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CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide

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This approved study guide helps you master topics on the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam, including the following:

  •  Computer network fundamentals

  • The OSI model and TCP/IP stack

  • Media types, infrastructure components, and network devices

  • Ethernet technology

  • IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

  • Routing IP traffic with dynamic routing protocols

  • DNAT, SNAT, and PAT

  • Multicast routing

  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)

  • Wireless LANs

  • Network optimization and QoS

  • Windows and UNIX command-line tools for network administration and troubleshooting

  • Network security

  • Troubleshooting common Layer 2, Layer 3, and wireless networking issues

  • CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide contains proven study features that enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. Best-selling authors and expert instructors Keith Barker and Kevin Wallace share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills, essential for successful completion of the performance-based testing items on the exam. This complete, CompTIA-approved study package includes the following:

  • A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams approved by CompTIA

  • Clearly defined chapter learning objectives covering all N10-006 exam topics

  • Chapter-ending review questions and exam preparation exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

  • The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

  • 40 performance-based practice question exercises to help you prepare for the hands-on exam questions

  • An 80% discount off the Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test (a $40 value!)

  • A free copy of the CompTIA Network+ Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills

  • More than 60 minutes of video mentoring from the author

  • A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

  • An Exam Essentials appendix that quickly recaps all major chapter topics for easy reference, both in print and interactive digital format

  • A key terms Glossary in both print and on the DVD, which acts as an interactive flash-card application

  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

  • A 10% exam discount voucher (a $27 value!)

  • Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

    Keith Barker, CCIE No. 6783, has been working in the information technology (IT) industry since 1985. He currently enjoys creating effective and entertaining video training for CBT Nuggets. He has certifications from VMware, Cisco, Juniper, HP, Check Point, Palo Alto, (ISC)2, and many others.

    Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 (Collaboration and R/S) NO. 7945, has been a network design specialist for the Walt Disney World Resort, an instructor of networking courses for Skillsoft, and a network manager for Eastern Kentucky University. Kevin currently produces video courses and writes books for Cisco Press/Pearson IT Certification (http://kwtrain.com/books).

    Companion DVD

    The DVD contains more than 200 practice questions, 40 performance-based question exercises, glossary flash cards, an exam essentials review tool, memory table exercises and answer keys, a study planner tool, more than 60 minutes of video, and the Network+ Simulator Lite.

    Includes Exclusive Offer for 80% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests

    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. Book Authors
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. About the Technical Editors
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. CompTIA Network+
      1. It Pays to Get Certified
      2. How Certification Helps Your Career
        1. CompTIA Career Pathway
        2. Why CompTIA?
        3. How to Obtain More Information from CompTIA
    13. Introduction
      1. Goals and Methods
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. Strategies for Exam Preparation
      4. CompTIA Network+ Exam Topics
      5. How This Book Is Organized
    14. Chapter 1. Computer Network Fundamentals
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Defining a Network
        2. Networks Defined by Geography
        3. Networks Defined by Topology
        4. Networks Defined by Resource Location
        5. Real-World Case Study
        6. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 1 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    15. Chapter 2. The OSI Reference Model
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. The Purpose of Reference Models
        2. Real-World Case Study
        3. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 2 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    16. Chapter 3. Network Components
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Media
        2. Network Infrastructure Devices
        3. Specialized Network Devices
        4. Virtual Network Devices
        5. Voice over IP Protocols and Components
        6. Real-World Case Study
        7. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 3 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    17. Chapter 4. Ethernet Technology
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Principles of Ethernet
        2. Ethernet Switch Features
        3. Real-World Case Study
        4. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      3. Review Questions
    18. Chapter 5. IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Binary Numbering
        2. IPv4 Addressing
        3. Assigning IPv4 Addresses
        4. Subnetting
        5. IP Version 6
        6. Real-World Case Study
        7. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 5 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    19. Chapter 6. Routing IP Packets
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Basic Routing Processes
        2. Sources of Routing Information
        3. Routing Protocol Characteristics
        4. Routing Protocol Examples
        5. Address Translation
        6. Multicast Routing
        7. Real-World Case Study
        8. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 6 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    20. Chapter 7. Wide-Area Networks
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. WAN Properties
        2. WAN Technologies
        3. Real-World Case Study
        4. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      3. Review Questions
    21. Chapter 8. Wireless LANs
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Introducing Wireless LANs
        2. Deploying Wireless LANs
        3. Securing Wireless LANs
        4. Real-World Case Study
        5. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 8 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    22. Chapter 9. Network Optimization
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. High Availability
        2. QoS Technologies
        3. Case Study: SOHO Network Design
        4. Real-World Case Study
        5. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Review Questions
    23. Chapter 10. Command-Line Tools
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Windows Commands
        2. UNIX Commands
        3. Real-World Case Study
        4. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 10 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    24. Chapter 11. Network Management
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Maintenance Tools
        2. Configuration Management
        3. Monitoring Resources and Reports
        4. Real-World Case Study
        5. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      3. Review Questions
    25. Chapter 12. Network Security
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Security Fundamentals
        2. Categories of Network Attacks
        3. Defending Against Attacks
        4. Remote-Access Security
        5. Firewalls
        6. Virtual Private Networks
        7. Intrusion Detection and Prevention
        8. Real-World Case Study
        9. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 12 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    26. Chapter 13. Network Troubleshooting
      1. Foundation Topics
        1. Troubleshooting Basics
        2. Physical Layer Troubleshooting
        3. Data Link Layer Troubleshooting
        4. Network Layer Troubleshooting
        5. Wireless Troubleshooting
        6. Specialized Networks
        7. Real-World Case Study
        8. Summary
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
        4. Complete Chapter 13 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite
      3. Review Questions
    27. Chapter 14. Final Preparation
      1. Tools for Final Preparation
        1. Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions on the DVD
        2. Video Training on DVD
        3. Memory Tables
        4. Simulations and Performance-Based Exercises
        5. End-of-Chapter Review Tools
      2. Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study
      3. Strategies for Taking the Exam
      4. Summary
    28. Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
    29. Appendix B. Network+ N10-006 Exam Updates
      1. Always Get the Latest at the Companion Website
      2. Technical Content
    30. Appendix C. Exam Essentials
      1. Chapter 1: Computer Network Fundamentals
      2. Chapter 2: The OSI Reference Model
      3. Chapter 3: Network Components
      4. Chapter 4: Ethernet Technology
      5. Chapter 5: IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses
      6. Chapter 6: Routing IP Packets
      7. Chapter 7: Wide-Area Networks
      8. Chapter 8: Wireless LANs
      9. Chapter 9: Network Optimization
      10. Chapter 10: Command-Line Tools
      11. Chapter 11: Network Management
      12. Chapter 12: Network Security
      13. Chapter 13: Network Troubleshooting
    31. Glossary
    32. Index
    33. Appendix D. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
    34. Appendix E. Memory Table Answer Key
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
    35. Appendix F. Study Planner
    36. Where are the Companion Content Files?
    37. Code Snippets