CompTIA Network+ N10-006

50 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

CompTIA's Network+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates technical competency in networking administration and support. The Network Plus certification confirms a technician's critical knowledge of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.

The CompTIA Network+ training measures the necessary competencies for an IT professional with approximately nine months experience in network support or administration. Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to install, manage and troubleshoot a variety of networks on any platform.

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.

Course Outline:

Module 1
  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to Networks Overview
  • What is a Network?
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Client Server Networks
  • Physical Topologies
  • Physical Bus Topologies
  • Physical Star Topologies
  • Physical Ring Topologies
  • Physical Mesh Topologies
  • Point to Point Topologies
  • Hybrid Topologies
  • Backbones and Segments
Module 2
  • OSI Model Overview
  • Internetworking Models
  • Advantages of Reference Models
  • OSI Model and Layer Functions
  • TCP Reliability
  • TCP Flow Control and Packet Acknowledgement
  • Routing at Layer 3
  • Data Encapsulation
  • Multiplexing
  • Numbering Systems
  • Base and Broad Band
  • Bit Rate and Baud Rate
  • Wavelength
Module 3
  • Media Cables and Connectors Overview
  • Physical Media
  • Coax Media Cables and Connectors
  • Twisted-Pair Media Cables and Connectors
  • Fiber Optic Media Cables and Connectors
  • UTP and BNC Couplers
  • Broadband Over Power Lines
  • Serial and USB Connectors
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • T1 Crossover Cable
  • Wiring Distribution Installation
  • Troubleshooting Wiring
Module 4
  • Ethernet Standards and Properties Overview
  • Collision and Broadcast Domains
  • Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection
  • Duplex Ethernet
  • Binary to Decimal
  • Hex to Binary to Decimal
  • Ethernet Addressing
  • Ethernet Frames
  • IEEE Standards
  • 802.3 Standards
  • IEEE 1901-2013
Module 5
  • Network Devices Overview
  • Common Network Device
  • Hubs
  • Network Interface Cards
  • Network Bridges
  • Switches and Routers
  • Firewalls and Other Devices
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Specialized Devices
  • Multilayer Switch and Domain Name Services
  • Proxy Servers
  • Encryption Devices
  • VPN Concentrator
  • Planning and Implementing a Network
Module 6
  • Internet Protocol Overview
  • What is TCP/IP?
  • DoD and OSI Model
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • TCP and UDP
  • Port Number Examples
  • IP Header
  • ICMP
  • ARP
  • Data Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
  • Protocol Data Units
  • Port Numbers at the Transport Layer
Module 7
  • Internet Protocol Addressing Overview
  • Addressing Terminology
  • IP Addressing Hierarchical Scheme
  • Classful IP Addressing
  • Private IP Addressing
  • IP Addressing Terms
  • Internet Protocol Version 6
  • Auto Configuration EUI-64
  • Link Local and Global Addressing
  • Transition Mechanisms
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 6
Module 8
  • Subnetting Overview
  • Subnetting Basics
  • Creating a Subnet Portion
  • Determining Number of Computers Through Subnetting
  • Locating Network ID's
  • Determining Block Size or Interval
  • Classless Inter-Domain Routing
  • Troubleshooting IP Addresses
  • Command Line Tools
  • Network Address Translation
  • How NAT Works
Module 9
  • Routing Concepts Overview
  • IP Routing Basics
  • IP Routing Process
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Additional Routing Terms
  • Default Routing
  • Gateway Redundancy
Module 10
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols Overview
  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Administrative Distance
  • Routing Protocol Classes
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • Routing Information Protocol
  • Classful and Classless Networks
  • Discontiguous Network
  • EIGRP and BGP
  • RIP - OSF and IS-IS Protocols
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
Module 11
  • Switching and VLAN Configuration Overview
  • Switching and Virtual LANs
  • Switching Services
  • Address Learning and Forward/Filter Decisions
  • Loop Avoidance
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • VLAN Broadcast Domains
  • Access and Trunk Links
  • VTP Modes of Operation and Configuration
  • Advanced Features of Switches
  • Switch Management
  • VLAN Switch Configuration Demonstration
Module 12
  • Wireless Technologies Overview
  • Wireless Technologies Basics
  • Wireless Agencies and Standards
  • Wireless Frequency Ranges
  • 802.11 Committees and Subcommittees
  • Wireless LAN Modulation Techniques
  • Wireless Access Points and NIC Cards
