CompTIA Network+ N10-007

Hours: 50 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $965.00

Course Overview:

CompTIA Network+ Authorized PartnerThe CompTIA® Network+® certification covers a wide range of knowledge and skills that apply to different networking job roles. A networking job role requires a fundamental knowledge of network terminology, components, standards, types, and configurations. In this lesson, you will identify the basic concepts of networking theory.

On course completion, students will be able to:

  • Explain the OSI and TCP/IP Models.
  • Explain properties of network traffic.
  • Install and configure switched networks.
  • Configure IP networks.
  • Install and configure routed networks.
  • Configure and monitor ports and protocols.
  • Explain network application and storage issues.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot networks.
  • Explain network attacks and mitigations.
  • Install and configure security devices.
  • Explain authentication and access controls.
  • Deploy and troubleshoot cabling solutions.
  • Implement and troubleshoot wireless technologies.
  • Compare and contrast WAN technologies.
  • Use remote access methods.
  • Identify site policies and best practices.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA N10-007 Network+ certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Explaining the OSI and TCP/IP Models

With a background in CompTIA Network+ information and skills, your networking career can move in many directions. Whether you are a network support technician, installer, or administrator, knowledge of basic networking theory provides the necessary foundation needed for learning more advanced networking concepts. A good grasp of fundamental networking theory will help you succeed in any network-related job role.

Lesson 2: Explaining Properties of Network Traffic

In this lesson, you will explore the properties of the Physical and Data Link layers in more depth. Ethernet is the foundation of most local networks, and it is vital for network technicians and administrators to have a sound understanding of how it operates.

Lesson 3: Installing and Configuring Switched Networks

Concepts such as network topologies and collision and broadcast domains are realized by network appliances such as hubs, bridges, and switches. Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting these devices will be a regular task for you during your career in network administration.

Lesson 4: Configuring IP Networks

In this lesson, you will identify the addressing and data delivery methods of the Internet Protocol (IP). IP is at the heart of most modern networks, and consequently one of the most important topic areas for a network professional to master. This lesson will cover the basic format of IPv4 addresses and how they are used to identify networks and hosts. The lesson will also cover IPv6 and methods of assigning an IP address to hosts automatically.

Lesson 5: Installing and Configuring Routed Networks

In the previous lesson, you learned how the TCP/IP protocol suite uses IP addressing on networks to enable communication. To facilitate communication across internetworks, including the Internet, you will need to use routers and routing techniques. It is not enough to just know how millions of networks across the globe connect to form an internetwork. You should also know how these interconnected networks talk to each other and share data. Because routers are the workhorses of all internetworks, you will need to understand routing basics no matter what kind of network you support.

Lesson 6: Configuring and Monitoring Ports and Protocols

Layers 1 through 3 of the OSI model are concerned with addressing and packet forwarding and delivery. This basic connectivity is established for the purpose of transporting application data. In this lesson, you will start to look at layer 4 and higher to describe the transport and name resolution services that network applications depend upon.

Lesson 7: Explaining Network Application and Storage Issues

You have identified the Physical, Data Link, Network, and Transport layer technologies and protocols that underpin basic connectivity. The TCP/IP protocol suite also includes application protocols that implement network services. The delivery of these services can be supported by technologies such as load balancing, virtualization, and storage networks. In this lesson, you will identify common network applications and service platforms.

Lesson 8: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Networks

So far in this course, you have learned about all the different components, technologies, and protocols that go towards building network connectivity and services. In this lesson, you will investigate some tools and management methods that will help you determine your network's baseline, optimize your network's performance, and troubleshoot connectivity issues.

Lesson 9: Explaining Networking Attacks and Mitigations

You have identified the basic components and concepts for implementing a network, but a network implementation is not complete without security mechanisms. In this lesson, you will describe basic concepts related to network security. As a networking professional, it is part of your responsibility to understand these fundamental concepts so that you can ensure appropriate security levels in your organization.

Lesson 10: Installing and Configuring Security Devices Readings and Resources

Segmentation is a useful security technique, but many other technologies and controls are required to fully protect a network. Each day, the number and complexity of threats against network security increases. In response to these threats, there are more and more security tools and techniques available to increase network security. Because you are a networking professional, your organization and users will be looking to you to deploy these security appliances, without compromising network performance.

Lesson 11: Explaining Authentication and Access Controls

Each network user and host device must be identified and categorized in certain ways so that you can control their access to your organization's applications, data, and services. In this lesson, you'll explain authentication and authorization solutions to foster a strong access management program.

Lesson 12: Deploying and Troubleshooting Cabling Solutions

Bounded network media comes in different types that you can select to best suit the needs of your network. You are likely to work with bounded media daily as part of your duties as a network professional. Understanding the characteristics of bounded media will enable you to properly install and service your networks.

Lesson 13: Implementing and Troubleshooting Wireless Technologies

In the previous lesson, you identified bounded network media. With more and more wireless network implementations, you will need different types of media to meet the needs of users with wireless devices. In this lesson, you will identify unbounded network media. Unbounded media technologies have two distinct advantages for businesses over bounded media: first, they are generally easier to install and configure; and second, they afford clients a lot of mobility. They are usually not as secure as bounded media, as the signals are subject to interception. Wireless technology implementations offer various advantages, but you need to understand their limitations to compensate for their disadvantages in your network environments.

Lesson 14: Comparing and Contrasting WAN Technologies

In previous lessons, you identified common components of a local area network (LAN) implementation. There are other technologies that can be implemented on a wide area network (WAN). In this lesson, you will identify the components of a WAN implementation. Many local networks have a wide area connection to a distant network. Moreover, virtually every network connects in one way or another to the biggest WAN of them all, the Internet. As a networking professional, you will need to understand the infrastructure of these WAN connections so that you can ensure connectivity in the networks that you support.

Lesson 15: Using Remote Access Methods

So far in this course, you have described technologies for implementing local networks where users have a device with a direct connection to the network. You have also seen that WAN technologies allow remote networks to be interconnected. This allows enterprise networks to communicate across multiple sites and for employees to access an enterprise LAN from their home network or while travelling. A further use case for remote networking is for technicians to access the management interfaces of switches, routers, and other hosts over a network rather than via a local console. In this lesson, you will identify the components of remote access network implementations.

Lesson 16: Identifying Site Policies and Best Practices

The cabling, switches, routers, security appliances, servers, and clients that make up a local network must all be located within a site. Managing a site so that the network is robust and efficient involves drafting and following policies and best practices, supported by documentation. This might seem less immediately rewarding than getting a new application or server up-and-running, but these kinds of operational procedures are just as important to well-managed networks.

All necessary course materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA N10-007 Network+ certification exam.


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

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