Eleventh Hour Network+

1st Edition

Exam N10-004 Study Guide

Authors: Naomi Alpern
Paperback ISBN: 9781597494281
eBook ISBN: 9781597494939
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 15th October 2009
Page Count: 208
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Eleventh Hour Security+: Exam SY0-201 Study Guide offers a practical guide for those preparing for the CompTIA Network+ exam. The book's 10 chapters provide in-depth discussions of the following topics: network fundamentals; network media; network devices; wireless networking; open systems interconnection (OSI) model and networking protocols; transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) and IP routing; wide area networking; hardware and software security; network management; and network troubleshooting. Each chapter includes information on exam objectives, exam warnings, and the top five toughest questions along with their answers.

Key Features

The only book keyed to the new 2009 objectives that has been crafted for last minute cramming
Easy to find, essential material with no fluff – this book does not talk about security in general, just how it applies to the test
Includes review of five toughest questions by topic - sure to improve your score


The Network+ certification is recommended for Network/Security Administrators and Engineers, Security Analysts/Consultants, IT Architects, and Service/System Support Technicians.

Table of Contents

About the Authors Chapter 1 Network Fundamentals What Is a Network? Network Elements Logical Networking Topologies Centralized Decentralized (Distributed) Peer-to-Peer Client/Server Virtual Private Network Virtual Local Area Network Physical Networking Models The Bus Topology The Star Topology (Hierarchical) The Mesh Topology The Ring Topology Wireless Network Types Local Area Network and Wide Area Network Metropolitan Area Network Storage Area Network Personal Area Network Campus Area Network Summary of Exam Objectives Top Five Toughest Questions Answers Chapter 2 Network Media Cabling and Connectors Overview Fundamentals of Cabling Fundamentals of Connectors Media Issues Interference Bandwidth Length Problems Security Issues Installation Troubleshooting Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full Duplex Cabling Copper Cabling Fiber Cabling Preparing Twisted-Pair Cable Cable Installation Cable Management LAN Technologies and Media Standards 10Base2, 10Base5, and Arcnet 10BaseT and Beyond Connectors Twisted-Pair and Coaxial Cable Connectors Fiber Connectors Recognizing Cables Category 3, 5, 5e, and 6 UTP Shielded Twisted Pair Coaxial Cable Single Mode and Multimode Fiber-Optic Cable Summary of Exam Objectives Top Five Toughest Questions Answers Chapter 3 Network Devices Network Devices Repeaters Hubs Bridges Multistation Access Units Understanding Switches The Modem and Other Adapters Chan


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About the Author

Naomi Alpern

Naomi Alpern currently works for Microsoft as a consultant specializing in unified communications. She holds many Microsoft certifications, including an MCSE and MCT, as well as additional industry certifications such as Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator, Security+, Network+, and A+. Since the start of her technical career she has worked in many facets of the technology world, including IT administration, technical training, and most recently, full-time consulting.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Unified Communications, Microsoft, USA, Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator, Security+, Network+, A+, MCSE, MCT