trainer, consultant, and courseware writer. Jason is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with multiple certifications in Microsoft, CompTIA, and Adobe. Jason brings a wealth of real-world experience and the ability to explain things in very practical, real-life like terms to any class he teaches, courseware he writes, or e-Learning courses he develops.

Session 1

Section A: Course Opening

  • Introduction
  • How to Study for This Exam

Section B: Protocols and Ports

  • Network Definition, SSH, DNS, SMTP
  • SFTP, FTP, TFTP, Telnet
  • LDAP, LDAPS, H.323
  • Protocol Types, UDP
  • TCP, IP, Connection vs. Connectionless

Section C: The OSI Model

  • OSI Layers 1 and 2
  • OSI Layers 3 through 5
  • OSI Layers 6 and 7

Section D: Routing and Switching

  • Traffic, Broadcast Domains, Collisions
  • Collision Domains, Protocol Data Units
  • MTU, Broadcast, Multicast, Unicast
  • Segmentation and Interfaces, VLANs
  • Trunking (802.1q)
  • Tagging and Untagging Ports, Mirroring
  • Switching Loops/Spanning Tree
  • PoE and PoE+ (802.3af, 802.3at), DMZ
  • MAC Address Table, ARP Table
  • Routing, IPv4, IPv6
  • Distance-Vector Routing Protocols, RIP
  • Link-State Routing Protocols, OSPF
  • Hybrid, BGP, Routing Types
  • Private vs. Public
  • Loopback and Reserved
  • IPv6 Concepts
  • Addressing
  • Tunneling
  • Router Advertisement
  • Performance Concepts, Shaping, QoS
  • DiffServ, CoS
  • Port Forwarding
  • ACLs, Distributed Switching
  • Packet-Switched, Circuit-Switched, SDN

Section E: IP Addressing Components

  • Default Gateway, Virtual IP, Subnet Mask
  • Subnetting
  • Classful, Classes A Through E
  • Classless
  • VLSM
  • CIDR Notation (IPv4 vs. IPv6)
  • Address Assignments, DHCP, DHCPv6
  • Static
  • EUI-64
  • IP Reservations

Section F: Topologies, Types, and Technologies

  • Logical vs. Physical, Star
  • Ring, Mesh, Bus
  • Wireless Topologies
  • IoT, Short Distance Wireless
  • IR, RFID, 802.11

Section G: Wireless Technologies

  • 802.11 Standards, Cellular Standards
  • Frequencies, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
  • Speed and Distance, Bandwidth, Bonding
  • Antenna Types, Site Surveys

Section H: Cloud Concepts

  • Types of Services, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
  • Cloud Delivery and Connectivity Methods
  • Security Implications and Relationships

Section I: Functions of Network Services

  • DNS Service, Record Types
  • SRV
  • MX
  • DNS Types
  • Hierarchy, Forward vs. Reverse Zone
  • DHCP Service, MAC Reservations
  • Pools, Exclusions, Scope Options, Leases
  • TTL, DHCP Relay/IP Helper
  • Domain 1 Exam Tips

Session 2

Section A: Cabling Solutions

  • Media Types, Copper, UTP, STP
  • Coaxial, Fiber, Single-Mode, Multimode
  • Plenum vs. PVC, Connector Types
  • Fiber, LC, ST, SC, APC, UPC, MTRJ
  • Transceivers
  • Termination Points, Patch Panels
  • Copper Cable Standards
  • TIA/EIA, Crossover, Straight-Through
  • Ethernet Deployment Standards

Section B: Network Device Placement

  • Firewall
  • Router, Switch, Hub
  • Bridge, Modems, Wireless Access Point
  • Media Converter, Extender, VoIP Endpoint

Section C: Advanced Network Devices

  • Multilayer, Controller, Load Balancer
  • Proxy, VPN Concentrator, RADIUS Server
  • UTM Appliance, NGFW/Layer 7 Firewall
  • VoIP PBX, VoIP Gateway, Content Filter

Section D: Virtualization and Network Storage

  • Virtual Networking Components
  • Network Storage Types, NAS, SAN
  • Storage Connection Types

Section E: WAN Technologies

  • Service Types, ISDN, PRI, T1/T3
  • E1/E3, OC-3, OC-192, DSL
  • Metro Ethernet, Cable Broadband, Dial-Up
  • Transmission Mediums
  • MPLS, ATM, Frame Relay
  • PPPoE, PPP, DMVPN, SIP Trunk
  • Demarcation Point, CSU/DSU, Smart Jack
  • Domain 2 Exam Tips

Session 3

Section A: Documentation and Diagrams

  • Diagrams, Standard Operating Procedures
  • Racks, Change Management Documentation
  • Wiring and Port Locations, Labeling
  • Configuration and Performance Baselines
  • Inventory Management

