Chapter 5

Networking Devices

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA NETWORK+ EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 1.1 Explain the functions and applications of various network devices
    • Router
    • Switch
    • Multilayer switch
    • Firewall
    • HIDS
    • IDS/IPS
    • Access point (wireless/wired)
    • Content filter
    • Load balancer
    • Hub
    • Analog modem
    • Packet shaper
    • VPN concentrator
  • 1.3 Install and configure the following networking services/applications
    • DHCP
      • Static vs dynamic IP addressing
      • Reservations
      • Scopes
      • Leases
      • Options (DNS servers, suffixes)
      • IP helper/DHCP relay
    • DNS
      • DNS servers
      • DNS records (A, MX, AAAA, CNAME, PTR)
      • Dynamic DNS
    • Proxy/reverse proxy
  • 1.12 Given a set of requirements, implement a basic network
    • List of requirements
    • Device types/requirements
    • Environment limitations
    • Equipment ...

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