CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, 4th Edition

Book description

Todd Lammle's bestselling CompTIA Network+ Study Guide for the N10-007 exam! 

CompTIA's Network+ certification tells the world you have the skills to install, configure, and troubleshoot today's basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. First, however, you have to pass the exam! This detailed CompTIA Authorized study guide by networking guru Todd Lammle has everything you need to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-007.

Todd covers all exam objectives, explains key topics, offers plenty of practical examples, and draws upon his own invaluable 30 years of networking experience to help you learn. The Study Guide prepares you for Exam N10-007, the new CompTIA Network+ Exam:

 •   Covers all exam objectives including network technologies, network installation and configuration, network media and topologies, security, and much more

•    Includes practical examples review questions, as well as access to practice exams and flashcards to reinforce learning

•    Networking guru and expert author Todd Lammle offers valuable insights and tips drawn from real-world experience 

Plus, receive one year of FREE access to a robust set of online interactive learning tools, including hundreds of sample practice questions, a pre-assessment test, bonus practice exams, and over 100 electronic flashcards. Prepare for the exam and enhance your career—starting now! 

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Assessment Test
  2. Chapter 1: Introduction to Networks
    1. First Things First: What’s a Network?
    2. Physical Network Topologies
    3. Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  3. Chapter 2: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
    1. Internetworking Models
    2. The OSI Reference Model
    3. Introduction to Encapsulation
    4. Modulation Techniques
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Lab
    8. Review Questions
  4. Chapter 3: Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards
    1. Physical Media
    2. Cable Properties
    3. Wiring Standards
    4. Installing Wiring Distributions
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Lab
    8. Review Questions
  5. Chapter 4: The Current Ethernet Specifications
    1. Network Basics
    2. Ethernet Basics
    3. Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
    4. Ethernet at the Physical Layer
    5. Ethernet over Other Standards (IEEE 1905.1-2013)
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Written Lab
    9. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 5: Networking Devices
    1. Common Network Connectivity Devices
    2. Other Specialized Devices
    3. Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network Using Network Segmentation
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 6: Introduction to the Internet Protocol
    1. Introducing TCP/IP
    2. Data Encapsulation
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab
    6. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 7: IP Addressing
    1. IP Terminology
    2. The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
    3. IPv4 Address Types
    4. Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Labs
    8. Written Lab 7.1
    9. Written Lab 7.2
    10. Written Lab 7.3
    11. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 8: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT
    1. Subnetting Basics
    2. Troubleshooting IP Addressing
    3. Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 9: Introduction to IP Routing
    1. Routing Basics
    2. The IP Routing Process
    3. Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
    4. Static and Dynamic Routing
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Lab
    8. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 10: Routing Protocols
    1. Routing Protocol Basics
    2. Distance Vector Routing Protocols
    3. Link State Routing Protocols
    4. High Availability
    5. Advanced IPv6 Concepts
    6. IPv6 Routing Protocols
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Written Lab
    10. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 11: Switching and Virtual LANs
    1. Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
    2. Switching Services
    3. Spanning Tree Protocol
    4. Virtual LANs
    5. VLAN Trunking Protocol
    6. Two Additional Advanced Features of Switches
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Written Lab
    10. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 12: Wireless Networking
    1. Introduction to Wireless Technology
    2. Cellular
    3. The 802.11 Standards
    4. Comparing 802.11 Standards
    5. Wireless Network Components
    6. Installing a Wireless Network
    7. Site Survey
    8. Wireless Security
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Written Lab
    12. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 13: Authentication and Access Control
    1. Security Filtering
    2. Managing User Account and Password Security
    3. User-Authentication Methods
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 14: Network Threats and Mitigation
    1. Recognizing Security Threats
    2. Vulnerabilities
    3. Understanding Mitigation Techniques
    4. Policies and Procedures
    5. Anti-malware Software
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Written Lab
    9. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 15: Physical Security and Risk
    1. Using Hardware and Software Security Devices
    2. Defining Firewalls
    3. Firewall Technologies
    4. Firewalls at the Application Layer vs. the Network Layer
    5. Scanning Services and Other Firewall Features
    6. Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
    7. VPN Concentrators
    8. Understanding Problems Affecting Device Security
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Written Lab
    12. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 16: Wide Area Networks
    1. What’s a WAN?
    2. T-Series Connections
    3. Transmission Media
    4. Broadband Services
    5. Wireless WAN Technologies
    6. WAN Protocols
    7. WAN Troubleshooting
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Written Lab
    11. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Tools
    1. Protocol Analyzers
    2. Throughput Testers
    3. Connectivity Software
    4. Using traceroute
    5. Using the ping Utility
    6. Using the Address Resolution Protocol
    7. Using the nslookup Utility
    8. Resolving Names with the Hosts Table
    9. Using the Mtr Command (pathping)
    10. Using the route Command
    11. Using the nbtstat Utility
    12. Using the netstat Utility
    13. Using tcpdump
    14. Using the File Transfer Protocol
    15. Using the Telnet Utility
    16. Summary
    17. Exam Essentials
    18. Written Lab
    19. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 18: Software and Hardware Tools
    1. Understanding Network Scanners
    2. Baseline
    3. Network Monitoring and Logging
    4. Identifying Hardware Tools
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Lab
    8. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 19: Network Troubleshooting
    1. Narrowing Down the Problem
    2. Troubleshooting Steps
    3. Troubleshooting Tips
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 20: Management, Monitoring, and Optimization
    1. Managing Network Documentation
    2. Network Monitoring
    3. Network Optimization
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. 20.6
    8. Review Questions
  22. Appendix A: Answers to Written Labs
  23. Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions
  24. Appendix C: Subnetting Class A
  25. Index
  26. Advert
  27. EULA

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, 4th Edition
  • Author(s): Todd Lammle
  • Release date: May 2018
  • Publisher(s): Sybex
  • ISBN: 9781119432258