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CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004, 2nd Edition

Book Description

CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004, Second Edition, offers a practical guide for those interested in pursuing CompTIA Network+ certification. It presents the fundamental terminology needed to perform duties as a network technician and to pass the CompTIA Network+ exam.

The book begins with a brief history of the development of networks, including their origins and where they are heading. It describes network models such as centralized and decentralized, and distinguishes between a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN). The discussions include cable connections and termination for the Network+ exam; the meaning of convergence; and the most common network devices being used on small and large networks, including the Internet. The role of switches in improving network functionality and enhancing security is described. The book also contains chapters on wireless networking; Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model; Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP); wide area network (WAN) technologies; network security; and network management and troubleshooting.

  • New to this edition in accordance with the newly revised exam is an intensified focus on network security
  • Two NEW practice exams to help eliminate test-day jitters
  • Tiered chapter ending questions that allow for graduated learning
  • Covers everything from test taking techniques to advanced topics - keeping the beginner and intermediate IT professional in mind
  • Layout of the guide parallels the Network+ N10-004 objectives for ease of study

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Disclaimer Page
  5. Copyright
  6. About the Authors
    1. Technical Editor
    2. Technical Reviewer
    3. Contributing Authors
  7. Chapter 1. Network Fundamentals
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. What is A Network?
    4. Logical Networking Topologies
    5. Physical Networking Models
    6. Network Types
    7. Summary Of Exam Objectives
    8. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    9. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Self Test
    11. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  8. Chapter 2. Network Media
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. Cabling And Connectors Overview
    4. Media Issues
    5. Cable Testers and Troubleshooting
    6. Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex
    7. Cabling
    8. Cable Management
    9. Lan Technologies And Standards
    10. Media Standards
    11. Connectors
    12. Recognizing Category 3, 5, 5E, and 6 UTP, STP, Coaxial Cable, SMF Optics Cable, MMF Optic Cable, and Optic Cable
    13. Other Media
    14. Summary of Exam Objectives
    15. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    16. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    17. Self Test
    18. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  9. Chapter 3. Network Devices
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. Network Devices
    4. Summary of Exam Objectives
    5. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    6. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    7. Self Test
    8. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  10. Chapter 4. Switching
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. Understanding Switches
    4. Basic Switches
    5. Multilayer Switches
    6. Content Switches
    7. Advanced Features of a Switch
    8. Summary of Exam Objectives
    9. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    10. Frequently Asked Questions
    11. Self Test
    12. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  11. Chapter 5. Wireless Networking
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. Radio Frequency and Antenna Behaviors and Characteristics
    4. Wireless Network Concepts
    5. Common Exploits of Wireless Networks
    6. Configuring Windows Client Computers for Wireless Network Security
    7. Site Surveys
    8. Summary of Exam Objectives
    9. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    10. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    11. Self Test
    12. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  12. Chapter 6. The OSI Model and Networking Protocols
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. The OSI Model
    4. The DoD Networking Model
    5. Networking Protocols
    6. Summary of Exam Objectives
    7. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    8. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  13. Chapter 7. TCP/IP and Routing
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. TCP/IP
    4. IPv4
    5. IPv6
    6. Understanding IP Addressing
    7. Understanding Subnetting
    8. Understanding Subnet Masking
    9. Strategies to Conserve Addresses
    10. Private Network Addresses
    11. Multicast, Broadcast, and Unicast
    12. Understanding Basic IP Routing
    13. Summary of Exam Objectives
    14. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    15. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    16. Self Test
    17. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  14. Chapter 8. Wide Area Networking
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. Switching Methods
    4. WAN Protocols and Properties
    5. Internet Access Methods
    6. Summary of Exam Objectives
    7. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    8. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  15. Chapter 9. Security Standards and Services
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. Hardware and Software Security Devices
    4. Security Zones
    5. Network Ports, Services, and Threats
    6. Network Access Security
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    9. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Self Test
    11. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  16. Chapter 10. Network Management
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. Network Management
    4. Configuration Management
    5. Network Monitoring
    6. Summary of Exam Objectives
    7. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    8. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  17. Chapter 11. Network Troubleshooting Tools
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. A Troubleshooting Methodology
    4. The OSI Model
    5. Windows Tools
    6. Linux Tools
    7. NetWare Tools
    8. Other Network Troubleshooting Tools
    9. Importance of Network Documentation
    10. Summary of Exam Objectives
    11. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    12. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    13. Self Test
    14. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  18. Chapter 12. Network Troubleshooting Methodology
    1. Exam Objectives in this Chapter
    2. Introduction
    3. How to Use the OSI Model in Troubleshooting
    4. Troubleshooting the Physical Layer
    5. Troubleshooting the Data Link Layer
    6. Troubleshooting the Network Layer
    7. Troubleshooting the Transport Layer
    8. Troubleshooting the Session Layer
    9. Troubleshooting the Presentation Layer
    10. Troubleshooting the Application Layer
    11. Summary of Exam Objectives
    12. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    13. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    14. Self Test
    15. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  19. Appendix A
    1. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  20. Appendix B
    1. Understanding Request for Comments
  21. Appendix C
    1. Network+ Exam N10-004
    2. Chapter 1: Network Fundamentals
    3. Chapter 2: Network Media
    4. Chapter 3: Network Devices
    5. Chapter 4: Switching
    6. Chapter 5: Wireless Networking
    7. Chapter 6: The OSI Model and Networking Protocols
    8. Chapter 7: TCP/IP and Routing
    9. Chapter 8: Wide Area Networking
    10. Chapter 9: Security Standards and Services
    11. Chapter 10: Network Management
    12. Chapter 11: Network Troubleshooting Tools
    13. Chapter 12: Network Troubleshooting Methodology
  22. Index