CompTIA Network+ Certification Training Course Outline
The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA® A+® certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification.
The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course can benefit you in two ways. It can assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA Network+ examination (Exam N10-006). Also, if your job duties include network troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of network-related career, it provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be successful.
*** NOTE: This class also available in On-Demand, eLearning Format ***
Too busy at work to miss 5 days out of the office to take this class? Consider the CompTIA On-Demand version of this course. Watch videos, take the same hands-on labs, access an online expert 24/7, and study at on your own time, at your own pace. For details on this alternative format, go to
CompTIA On-Demand Network+ Certification Training
*** Exam Difficulty Note ***
With the recent update to the Network+ Exam, the exam has had a significant increase in difficulty. We have been in conversations with CompTIA regarding the new low pass rates and they recognize that there is an issue. Taking this class and successfully completing the Transcender Network+ exams will NOT GUARANTEE that you will will pass this test. We highly recommend that you also purchase the latest version of the CompTIA Network+ Study Guide and study the Network+ exam objectives.
For details on how to purchase this book, go to
CompTIA Network+ All-In-One Exam Guide
Network+ Exam Objectives
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Certification Exam Vouchers Included (A $294 value!)
All of our CompTIA classes include the cost of the CompTIA exam vouchers. With this class, a voucher for exam N10-006 is included--a $294 value. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the CompTIA testing service.
Retaking an Exam
Retake exams are at your own cost. A voucher is good for a single exam attempt. If you do not pass, you will need to purchase another voucher to retake that exam. ONLC does not provide free "retake vouchers." Therefore, be sure to do the necessary preparation before scheduling your exam.
Exam Prep Software
All of our CompTIA classes include access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time. Exam prep software is included with all CompTIA classes delivered by ONLC Training Centers.
Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams
As with most professional IT certifications, many addition 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 outside of the class before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam.
In this course, you will describe the major networking technologies and systems of modern networks, and be able to configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern networks.
• Identify basic network theory concepts and major network communications methods.
• Describe bounded network media.
• Identify unbounded network media.
• Identify the major types of network implementations.
• Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
• Implement routing technologies.
• Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
• Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
• Identify the components used in cloud computing and virtualization.
• Describe basic concepts related to network security.
• Prevent security breaches.
• Respond to security incidents.
• Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
• Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
• Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.
This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-006). A typical student taking the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course should have a minimum of nine months of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician. Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory.
To ensure your success in this course, you will need basic Windows end-user computer skills.
In addition, we highly recommend that you hold the CompTIA A+ certification, or have equivalent skills and knowledge.
CompTIA A+ Certification Training
Lesson 1: Network Theory
Topic A: Networking Overview
Topic B: Network Standards and the OSI Model
Topic C: Network Types
Topic D: Identify Network Configurations
Topic E: Data Transmission Methods
Lesson 2: Bounded Network Media
Topic A: Copper Media
Topic B: Fiber Optic Media
Topic C: Bounded Network Media Installation
Topic D: Noise Control
Lesson 3: Unbounded Network Media
Topic A: Wireless Networking
Topic B: Wireless Network Devices and Components
Topic C: Install a Wireless Network
Lesson 4: Network Implementations
Topic A: Physical Network Topologies
Topic B: Logical Network Topologies
Topic C: Ethernet Networks
Topic D: Network Devices
Topic E: VLANs
Lesson 5: TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery
Topic A: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Topic B: IPv4 Addressing
Topic C: Default IP Addressing Schemes
Topic D: Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
Topic E: IPv6 Address Implementation
Topic F: Delivery Techniques
Lesson 6: Routing
Topic A: Enable Static Routing
Topic B: Implement Dynamic IP Routing
Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services
Topic A: Assign IP Addresses
Topic B: Domain Naming Services
Topic C: TCP/IP Commands
Topic D: Common TCP/IP Protocols
Lesson 8: WAN Infrastructure
Topic A: WAN Basics
Topic B: WAN Connectivity Methods
Topic C: WAN Transmission Technologies
Topic D: Unified Communication Technologies
Lesson 9: Cloud and Virtualization Technologies
Topic A: Virtualization
Topic B: SAN Implementations
Topic C: Cloud Computing
Lesson 10: Network Security Basics
Topic A: Introduction to Network Security
Topic B: Vulnerabilities
Topic C: Threats and Attacks
Topic D: Authentication Methods
Topic E: Encryption Methods
Lesson 11: Preventing Security Breaches
Topic A: Physical Security Controls
Topic B: Network Access Controls
Topic C: Install and Configure Firewalls
Topic D: Harden Networks
Topic E: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Topic F: Educate Users
Lesson 12: Responding to Security Incidents
Topic A: Incident Management and Response
Topic B: Basic Forensic Concepts
Lesson 13: Remote Networking
Topic A: Remote Network Architectures
Topic B: Remote Access Networking Implementations
Topic C: Virtual Private Networking
Topic D: VPN Protocols
Lesson 14: Network Management
Topic A: Network Monitoring
Topic B: Configuration Management Documentation
Topic C: Network Performance Optimization
Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Network Issues
Topic A: Network Troubleshooting Models
Topic B: Network Troubleshooting Utilities
Topic C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
Topic D: Common Connectivity Issues
Topic E: Troubleshoot Security Configuration Issues
Topic F: Troubleshoot Security Issues
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam
Appendix B: Network Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery
Appendix C: Planning and Implementing a SOHO Network
Appendix D: Legend for Icons Used in Network+ Figures
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