CompTIA Network+ (N10-006)

Authors: Ross Bagurdes, Tim Warner

Looking to learn basic networking skills? CompTIA's vendor-neutral Network+ is the best bet for beginners or those looking to refresh already existing knowledge. This path follows... Read more


These courses will help you prepare for CompTIA's Network+ exam as they aim to provide a solid understanding of networking concepts, operations, and procedures.


Introduction to CompTIA and the Network+ Exam (N10-006)

by Ross Bagurdes, Tim Warner

Jul 17, 2015 / 16m

Beginner • 16m

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Jason Helmick interviews Tim Warner and Ross Bagurdes to discuss commonly asked questions about the CompTIA Network+ exam. Learn more about the exam, how to prepare for it, and what to expect after.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    1m 55s
  2. Commonly Asked Questions
    14m 45s

Network Architecture for CompTIA Network+ (N10-006)

by Tim Warner

May 8, 2015 / 7h 25m

Beginner • 7h 25m

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This course covers every objective in CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) domain 1.0, Network Architecture. The student learns the basic building blocks of Ethernet networks and emerges with an excellent, well-rounded understanding of computer networking fundamentals.

Table of contents
  1. Introducing Network Devices
    34m 21s
  2. Understanding Network Services and Applications
    36m 7s
  3. Configuring Network Services and Applications
    36m 33s
  4. Understanding WAN Technologies
    37m 3s
  5. Installing and Terminating Network Cables and Connectors
    40m 18s
  6. Differentiating Between Common Network Topologies
    27m 54s
  7. Differentiating Between Common Network Infrastructures
    32m 32s
  8. Implementing a Network Addressing Scheme
  9. Understanding Routing Concepts and Protocols
    38m 18s
  10. Introducing Unified Communications Technologies
    34m 28s
  11. Comparing Cloud and Virtualization Technologies
    37m 31s
  12. Implementing a Basic Network
    39m 7s

Network Operations for CompTIA Network+ (N10-006)

by Ross Bagurdes

Jun 10, 2015 / 4h 33m

Beginner • 4h 33m

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This course is the third in a Learning Path of six that covers the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Network operations are literally the infrastructure that makes the Internet, or any network function. This infrastructure can come in the form of hardware, like PCs, tablets, and mobile phones, as well as switches, routers, and wireless access points, or servers and data centers. In addition to this hardware, there are also protocols and services used to allow users to retrieve information. This course will walk the viewer through the basic concepts of network operations, then examine Ethernet, both wired, and wireless, including VLANs, trunking, and routing. The course will wrap up with one of the most critical parts of network operations: network monitoring.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to Network Operations
    43m 42s
  2. Examining Ethernet
    1h 1m 40s
  3. Examining Ethernet VLANs
    43m 30s
  4. Examining Wireless Ethernet
    44m 53s
  5. Examining Wireless Ethernet Protocols
    24m 42s
  6. Network Monitoring
    54m 34s

Network Security for CompTIA Network+ (N10-006)

by Tim Warner

May 29, 2015 / 5h 6m

Beginner • 5h 6m

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This course covers every objective in CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) domain 3.0, Network Security. The student learns the basics of information security and picks up industry best practices that he or she can apply immediately on the job.

Table of contents
  1. Understanding Network Security Risks
    35m 23s
  2. Analyzing Network Attacks and Threats
    37m 42s
  3. Identifying Network Vulnerabilities
    39m 25s
  4. Hardening a Network - Hardware
    38m 21s
  5. Hardening a Network - Software
    39m 8s
  6. Investigating Network Security Controls
    26m 8s
  7. Installing and Configuring a Basic Firewall
    33m 52s
  8. Differentiating Network Access Control Models
    27m 24s
  9. Summarizing Basic Forensic Concepts
    29m 18s

Troubleshooting for CompTIA Network+ (N10-006)

by Ross Bagurdes

Jun 25, 2015 / 4h 5m

Beginner • 4h 5m

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In this course, we will dive into using standard utilities to troubleshoot problems at all layers of the OSI model. We will walk through some of the potential issues with the physical layer (copper and fiber optics,) data link layer (Ethernet and wireless,) network layer (IP addressing and routing,) transport layer (port numbers and services,) and the application layer (protocols like HTTP and DNS.) I will also provide some tips on how to approach problem solving with the real world experience from my networking career.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to Troubleshooting
    31m 14s
  2. Troubleshooting Cables
    24m 40s
  3. Troubleshooting Wireless
    33m 59s
  4. Troubleshooting Ethernet
    48m 47s
  5. Troubleshooting TCP/IP: TCP/IP Operation and IP Addressing
    44m 49s
  6. Troubleshooting TCP/IP: Internet Access and DNS
    38m 7s
  7. Troubleshooting Security
    24m 1s

Standards, Practices, and Theory for CompTIA Network+ (N10-006)

by Tim Warner

Jun 16, 2015 / 4h 9m

Beginner • 4h 9m

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This certification training course covers every objective from Domain 5.0, Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory of the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam. The student will emerge from this course not only proficient in the relevant exam objectives, but also able to apply these skills immediately in a professional context.

Table of contents
  1. Understanding the OSI Reference Model
    32m 10s
  2. Explaining Network Theory
    31m 59s
  3. Deploying the Appropriate Wireless Standard
    32m 16s
  4. Deploying the Appropriate Wired Connectivity Standard
    30m 5s
  5. Implementing Network Policies and Procedures
    19m 48s
  6. Summarizing Safety Practices
    31m 55s
  7. Installing and Configuring Networking Equipment
    30m 8s
  8. Understanding Change Management Procedures
    19m 55s
  9. Comparing Networking Ports and Protocols
    20m 57s

What you will learn

  • How to prepare for the Network+ exam
  • How to identify vulnerabilities and risks
  • How to create a more secure network
  • How TCP and UDP differ
  • Network Theory
  • Deploying wireless and wired connectivity standards
  • How to apply common network policies and procedures
  • How to maintain a safe environment for networks
  • How to troubleshoot a multitude of different network problems
  • Foundational architecture concepts
  • Network tools


No prior experience is required, but is important to note that this series builds on concepts discussed throughout the CompTIA A+ Path.

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