CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Cert Guide

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CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine using proven series elements and techniques. Key Topics call out critical concepts. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks and Review Questions help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master CompTIA Network+ N10-008 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions in the practice test software

CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Cert Guide contains proven study features that allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. Expert instructor Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills, essential for successful completion of the performance-based testing items on the exam. This complete, CompTIA-approved study package includes the following:

  • A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams

  • Clearly defined chapter learning objectives covering all N10-008 exam topics

  • Chapter-ending review questions and exam preparation exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

  • The powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

  • 40 performance-based practice question exercises to help you prepare for the hands-on exam questions

  • An 80% discount off the Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test (a $40 value!)

  • A free copy of the CompTIA Network+ Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that enhance your hands-on skills

  • More than 60 minutes of video mentoring

  • A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test taking strategies

  • An Exam Essentials appendix that quickly recaps all major chapter topics for easy reference, both in print and interactive digital format

  • A key terms Glossary in both print and on the companion website, which acts as an interactive flash-card application

  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

  • A 10% exam discount voucher (a $33+ value!)

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

Master the topics on the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 exam, including:

  • Network topologies and media types

  • IP addressing

  • Network services

  • Data center architectures and cloud concepts

  • Routing, Ethernet switching, and wireless networking

  • Network availability and disaster recovery

  • Network security

  • Remote access

  • Network troubleshooting

In addition to the wealth of content and exam preparation exercises, this edition includes a series of free hands-on exercises to help you master several real-world configuration and troubleshooting activities. These exercises can be performed on the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Hands-on Lab Simulator Lite software, included free on the companion website that accompanies this book. This software, which simulates the experience of configuring real operating systems and network devices, contains the following 14 free lab exercises:

1. Network Topologies

2. Matching Well-Known Port Numbers

3. TCP/IP Protocols and Their Functions

4. Network Application Protocols

5. OSI Model Layer Functions

6. Contrast Virtualization Technologies and Services

7. Using ARP to Discover a MAC Address

8. IPv4 Address Types and Classes

9. Configuring a Client Network Adapter with an IPv4 Address

10. Configuring a Small Office/Residential RouterNetwork User Security Settings

11. Matching Wireless Standards and Terminology

12. Using ipconfig, ping, arp, tracert Together to Troubleshoot Connectivity

13. Security Appliance Terminology and Methods

14. Troubleshooting Practice

CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Hands-on Lab Simulator Minimum System Requirements:

Windows: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1; Intel Pentium III or faster; 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Mac: Apple macOS 12, 11, and 10.15; Intel Core Duo 1.83 Ghz or faster; 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Other applications installed during installation: Adobe AIR 3.8; Captive JRE 6

Companion Website:

The companion website contains more than 300 unique practice exam questions, Network+ Hands-on Lab Simulator Lite software, online practice exercises, Key Term flash cards, exam essentials interactive study guide, and 60 minutes of video training.

Pearson Test Prep online system requirements:

Browsers: latest versions of Chrome, Safari, and Edge; Devices: Desktop and laptop computers, tablets running on Android and iOS, smartphones with a minimum screen size of 4.7”. Internet access required.

Pearson Test Prep offline system requirements:

