Chapter 2

Networking

CompTIA A+ Exam Objectives Covered in This Chapter:

  • 2.1 Identify types of network cables and connectors.
    • Fiber
    • Connectors: SC, ST and LC
    • Twisted Pair
    • Connectors: RJ-11, RJ-45
    • Wiring Standards: T568A, T568B
    • Coaxial
    • Connectors: BNC, F-connector
  • 2.2 Categorize characteristics of connectors and cabling.
    • Fiber
    • Types (single-mode vs. multi-mode)
    • Speed and transmission limitations
    • Twisted Pair
    • Types: STP, UTP, CAT3, CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, plenum, PVC
    • Speed and transmission limitations
    • Coaxial
    • Types: RG-6, RG-59
    • Speed and transmission limitations
  • 2.3 Explain properties and characteristics of TCP/IP.
    • IP class
    • Class A
    • Class B
    • Class C
    • IPv4 vs. IPv6
    • Public vs. private vs. APIPA
    • Static vs. dynamic
    • Client-side DNS
    • DHCP
    • Subnet ...

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