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CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide

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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.

Get complete coverage of all the material included on CompTIA Network+ exam N10-005 inside this comprehensive, up-to-date resource. Written by CompTIA certification and training expert Mike Meyers, this authoritative exam guide features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA Network+ exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

COVERS ALL EXAM TOPICS, INCLUDING HOW TO:

• Build a network with the OSI and TCP/IP models

• Configure network hardware, topologies, and cabling

• Connect multiple Ethernet components

• Install and configure routers and switches

• Work with TCP/IP applications and network protocols

• Configure IPv6 routing protocols

• Implement virtualization

• Set up clients and servers for remote access

• Configure wireless networks

• Secure networks with firewalls, NAT, port filtering, packet filtering, and other methods

• Build a SOHO network

• Manage and troubleshoot networks

CD-ROM FEATURES:

• Two full practice exams

• Video presentation from Mike Meyers

• A new collection of Mike's favorite shareware and freeware networking tools and utilities

• One hour of video training

• PDF copy of the book--free download

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About The Author
  3. CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide
  4. Copyright Page
  5. CD Page
  6. Dedication
  7. Contents At a Glance
  8. Contents
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Chapter 1 CompTIA Network+in a Nutshell
    1. Who Needs CompTIA Network+? I Just Want to Learn about Networks!
    2. What Is CompTIA Network+ Certification?
      1. What Is CompTIA?
      2. The Current CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam Release
      3. How Do I Become CompTIA Network+ Certified?
    3. What Is the Exam Like?
      1. How Do I Take the Test?
      2. How Much Does the Test Cost?
    4. How to Pass the CompTIA Network+ Exam
      1. Obligate Yourself
      2. Set Aside the Right Amount of Study Time
      3. Study for the Test
  11. Chapter 2 Network Models
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Working with Models
      1. Biography of a Model
      2. Network Models
    3. The OSI Seven-Layer Model in Action
      1. Welcome to MHTechEd!
    4. Test Specific
    5. Let’s Get Physical—Network Hardware and Layers 1–2
      1. The NIC
      2. The Two Aspects of NICs
    6. Beyond the Single Wire—Network Software and Layers 3–7
      1. IP—Playing on Layer 3, the Network Layer
      2. Packets Within Frames
      3. Assembly and Disassembly—Layer 4, the Transport Layer
      4. Talking on a Network—Layer 5, the Session Layer
      5. Standardized Formats, or Why Layer 6, Presentation, Has No Friends
      6. Network Applications—Layer 7, the Application Layer
    7. The TCP/IP Model
      1. The Link Layer
      2. The Internet Layer
      3. The Transport Layer
      4. The Application Layer
      5. Frames, Packets, and Segments, Oh My!
      6. The Tech’s Troubleshooting Tool
    8. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  12. Chapter 3 Cabling and Topology
    1. Test Specific
    2. Topology
      1. Bus and Ring
      2. Star
      3. Hybrids
      4. Mesh and Point-to-Multipoint
      5. Point-to-Point
      6. Parameters of a Topology
    3. Cabling
      1. Coaxial Cable
      2. Twisted Pair
      3. Fiber-Optic
      4. Other Cables
      5. Fire Ratings
    4. Networking Industry Standards—IEEE
    5. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  13. Chapter 4 Ethernet Basics
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Ethernet
      1. Topology
    3. Test Specific
    4. Organizing the Data: Ethernet Frames
      1. CSMA/CD
    5. Early Ethernet Networks
      1. 10BaseT
      2. 10BaseFL
    6. Extending and Enhancing Ethernet Networks
      1. Connecting Ethernet Segments
      2. Switched Ethernet
      3. Troubleshooting Hubs and Switches
    7. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  14. Chapter 5 Modern Ethernet
    1. Test Specific
    2. 100-Megabit Ethernet
      1. 100BaseT
      2. 100BaseFX
    3. Gigabit Ethernet
      1. 1000BaseCX
      2. 1000BaseSX
      3. 1000BaseLX
      4. New Fiber Connectors
      5. Implementing Multiple Types of Gigabit Ethernet
    4. 10 Gigabit Ethernet
      1. Fiber-based 10 GbE
      2. The Other 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Standards
      3. Copper-based 10 GbE
      4. 10 GbE Physical Connections
      5. Backbones
      6. Know Your Ethernets!
    5. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  15. Chapter 6 Installing a Physical Network
