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CompTIA On-Demand: CompTIA Network+ Certification Training

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CompTIA On-Demand: CompTIA Network+ Certification Training Course Outline

*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 5-days of content, 6-month unlimited access, $1295***
(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
CompTIA On-Demand is a self-study training solution that is a great fit for individuals with considerable IT experience who don't need a traditional 5-day class to prepare for a CompTIA exam.

You may take this course at any time; there are no set dates. The course includes hours of videos, demonstrations, lab exercises and printed courseware that will introduce students to networking, including network standards, network communications, working with TCP/IP, network devices, wide area networks, remote access, network security, building highly available and scalable networks, and maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Target Student
The CompTIA Network+ course is the first certification IT professionals specializing in network administration and support should earn. Network+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer. It is recommended that students have taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have 9-12 months knowledge and IT administration experience.

Course Prerequisites
Students should meet the following criteria prior to taking the course:
◾ Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have 9-12 months knowledge and experience of IT administration
◾ Be able to configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone / tablet), and print devices
◾ Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers)
◾ Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network
◾ Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls

Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams
As with most professional IT certifications, many additional hours of study are required before the class (meeting the prerequisites) and after the class (reviewing exam objectives and practice questions). Expect to spend a significant number of hours studying before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying using the practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time.
Note: For the most up-to-date exam and exam prerequisite information, please visit: https://certification.comptia.org/training/exam-objectives

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our CompTIA On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

Certification Exam Voucher Included (A $320 value!) All of our CompTIA classes include the cost of the CompTIA exam voucher. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the CompTIA testing service.

Exam Prep Software. This web-based practice exam will help you prepare for you actual certification exam. These dynamic practice tests provide links to the training content. If you answer a question wrong, you can go back to that topic for review.

Classroom Live Labs.These labs give you access to real equipment without the need for time-consuming installation and setup. You get easy browser-based access to the equipment you need to work through the labs that align with the course content. Requires only a browser and high-speed internet access.

24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide assistance with your labs. (3-Month Access.)

ONLC’s Exam Pass Guarantee
ONLC’s CompTIA certification classes come with an Exam Pass Guarantee. What that essentially means is that we want to make sure that everyone is taking advantage of the Practice Test that we are providing and achieve a score of 85% or better in Certification Mode prior to us releasing the initial exam voucher.
The practice test is ordered upon request. Once you provide a copy of the course Certificate of Completion along with lab completion documentation we will email the web-based practice test. After achieving a score of 85% or better, email proof to exam@onlc.com and we will go ahead and release the exam voucher to you within 24 business hours. Should you fail the exam on the first attempt, after submitting your authorized exam score and additional study, we will then provide a second voucher. However, should you decide not to take the practice exam or to take the exam without first achieving the 85% in certification mode, the Exam Pass is null and void. Please read through our:
Exam Pass Guarantee

Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class Instead?
Already know On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer this course in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
Instructor-led CompTIA Network+ Certification Training

This course takes 5 days to complete and includes 16h 22m of video presentation plus hours of practice labs.

Course Outline
Chapter 01 - Introduction to Networking
Topic A: Networking Fundamentals
What is a Network?
Network Building Blocks
Types of Networks
Host Requirements
Numbering Systems
Communication Types
Communication Concepts
Other Communication Methods
Topic B: Network Models and Topologies
Networking Models
Workgroup vs. Domain
Network Topologies
Physical Bus
Physical Star
Physical Ring
Physical Mesh
Logical Topologies
Wireless Topologies
Topic C: Network Components and Services
Network Components and Services
Topic D: Becoming a Network Professional
Technical Challenges
Knowledge Specialization
Developing Soft Skills
Achieving the Certification
Planning for Certification

Chapter 02 - Network Standards
Topic A: Introducing Networking Standards
What is a Standard?
Why Use Standards?
Standards Organizations
Topic B: Open Interconnection Systems / Reference Model
What is OSI/RM
Upper Layers
Lower Layers
Topic C: IEEE Network Standards
IEEE Networking Standards
Ethernet Frames
MAC Addresses
Access Methods
10Base Standards

