CHAPTER 6

TCP/IP Basics

The CompTIA Network+ certification exam expects you to know how to

•   1.1 Explain the purposes and uses of ports and protocols

•   1.3 Explain the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching

•   1.4 Given a scenario, configure the appropriate IP addressing components

•   1.8 Explain the functions of network services

•   5.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common network service issues

To achieve these goals, you must be able to

•   Describe how the TCP/IP protocol suite works

•   Explain CIDR and subnetting

•   Describe the functions of static and dynamic IP addresses

The mythical MHTechEd network (remember that from Chapter 1?) provided an overview of how networks work. At the bottom of every network, at ...

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