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CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam N10-005)

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The best fully integrated study system available for Exam N10-005

Prepare for CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005 with McGraw-Hill—a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day.

With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide, Fifth Edition covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam.

100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam N10-005

Exam Readiness checklist--you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off

Inside the Exam sections highlight key exam topics covered

Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter

Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all the exam topics, including:

Basic Network Concepts * Network Protocols and Standards * Networking Components * TCP/IP Fundamentals * TCP/IP Utilities * Configuring Network Services * Wireless Networking * Remote Access and VPN Connectivity * Wide Area Network Technologies * Implementing a Network * Maintaining and Supporting a Network * Network Security * Troubleshooting the Network

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover 
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. About the author
  7. CompTIA
  8. Contents at a glance
  9. Contents 
  10. Preface
  11. Acknowledgements
  12. Introduction
  13. 1 Basic Network Concepts
    1. Identifying Characteristics of a Network
      1. Servers, Workstations, and Hosts
    2. Identifying Network Topologies
    3. Network Media and Connectors
      1. EXERCISE 1-1:   Crimping a Category 5 Cable
    4. Access Methods
    5. Network Architectures
      1. EXERCISE 1-2:  Identifying the Different Network Architectures
    6. Network Operating Systems
      1. EXERCISE 1-3:  Installing DNS on a Windows Server
    7. Two-Minute Drill
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Answers
  14. 2 Network Protocols and Standards
    1. Network Protocols
    2. The OSI Model
      1. EXERCISE 2-1:  Mixing and Matching OSI Model Definitions
      2. EXERCISE 2-2:  Viewing Protocol Information with Network Monitor
      3. EXERCISE 2-3:  Analyzing Network Traffic
    3. 802 Project Standards
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  15. 3 Networking Components
    1. Network Interface Cards
      1. EXERCISE 3-1:  Configuring a Network Card
      2. EXERCISE 3-2:  Determining Your Local Machine’s MAC Address
    2. Hubs, MAUs, and Repeaters
    3. Bridges and Switches
    4. Routers and Brouters
    5. Gateways and Security Devices
      1. EXERCISE 3-3:  Identifying Network Components
    6. Other Networking Devices
    7. Two-Minute Drill
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Answers
  16. 4 TCP/IP Fundamentals
    1. TCP/IP Protocol Suite
      1. EXERCISE 4-1:  Identifying TCP/IP Protocols
    2. TCP/IP Fundamentals
      1. EXERCISE 4-2:  Identifying Remote Systems
    3. TCP/IP Addressing
      1. EXERCISE 4-3:  Converting Decimal to Binary
      2. EXERCISE 4-4:  Converting Binary to Decimal
      3. EXERCISE 4-5:  Identifying Address Classes
      4. EXERCISE 4-6:  Understanding Valid Addresses
      5. EXERCISE 4-7:  Viewing TCP/IP Port Values
    4. TCP/IP Configuration Concepts
      1. EXERCISE 4-8:  Configuring TCP/IP to Use DHCP
      2. EXERCISE 4-9:  Configuring a Client for DNS and WINS
    5. Network Services
    6. Two-Minute Drill
    7. Self Test
    8. Self Test Answers
  17. 5 TCP/IP Utilities
    1. ARP
      1. EXERCISE 5-1:  Using ARP to See Your Local ARP Cache
    2. Telnet
      1. EXERCISE 5-2:  Configuring Telnet on Windows Server 2003
    3. NBTSTAT
      1. EXERCISE 5-3:  Using NBTSTAT to View NetBIOS Name Tables
    4. Tracert/traceroute
    5. Netstat
      1. EXERCISE 5-4:  Using Netstat to Determine Open Connections to a System
    6. IPCONFIG and ifconfig
      1. EXERCISE 5-5:  Using IPCONFIG
    7. FTP
      1. EXERCISE 5-6:  Configuring and Using FTP
    8. Ping and Hping2
      1. EXERCISE 5-7:  Using PING
    9. NSLOOKUP and DIG
      1. EXERCISE 5-8:  Using NSLOOKUP
    10. Other TCP/IP Utilities
    11. Troubleshooting with TCP/IP Utilities
    12. Two-Minute Drill
    13. Self Test
    14. Self Test Answers
  18. 6 Configuring Routers and Switches
    1. Basic Router Configuration
      1. EXERCISE 6-1:  Basic Configuration of Cisco Routers
    2. Basic Switch Configuration
      1. EXERCISE 6-2:  Configuring VLANs on Cisco Switches
    3. Troubleshooting Connectivity
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  19. 7 Subnetting and Routing
    1. Understanding Subnetting
      1. EXERCISE 7-1:  Subnetting IP Addresses
