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31 Days Before Your CompTIA Network Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the N10-006 Certification Exam

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31 Days Before Your CompTIA® Network+ Certification Exam

31 Days Before Your CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam offers you a friendly, practical way to understand the Network+ certification process, commit to taking the Network+ N10-006 exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.

The fully updated Network+ N10-006 exam tests the knowledge and skills needed to configure, manage, and troubleshoot network devices; design basic networks; establish connectivity; identify problems; enforce security; and work with standards, protocols, and documentation.

Sign up for the exam and use this book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. Daily Study Resources sections provide quick references for locating more in-depth treatment within Primary and Supplemental resources.

·         This book’s features help you fit exam preparation into a busy schedule:

·         Visual tear-card calendar summarizing each day’s study topic

·         Checklist for tracking your progress in mastering exam objectives

·         Description of the Network+ N10-006 exam organization and sign-up process

·         Strategies to prepare mentally, organizationally, and physically for exam day

·         Conversational tone to make study more enjoyable

Primary Resources:

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide

ISBN: 978-0-7897-5408-0

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Complete Video Course 

ISBN: 978-0-7897-5472-1

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Cram, Fifth Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7897-5410-3

Supplemental Resources:

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Hands-on Lab Simulator

ISBN: 978-0-7897-5517-9

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack

ISBN: 978-0-7897-5464-6

To enhance your preparation, upgrade to the Digital Study Guide, a media-rich web edition that includes mobile-friendly ebook, videos, interactive exercises, and Check Your Understanding questions. See offer inside. A sample is available to preview at www.pearsonitcertification.com/title/9780134426358.

  

