CompTIA Network+ N10-006

50 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-006).

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:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Networks
  • First Things First: What's a Network?
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs
Lesson 2: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
  • Internetworking Models
  • The OSI Reference Model
  • Introduction to Encapsulation
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 3: Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards
  • Physical Media
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • Installing Wiring Distributions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 4: The Current Ethernet Specifications
  • Network Basics
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet at the Physical Layer
  • Ethernet over Other Standards (IEEE 1905.1-2013)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Written Lab Answers
Lesson 5: Networking Devices
  • Common Network Connectivity Devices
  • Other Specialized Devices
  • Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network Using Network Segmentation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Answer to Written Lab
Lesson 6: Introduction to the Internet Protocol
  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • Data Encapsulation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Lesson 7: IP Addressing
  • IP Terminology
  • The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 8: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT
  • Subnetting Basics
  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing
  • Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs
Lesson 9: Introduction to IP Routing
  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 10: Routing Protocols
  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link State Routing Protocols
  • High Availability
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 11: Switching and Virtual LANs
  • Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
  • Switching Services
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • Two Additional Advanced Features of Switches
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 12: Wireless Networking
  • Introduction to Wireless Technology
  • The 802.11 Standards
  • Comparing 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Network Components
  • Installing a Wireless Network
  • Site Survey
  • Wireless Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 13: Authentication and Access Control
  • Security Filtering
  • Managing User Account and Password Security
  • User-Authentication Methods
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 14: Network Threats and Mitigation
  • Recognizing Security Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Mitigation Techniques
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Anti-malware software
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 15: Physical Security and Risk
  • Using Hardware and Software Security Devices
  • Defining Firewalls
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Firewalls at the Application Layer vs the Network Layer
  • Scanning Services and Other Firewall Features
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • VPN Concentrators
  • Understanding Problems Affecting Device Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 16: Wide Area Networks
  • What's a WAN?
  • T-Series Connections
  • Transmission Media
  • Broadband Services
  • Wireless WAN Technologies
  • WAN Protocols
  • WAN Troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 17: Troubleshooting Tools
  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Throughput Testers
  • Connectivity Software
  • Using Traceroute
  • Using ipconfig and ifconfig
  • Using the ping Utility
  • Using the Address Resolution Protocol
  • Using the nslookup Utility
  • Resolving Names with the Hosts Table
  • Using the Mtr Command (pathping)
  • Using the route Command
  • Using the nbtstat Utility
  • Using the netstat Utility
  • Using the File Transfer Protocol
  • Using the Telnet Utility
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 18: Software and Hardware Tools
  • Understanding Network Scanners
  • Baseline
  • Network Monitoring and Logging
  • Identifying Hardware Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 19: Network Troubleshooting
  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 20: Management, Monitoring, and Optimization
  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
Lesson 21: Appendix A
  • Videos
CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Practice 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.
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  • 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. **