Description

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.

Key Features

  • New to this edition in accordance with the newly revised exam is an intensified focus on network security
  • Two NEW practice exams to help eliminate test-day jitters
  • Tiered chapter ending questions that allow for graduated learning
  • Covers everything from test taking techniques to advanced topics - keeping the beginner and intermediate IT professional in mind
  • Layout of the guide parallels the Network+ N10-004 objectives for ease of study

Readership

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

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

Details

No. of pages:
816
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
Electronic ISBN:
9781597494885
Print ISBN:
9781597494298

About the author

Robert Shimonski

Rob Shimonski (www.shimonski.com) is an experienced entrepreneur and an active participant in the business community. Rob is a best-selling author and editor with over 15 years experience developing, producing and distributing print media in the form of books, magazines and periodicals. To date, Rob has successfully created over 100 books that are currently in circulation. Rob has worked for countless companies to include CompTIA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Microsoft, McGraw Hill Education, Cisco, the National Security Agency and Digidesign. Rob has an extremely diverse background in the print media industry filling roles such as author, co-author, technical editor, copy editor and developmental editor. Since print media shifted to the digital domain, Rob has focused the past decade on developing all of the needed skills to produce professional audio and video media. An expert in Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) design and video production, Rob has created over 500 different media packages to include commercials for TV, online advertising clips, audio podcasts and much more. Rob started to train others while in the US Marine Corps. Since, Rob has held a NY State teaching certificate as well as multiple trainer roles in colleges and trade schools across the world.