CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004

Exam N10-004 2E

By

  • Naomi Alpern, Consultant, Unified Communications, Microsoft, USA, Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator, Security+, Network+, A+, MCSE, MCT
  • Michael Cross, Computer Forensic Analyst with the Niagara Regional Police Service, Canada
  • Dustin Fritz, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of The Computer Network Defense Group LLC in Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
  • Mohan Krishnamurthy, Mohan Krishnamurthy Madwachar (MCSE, CCA) is the GM-Network Security at Almoayed Group in Bahrain. Mohan is a key contributor to Almoayed Group's projects division and plays an important role in the organization's network security initiatives. Mohan has a strong networking, security, and training background. His tenure with companies such as Schlumberger Omnes and Secure Network Solutions India adds to his experience and expertise in implementing large and complex network and security projects. Mohan holds leading IT industry-standard and vendor certifications in systems, networking, and security. He is a member of the IEEE and PMI. Mohan has coauthored five books published by Syngress: Designing & Building Enterprise DMZs (ISBN: 1597491004), Configuring Juniper Networks NetScreen & SSG Firewalls (ISBN: 1597491187), How to Cheat at Securing Linux (ISBN: 1597492078), How to Cheat at Administering Office Communications Server 2007 (ISBN: 1597492126), and Microsoft Forefront Security Administration Guide (ISBN: 1597492447). He also writes newspaper columns on various subjects and has contributed to leading content companies as a technical writer and subject matter expert.
  • Scott Sweitzer

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  • Robert Shimonski, is a networking and security veteran with over 20 years' experience in military, corporate and educational environments.

CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004, Second Edition, offers a practical guide for those interested in pursuing CompTIA Network+ certification. It presents the fundamental terminology needed to perform duties as a network technician and to pass the CompTIA Network+ exam. The book begins with a brief history of the development of networks, including their origins and where they are heading. It describes network models such as centralized and decentralized, and distinguishes between a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN). The discussions include cable connections and termination for the Network+ exam; the meaning of convergence; and the most common network devices being used on small and large networks, including the Internet. The role of switches in improving network functionality and enhancing security is described. The book also contains chapters on wireless networking; Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model; Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP); wide area network (WAN) technologies; network security; and network management and troubleshooting.
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Audience

New to intermediate IT professionals wishing quantify their Networking knowledge and learn general networking techniques and procedures

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-429-8


Table of Contents


About the Authors

Chapter 1 Network Fundamentals

Introduction

What Is a Network?

Logical Networking Topologies

Physical Networking Models

Network Types

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 2 Network Media

Introduction

Cabling and Connectors Overview

Media Issues

Cable Testers and Troubleshooting

Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex

Cabling

Cable Management

LAN Technologies and Standards

Media Standards

Connectors

Recognizing Category 3, 5, 5e, and 6 UTP, STP, Coaxial Cable, SMF Optics Cable, MMF Optic Cable, and Optic Cable

Other Media

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 3 Network Devices

Introduction

Network Devices

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 4 Switching

Introduction

Understanding Switches

Basic Switches

Multilayer Switches

Content Switches

Advanced Features of a Switch

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 5 Wireless Networking

Introduction

Radio Frequency and Antenna Behaviors and Characteristics

Wireless Network Concepts

Common Exploits of Wireless Networks

Configuring Windows Client Computers for Wireless Network Security

Site Surveys

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 6 The OSI Model and Networking Protocols

Introduction

The OSI Model

The DoD Networking Model

Networking Protocols

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 7 TCP/IP and Routing

Introduction

TCP/IP

IPv4

IPv6

Understanding IP Addressing

Understanding Subnetting

Understanding Subnet Masking

Strategies to Conserve Addresses

Private Network Addresses

Multicast, Broadcast, and Unicast

Understanding Basic IP Routing

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 8 Wide Area Networking

Introduction

Switching Methods

WAN Protocols and Properties

Internet Access Methods

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 9 Security Standards and Services

Introduction

Hardware and Software Security Devices

Security Zones

Network Ports, Services, and Threats

Network Access Security

Summary

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 10 Network Management

Introduction

Network Management

Configuration Management

Network Monitoring

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 11 Network Troubleshooting Tools

Introduction

A Troubleshooting Methodology

The OSI Model

Windows Tools

Linux Tools

NetWare Tools

Other Network Troubleshooting Tools

Importance of Network Documentation

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Chapter 12 Network Troubleshooting Methodology

Introduction

How to Use the OSI Model in Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting the Physical Layer

Troubleshooting the Data Link Layer

Troubleshooting the Network Layer

Troubleshooting the Transport Layer

Troubleshooting the Session Layer

Troubleshooting the Presentation Layer

Troubleshooting the Application Layer

Summary of Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives Fast Track

Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

Self Test

Self Test Quick Answer Key

Appendix A

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Appendix B

Understanding Request for Comments

Appendix C

Network+ Exam N10-004

Chapter 1: Network Fundamentals

Chapter 2: Network Media

Chapter 3: Network Devices

Chapter 4: Switching

Chapter 5: Wireless Networking

Chapter 6: The OSI Model and Networking Protocols

Chapter 7: TCP/IP and Routing

Chapter 8: Wide Area Networking

Chapter 9: Security Standards and Services

Chapter 10: Network Management

Chapter 11: Network Troubleshooting Tools

Chapter 12: Network Troubleshooting Methodology

Index