  • Wireless Network Types
  • Installing and Configuring Hardware
  • Wireless Security
  • Troubleshooting Issues
  • Environmental Factors
  • Rogue Access Point
Module 13
  • Network Hardening Techniques Overview
  • Access Control Lists
  • Tunneling Protocols
  • Encryption Standards
  • Remote Access
  • User Account and Resource Security
  • User Authentication Methods
  • Authentication - Authorization and Accounting
  • Secure and Unsecure Protocols
  • Access Control List Demonstration
Module 14
  • Network Security Vulnerabilities Overview
  • Denial of Service Attacks
  • Virus Attacks
  • Attackers and Their Tools
  • ARP Cache Poisoning and VLAN Hoping
  • Mitigation Techniques
  • Policies and Procedures
  • NSA Specifications
Module 15
  • Firewalls Overview
  • Firewalls Types
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • Vulnerability Scanning and VPN Concentrators
  • Device Security
  • Forward and Reverse Proxy Servers
  • Network Address Translation and Port Forwarding
  • Port Security Demonstration
Module 16
  • Wide Area Network Technologies Overview
  • Defining Wide Area Networks
  • WAN Connection Types
  • Dense and Course Wavelength Division Multiplexing
  • Passive Optical Network and SONET
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Broadband Services
  • WAN Protocols
  • Cellular WAN
  • Metro Ethernet
Module 17
  • Network Troubleshooting Overview
  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Network Scanners
  • Throughput Testers and Connectivity Software
  • Command Line Tool traceroute
  • ipconfig and ifconfig Utility
  • Ping and IPv6 Utility
  • Address Resolution Protocol
  • nslookup Utility
  • My traceroute Command
  • nbtstat and netstat Utility
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • Telnet Utility
  • Command Line Tool Guidelines
  • Windows Command Line Tools Demonstration
Module 18
  • Network Management Hardware Tools Overview
  • Hardware Tools Overview
Module 19
  • Troubleshooting Methodologies Overview
  • Troubleshooting Approaches
  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
Module 20
  • Network Monitoring Tools Overview
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Schematics and Diagrams
  • Policies - Procedures and Regulations
  • Network Performance Monitoring
  • Metrics - Reporting Terms and Interface Monitoring
  • Configuration Management
  • Virtual Networking
  • Storage Area Network
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Protocol Analyzer Demonstration
Module 21
  • Troubleshooting Wide Area Networks Overview
  • Local and Wide Area Networks
  • Wireless Local Area Network
  • Personal Area Network
  • SCADA and ICS
  • Medianets
  • WAN Connection Issues
  • Customer Equipment
  • Company ISP Security Policies and Satellite Issues
Module 22
  • Physical Security Overview
  • SCADA Review
  • Network Segmentation
  • Additional Physical Security and Specific Dangers
  • Access Controls and Monitoring
  • Environmental Controls and Electrical Power
  • Access Control Authentication Types
  • Multiple Factor Authentication
Module 23
  • Network Access Control Overview
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • Network Access Control
  • Computer Forensics
  • Investigative Process
  • Free Space vs. Slack Space
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Impact Assessment
  • Backup Considerations
  • RAID Backup Solutions
  • Redundancy and Single Points of Failure
Module 24
  • Troubleshooting Security Overview
  • Firewall Security Issues
  • Avenues of Attack
  • Types of DDOS Attacks
  • IP Address Spoofing
  • Replay Attacks and TCP/IP Hijacking
  • Encryption Attacks
  • Address System and Password Attacks
  • Software Exploitation
  • Viruses and Malware
  • Anti Malware Software
  • Switch Port Security
Module 25
  • Voice Over IP Overview
  • VOIP
Module 26
  • Security Policies and Programs Overview
  • Security Programs
  • Security Policy Types
  • Security Policy Concepts
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Installation Safety Issues
Module 27
  • IT Distribution and Change Management Overview
  • IT Distribution Concepts and Procedures
  • Change Management
  • Course Review
CompTIA Network+ Virtual Lab
  • Configuring a Network Adaptor
  • ARP and Packet Analysis
  • IP Address Configuration
  • IP Addressing Schemes
  • Configuring DHCP Clients and Servers
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Configuring Routing
  • TCP and Port Scanning
  • Name Resolution
  • Configuring Email Services
  • Configuring a NAT Firewall
  • Authentication Methods
  • Configuring Certificate Services and HTTPs
  • Performance Testing and Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Management Tools
  • Configuring Routing Using Cisco Devices
  • Configuring VPNs

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA N10-006 Network+ certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **