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CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Cram, Fifth Edition

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Prepare for CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam success with this CompTIA authorized Exam Cram from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner.


CompTIA® Network+ N10-006 Exam Cram, Fifth Edition is the perfect study guide to help you pass the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic, including substantial new coverage of security, cloud networking, IPv6, and wireless technologies. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Exam Alerts, sidebars, and Notes interspersed throughout the text keep you focused on what you need to know. Cram Quizzes help you assess your knowledge, and the Cram Sheet tear card is the perfect last-minute review.

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) exam!

--Understand modern network topologies, protocols, and infrastructure

--Implement networks based on specific requirements

--Install and configure DNS and DHCP

--Monitor and analyze network traffic

--Understand IPv6 and IPv4 addressing, routing, and switching

--Perform basic router/switch installation and configuration

--Explain network device functions in cloud environments

--Efficiently implement and troubleshoot WANs

--Install, configure, secure, and troubleshoot wireless networks

--Apply patches/updates, and support change/configuration management

--Describe unified communication technologies

--Segment and optimize networks

--Identify risks/threats, enforce policies and physical security, configure firewalls, and control access

--Understand essential network forensics concepts

--Troubleshoot routers, switches, wiring, connectivity, and security

Companion CD

The companion CD contains a digital edition of the Cram Sheet and the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions and two complete practice exams. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8.1; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512MB RAM; 650MB disk space plus 50MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Authors
  7. About the Technical Editor
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. CompTIA®
    1. Becoming a CompTIA Certified IT Professional is Easy
      1. Why Get CompTIA Certified?
  13. Introduction
    1. About Network+ Exam Cram
    2. About the Network+ Exam
      1. CompTIA Network+ Exam Topics
      2. Booking and Taking the Network+ Certification Exam
      3. What to Expect from the Exam
      4. A Few Exam-Day Details
      5. After the Test
      6. Last-Minute Exam Tips
  14. Chapter 1. Introduction to Networking
    1. LANs, WANs, MANs, SCADA/ICS, Medianets, and Network Models
      1. LANs
      2. WANs
      3. MANs
      4. SCADA/ICS
      5. Medianets
      6. Network Models
      7. Centralized Versus Distributed Computing
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Network Topologies
      1. Bus Topology
      2. Ring Topology
      3. Star Topology
      4. Wired Mesh Topology
      5. Wireless Topologies
      6. Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, and Wireless Mesh Topologies
      7. Hybrid Topologies
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Creating a SOHO Network
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. What’s Next?
  15. Chapter 2. The OSI Model and Networking Protocols
    1. The Networking Models
      1. The OSI Seven-Layer Model
      2. The TCP/IP Four-Layer Model
      3. Identifying the OSI Layers at Which Various Network Components Operate
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      1. The DHCP Process
      2. DHCP and DNS Suffixes
      3. DHCP Relays and IP Helpers
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Domain Name Service (DNS)
      1. The DNS Namespace
      2. Types of DNS Entries
      3. DNS Records
      4. DNS in a Practical Implementation
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
      1. Components of SNMP
      2. SNMP Management Systems
      3. SNMP Agents
      4. Management Information Bases
      5. SNMP Communities
      6. SNMPv3
    8. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    9. Protocols
      1. Connection-Oriented Protocols Versus Connectionless Protocols
      2. Internet Protocol
      3. Transmission Control Protocol
      4. User Datagram Protocol
      5. File Transfer Protocol
      6. Secure File Transfer Protocol
      7. Trivial File Transfer Protocol
      8. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
      9. Hypertext Transfer Protocol
      10. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
      11. Post Office Protocol Version 3/Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4
      12. Telnet
      13. Secure Shell
      14. Internet Control Message Protocol
      15. Address Resolution Protocol/Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
      16. Network Time Protocol
      17. Network News Transfer Protocol
      18. Secure Copy Protocol
      19. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
      20. Internet Group Management Protocol
      21. Transport Layer Security
      22. Session Initiation Protocol/Real-Time Transport Protocol
      23. Remote Desktop Protocol
      24. Server Message Block
      25. Understanding Port Functions
    10. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    11. What’s Next?
  16. Chapter 3. Addressing and Routing
    1. IP Addressing
      1. IPv4
      2. IP Address Classes
      3. Subnet Mask Assignment
      4. Subnetting
      5. Identifying the Differences Between IPv4 Public and Private Networks
      6. Classless Interdomain Routing
      7. Default Gateways
      8. IPv4 Address Types
      9. IPv6 Addressing
      10. Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
      11. Assigning IP Addresses
      12. Identifying MAC Addresses
      13. NAT, PAT, SNAT, and DNAT
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Managing TCP/IP Routing
      1. The Default Gateway
      2. Routing Tables
      3. Static Routing
      4. Dynamic Routing
      5. Routing Metrics
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Configuring Routers and Switches
