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CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004



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Author: Robert Shimonski

Publisher: Syngress

Publish Date: 30th July 2009

ISBN-13: 9781597494885

Pages: 816

Language: English

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Description

CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004, Second Edition, offers a practical guide for those interested in pursuing CompTIA Network+ certification. It presents the fundamental terminology needed to perform duties as a network technician and to pass the CompTIA Network+ exam.The book begins with a brief history of the development of networks, including their origins and where they are heading. It describes network models such as centralized and decentralized, and distinguishes between a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN). The discussions include cable connections and termination for the Network+ exam; the meaning of convergence; and the most common network devices being used on small and large networks, including the Internet. The role of switches in improving network functionality and enhancing security is described. The book also contains chapters on wireless networking; Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model; Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP); wide area network (WAN) technologies; network security; and network management and troubleshooting.

Table of Contents

About the Authors Chapter 1 Network Fundamentals Introduction What Is a Network? Logical Networking Topologies Physical Networking Models Network Types Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 2 Network Media Introduction Cabling and Connectors Overview Media Issues Cable Testers and Troubleshooting Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex Cabling Cable Management LAN Technologies and Standards Media Standards Connectors Recognizing Category 3, 5, 5e, and 6 UTP, STP, Coaxial Cable, SMF Optics Cable, MMF Optic Cable, and Optic Cable Other Media Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 3 Network Devices Introduction Network Devices Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 4 Switching Introduction Understanding Switches Basic Switches Multilayer Switches Content Switches Advanced Features of a Switch Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 5 Wireless Networking Introduction Radio Frequency and Antenna Behaviors and Characteristics Wireless Network Concepts Common Exploits of Wireless Networks Configuring Windows Client Computers for Wireless Network Security Site Surveys Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 6 The OSI Model and Networking Protocols Introduction The OSI Model The DoD Networking Model Networking Protocols Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 7 TCP/IP and Routing Introduction TCP/IP IPv4 IPv6 Understanding IP Addressing Understanding Subnetting Understanding Subnet Masking Strategies to Conserve Addresses Private Network Addresses Multicast, Broadcast, and Unicast Understanding Basic IP Routing Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 8 Wide Area Networking Introduction Switching Methods WAN Protocols and Properties Internet Access Methods Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 9 Security Standards and Services Introduction Hardware and Software Security Devices Security Zones Network Ports, Services, and Threats Network Access Security Summary Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 10 Network Management Introduction Network Management Configuration Management Network Monitoring Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 11 Network Troubleshooting Tools Introduction A Troubleshooting Methodology The OSI Model Windows Tools Linux Tools NetWare Tools Other Network Troubleshooting Tools Importance of Network Documentation Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Chapter 12 Network Troubleshooting Methodology Introduction How to Use the OSI Model in Troubleshooting Troubleshooting the Physical Layer Troubleshooting the Data Link Layer Troubleshooting the Network Layer Troubleshooting the Transport Layer Troubleshooting the Session Layer Troubleshooting the Presentation Layer Troubleshooting the Application Layer Summary of Exam Objectives Exam Objectives Fast Track Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions Self Test Self Test Quick Answer Key Appendix A The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Appendix B Understanding Request for Comments Appendix C Network+ Exam N10-004 Chapter 1: Network Fundamentals Chapter 2: Network Media Chapter 3: Network Devices Chapter 4: Switching Chapter 5: Wireless Networking Chapter 6: The OSI Model and Networking Protocols Chapter 7: TCP/IP and Routing Chapter 8: Wide Area Networking Chapter 9: Security Standards and Services Chapter 10: Network Management Chapter 11: Network Troubleshooting Tools Chapter 12: Network Troubleshooting Methodology Index