CompTIA Network+ Certification Training

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This course provides students with a CompTIA certification path designed to help them prepare for and pass the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Certification Exam to become CompTIA Network+ certified. It is recommended, but not required, that students have their CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience before attempting their CompTIA A+ certification. For students looking for an entry-level certification, our ​Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification training courses​ may be a better fit.

The course aligns with CompTIA Network+ competencies, including network architecture, network operations, network security, troubleshooting, industry standards and practices, and network theory. Additionally, the course offers students CompTIA Network+ practice exams and a CompTIA Network+ exam discount for students who complete the course.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe basic network theory concepts
  • Explain major network communications methods
  • Configure and manage network media and hardware components
  • Identify the major types of network implementations
  • Configure components of a TCP/IP network implementation
  • Utilize TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods
  • Identify major services deployed on TCP/IP networks
  • Configure the components of a LAN implementation
  • Configure the components of a WAN implementation
  • Configure the components of a remote network implementation
  • Understand and anticipate threats to network security
  • Mitigate and respond to network security threats and attacks
  • Implement industry standard tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network
  • Anticipate common network issues and troubleshoot issues on a network

Topic Topic Title Subtopics Objectives
1 CompTIA Network+ in a Nutshell
  • Who Needs CompTIA Network+ Certification?
  • The CompTIA Network+ Exam
  • Describe the importance of CompTIA Network+ Certification
  • Illustrate the structure and contents of the CompTIA Network+ exam
  • Plan a strategy to prepare for the exam
2 Network Models
  • Working with Models
  • The OSI Seven-Layer Model in Action
  • The TCP/IP Model
  • The Tech's Troubleshooting Tools
  • Describe how models such as the OSI 7-layer model and the TCP/IP model help technicians understand and troubleshoot networks
  • Explain the major functions of networks with the OSI 7-layer model
  • Describe the major functions of network with the TCP/IP model
3 Cabling and Topology
  • Network Topologies
  • Cabling and Connectors
  • Networking Industry Standards - IEEE
  • Explain the different parts of network topologies
  • Describe the different types of network cabling and connectors
  • Describe the IEEE network standards
4 Installing a Physical Network
  • Understanding Structured Cabling
  • Installing Structured Cabling
  • NICs
  • Diagnostics and Repair of Physical Cabling
  • Recognize and describe the functions of basic components in a structured cabling system
  • Explain the process of installing structured cable
  • Install a network interface card
  • Perform basic troubleshooting on a structured cable network
5 Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet
  • Early Ethernet Networks
  • Expanding and Enhancing Ethernet Networks
  • Define and describe Ethernet
  • Explain early Ethernet implementations
  • Describe ways to extend and enhance Ethernet networks
6 Modern Ethernet
  • 100-Megabit Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ethernet Evolutions
  • Beyond Network+
  • Describe the varieties of 100-megabit Ethernet
  • Discuss copper- and fiber-based Gigabit Ethernet
  • Discover and describe Ethernet varieties beyond Gigabit
7 TCP/IP Basics
  • Standardizing Networking Technologies
  • The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • IP in Depth
  • CIDR and Subnetting
  • IP Address Assignment
  • Describe how the TCP/IP protocol suite works
  • Explain CIDR and subnetting
  • Describe the functions of static and dynamic IP addresses
8 Routing
  • How Routers Work
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Working with Routers
  • Explain how routers work
  • Describe dynamic routing techniques
  • Install and configure a router successfully
9 TCP/IP Applications
  • Transport Layer and Network
  • The Power of Port Numbers
  • Common TCP/IP Applications
  • Describe common Network and Transport layer protocols
  • Explain the power of port numbers
  • Define common TCP/IP applications such as HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, email (SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4), and FTP
10 Network Naming
  • Before DNS
  • DNS
  • Diagnosing TCP/IPNetworks
  • Analyze and configure early name resolution solutions
  • Describe the function and capabilities of DNS
  • Use common TCP/IP utilities to diagnose problems with DNS
11 Securing TCP/IP
  • Making TCP/IP Secure
  • TCP/IP Security Standards
  • Secure TCP/IP Applications
  • Discuss the standard methods for securing TCP/IP networks
  • Compare TCP/IP security standards
  • Implement secure TCP/IP applications
12 Advanced Networking Devices
  • Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Switch Management
  • Virtual LANs
  • Multilayer Switches
  • Discuss client/server and peer-to-peer topologies
  • Describe the features and functions of VPN
  • Describe the capabilities and management of managed switches
  • Configure and deploy VLANs
  • Implement advanced switch features
13 IPv6
  • IPv6 Basics
  • Using IPv6
  • Moving to IPv6
  • Discuss the fundamental concepts of IPv6
  • Describe IPv6 practices
  • Implement IPv6 in a TCP/IP network
14 Remote Connectivity
  • Telephony and Beyond
  • The Last Mile
  • Using Remote Access
  • WAN Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Describe WAN telephony technologies, such as SONET, T1, and T3
  • Compare last-mile connections for connecting homes and businesses to the Internet
15 Wireless Networking
  • Wi-Fi Standards
  • Implementing Wi-Fi
  • Troubleshooting Wi-Fi
  • Explain wireless networking standards
  • Describe the process for implementing Wi-Fi networks
  • Describe troubleshooting techniques for wireless networks
16 Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • What is Virtualization?
  • Why Do We Virtualize?
  • Virtualization in Modern Networks
  • To the Cloud
  • Describe the concepts of virtualization
  • Explain why PC and network administrators have widely adopted virtualization
  • Describe how virtualization manifests in modern networks
  • Describe the service layers and architectures that make up cloud computing
17 Managing Risk
  • Risk Management
  • Contingency Planning
  • Safety
  • Describe the industry standards for risk management
  • Discuss contingency planning
  • Examine safety standards and actions
18 Building a Real-World Network
  • Designing a Basic Network
  • Unified Communication
  • ICS
  • Explain the concepts of basic network design
  • Describe unified communication features and functions
  • Describe the function and major components of an ICS/SCADA network
19 Protecting Your Network
  • Network Threats
  • Common Vulnerabilities
  • Hardening Your Network
  • Firewalls
  • Discuss common security threats in network computing
  • Discuss common vulnerabilities inherent in networking
  • Describe methods for hardening a network against attacks
  • Explain how firewalls protect a network from threats
20 Network Monitoring
  • SNMP
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Putting It All Together
  • Explain how SNMP works
  • Describe network monitoring tools
  • Discuss a scenario that uses management and monitoring tools
21 Network Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • The Troubleshooting Process
  • Resolving Common Network Issues
  • Internet of Things
  • Describe appropriate troubleshooting tools and their functions
  • Analyze and discuss the troubleshooting process
  • Resolve common network issues
  • Describe the Internet of Things
22 Course Final Examination and Certification Submission

