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CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Crash Course

Anthony Sequeira

The CompTIA Network+ live training sessions explore the topics required for the popular CompTIA Network+ certification. This certification is considered by most IT professionals to be a critical first step to obtain the knowledge required to succeed in an Information Technology (IT) career today. The topics covered in this course are not just critical for success in the CompTIA Network+ exam but are also core topics for current or aspiring network engineers that want to ensure they understand the core networking technologies used in enterprises and small businesses today.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Students will learn fundamental networking concepts including networking ports and protocols, networking models, routing and switching concepts, and wireless and cloud fundamentals.
  • Students will be able to describe key infrastructure components used in networks today.
  • Students will also understand typical network operations including monitoring, documenting, and improving network systems.
  • Students also learn critical concepts around the areas of network security and network troubleshooting and tools.

This training course is for you because...

  • This training is targeted at those students interested in earning their Network+ certification (N10-007) from CompTIA.
  • This training is also targeted at those that are interested in learning the core concepts used in modern networking.


  • Students should possess the knowledge covered by the CompTIA A+ (2019) certification.

Recommended Preparation

  • Students should consider reviewing the information contained in the CompTIA A+ (2019) certification program.

Recommended Follow-up

  • Students should consider exploring vendor specific certifications following this course. They might also consider a specialty track of CompTIA. Security and Cloud are common examples.

About your instructor

  • Anthony Sequeira (CCIE No. 15626) began his IT career in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion - teaching and writing about Microsoft, Cisco and related technologies. Anthony has lectured to massive audiences around the world while working for Mastering Computers, and he is currently a freelance trainer and author. He is an avid tennis player, a private pilot, a semi-professional poker player, and enjoys many other hobbies.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1

Segment 1 Fundamental Networking Concepts
(100 min)

  • Explain the purpose and use of important ports and protocols
  • Explain the OSI model and describe examples of devices that operate at different layers
  • Explain routing and switching concepts
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

Q&A (15 min)

Break (10 min)

Segment 2 Networking Topologies
(100 min)

  • Describe various network topologies
  • Implement wireless solutions
  • Describe key cloud concepts
  • Explain the function of network services

Q&A (15 min)

Day 2

Segment 3 Cabling and Network Devices (100 min)

  • Deploy the appropriate cabling solutions
  • Place the appropriate network devices
  • Understand advanced networking services
  • Explain virtualization
  • Compare and contrast WAN technologies

Q&A (15 min)

Break (10 min)

Segment 4 Network Operations (100 min)

  • Use documentation and diagramming
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Network monitoring and scanning
  • Use remote access methods
  • Policies and best practices

Q&A (15 min)

Day 3

Segment 6 Physical Security Devices and Access Controls (100 min)

  • Describe physical security devices and their functions
  • Explain authentication and access controls
  • Secure a basic wireless network

Q&A (15 min)

Break (10 min)

Segment 6 Network Attacks and Mitigation (100 min)

  • Describe common network attacks
  • Implement network device hardening
  • Explain common mitigation techniques

Q&A (15 min)

Day 4

Segment 7 Network Troubleshooting Methodologies and Tools (100 min)

  • Explain a sample troubleshooting methodology
  • Use appropriate network troubleshooting tools

Q&A (15 min)

Break (10 min)

Segment 8 Troubleshooting in the Network
(100 min)

  • Troubleshoot wired networks
  • Troubleshoot wireless networks
  • Troubleshoot common network service issues

Q&A (15 min)