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Understanding Structured Cabling
      1. Cable Basics—A Star Is Born
    3. Test Specific
      1. Structured Cable Network Components
      2. Structured Cable—Beyond the Star
    4. Installing Structured Cabling
      1. Getting a Floor Plan
      2. Mapping the Runs
      3. Determining the Location of the Telecommunications Room
      4. Pulling Cable
      5. Making Connections
      6. Testing the Cable Runs
    5. NICs
      1. Buying NICs
      2. Link Lights
    6. Diagnostics and Repair of Physical Cabling
      1. Diagnosing Physical Problems
      2. Check Your Lights
      3. Check the NIC
      4. Cable Testing
      5. Problems in the Telecommunications Room
      6. Toners
    7. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  16. Chapter 7 TCP/IP Basics
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Standardizing Networking Technology
    3. Test Specific
    4. The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
      1. Internet Layer Protocols
      2. Transport Layer Protocols
      3. Application Layer Protocols
    5. IP in Depth
      1. IP Addresses
      2. IP Addresses in Action
      3. Class IDs
    6. CIDR and Subnetting
      1. Subnetting
      2. CIDR: Subnetting in the Real World
    7. Using IP Addresses
      1. Static IP Addressing
      2. Dynamic IP Addressing
      3. Special IP Addresses
    8. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  17. Chapter 8 The Wonderful World of Routing
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. How Routers Work
    3. Test Specific
    4. Routing Tables
      1. Freedom from Layer 2
      2. Network Address Translation
    5. Dynamic Routing
      1. Routing Metrics
      2. Distance Vector
      3. Link State
      4. EIGRP—the Lone Hybrid
      5. Dynamic Routing Makes the Internet
    6. Working with Routers
      1. Connecting to Routers
      2. Basic Router Configuration
      3. Router Problems
    7. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  18. Chapter 9 TCP/IP Applications
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Transport Layer and Network Layer Protocols
      1. How People Communicate
    3. Test Specific
      1. TCP
      2. UDP
      3. ICMP
      4. IGMP
    4. The Power of Port Numbers
      1. Registered Ports
      2. Connection Status
      3. Rules for Determining Good vs. Bad Communications
    5. Common TCP/IP Applications
      1. The World Wide Web
      2. Telnet
      3. E-mail
      4. FTP
      5. Internet Applications
    6. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  19. Chapter 10 Network Naming
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. DNS
    3. Test Specific
      1. How DNS Works
      2. Name Spaces
      3. DNS Servers
      4. Troubleshooting DNS
    4. WINS
      1. Configuring WINS Clients
      2. Troubleshooting WINS
    5. Diagnosing TCP/IP Networks
    6. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  20. Chapter 11 Securing TCP/IP
    1. Test Specific
    2. Making TCP/IP Secure
      1. Encryption
      2. Nonrepudiation
      3. Authentication
      4. Authorization
    3. TCP/IP Security Standards
      1. Authentication Standards
      2. Encryption Standards
      3. Combining Authentication and Encryption
    4. Secure TCP/IP Applications
      1. HTTPS
      2. SCP
      3. SFTP
      4. SNMP
      5. LDAP
      6. NTP
    5. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  21. Chapter 12 Advanced Networking Devices
    1. Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Topologies
    2. Historical/Conceptual
      1. Client/Server
      2. Peer-to-Peer
    3. Test Specific
      1. Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Today
    4. Virtual Private Networks
      1. PPTP VPNs
      2. L2TP VPNs
      3. SSL VPNs
    5. Virtual LANs
      1. Trunking
      2. Configuring a VLAN-capable Switch
      3. Virtual Trunk Protocol
      4. InterVLAN Routing
    6. Multilayer Switches
      1. Load Balancing
      2. QoS and Traffic Shaping
      3. Network Protection
    7. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  22. Chapter 13 IPv6
    1. Test Specific
    2. IPv6 Basics
      1. IPv6 Address Notation
      2. Link-Local Address
      3. IPv6 Subnet Masks
      4. The End of Broadcast
      5. Global Address
      6. Aggregation
    3. Using IPv6
      1. Enabling IPv6
      2. NAT in IPv6
      3. DHCP in IPv6
      4. DNS in IPv6
    4. Moving to IPv6
      1. IPv4 and IPv6
      2. Tunnels
      3. IPv6 Is Here, Really!
    5. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  23. Chapter 14 Remote Connectivity
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Telephony and Beyond
      1. The Dawn of Long Distance
    3. Test Specific
      1. Digital Telephony