      1. Proxy Servers
      2. The Spanning Tree Protocol
      3. Trunking
      4. Port Mirroring
      5. Port Authentication
      6. High Availability
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. What’s Next?
  17. Chapter 4. Components and Devices
    1. Common Network Devices
      1. Access Point
      2. Analog Modem
      3. Content Filter
      4. Firewall
      5. IDS and IPS
      6. Hub
      7. Load Balancer
      8. Packet Shaper
      9. Router
      10. Switch
      11. Multilayer Switch
      12. VPN Concentrator
      13. Network Devices Summary
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Switch Configuration
      1. Virtual Local-Area Networks
      2. Working with Spanning Tree
      3. Interface Configuration and Switch Management
      4. Power over Ethernet
      5. Switch Management
      6. Managed and Unmanaged
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. What’s Next?
  18. Chapter 5. Cloud Computing Basics
    1. Cloud Concepts
      1. Software as a Service
      2. Platform as a Service
      3. Infrastructure as a Service
      4. Private Cloud
      5. Public Cloud
      6. Community Cloud
      7. Hybrid Cloud
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Virtualization and Storage-Area Networks
      1. Virtualization
      2. Storage-Area Networks
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. What’s Next?
  19. Chapter 6. Installation and Configuration
    1. WAN Technologies
      1. Switching Methods
      2. Integrated Services Digital Network
      3. Leased Lines
      4. Fiber, SONET, and OCx Levels
      5. Frame Relay
      6. Asynchronous Transfer Mode
      7. Summary of WAN Technologies
      8. Other WAN Technologies
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Internet Access Technologies
      1. DSL Internet Access
      2. Cable Internet Access
      3. Broadband Security Considerations
      4. Dialup
      5. The Public Switched Telephone Network
      6. Satellite Internet Access
      7. Wireless Internet Access
      8. Cellular
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Safety Practices
      1. Focusing on Safety
      2. Electrical Safety and ESD
      3. Installation Safety
      4. Fire Suppression
      5. In Case of an Emergency
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. Installing and Configuring Equipment
      1. Distribution Frames
      2. Cable Management
      3. Power Management
      4. Device Placement and Labeling
      5. Rack Systems
    8. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    9. What’s Next?
  20. Chapter 7. Cabling and Wiring
    1. General Media Considerations
      1. Broadband Versus Baseband Transmissions
      2. Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex Modes
      3. Media Interference
      4. Attenuation
      5. Data Transmission Rates
      6. Types of Network Media
      7. Types of Media Connectors
      8. Media Couplers/Converters
      9. 568A and 568B Wiring Standards
      10. Straight-Through Versus Crossover Cables
      11. Rollover and Loopback Cables
      12. Components of Wiring Distribution
      13. Helpful Tools
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Comparing and Contrasting LAN Technologies
      1. IEEE 802.2 Standard
      2. 802.3 Ethernet Standards
      3. Related Network Concepts
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Troubleshooting Common Issues
      1. WAN-Related Issues
      2. Customer Premise Equipment
      3. Company Security Policies
      4. Satellite Issues
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. What’s Next?
  21. Chapter 8. Wireless
    1. Understanding Wireless Basics
      1. Wireless Access Points
      2. Wireless Antennas
      3. Wireless Radio Channels
      4. Data Rate Versus Goodput
      5. Beacon Management Frame
      6. Spread-Spectrum Technology
      7. Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing
      8. Infrared Wireless Networking
      9. Establishing Communications Between Wireless Devices
      10. Configuring the Wireless Connection
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. 802.11 Wireless Standards
      1. The Magic Behind 802.11n and 802.11ac
      2. A Summary of 802.11 Wireless Standards
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Securing Wireless Networks
      1. Wired Equivalent Privacy
      2. Wi-Fi Protected Access
      3. WPA2
      4. WPA Enterprise
      5. Other Dangers
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. Wireless Troubleshooting Checklist
      1. Factors Affecting Wireless Signals
    8. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    9. What’s Next?
  22. Chapter 9. Network Management
    1. Documentation Management
      1. Wiring Schematics
      2. Physical and Logical Network Diagrams
      3. Baselines
      4. Policies, Procedures, Configurations, and Regulations
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Monitoring Network Performance
      1. Common Reasons to Monitor Networks
      2. Packet Sniffers
      3. Throughput Testing
      4. Port Scanners
      5. Network Performance, Load, and Stress Testing
      6. Tracking Event Logs
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Patches and Updates
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. What’s Next?
  23. Chapter 10. Network Optimization
    1. Unified Communication Technologies
      1. Quality of Service
      2. Traffic Shaping
      3. VoIP
      4. Video
      5. Real-Time Services
      6. Unified Communication Devices
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Network Segmentation
      1. SCADA Systems
      2. Legacy Systems
      3. Separate Private/Public Networks
      4. Honeypots and Honeynets
      5. Testing Lab
      6. Load Balancing
      7. Performance Optimization
      8. Security
      9. Compliance
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. What’s Next?
  24. Chapter 11. Network Security
    1. Tunneling, Encryption, and Access Control
      1. VPNs
      2. Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
      3. Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
      4. IPsec
      5. Site-to-Site, Host-to-Site, and Host-to-Host
