Chapter 18Software and Hardware Tools

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

✓ 3.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate documentation and diagrams to manage the network

  • Network configuration and performance baselines

✓ 3.3 Explain common scanning, monitoring, and patching processes and summarize their expected outputs

  • Processes
    • Log reviewing
    • Port scanning
    • Vulnerability scanning
    • Reviewing baselines
    • Packet/traffic analysis
  • Event management
    • Notifications
    • Alerts
    • SIEM
  • SNMP monitors
    • MIB
  • Metrics
    • Error rate
    • Utilization
    • Bandwidth/throughput

✓ 4.2 Explain authentication and access controls.

  • Auditing and logging

✓ 5.1 Given a scenario, use the appropriate tool

  • Hardware tools
    • Crimper
    • Cable tester
    • Punch-down ...

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