    2. Classful vs. Classless Addressing
      1. CIDR
      2. EXERCISE 7-2:  Subnetting Networks
    3. Understanding Routing and Static Routes
      1. EXERCISE 7-3:  Configuring Cisco Routers
    4. Dynamic Routing Protocols
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  20. 8 Configuring Network Services
    1. Understanding DNS
      1. EXERCISE 8-1:  Installing and Configuring DNS
    2. Deploying DHCP
      1. EXERCISE 8-2:  Installing and Configuring DHCP
    3. Implementing NAT
      1. EXERCISE 8-3:  Configuring NAT on Windows Server
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Self Test
    6. Self Test Answers
  21. 9 Wireless Networking
    1. Wireless Basics
      1. Channels
    2. Securing Wireless
    3. Implementing a Wireless Network
      1. EXERCISE 9-1:  Configuring a Wireless Network
    4. Infrared and Bluetooth
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Self Test
    7. Self Test Answers
  22. 10 Remote Access and VPN Connectivity
    1. Remote Connectivity Concepts
    2. Remote Access Service (RAS)
      1. EXERCISE 10-1:  Enable Modem Logging in Windows
    3. Dial-Up Networking
      1. EXERCISE 10-2:  Creating a PPP Dial-Up Connection
    4. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
      1. EXERCISE 10-3:  Setting Up a VPN Server
      2. EXERCISE 10-4:  Setting Up a VPN Client
    5. Remote Access Technologies
      1. EXERCISE 10-5:  Using Remote Desktop
    6. Two-Minute Drill
    7. Self Test
    8. Self Test Answers
  23. 11 Wide Area Network technologies
    1. Packet-Switching vsCircuit-Switching Networks
    2. Asynchronous Transfer Mode
    3. Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
    4. Optical Carrier Level-X
    5. X.25 and Frame Relay
    6. Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
    7. Tx/Ex-Carriers
    8. Internet Access Technologies
    9. Two-Minute Drill
    10. Self Test
    11. Self Test Answers
  24. 12 Implementing a Network
    1. Installing a Network
      1. EXERCISE 12-1:  Confirming Networking Components in Windows
    2. Creating User Accounts
      1. EXERCISE 12-2:  Creating Users in Active Directory
      2. EXERCISE 12-3:  Configuring a Password Policy
    3. Managing Groups
      1. EXERCISE 12-4:  Creating Groups in Active Directory
    4. Securing Files and Folders
      1. EXERCISE 12-5:  Configuring Permissions in Windows 2003
    5. Installing Printers
      1. EXERCISE 12-6:  Installing a Printer on Windows Server 2003
    6. Working with Network Hardware
    7. Two-Minute Drill
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Answers
  25. 13 Maintaining and Supporting a Network
    1. Network Upgrades
    2. Installing Patches and Updates
      1. EXERCISE 13-1:  Patching a System with Windows Update
    3. Antivirus and Antispyware Software
    4. Backing Up Network Data
      1. EXERCISE 13-2:  Backing Up and Restoring Data on a Windows Server
    5. Providing Fault Tolerance
      1. EXERCISE 13-3:  Understanding and Configuring Fault Tolerance
    6. Network Documentation
      1. Policies and Procedures
    7. Monitoring and Logging
    8. Two-Minute Drill
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Answers
  26. 14 Network Security
    1. Understanding Attack Types
    2. Understanding System Security
      1. EXERCISE 14-1:  Setting Permissions on Registry Keys
      2. EXERCISE 14-2:  Modifying User Rights on a Windows System
      3. EXERCISE 14-3:  Implementing Auditing in Windows
    3. Implementing Network Security
      1. EXERCISE 14-4:  Enabling a Windows XP/Windows Server 2003 Firewall
    4. Securing Communication
      1. EXERCISE 14-5:  Configuring IPsec to Secure Network Traffic
    5. Disaster Recovery and Fault Tolerance
    6. Guidelines to Protect the Network
    7. Two-Minute Drill
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Answers
  27. 15 Troubleshooting the Network
    1. Managing Network Problems
      1. EXERCISE 15-1:  Using Device Manager
    2. Network Troubleshooting Methodology
    3. System or Operator Problems
    4. Checking Physical and Logical Indicators
      1. EXERCISE 15-2:  Checking Event Logs
      2. EXERCISE 15-3:  Using System Monitor
    5. Network Troubleshooting Resources
    6. Other Symptoms and Causes of Network Problems
    7. Network Troubleshooting Tools
    8. Two-Minute Drill
    9. Self Test
    10. Self Test Answers
  28. Appendix A: About the Download
    1. Steps to Download MasterExam
    2. System Requirements
    3. MasterExam
    4. CertCam Video Training
    5. Lab Files
    6. Glossary & Exam Objectives
    7. Help
    8. Removing Installation
    9. Technical Support
    10. LearnKey Technical Support
  29. Appendix B: Practice Exam #1
  30. Glossary
  31. Index