Windows 10, Windows 8.1; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Credits
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Table of Contents
  8. About the Authors
  9. Dedication
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. About the Technical Reviewer
  12. We Want to Hear from You!
  13. Reader Services
  14. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
    2. Resources
    3. Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software
    4. Goals and Methods
    5. Strategies for Exam Preparation
    6. CompTIA Network+ Exam Topics
    7. How This Book Is Organized
  15. Part I: Networking Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1. The OSI Model and Encapsulation
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. The Purpose of Reference Models
      3. The OSI Model
      4. The TCP/IP Stack
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Complete Chapter 1 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2. Network Topologies and Types
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Defining a Network
      3. Network Types and Characteristics
      4. Networks Defined Based on Resource Location
      5. Networks Defined by Topology
      6. Virtual Network Concepts
      7. Provider Links
      8. Real-World Case Study
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Preparation Tasks
      11. Review All the Key Topics
      12. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      13. Define Key Terms
      14. Additional Resources
      15. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3. Network Media Types
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Copper and Fiber Media and Connectors
      3. Multiplexing in Fiber-Optic Networks
      4. Cable Management
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4. IP Addressing
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Binary Numbering
      3. IPv4 Addressing
      4. Assigning IPv4 Addresses
      5. Subnetting
      6. Address Translation
      7. IP Version 6
      8. Real-World Case Study
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Preparation Tasks
      11. Review All the Key Topics
      12. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      13. Define Key Terms
      14. Complete Chapter 4 Hands-On Labs in Network + Simulator Lite
      15. Additional Resources
      16. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5. Common Ports and Protocols
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Ports and Protocols
      3. IP Protocol Types
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Additional Resources
      10. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 6. Network Services
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. DHCP
      3. DNS
      4. NTP
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Review Questions
    7. Chapter 7. Corporate and Datacenter Architectures
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. The Three-Tiered Network Architecture
      3. Software-Defined Networking
      4. Storage Area Networks
      5. Deciding on an Architecture
      6. Real-World Case Study
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Review Questions
    8. Chapter 8. Cloud Concepts
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Deployment Models
      3. Service Models
      4. Key Cloud Concepts
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Review Questions
  16. Part II: Network Implementations
    1. Chapter 9. Various Network Devices
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Networking Devices
      3. Networked Devices
      4. Real-World Case Study
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 10. Routing Technologies and Bandwidth Management
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Routing
      3. Sources of Routing Information
      4. Routing Protocol Characteristics
      5. Routing Protocol Examples
      6. Bandwidth Management
      7. Real-World Case Study
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All the Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Additional Resources
      14. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 11. Ethernet Switching
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Principles of Ethernet
      3. Ethernet Switch Features
      4. Real-World Case Study
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 12. Wireless Standards
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Introducing Wireless LANs
      3. Deploying Wireless LANs
      4. Securing Wireless LANs
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Review Questions
  17. Part III: Network Operations
    1. Chapter 13. Ensure Network Availability
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Monitoring Tools
      3. Additional Monitoring Topics
      4. Real-World Case Study
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 14. Organizational Documents and Policies
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Plans and Policies
      3. Hardening and Security Policies
      4. Common Documentation
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 15. High Availability and Disaster Recovery
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. High Availability
      3. Real-World Case Study: SOHO Network Design
      4. Real-World Case Study
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Additional Resources
      10. Review Questions
  18. Part IV: Network Security
    1. Chapter 16. Common Security Concepts
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Core Security Concepts
      3. Authentication Methods
      4. Risk Management and SIEM
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 17. Common Types of Attacks
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Technology-Based Attacks
      3. Human and Environmental Attacks
      4. Other Miscellaneous Attacks
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Complete Chapter 17 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 18. Network Hardening Techniques
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Best Practices
      3. Wireless Security and IoT Considerations
      4. Real-World Case Study
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Additional Resources
      10. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 19. Remote Access Methods
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
      3. Other Remote Access Technologies
      4. Authentication and Authorization Considerations
      5. In-Band vs. Out-of-Band Management
      6. Real-World Case Study
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Complete Chapter 19 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      13. Additional Resources
      14. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 20. Physical Security
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Detection Methods
      3. Prevention Methods
      4. Asset Disposal
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Review Questions
  19. Part V: Network Troubleshooting
    1. Chapter 21. A Network Troubleshooting Methodology
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Troubleshooting Basics
      3. Real-World Case Study
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All the Key Topics
      7. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Additional Resource
      10. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 22. Troubleshoot Common Cabling Problems
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Specifications and Limitations
      3. Cable Considerations and Applications
      4. Common Issues
      5. Common Tools
      6. Real-World Case Study
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 23. Network Software Tools and Commands
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Software Tools
      3. Command Line Tools
      4. Basic Network Platform Commands
      5. Real-World Case Study
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Additional Resource
      12. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 24. Troubleshoot Common Wireless Issues
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Specifications and Limitations
      3. Considerations
      4. Common Issues
      5. Wireless Network Troubleshooting
      6. Real-World Case Study
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 25. Troubleshoot General Network Issues
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Considerations for General Network Troubleshooting
      3. Common Issues
      4. Real-World Case Study
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All the Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Additional Resources
      10. Review Questions
  20. Part VI: Final Preparation
    1. Chapter 26. Final Preparation
      1. Tools for Final Preparation
      2. Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study
      3. Strategies for Taking the Exam
      4. Summary
  21. Glossary of Key Terms
  22. Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9
    10. Chapter 10
    11. Chapter 11
    12. Chapter 12
    13. Chapter 13
    14. Chapter 14
    15. Chapter 15
    16. Chapter 16
    17. Chapter 17
    18. Chapter 18
    19. Chapter 19
    20. Chapter 20
    21. Chapter 21
    22. Chapter 22
    23. Chapter 23
    24. Chapter 24
    25. Chapter 25
  23. Appendix B CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) Cert Guide Exam Updates
    1. Always Get the Latest at the Book’s Product Page
    2. Technical Content
  24. Index
  25. Appendix C Memory Tables
    1. Chapter 2
    2. Chapter 3
    3. Chapter 4
    4. Chapter 5
    5. Chapter 6
    6. Chapter 9
    7. Chapter 10
    8. Chapter 11
    9. Chapter 12
    10. Chapter 13
    11. Chapter 21
    12. Chapter 23
  26. Appendix D Memory Tables Answer Key
    1. Chapter 2
    2. Chapter 3
    3. Chapter 4
    4. Chapter 5
    5. Chapter 6
    6. Chapter 9
    7. Chapter 10
    8. Chapter 11
    9. Chapter 12
    10. Chapter 13
    11. Chapter 19
    12. Chapter 21
    13. Chapter 23
  27. Appendix E Study Planner
  28. Inside Front Cover
  29. Inside Back Cover
  30. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Cert Guide
  • Author(s): Anthony J. Sequeira
  • Release date: October 2021
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 9780137450015