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CompTIA®: Network+® Lab Manual

Book Description

Gain street-smart skills in network administration

Think of the most common and challenging tasks that network administrators face, then read this book and find out how to perform those tasks, step by step. CompTIA Network + Lab Manual provides an inside look into the field of network administration as though you were actually on the job. You'll find a variety of scenarios and potential roadblocks, as well as clearly mapped sections to help you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005. Learn how to design, implement, configure, maintain, secure, and troubleshoot a network with this street-smart guide.

  • Provides step-by-step instructions for many of the tasks network administrators perform on a day-to-day basis, such as configuring wireless components; placing routers and servers; configuring hubs, switches, and routers; configuring a Windows client; and troubleshooting a network

  • Addresses the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005 objectives and also includes a variety of practice labs, giving you plenty of opportunities for hands-on skill-building

  • Organized by the phases of network administration: designing a network, implementing and configuring it, maintenance and security, and troubleshooting

Study, practice, and review for the new CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Exam, or a networking career, with this practical, thorough lab manual.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
    1. What Is Network+ Certification?
    2. Is This Book for You?
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. The Network+ Exam Objectives
  9. Phase 1: Designing an Internetwork
    1. Task 1.1: Drawing an Internetwork
    2. Task 1.2: Identifying Network Components
    3. Task 1.3: Differentiating Ethernet Devices
    4. Task 1.4: Identifying Collision and Broadcast Domains
    5. Task 1.5: Discovering and Filtering MAC Addresses
    6. Task 1.6: Applying the OSI Model
    7. Task 1.7: Developing an IP Addressing Scheme
    8. Task 1.8: Designing a VLAN Scheme
    9. Task 1.9: Planning for Static and Dynamic Routing
  10. Phase 2: Implementing and Configuring the Design
    1. Task 2.1: Assigning IP Addresses
    2. Task 2.2: Naming Network Devices
    3. Task 2.3: Implementing Static and Dynamic Routing
    4. Task 2.4: Installing Wireless NICs
    5. Task 2.5: Measuring Wireless Signal Strength
    6. Task 2.6: Implementing Bluetooth
    7. Task 2.7: Implementing Ad Hoc Wireless Networking
    8. Task 2.8: Using an Analog Modem
    9. Task 2.9: Using a DSL Modem
    10. Task 2.10: Using a Router as a Frame Relay Switch
    11. Task 2.11: Simulating T1 CSU/DSUs
    12. Task 2.12: Installing a Virtual Machine
  11. Phase 3: Maintaining and Securing the Network
    1. Task 3.1: Creating Local User Accounts
    2. Task 3.2: Creating Local User Groups
    3. Task 3.3: Managing Access to Resources
    4. Task 3.4: Disabling Local User Accounts
    5. Task 3.5: Setting Password Restrictions
    6. Task 3.6: Mitigating the Ping of Death
    7. Task 3.7: Securing Links Between Routers
    8. Task 3.8: Guarding against SYN Flood Attacks
    9. Task 3.9: Implementing File-Level Encryption
    10. Task 3.10: Establishing Data Encryption between Routers
    11. Task 3.11: Creating Data Backups
    12. Task 3.12: Running an Antivirus Scan
    13. Task 3.13: Running an Antispyware Scan
    14. Task 3.14: Searching for Operating System Updates
  12. Phase 4: Troubleshooting the Network
    1. Task 4.1: Using ARP Utilities
    2. Task 4.2: Using the NETSTAT Utility
    3. Task 4.3: Using the FTP Utility
    4. Task 4.4: Using Ping Utilities
    5. Task 4.5: Using the IPCONFIG Utility
    6. Task 4.6: Using Traceroute Utilities
    7. Task 4.7: Using Telnet
    8. Task 4.8: Using the NSLOOKUP Utility
    9. Task 4.9a: Using the Built-in Protocol Analyzer
    10. Task 4.9b: Using a Third-Party Protocol Analyzer
    11. Task 4.10: Displaying Computer Event Logs
  13. Index