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Network+™: Study Guide, Fourth Edition

Book Description

Here's the book you need to prepare for CompTIA's updated Network+ exam, N10-003. This revised edition of the best-selling Network+ Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's certification candidates. In addition to the focused and accessible instructional approach that has earned Sybex the reputation as the leading publisher for certification self-study guides, this book provides:

  • Clear and concise information on networking essentials.

  • Practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience.

  • Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards.

You'll also find authoritative coverage of key exam topics, including:

  • Media and Topologies

  • Protocols and Standards

  • Network Implementation

  • Network Support

Reviewed and approved as CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC), this book provides numerous study advantages with CAQC materials, including coverage of all exam objectives, implementation of important instructional design principles, and instructional reviews that help students assess their learning comprehension and readiness for the exam.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. To Our Valued Readers:
  3. Wiley Publishing, Inc. End-User License Agreement
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. Assessment Test for Network+ Exam
  8. Network Fundamentals
    1. Network Elements
    2. Physical Topologies
    3. Physical Media
    4. Common Network Connectivity Devices
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  9. The OSI Model
    1. Introducing the OSI Model
    2. The OSI Model's Lower Layers
    3. The OSI Model's Middle Layers
    4. The OSI Model's Upper Layers
    5. Networking Protocols
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  10. TCP/IP Fundamentals
    1. Introducing TCP/IP
    2. The Transmission Control Protocol
    3. The Internet Layer Protocols
    4. The Application Protocols
    5. Other Upper-Layer Protocols
    6. Overview of Ports and Sockets
    7. Understanding IP Addressing
    8. Name Resolution Methods
    9. Configuring TCP/IP on Windows Workstations
    10. Virtual LANs (VLANs)
    11. Summary
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Review Questions
    14. Answers to Review Questions
  11. TCP/IP Utilities
    1. Using the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
    2. Using the netstat Utility
    3. Using the nbtstat Utility
    4. Using The File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
    5. Using the ping Utility
    6. Using winipcfg, ipconfig, and ifconfig
    7. Using the tracert Utility
    8. Using the Telnet Utility
    9. Using the nslookup Utility
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
    13. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Network Operating Systems
    1. Microsoft Windows
    2. Novell NetWare
    3. UNIX/Linux
    4. Macintosh
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Wired and Wireless Networks
    1. Before Installing New Hardware or Software
    2. Wireless Networking
    3. Workstation Configuration
    4. Network Installation Tools
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  14. WAN and Remote Access Technologies
    1. Remote Access Connection Configuration Requirements
    2. Remote Access Connection Methods
    3. Remote Access Protocols
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Network Access and Security
    1. Accessing Network Resources
    2. Managing User Account and Password Security
    3. Using Firewalls
    4. Understanding and Defending against Hacker Attacks
    5. DoD Security Standards
    6. Understanding Encryption
    7. Security Policies
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
    11. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery
    1. Assessing Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery Needs
    2. Power Management
    3. Disk System Fault Tolerance
    4. Backup Considerations
    5. Virus Protection
    6. Software Revisions
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Network Troubleshooting
    1. Narrowing Down the Problem
    2. Troubleshooting Steps
    3. The Troubleshooter's Resources
    4. Troubleshooting Tips
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Glossary
  19. Index