      6. Overview of Access Control
      7. Remote-Access Protocols and Services
      8. Remote-Control Protocols
      9. MAC Filtering
      10. TCP/IP Filtering
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Disaster Recovery
      1. Full Backups
      2. Differential Backups
      3. Incremental Backups
      4. Tape Rotations
      5. Backup Best Practices
      6. Using Uninterruptible Power Supplies
      7. Hot and Cold Spares
      8. Hot, Warm, and Cold Sites
      9. Risk-Related Policies and Procedures
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Managing Common Security Threats
      1. Viruses
      2. Worms and Trojan Horses
      3. Denial-of-Service and Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks
      4. Other Common Attacks
      5. Vulnerabilities and Prevention
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
      1. Passwords and Password Policies
      2. Kerberos Authentication
      3. Public Key Infrastructure
      4. TACACS/RADIUS
      5. Remote Authentication Protocols
      6. Secured Versus Unsecured Protocols
      7. Adding Physical Security to the Mix
      8. Two-factor and Multifactor Authentication
    8. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    9. Firewalls, Appliances, and Physical Security
      1. Stateful and Stateless Firewalls
      2. Packet-Filtering Firewalls
      3. Circuit-Level Firewalls
      4. Application Layer Firewalls
      5. Comparing Firewall Types
      6. Firewall Wrap-Up
      7. Demilitarized Zones (Perimeter Network)
      8. Other Security Devices
      9. Physical Security Controls
    10. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    11. Responding to Incidents
      1. First Responders
      2. Securing the Area
      3. Document the Scene
      4. eDiscovery and Evidence/Data Collection
      5. Chain of Custody
      6. Final Responsibilities
    12. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    13. What’s Next?
  25. Chapter 12. Network Troubleshooting
    1. Troubleshooting Steps and Procedures
      1. Identify the Problem
      2. Establish a Theory of Probable Cause
      3. Test the Theory to Determine Cause
      4. Establish a Plan of Action
      5. Implement the Solution or Escalate
      6. Verify Full System Functionality
      7. Document the Findings, Actions, and Outcomes
    2. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    3. Troubleshooting the Network
      1. Common Problems to Be Aware Of
      2. Troubleshooting Wiring
      3. Wiring Issues
      4. Troubleshooting Infrastructure Hardware
      5. Configuring and Troubleshooting Client Connectivity
      6. Troubleshooting an Incorrect VLAN
      7. Topology Errors
    4. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    5. Working with Command-Line Utilities
      1. The Trace Route Utility (tracert/traceroute)
      2. ping
      3. pathping
      4. ARP
      5. The netstat Command
      6. nbtstat
      7. The ipconfig Command
      8. ifconfig
      9. nslookup
      10. dig
      11. The host Command
      12. The route Utility
    6. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    7. Networking Tools
      1. Wire Crimpers, Strippers, and Snips
      2. Voltage Event Recorder
      3. Environmental Monitors
      4. Toner Probes
      5. Protocol Analyzer
      6. Media/Cable Testers
      7. TDR and OTDR
      8. Multimeter
      9. Network Qualification Tester
      10. Butt Set
      11. Wireless Detection
      12. Speed Tests and Looking Glasses
    8. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    9. Managing Common Security Threats
    10. Cram Quiz
      1. Cram Quiz Answers
    11. What’s Next?
  26. Glossary
  27. Index
  28. Practice Exam 1
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Authorized Exam Cram
    2. Exam Questions
  29. Answers to Practice Exam 1
    1. Answers at a Glance
      1. Answers and Explanations
  30. Practice Exam 2
    1. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Authorized Exam Cram
    2. Exam Questions
  31. Answers to Practice Exam 2
    1. Answers at a Glance
      1. Answers and Explanations
  32. Cram Quizzes
    1. Chapter 1
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    2. Chapter 2
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
      5. Quiz 5
    3. Chapter 3
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    4. Chapter 4
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
    5. Chapter 5
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
    6. Chapter 6
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
    7. Chapter 7
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    8. Chapter 8
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
    9. Chapter 9
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    10. Chapter 10
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
    11. Chapter 11
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
      5. Quiz 5
      6. Quiz 6
    12. Chapter 12
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
      5. Quiz 5
  33. Cram Quiz Answers
    1. Chapter 1
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    2. Chapter 2
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
      5. Quiz 5
    3. Chapter 3
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    4. Chapter 4
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
    5. Chapter 5
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
    6. Chapter 6
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
    7. Chapter 7
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    8. Chapter 8
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
    9. Chapter 9
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
    10. Chapter 10
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
    11. Chapter 11
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
      5. Quiz 5
      6. Quiz 6
    12. Chapter 12
      1. Quiz 1
      2. Quiz 2
      3. Quiz 3
      4. Quiz 4
      5. Quiz 5
  34. Exam Cram: The Network+ Cram Sheet
    1. Network Architecture
    2. Network Operations
    3. Network Security
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theorya
  35. Code Snippets