Table of Contents

  1. About This E-Book
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. About the Technical Reviewer
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Command Syntax Conventions
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. Introduction
    1. Study Resources
    2. Safari Books Online
    3. Primary Resources
    4. Supplemental Resources
    5. Digital Study Guide
    6. Goals and Methods
    7. Who Should Read This?
    8. Getting to Know the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam
  14. Day 31. Network Devices
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Common Network Devices
    4. Specialty Devices
      1. Firewalls
      2. IDS and IPS
      3. Proxy Server
      4. Load Balancer
      5. Packet Shaper
      6. VPN Concentrator
    5. Study Resources
  15. Day 30. Network Services and Applications
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. VPN
      1. Types
      2. IPsec and IKE
      3. Other VPN Technologies
    4. Remote Access Services
      1. AAA Services
      2. Microsoft’s RAS
      3. Other Remote Access Services
    5. Unified Communications
    6. DHCP
    7. DNS
    8. NAT
    9. Study Resources
  16. Day 29. WAN Technologies
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Packet Switching and Circuit Switching
    4. WAN Link Options
      1. Home and Small Office
      2. Wireless
      3. SONET
      4. Dedicated Leased Lines
      5. Enterprise WANs
    5. Study Resources
  17. Day 28. Cable Installation
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Copper
      1. Copper Cables
      2. Copper Connectors
    4. Fiber
      1. Fiber-Optic Cables
      2. Fiber Connectors
    5. Media Converters
    6. Tools
    7. Study Resources
  18. Day 27. Network Topologies and Infrastructure
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Network Topologies
      1. Bus
      2. Ring
      3. Star, Extended Star, and Hub-and-Spoke
      4. Full and Partial Mesh
      5. Client-Server and Peer-to-Peer
    4. Network Infrastructures
      1. PANs
      2. LANs and WLANs
      3. CANs
      4. MANs
      5. WANs
    5. Other Network Infrastructures
      1. Industrial Networks
      2. Medianets
    6. Study Resources
  19. Day 26. Implement IPv4 Addressing
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Local Addressing
      1. MAC Addresses
      2. Collision and Broadcast Domains
    4. IPv4 Addressing
      1. IPv4 Address Structure
      2. Private and Public IP Addressing
      3. IPv4 Address Types
    5. Subnetting in Four Steps
      1. Determine How Many Bits to Borrow
      2. Determine the New Subnet Mask
      3. Determine the Subnet Multiplier
      4. List the Subnets, Host Ranges, and Broadcast Addresses
      5. Subnetting Example 1
      6. Subnetting Example 2
      7. Subnetting Example 3
    6. VLSM and Classless Addressing
    7. Study Resources
  20. Day 25. Implement IPv6 Addressing
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. IPv6 Addressing Overview
    4. Representing the IPv6 Address
      1. Conventions for Writing IPv6 Addresses
      2. Conventions for Writing IPv6 Prefixes
    5. IPv6 Address Types
      1. Global Unicast Addresses
      2. Link-Local Addresses
    6. Configuring IPv6 Addressing
      1. EUI-64 Concept
      2. Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
    7. Migration to IPv6
      1. Dual-Stack
      2. Tunneling
    8. Study Resources
  21. Day 24. Routing Concepts
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Static and Default Routing Overview
    4. Dynamic Routing Protocols
      1. Route Redistribution
      2. IGP and EGP Routing Protocols
      3. Distance Vector Routing Protocols
      4. Link-State Routing Protocols
      5. Classful Routing Protocols
      6. Classless Routing Protocols
    5. Dynamic Routing Metrics
    6. Administrative Distance
    7. Routing Loop Prevention
    8. Link-State Routing Protocol Features
      1. Building the LSDB
      2. Calculating the Dijkstra Algorithm
      3. Convergence with Link-State Protocols
    9. Route Aggregation
    10. High Availability
    11. Study Resources
  22. Day 23. Unified Communications, Virtualization, and Cloud
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Unified Communications
    4. Quality of Service
    5. Virtualization
      1. Server Virtualization
      2. Networking Device Virtualization
      3. Software-Defined Networking
    6. Cloud Concepts
    7. Storage Area Networks
      1. Directly Attached Storage
      2. Network-Attached Storage
      3. Fibre Channel
      4. Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      5. iSCSI
    8. Study Resources
  23. Day 22. Network Design and Documentation
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Network Design
      1. Sample Design Approach
      2. Design Considerations for Layers 1, 2, and 3
      3. Wireless Design Considerations
    4. Documentation
      1. IP Addressing Scheme
      2. Network Diagrams
      3. Baselines
      4. Asset Management
      5. Policies and Procedures
    5. Study Resources
  24. Day 21. Network Monitoring and Metrics
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Types of Metrics
    4. SNMP
      1. SNMP Message Types
      2. SNMP Versions
      3. The Management Information Base
    5. Syslog
      1. Syslog Operation
      2. Severity Levels
      3. Syslog Message Format
    6. Port Scanners
      1. Packet Sniffers
      2. Packet Flow Monitors (NetFlow)
    7. Study Resources
  25. Day 20. Network Segmentation, Patches, and Updates
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Network Segmentation
    4. Patches and Updates
    5. Study Resources
  26. Day 19. Switch Configuration