      2. Copper Carriers: T1 and T3
      3. Fiber Carriers: SONET/SDH and OC
      4. Packet Switching
      5. Real-World WAN
      6. Alternative to Telephony WAN
    4. The Last Mile
      1. Dial-Up
      2. DSL
      3. Cable Modems
      4. Satellite
      5. Cellular WAN
      6. Fiber
      7. BPL
      8. Which Connection?
    5. Using Remote Access
      1. Dial-Up to the Internet
      2. Private Dial-Up
      3. Dedicated Connection
      4. Remote Terminal
    6. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  24. Chapter 15 Wireless Networking
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Test Specific
    3. Wi-Fi Standards
      1. 802.11
      2. 802.11b
      3. 802.11a
      4. 802.11g
      5. 802.11n
      6. Wireless Networking Security
      7. Power over Ethernet
    4. Implementing Wi-Fi
      1. Performing a Site Survey
      2. Installing the Client
      3. Setting Up an Ad Hoc Network
      4. Setting Up an Infrastructure Network
      5. Extending the Network
      6. Verify the Installation
    5. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi
      1. Hardware Troubleshooting
      2. Software Troubleshooting
      3. Connectivity Troubleshooting
      4. Configuration Troubleshooting
    6. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  25. Chapter 16 Protecting Your Network
    1. Test Specific
    2. Common Threats
      1. System Crash/Hardware Failure
      2. Administrative Access Control
      3. Malware
      4. Social Engineering
      5. Man in the Middle
      6. Denial of Service
      7. Physical Intrusion
      8. Attacks on Wireless Connections
    3. Securing User Accounts
      1. Authentication
      2. Passwords
      3. Controlling User Accounts
    4. Firewalls
      1. Hiding the IPs
      2. Port Filtering
      3. Packet Filtering
      4. MAC Filtering
      5. Personal Firewalls
      6. Network Zones
      7. Vulnerability Scanners
    5. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  26. Chapter 17 Virtualization
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. What Is Virtualization?
      1. Meet the Hypervisor
      2. Emulation vs. Virtualization
      3. Sample Virtualization
    3. Test Specific
    4. Why Do We Virtualize?
      1. Power Saving
      2. Hardware Consolidation
      3. System Recovery
      4. System Duplication
      5. Research
    5. Virtualization in Modern Networks
      1. Virtual Machine Managers
      2. Hypervisors
      3. Virtual Switches
      4. Virtual PBX
      5. Network as a Service
    6. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  27. Chapter 18 Network Management
    1. Test Specific
    2. Network Configuration Management
      1. Configuration Management Documentation
      2. Change Management Documentation
    3. Monitoring Performance and Connectivity
      1. Performance Monitor
      2. Logs and Network Traffic
    4. Network Performance Optimization
      1. Caching
      2. Controlling Data Throughput
      3. Keeping Resources Available
    5. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  28. Chapter 19 Building a SOHO Network
    1. Historical/Conceptual
    2. Test Specific
    3. Designing a SOHO Network
    4. Building the Network
      1. Define the Network Needs
      2. Network Design
      3. Compatibility Issues
      4. Internal Connections
      5. External Connections
      6. ISPs and MTUs
      7. Peripherals
    5. Security
    6. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  29. Chapter 20 Network Troubleshooting
    1. Test Specific
    2. Troubleshooting Tools
      1. Hardware Tools
      2. Software Tools
      3. The Troubleshooting Process
      4. Identify the Problem
      5. Establish a Theory of Probable Cause
      6. Test the Theory to Determine Cause
      7. Establish a Plan of Action and Identify Potential Effects
      8. Implement and Test the Solution or Escalate as Necessary
      9. Verify Full System Functionality and Implement Preventative Measures
      10. Document Findings, Actions, and Outcomes
    3. Troubleshooting Scenarios
      1. “I Can’t Log In!”
      2. “I Can’t Get to This Web Site!”
      3. “Our Web Server Is Sluggish!”
      4. “I Can’t See Anything on the Network!”
      5. “It’s Time to Escalate!”
      6. Troubleshooting Is Fun!
    4. Chapter Review
      1. Questions
      2. Answers
  30. Appendix A Objectives Map: CompTIA Network+
  31. Appendix B About the Download
    1. Playing Mike Meyers Introduction Video
    2. System Requirements
    3. Installing and Running Total Tester
    4. Total Tester
    5. LearnKey Video Training
    6. Mike’s Cool Tools
    7. Boson’s NetSim Network Simulator
    8. Technical Support
      1. LearnKey Technical Support
      2. Boson Technical Support
  32. Glossary
  33. Index
  34. MediaCenter Page