CompTIA Network+ Certification Training Course Outline
The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-007) 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 N10-007) course can benefit you in two ways. It can assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA Network+ examination (Exam N10-007). 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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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.
ONLCs Exam Pass Guarantee
ONLCs 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 and 85% or better in Certification Mode prior to us releasing the initial exam voucher. The practice test is typically ordered the first day of class and emailed to each student. Once you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of the 85% or better, we will go ahead and release the exam voucher to you within 24 hours. Should you fail on the first attempt, we will then give you a second voucher (up to 3 vouchers total per exam). However, should you decide to not 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
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.
CompTIA Network+ 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.
Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.
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
Module 1 / Local Area Networks
Topologies and the OSI Model Key Features of Networks Network Topologies The OSI Model Physical Layer Data Link Layer Network Layer Transport Layer Upper Layers OSI Model Summary Labs VM Orientation
Ethernet Transmission Media Media Access Control Broadcast Domains Ethernet Frames Ethernet Deployment Standards MAC Addressing Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Packet Sniffers Labs Configuring Ethernet Networking
Hubs, Bridges, and Switches Hubs and Bridges Switches Switch Interface Configuration Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Infrastructure and Design Network Infrastructure Implementations Planning an Enterprise Campus Network Network Hierarchy and Distributed Switching Software Defined Networking Planning a SOHO Network TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Policies and Best Practices Procedures and Standards Safety Procedures Incident Response Policies Security and Data Policies Password Policy Employee Policies
Module 2 / IP Addressing
Internet Protocol IPv4 IPv4 Address Structure Subnet Masks IP Routing Basics ipconfig / ifconfig ICMP and ping Labs Configuring IPv4 Networking
IPv4 Addressing IPv4 Addressing Schemes Classful Addressing Public versus Private Addressing Subnetting and Classless Addressing Planning an IPv4 Addressing Scheme Public Internet Addressing Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM) Labs Configuring IPv4 Subnets
IPv6 Addressing IPv6 Address Format IPv6 Addressing Schemes IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration Migrating to IPv6 Labs Configuring IPv6 Networking
DHCP and APIPA IPv4 Address Autoconfiguration Configuring DHCP DHCPv6 Labs Configuring Address Autoconfiguration
Module 3 / Internetworking
Routing Routing Basics Routing Algorithms and Metrics Dynamic Routing Protocols Administrative Distance and Route Redistribution IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Routing High Availability Routing Installing and Configuring Routers Routing Troubleshooting Tools Labs Configuring Routing
TCP and UDP Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) User Datagram Protocol (UDP) TCP and UDP Ports Port Scanners Protocol Analyzers Labs TCP and Port Scanning
Name Resolution and IPAM Host Names and FQDNs Domain Name System Configuring DNS Servers Resource Records Name Resolution Tools IP Address Management (IPAM) Labs Configuring Name Resolution and IPAM
Monitoring and Scanning Performance Monitoring Network Monitoring Utilities Logs and Event Management Simple Network Management Protocol Analyzing Performance Metrics Patch Management Vulnerability Scanning Labs Performance Testing and Monitoring
Network Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Procedures Identifying the Problem Establishing a Probable Cause Establishing a Plan of Action Troubleshooting Hardware Failure Issues Troubleshooting Addressing Issues Troubleshooting DHCP Issues Troubleshooting Name Resolution Troubleshooting Services
Module 4 / Applications and Security
Applications and Services TCP/IP Services HTTP and Web Servers SSL / TLS and HTTPS Email (SMTP / POP / IMAP) Voice Services (VoIP and VTC) Real-time Services Protocols Quality of Service Traffic Shaping Bottlenecks and Load Balancing Multilayer Switches Labs Configuring Application Protocols
Virtualization, SAN, and Cloud Services Virtualization Technologies Network Storage Types Fibre Channel and InfiniBand iSCSI Cloud Computing Configuring Cloud Connectivity
Network Security Design Security Basics Common Networking Attacks Network Segmentation and DMZ Virtual LANs (VLAN) VLAN Trunks Network Address Translation (NAT) Device and Service Hardening Honeypots and Penetration Tests
Network Security Appliances Basic Firewalls Stateful Firewalls Deploying a Firewall Configuring a Firewall Deploying a Proxy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) Denial of Service Labs Configuring a NAT Firewall
Authentication and Endpoint Security Authentication and Access Controls Social Engineering Authentication Technologies PKI and Digital Certificates Local Authentication RADIUS and TACACS+ Directory Services Endpoint Security Network Access Control Labs Secure Appliance Administration
Module 5 / Operations and Infrastructure
Network Site Management Network Cabling Solutions Distribution Frames Change and Configuration Management Network Documentation and Diagrams Labeling Physical Security Devices Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Network Link Management Power Management Backup Management Labs Network Inventory Management
Installing Cabled Networks Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP) Twisted Pair Connectors Wiring Tools and Techniques Cable Testing Tools Troubleshooting Wired Connectivity Other Copper Cable Types Fiber Optic Cable and Connectors Transceivers and Media Converters
Installing Wireless Networks Wireless Standards (IEEE 802.11) Wireless Network Topologies Wireless Site Design Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity Wireless Security Wi-Fi Authentication Extensible Authentication Protocol Troubleshooting Wireless Security Wireless Controllers
Installing WAN Links Wide Area Networks (WAN) Telecommunications Networks Modern Telecommunications Networks Local Loop Services Installing WAN Links Wireless WAN Services Internet of Things
Configuring Remote Access Remote Access Services (RAS) MPLS and PPP SIP Trunks Virtual Private Networks (VPN) SSL / TLS / DTLS VPNs IPsec Internet Key Exchange / ISAKMP Remote Access Servers Remote Administration Tools Managing Network Appliances Remote File Access Labs Configuring Secure Access Channels Configuring a Virtual Private Network
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