Section B: Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery

  • Availability Concepts, Fault Tolerance
  • Load Balancing, NIC Teaming, Aggregation
  • Clustering, Power Management
  • Power Supplies, Redundant Circuits
  • Recovery Sites
  • Backups
  • Full Backups
  • Differential, Incremental Backups
  • Snapshots
  • MTTR, MTBF, SLA Requirements

Section C: Scanning, Monitoring, and Patching

  • Processes, Log Reviewing
  • Port Scanning
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Patch Management, Rollback
  • Reviewing Baselines, Packet Analysis
  • Events, Notifications, Alerts, SIEM
  • SNMP Monitors, MIB
  • Metrics, Error Rate, Utilization
  • Packet Drops
  • Bandwidth/Throughput

Section D: Remote Access Methods

  • Site-to-Site, Client-to-Site
  • RDP, SSH, VNC, Telnet
  • HTTPS/Management URL, Remote File Access
  • TFTP
  • Out-of-Band Management

Section E: Identify Policies and Best Practices

  • Privileged User Agreement
  • Password Policy
  • Onboarding/Offboarding Procedures
  • License Restrictions, Exports, DLP
  • Incident Response Policies, BYOD
  • AUP, NDA
  • System Life Cycle, Asset Disposal
  • Safety Procedures and Policies
  • Domain 3 Exam Tips

Session 4

Section A: Physical Security Devices

  • Detection, Motion Detection
  • Video Surveillance
  • Asset Tracking, Detection and Prevention
  • Biometrics, Smart Cards, Key Fobs, Locks

Section B: Authentication and Access Controls

  • AAA
  • Sign-on Mechanisms
  • LDAP
  • Certificates
  • Auditing and Logging
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Access Control, 802.1X
  • NAC, Port Security, MAC Filtering
  • Captive Portal
  • Access Control Lists

Section C: Secure a Basic Wireless Network

  • Authentication and Authorization, EAP
  • Shared or Open, Shared Keys
  • Enabling MAC Filtering
  • Geofencing

Section D: Common Networking Attacks

  • DoS Types
  • Social Engineering
  • Insider Threat, Logic Bomb
  • Rogue Access Point, Evil Twin
  • Wardriving
  • Phishing, Ransomware
  • DNS Poisoning, ARP Poisoning, Spoofing
  • Deauthentication, Brute Force
  • VLAN Hopping
  • Man-in-the-Middle
  • Exploits vs. Vulnerabilities

Section E: Network Device Hardening

  • Default Credentials, Common Passwords
  • Upgrading Firmware
  • Patching and Updates
  • File Hashing
  • Services, Secure Protocols, Keys
  • Unused Ports, IP Ports, Device Ports

Section F: Common Mitigation Techniques

  • Signature Management
  • Device Hardening
  • Native VLANs, Port Protection, Guards
  • DHCP Snooping
  • Network Segmentation, DMZ, VLAN
  • Privileged User Account
  • File Monitoring, Role Separation, ACLs
  • Honeypot/Honeynet
  • Penetration Testing
  • Domain 4 Exam Tips

Session 5

Section A: The Troubleshooting Theory

  • Identify the Problem
  • Question Users, Identify Symptoms
  • Establish a Theory of Probable Cause
  • Test the Theory and Confirm or Escalate
  • Establish Solution Plan
  • Implement Solution or Escalate
  • Verify Functionality
  • Document Findings, Actions, and Outcomes

Section B: Use Appropriate Tools

  • Cable Testing Tools
  • Loopback Adapter, Multimeter, Analyzer
  • Software Tools
  • Port Scanner, Speed Tester, Command Line
  • Ping
  • Tracert, Traceroute
  • Nslookup
  • Ipconfig
  • Ifconfig, Iptables
  • Netstat
  • Tcpdump
  • Pathping
  • Nmap
  • Route
  • Arp
  • Dig

Section C: Troubleshoot Wired Networks

  • Attenuation, Latency, Jitter
  • Crosstalk, EMI, Open/Short
  • Incorrect Pin-Out, Cable Type, Bad Ports
  • TX/RX Reverse, Mismatches
  • Damaged Cables, Bent Pins, Bottlenecks
  • VLAN Mismatch
  • Network Connection LED Status Indicators

Section D: Troubleshoot Wireless Networks

  • Reflection, Refraction, Absorption
  • Latency, Jitter, Attenuation
  • Incorrect Antenna Type or Placement
  • Channel Overlap, Distance Limitations
  • SSID, Passphrase, Mismatch Issues
  • Power Levels, Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Section E: Troubleshoot Network Service Issues

  • Names Not Resolving
  • Incorrect Gateway or Netmask
  • Duplicate or Expired Addresses
  • DHCP, Time, SSL Issues
  • Blocked Ports, Incorrect Firewall
  • Incorrect ACL Settings
  • Unresponsive Service
  • Hardware Failure

Section F: Course Conclusion

  • Domain 5 Exam Tips
  • Final Exam Tips