Eleventh Hour Network+

Eleventh Hour Network+

Exam N10-004 Study Guide

1st Edition - September 22, 2009

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  • Author: Naomi Alpern
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597494281
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597494939

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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


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


    Decentralized (Distributed)



    Virtual Private Network

    Virtual Local Area Network

    Physical Networking Models

    The Bus Topology

    The Star Topology (Hierarchical)

    The Mesh Topology

    The Ring Topology


    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


    Chapter 2 Network Media

    Cabling and Connectors Overview

    Fundamentals of Cabling

    Fundamentals of Connectors

    Media Issues



    Length Problems

    Security Issues



    Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full Duplex


    Copper Cabling

    Fiber Cabling

    Preparing Twisted-Pair Cable

    Cable Installation

    Cable Management

    LAN Technologies and Media Standards

    10Base2, 10Base5, and Arcnet

    10BaseT and Beyond


    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


    Chapter 3 Network Devices

    Network Devices




    Multistation Access Units

    Understanding Switches

    The Modem and Other Adapters

    Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit

    Network Interface Cards

    Modern Network Devices

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Top Five Toughest Questions


    Chapter 4 Wireless Networking

    Radio Frequency and Antenna Behaviors and Characteristics

    Wireless Network Concepts

    Overview of Wireless Communication in a Wireless Network

    Wireless Network Protocols and Operation

    Common Exploits of Wireless Networks

    Passive Attacks on Wireless Networks

    Active Attacks on Wireless Networks

    Jamming Attacks

    Configuring Windows Client Computers for Wireless Network Security

    Site Surveys

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Top Five Toughest Questions


    Chapter 5 The OSI Model and Networking Protocols

    The OSI Model

    Layer 1: Physical

    Layer 2: Data Link

    Layer 3: Network

    Layer 4: Transport

    Layer 5: Session

    Layer 6: Presentation

    Layer 7: Application

    The Microsoft Model

    The Department of Defense Networking Model

    Layer 1: Network Interface

    Layer 2: Internet

    Layer 3: Host-to-Host

    Layer 4: Application

    Networking Protocols

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Top Five Toughest Questions


    Chapter 6 TCP/IP and Routing

    Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

    IP Version 4

    IP Version 6

    Understanding IP Addressing

    Network ID and Host ID

    Understanding Subnet Masking

    Default Subnet Mask

    Custom Subnet Mask

    Strategies to Conserve Addresses


    Multicast, Broadcast, and Unicast

    Understanding Basic IP Routing

    IP Routing Tables

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Top Five Toughest Questions


    Chapter 7 Wide Area Networking

    What Is a Wan?

    Switching Methods

    Wan Protocols and Properties

    Internet Access Methods

    Digital Subscriber Line

    Cable Modem

    Plain Old Telephone Service/Public Switched Telephone Network


    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Top Five Toughest Questions


    Chapter 8 Security Standards and Services

    Hardware and Software Security Devices

    Intrusion Detection Systems

    Intrusion Prevention Systems

    Proxy Servers



    Security Zones

    Virtual Private Networks

    Network Ports, Services, and Threats

    Network Access Security

    Authentication Methods

    Authentication Services

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Top Five Toughest Questions


    Chapter 9 Network Management

    Network Management

    Configuration Management

    CM Documentation Types

    Documenting Configurations

    Change Control Documentation

    Wiring Schematics

    Physical Network Diagrams

    Logical Network Diagrams


    Policies, Procedures, and Configurations


    Network Monitoring

    Network Performance Optimization

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Top Five Toughest Questions


    Chapter 10 Network Troubleshooting

    A Troubleshooting Methodology

    Analyzing and Responding to a Problem

    The OSI Model

    Windows Tools

    Linux Tools

    Netware Troubleshooting

    Other Network Troubleshooting Tools

    Importance of Network Documentation

    How to Use the OSI Model in Troubleshooting

    Reviewing the OSI Model

    Establishing a Troubleshooting Strategy

    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

    Top Five Toughest Questions




Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2009
  • Published: September 22, 2009
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597494281
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597494939

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

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