Chapter 03 - Network Communications
Topic A: Fundamentals of Network Transmission
Transmission Methods
Network Performance Factors
Serial vs. Parallel
Baseband vs. Broadband
Data Access Methods
Communication Domains
Data Access Methods (Cont.)
Digital Signals
Units of Measurement
Topic B: Copper Media
Transmission Media
Twisted Pair Cabling
Cable Media Categories
Twisted Pair Connectors
Copper Media Types
Wiring Differences
Coaxial Cabling

Topic C: Optical Media
Fiber Optic Cabling
Connection Options
Fiber Optic Connectors

Topic D: Specialty Cables and Connectors
Specialty Connectors and Cabling
Media Converters
Topic E: LAN Infrastructure Wiring
Demarcation Point
Other LAN Components
Wiring Individual Workstations
Connecting Cables
Punchdown Blocks
Topic F: Wireless Networking
Introduction to Wireless LANs
Wireless Networking Fundamentals
Types of Wireless
Wireless Networking Components
Wireless Modes
Wireless Devices
Wireless Networking Standards
802.11 Standards
Enhancing Wireless Performance
Wired Equivalent Privacy
Wi-Fi Protected Access
Planning Wireless Networks
Choosing Antennas
Antenna Types
Wireless Channels
Site Surveys
Other Considerations

Chapter 04 - Working with TCP/IP
Topic A: Understanding TCP/IP
Overview of TCP/IP
TCP/IP Layers
Core Protocols
Transport Protocols
Transmission Control Protocol
User Datagram Protocol
What is a Socket?
Internet Layer
Core Internet Layer Protocols
IP Datagrams
Application Layer
Application Layer Protocols
Well Known Ports
Topic B: Working with IPv4 Addresses
Introduction to IP Addresses
Subnet Masks
Demo - Working with Binary IP Addresses
IPv4 Address Rules
Valid Masks
Default Gateway
Demo - Configuring IP Addresses
Address Categories
Public vs. Private Addresses
Classful Addressing
Classless Addressing
Create IPv4 Subnets
Simple Subnetting
Complex Subnetting
Topic C: Working With IPv6 Addresses
Introduction to IPv6
IPv6 Advantages
IPv6 Addresses
IPv6 Addressing
Global Unicast
Unique Local Unicast
Link Local Address
Special Addresses
Autoconfiguration in IPv6
Topic D: Assigning Addresses with DHCP
Introducing DHCP
DHCP Leases
Lease Renewal
DHCP Server Placement
DHCP Implementations
DHCP Servers
Topic E: Resolving Names Using DNS
What is Name Resolution
Types of Names
Introduction to DNS
DNS Components
Resource Records
DNS Zones and Domains
Name Resolution Process
Types of Queries

Chapter 05 - Network Devices
Topic A: Introduction to Network Devices
Common Network Devices
Device Capabilities
OSI / RM Layers and Devices
Topic B: Physical Layer Devices
Introduction to Physical Devices
Network Interface Cards
Repeater Types
Topic C: Data Link Layer Devices
Data Link Filtering
What is a Bridge?
Network Switches
Introduction to the Layer 2 Switch
Switch Categories
Switch Characteristics
Power Over Ethernet
Virtual Capabilities
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Initial Switch Configuration
Interface Configuration
Introduction to STP
STP Port States
RSTP Differences
Understanding Trunking
Trunking Protocols
Additional Management for Switches
Topic D: Network Layer Devices
The Layer 3 Job
Routing Tables
Network Segmentation Benefits
Hardware vs. Software Routers
Static vs. Dynamic Routing
Routing Protocols
Dynamic Routing
What is a Metric?
Distance Vector vs. Link State
Path Vector
Interior Routing Protocols
Exterior Routing Protocols
Routing Problems
Router Redundancy
Topic E: Additional Network Devices
Additional Network Devices
Load Balancers
Traffic Shapers

