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COMPTIA® NETWORK+® N10-005 IN DEPTH gives you all the skills necessary to pass the CompTIA N10-005 Network+ exam and provides everything you need to know in order to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network. This book begins by introducing the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security. New features include a chapter on virtual networking and remote access, as well as a stronger emphasis on security with added coverage on site-to-site and client-to-site security, security threats, and scanning tools.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Chapter 1 An Introduction to Networking
    1. Why Use Networks?
    2. Types of Networks
    3. Elements Common to Client/Server Networks
    4. How Networks Are Used
    5. Becoming a Networking Professional
    6. Chapter Summary
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 2 Networking Standards and the OSI Model
    1. Networking Standards Organizations
    2. The OSI Model
    3. Applying the OSI Model
    4. IEEE Networking Specifications
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Key Terms
    7. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 3 Transmission Basics and Networking Media
    1. Transmission Basics
    2. Common Media Characteristics
    3. Coaxial Cable
    4. Twisted Pair Cable
    5. Fiber-Optic Cable
    6. Serial Cables
    7. Structured Cabling
    8. Best Practices for Cable Installation and Management
    9. Chapter Summary
    10. Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 4 Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols
    1. Characteristics of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol)
    2. The TCP/IP Model
    3. The TCP/IP Core Protocols
    4. IPv4 Addressing
    5. IPv6 Addressing
    6. Assigning IP Addresses
    7. Sockets and Ports
    8. Host Names and DNS (Domain Name System)
    9. Application Layer Protocols
    10. Chapter Summary
    11. Key Terms
    12. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 5 Topologies and Ethernet Standards
    1. Simple Physical Topologies
    2. Hybrid Topologies
    3. Logical Topologies
    4. Backbone Networks
    5. Switching
    6. Ethernet
    7. Summary of Common Ethernet Standards
    8. Ethernet Frames
    9. PoE (Power over Ethernet)
    10. Chapter Summary
    11. Key Terms
    12. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 6 Network Hardware, Switching, and Routing
    1. NICs (Network Interface Cards)
    2. Modular Interfaces
    3. Repeaters and Hubs
    4. Bridges
    5. Switches
    6. Routers
    7. Gateways and Other Multifunction Devices
    8. Chapter Summary
    9. Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 7 Wide Area Networks
    1. WAN Essentials
    2. WAN Topologies
    3. PSTN
    4. X.25 and Frame Relay
    5. ISDN
    6. T-Carriers
    7. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
    8. Broadband Cable
    9. BPL (Broadband over Powerline)
    10. ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
    11. SONET (Synchronous Optical Network)
    12. WAN Technologies Compared
    13. Chapter Summary
    14. Key Terms
    15. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 8 Wireless Networking
    1. The Wireless Spectrum
    2. Characteristics of Wireless Transmission
    3. WLAN (Wireless LAN) Architecture
    4. 802.11 WLANs
    5. Implementing a WLAN
    6. Wireless WANs
    7. Chapter Summary
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 9 In-Depth TCP/IP Networking
    1. Designing TCP/IP-Based Networks
    2. TCP/IP Mail Services
    3. Additional TCP/IP Utilities
    4. Chapter Summary
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 10 Virtual Networks and Remote Access
    1. Virtualization
    2. Virtual Network Components
    3. Virtual Networks and VLANs
    4. Remote Access and Virtual Computing
    5. VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)
    6. Cloud Computing
    7. Chapter Summary
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 11 Network Security
    1. Security Assessment
    2. Security Risks
    3. An Effective Security Policy
    4. Physical Security
    5. Security in Network Design
    6. NOS (Network Operating System) Security
    7. Encryption
    8. Authentication Protocols
    9. Wireless Network Security
    10. Chapter Summary
    11. Key Terms
    12. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 12 Voice and Video over IP
    1. Terminology
    2. VoIP Applications and Interfaces
    3. Video-over-IP Applications and Interfaces
    4. Signaling Protocols
    5. Transport Protocols
    6. QoS (Quality of Service) Assurance
    7. Chapter Summary
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 13 Troubleshooting Network Problems
    1. Troubleshooting Methodology
    2. Troubleshooting Tools
    3. Chapter Summary
    4. Key Terms
    5. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 14 Ensuring Integrity and Availability
    1. What Are Integrity and Availability?
    2. Malware
    3. Fault Tolerance
    4. Data Backup
    5. Disaster Recovery
    6. Chapter Summary
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 15 Network Management
    1. Fundamentals of Network Management
    2. Fault and Performance Management
    3. Asset Management
    4. Change Management
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Key Terms
    7. Review Questions
  20. Appendix A Network+ Examination Objectives
  21. Appendix B Network+ Practice Exam
  22. Appendix C Visual Guide to Connectors
  23. Appendix D Answers to Chapter Review Questions
  24. Appendix E Glossary
  25. Appendix F Answers to Network+ Practice Exam Questions
  26. Appendix G Network Operating System Basics
  27. Index