There are no prerequisites to take CompTIA Network+ Certification Training.

The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost. More information on StraighterLine eTextbooks

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The StraighterLine CompTIA Network+ training courses are developed with CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) from McGraw-Hill Professional.

textbook cover imageEssential Skills for a Successful IT Career Written by Mike Meyers, the leading expert on CompTIA certification and training, this up-to-date, full-color text will prepare you for the CompTIA Network+ exam N10-007 and help you become an expert networking technician. Fully revised for the latest CompTIA Network+ exam, including coverage of performance-based questions, the book contains helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks, Fifth Edition covers: network architectures,cabling and topology, ethernet basics, network installation, TCP/IP applications and network protocols, routing, network naming, advanced networking devices, IPv6, remote connectivity, wireless networking, virtualization and cloud computing, mobile networking, network operations, managing risk, network security, network monitoring and troubleshooting. Online content includes: 100+ practice exam questions in a customizable test engine, 20+ lab simulations to help you prepare for the performance-based questions, one hour of video training from Mike Meyers, Mike’s favorite shareware and freeware networking tools and utilities. Each chapter features: learning objectives, photographs and illustrations, real-world examples, Try This! and Cross Check exercises, key terms highlighted, Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings, Exam Tips, End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects​

textbook cover imagePractice the Skills Essential for a Successful IT Career: 80+ lab exercises challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies, lab analysis tests measure your understanding of lab results, step-by-step scenarios require you to think critically, key term quizzes help build your vocabulary. Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+® Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual, Fifth Edition covers network models, cabling and topology, ethernet basics and modern Ethernet, installing a physical network, TCP/IP, routing, network naming, advanced networking devices, IPv6, remote connectivity, wireless networking, virtualization and cloud computing, mobile networking, building a real-world network, managing risk, protecting your network,network monitoring and troubleshooting​

130+ video lectures from best-selling author and trainer Mike Meyers and his team at Total Seminars, who have developed educational and entertaining video training. The Total Seminars videos cover important course concepts, exam objectives, and tips and tricks for preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

NOTE: CompTIA certification exam or exam voucher is not included in the course and must be completed at a Pearson|VueTest Center.

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. See Academic Questions section in FAQ for further details on percentage scores and grading scale. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic Assessment Points Available
3 Graded Exam 1 75
6 Graded Exam 2 75
9 Graded Exam 3 75
12 Graded Exam 4 75
12 Graded Midterm Exam 165
Graded Exam 5 75
18 Graded Exam 6 75
21 Graded Exam 7 75
22 Graded Final Exam 300
22 Certification Attempt Submission 10
Total   1000

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