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CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004

Exam N10-004 2E

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.

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

Paperback, 816 Pages

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-429-8

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






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