Chapter 06 - Wide Area Networks
Topic A: WAN Fundamentals
What is a Wide Area Network (WAN)?
WAN Options
WAN Categories
Topic B: Wired WAN Connections
Public Switched Telephone Network
Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital Subscriber Line
Cable Modems
Frame Relay
Leased Lines
Metropolitan Ethernet
Topic C: Wireless WAN Connections
Satellite WANs
Wireless Local Loop
Cellular Connections
3G Technologies
4G Technology
Topic D: Fiber WAN Connections
Fiber WAN Connections
OC Levels

Chapter 07 - Remote Access
Topic A: Introduction to Remote Networking
Introduction to Remote Networking
Remote Node
Remote Desktop Control
Remote Control Concepts
Topic B: Authenticating Remote Connections
Understanding Authentication
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
EAP and Other Authentication Protocols
Topic C: Understanding Virtual Private Networks
What is a VPN?
VPN Tunnel Types
What is Encapsulation?
VPN Components
Encryption Types
VPN Concentrators
VPN Protocols

Chapter 08 - Network Security
Topic A: Network Security Fundamentals
Introduction to Network Security
The CIA Triad
Network Threats
Network Vulnerabilities
Understanding Risk
What is AAAA?
Algorithms and Keys
Digital Signatures
Best Practices for Permissions
Best Practices for Employees
Topic B: Planning for Network Security
Planning for Network Security
Types of Threats
Threat-Vulnerability Pairs
Identifying Vulnerabilities
Types of Vulnerabilities
Mitigating Risks
User Awareness
Understanding Compliance
Business Continuity
Change Management
Network Documentation
Topic C: Identifying Threats and Vulnerabilities
Threat Categories
Introduction to Software Attacks
Malicious Code Attacks
Types of Malicious Code
Network Threats
Port Scanning and Eavesdropping
IP Spoofing
Denial of Service (DoS)
Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
Human Attacks
Wireless Vulnerabilities and Threats
Topic D: Protecting the Network
Protecting the Network
Implementing Physical Protection
Physical Security Options
Network Hardening
Securing Network Communications
Introduction to Firewalls
Types of Firewalls
Authentication Factors
Network Access Control

Chapter 09 - Building Highly Available and Scalable Networks
Topic A: Maintaining Business Continuity
Maintaining Business Continuity
Understanding High Availability
High Availability Options
Disaster Recovery
Monitoring Network Devices
Patch Management
Topic B: Virtualization and Cloud Computing
What is Virtualization?
Virtualization Benefits
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Virtual Machine Hosts
Virtualization Components
The Importance of Storage
Storage Options
Storage Area Networks
Virtual Devices and Networks
What is Cloud Computing?
The Cloud Advantage
Cloud Models
Cloud Services Models
Topic C: Unified Communications
Unified Communications
Unified Communication Components
Unified Communication Technologies

Chapter 10 - Maintenance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
Topic A: Network Safety Fundamentals
The Importance of Safety
Electrical Safety
Static Electricity
Preventing Static Electricity
Fire Suppression Systems
Topic B: Network Operations
Implementing Network Policies
Topic C: Maintaining and Monitoring Networks
Types of Monitoring
Performance Baselines
Monitoring Tools
Network Monitoring Tools
Introduction to Network Tools
Analyzing Traffic
Environmental Monitoring
Using SIEM
Using SNMP
SNMP Components
SNMP Packet Types
Monitoring Operating Systems
Using Task Manager
Using Event Viewer
Maintaining and Monitoring Networks
Using Performance Monitor
Additional Monitoring Types
Introduction to Patch Management
Operating System Updates
Updating Windows Systems
Managing Network Devices
Topic D: Troubleshooting Methodology
Introduction to Troubleshooting
Identifying the Issue
Establish a Theory of Probable Cause
Create an Action Plan
Putting it All Together
Topic E: Troubleshooting Tools
Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
Network Tool Kit
Software Toolkits
OS Troubleshooting Tools
Topic F: Troubleshooting Network Issues
Introduction to Wireless Issues
Wireless Signal Issues
Troubleshooting Hardware and Configuration
Wireless Security Issues
Troubleshooting Wired Connectivity Issues
Troubleshooting Fiber Cable Issues
Troubleshooting Network Service Issues
Troubleshooting Security Issues

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