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Evolution to Switching
      1. From Bridges to Switches
      2. Switch Types
    4. Switching Logic
    5. Basic Switch Configuration
    6. AAA Configuration
    7. Link Aggregation Configuration
      1. LACP Modes
      2. Configuring EtherChannel
    8. Port Mirroring Configuration
    9. Study Resources
  27. Day 18. STP, VLANs, Trunking, and VTP
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. STP and RSTP Concepts and Operation
      1. STP Algorithm
      2. STP Convergence
      3. Port Costs
      4. RSTP Operation
      5. RSTP Port Roles
    4. VLAN Concepts
      1. Reasons for and Benefit of Using VLANs
      2. Types of VLANs
      3. Trunking VLANs
    5. VTP Concepts
      1. VTP Modes
      2. VTP Operation
      3. VTP Pruning
    6. Study Resources
  28. Day 17. WLAN Implementation
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. WLAN Features
      1. Frequencies
      2. Transmission Methods
      3. Channels
      4. Antennas
    4. WLAN Topologies
    5. WLAN Devices
      1. Wireless Routers
      2. Wireless Access Points
      3. Wireless LAN Controllers
      4. Wireless Bridge
    6. Wireless Installation
      1. Channels and Frequency Bands
      2. Wireless Site Surveys
      3. Wireless Router Configuration
    7. Study Resources
  29. Day 16. Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Denial of Service
      1. Distributed DoS
      2. Reflected and Amplified Attacks
    4. Other Attack and Threat Terminology
    5. Wireless Attacks
    6. Vulnerabilities
    7. Risk Management
    8. Study Resources
  30. Day 15. Hardening Devices
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Anti-malware Software
    4. Device Hardening
      1. Disable Unused Network Services
      2. Use Secure Protocols
      3. Configure Switch Port Security
    5. User Authentication
    6. Data Integrity and Hashing
    7. Wireless Security
    8. Study Resources
  31. Day 14. Physical Security, Firewalls, Access Control, and Forensics
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Physical Security
    4. Firewalls
    5. Firewall Placement and Configuration
    6. Access Control Models
    7. Forensic Concepts
    8. Study Resources
  32. Day 13. Network Models
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Points
    3. The OSI and TCP/IP Models
      1. OSI Layers
      2. TCP/IP Layers and Protocols
    4. Data Flow Through the Layers
    5. Study Resources
  33. Day 12. Network Theory
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. The TCP/IP Application Layer
    4. The TCP/IP Transport Layer
    5. The TCP/IP Internet Layer
    6. The TCP/IP Network Access Layer
      1. Collisions
      2. Transmission Techniques
      3. End-to-End Communication
    7. Numbering Systems
    8. Study Resources
  34. Day 11. Wired and Wireless Standards
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Ethernet Standards
      1. Wired Standards
      2. TIA/EIA 568A and 568B Standards
    4. Wireless Standards
    5. Study Resources
  35. Day 10. Implement Policies, Procedures, and Safety Practices
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Policies and Procedures
    4. Safety Policies
    5. Study Resources
  36. Day 9. Best Practices and Change Management
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Best Practices
    4. Change Management
    5. Study Resources
  37. Day 8. Implement Ports and Protocols
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Transport Protocols: TCP and UDP
      1. TCP and UDP Headers
      2. Error Recovery
      3. Flow Control
      4. Connection Establishment and Termination
      5. UDP
    4. Port Numbers
    5. Study Resources
  38. Day 7. Troubleshooting Methodology
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Identify the Problem
    4. Establish a Theory
    5. Test the Theory
    6. Establish a Plan of Action
    7. Implement the Solution or Escalate
    8. Verify the Solution and Implement Preventative Measures
    9. Document Findings, Actions, and Outcomes
    10. Study Resources
  39. Day 6. Troubleshooting Tools
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Command-Line Tools
      1. The ipconfig Command
      2. The tracert Command
      3. The ping Command
      4. Windows pathping Command
      5. The arp Command
      6. The netstat Command
      7. The nbtstat Command
      8. The nslookup Command
      9. The Cisco show mac-address-table Command
    4. Hardware and Software Tools
    5. Study Resources
  40. Day 5. Troubleshoot Wireless Issues
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Wireless Transmission Issues
    4. Wireless Configuration Issues
    5. Study Resources
  41. Day 4. Troubleshoot Copper and Fiber Cabling Issues
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Common Copper Cable Issues
    4. Common Fiber Cable Issues
    5. Study Resources
  42. Day 3. Troubleshoot Network Issues
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Physical Layer Issues
    4. Data Link Layer Issues
    5. Network Layer Issues
    6. Study Resources
  43. Day 2. Troubleshoot Security Issues
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Security Configuration Issues
    4. Other Security Issues
    5. Study Resources
  44. Day 1. Troubleshoot WAN Issues
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Common WAN Issues
    4. Study Resources
  45. Exam Day
    1. What You Need for the Exam
    2. What You Should Receive After Completion
    3. Summary
  46. Post-Exam Information
    1. Receiving Your Certificate
    2. Examining Certification Options
    3. If You Failed the Exam
    4. Summary
  47. Index
  48. Code Snippets