CompTIA Network+ (N10-008)

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CompTIA Network+ (N10-008)

Author: Ross Bagurdes

This most recent update to the CompTIA Network+ certification brings some updates to help keep new learners abreast of how the Network Infrastructure landscape has changed in the... Read more

What you will learn

  • Compare and contrast the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers and encapsulation concepts
  • Explain the characteristics of network topologies and network types
  • Summarize the types of cables and connectors and explain which is the appropriate type for a solution
  • Configure a subnet and use appropriate IP addressing schemes for a given scenario
  • Explain common ports and protocols, their application, and encrypted alternatives
  • Explain the use and purpose of network services
  • Explain basic corporate and datacenter network architecture
  • Summarize cloud concepts and connectivity options
  • Compare and contrast various devices, their features, and their appropriate placement on the network
  • Compare and contrast routing technologies and bandwidth management concepts
  • Configure and deploy common Ethernet switching features for a given scenario
  • Install and configure the appropriate wireless standards and technologies for a given scenario
  • Use appropriate statistics and sensors to ensure network availability for a given scenario
  • Explain the purpose of organizational documents and policies
  • Explain high availability and disaster recovery concepts and summarize which is the best solution
  • Explain common security concepts
  • Compare and contrast common types of attacks
  • Apply network hardening techniques for a given scenario
  • Compare and contrast remote access methods and security implications
  • Explain the importance of physical security
  • Implement the network troubleshooting methodology
  • Troubleshoot common cable connectivity issues and select the appropriate tools
  • Use the appropriate network software tools and commands for a given a scenario
  • Troubleshoot common wireless connectivity issues for a given scenario
  • Troubleshoot general networking issues for a given a scenario

Pre-requisites

You should have some familiarity with IT processes and knowledge

CompTIA Network+ (N10-008)

This most recent update to the CompTIA Network+ certification brings some updates to help keep new learners abreast of how the Network Infrastructure landscape has changed in the last few years. You’ll work through the basics of what networking is and how networks are planned, deployed, and maintained. This certification serves as a fantastic entry point for anyone looking to make a career in IT, not just IT networking!

The courses here are designed to cover the objectives of the N10-008 exam and can help you prepare for the certification exam.

Network Concepts and Protocols

by Ross Bagurdes

Sep 15, 2021 / 5h 2m

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Description

Listening to a data network engineer speak about the equipment, maintenance, and operation of a networked system can often feel like you are listening to a foreign language. Although data networking hardware is not remarkably different in operation to your desktop computer, its application and configuration requires the implementation of protocols to ensure data moves from one device to another device, quickly, and without error. In this course, Network Concepts and Protocols, you will learn how the most important protocols on the Internet, like IP, TCP, and HTTP work together to deliver a web page from a server on the Internet to your desktop’s web browser. First, you will explore to use the OSI model to organize protocols to better understand how they interact with each other. Next, you will learn the secrets of the IP address. Finally, you will discover the most important rules to help you understand if two devices can communicate or not. By the end of this course, you will be able to quickly examine network configuration on your workstation and clearly understand the different components.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Networking Concepts
  3. Using the OSI Model to Describe Network Operations
  4. Encapsulation and the OSI Model
  5. Describe Protocol Uses and Port Numbers
  6. TCP and UDP
  7. Introduction to Binary and Hexadecimal
  8. Introducing IPv4 Addressing
  9. Subnetting Networks
  10. Introduction to IPv6 Addressing
  11. Network Service Protocols
  12. Network Topologies and Types
  13. Data Center Networks
  14. Cloud Concepts

Introduction to Enterprise Network Infrastructure

by Ross Bagurdes

Sep 15, 2021 / 3h 32m

3h 32m

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Description

There is a variety of networking hardware used to distribute network connections to end users. These include switches and routers, however there are other devices like wireless access points, modems, firewalls, load balancers, and gateways, just to name a few. This course, Introduction to Enterprise Network Infrastructure, will introduce you to data networking hardware and describe the associated protocols used for the hardware. Using the OSI model, first, you will examine physical layer technologies, looking at different types of copper and fiber optic connections. Next, you will look at Ethernet, a data link layer protocol, and understand it’s operation, as well as enhancements to ethernet like VLANs and port channel. Additionally, you will examine 802.11 wireless ethernet protocols and concepts. Then, you will move up to layer 3 and examine the role routers and routing protocols play. Finally, you will wrap up by examining other hardware used in networking like firewalls, gateways, load balancers and other devices. By the end of this course, you will have gained a better understanding of the basics of all the hardware and associated protocols used to move traffic between nodes on a network.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Physical Layer Technologies
  3. Ethernet Terms and Concepts
  4. Ethernet Switch Operation
  5. Routing IP Traffic
  6. Wireless Networking
  7. Layer 2 Devices and Services
  8. Other Networked Devices

Network Management and Operations

by Ross Bagurdes

Sep 16, 2021 / 2h 4m

2h 4m

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Supporting networks requires engineers to collect and analyze information to make sure devices are passing information properly. Additionally, policies and procedures are necessary to make sure support staff can support networks in a coordinated way as well as being able to plan and react accordingly when things go wrong. In this course, Network Management and Operations, you’ll learn about the components of network documentation, monitoring, and disaster recovery. First, you’ll explore a live network monitoring server, where you will see many of the common data points engineers analyze to ensure proper network operation, Next, you’ll discover how engineers collect data for network monitoring. Then, you’ll examine networking documentation including drawings, policies and procedures, and security policies. Finally, you’ll learn how engineers plan for disasters and prevent outages when they occur. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of network management and operations needed to support data networks.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Network Monitoring
  3. Collecting Network Monitoring Data
  4. IT Documentation
  5. Network Drawings
  6. Disaster Recovery

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CompTIA Network+ (N10-008)

  • Number of Courses4 courses
  • Duration11 hours
  • Expanded

This most recent update to the CompTIA Network+ certification brings some updates to help keep new learners abreast of how the Network Infrastructure landscape has changed in the last few years. You’ll work through the basics of what networking is and how networks are planned, deployed, and maintained. This certification serves as a fantastic entry point for anyone looking to make a career in IT, not just IT networking!

The courses here are designed to cover the objectives of the N10-008 exam and can help you prepare for the certification exam.

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CompTIA Network+ (N10-008)

This most recent update to the CompTIA Network+ certification brings some updates to help keep new learners abreast of how the Network Infrastructure landscape has changed in the last few years. You’ll work through the basics of what networking is and how networks are planned, deployed, and maintained. This certification serves as a fantastic entry point for anyone looking to make a career in IT, not just IT networking!

The courses here are designed to cover the objectives of the N10-008 exam and can help you prepare for the certification exam.

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