Advanced Information Security Professional

The CompTIA Network+ Course (N10-006), powered by Calibrate, helps existing and prospective IT professionals develop mastery in network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, troubleshooting, and optimization. Individuals who successfully complete this course will have the knowledge necessary to meet the requirements of the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 certification exam and will be well-positioned to work toward the CompTIA Security+ Course and certification.


CompTIA Network+ Self-Paced Training

Key skills addressed

  • Network installation, management, and maintenance
  • Network troubleshooting and configuration
  • Network design principles
  • Wiring standards
  • Use of testing tools
  • Network technologies

Recommended prerequisites

Nine months or more of networking experience; learners may also benefit from having completed CompTIA A+.

Course outline

  • Unit 1: Networking ports and protocols
    • Introduction: Networking ports and protocols
    • Topic A: The OSI and TCP/IP models
    • Topic B: Common networking protocols
    • Topic C: Network addresses
    • Topic D: IP addresses
    • Summary: Networking ports and protocols
  • Unit 2: Routing and switching
    • Introduction: Routing and switching
    • Topic A: Local networking devices
    • Topic B: Switches
    • Topic C: Router types and features
    • Topic D: Installing and configuring routers
    • Summary: Routing and switching
  • Unit 3: Networking technologies
    • Introduction: Networking technologies
    • Topic A: Local area networks
    • Topic B: LAN technologies
    • Topic C: WAN connections
    • Topic D: Enterprise connectivity
    • Topic E: Virtual networks
    • Topic F: Convergence technologies
    • Summary: Networking technologies
  • Unit 4: Media and connectors
    • Introduction: Media and connectors
    • Topic A: Standard media types
    • Topic B: Standard connectors
    • Topic C: Media installation tools
    • Topic D: Wiring distribution components
    • Summary: Media and connectors
  • Unit 5: Wireless networking
    • Introduction: Wireless networking
    • Topic A: Wireless standards
    • Topic B: Installing and configuring wireless networks
    • Topic C: Implementing wireless security
    • Summary: Wireless networking
  • Unit 6: Monitoring and optimization
    • Introduction: Monitoring and optimization
    • Topic A: Monitoring performance
    • Topic B: Monitoring and analyzing network traffic
    • Topic C: Network optimization
    • Summary: Monitoring and optimization
  • Unit 7: Network access
    • Introduction: Network access
    • Topic A: Network access security methods
    • Topic B: Remote access
    • Topic C: Authentication principles
    • Topic D: Authentication systems and protocols
    • Summary: Network access
  • Unit 8: Network vulnerabilities
    • Introduction: Network vulnerabilities
    • Topic A: Network security threats
    • Topic B: System security threats
    • Topic C: Wireless network vulnerabilities
    • Summary: Network vulnerabilities
  • Unit 9: Securing the network
    • Introduction: Securing the network
    • Topic A: Securing systems
    • Topic B: Organizational security policies
    • Topic C: Operational policies
    • Topic D: Intrusion detection and prevention
    • Topic E: Network zones
    • Summary: Securing the network
  • Unit 10: Troubleshooting
    • Introduction: Troubleshooting
    • Topic A: Troubleshooting methodology
    • Topic B: Hardware troubleshooting tools
    • Topic C: Software troubleshooting tools
    • Topic D: Common cable issues
    • Topic E: Common wireless issues
    • Topic F: Network connectivity issues
    • Summary: Troubleshooting



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