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CompTIA Network+ Study Guide: Exam N10-006, 3rd Edition

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All-star N10-006 prep, fully updated for the new exam

The CompTIA Network+ Study Guide is your one-stop comprehensive resource in preparing for exam N10-006 Bestselling author and networking Guru Todd Lammle guides you through 100% of all exam objectives detailing the fundamental concepts you will need to know to prepare for the exam. Coverage includes network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, security, and much more, plus practical examples drawn from real-world situations. You also gain access to practice exams and electronic flashcards that facilitate information retention and reinforce learning, giving you the confidence you need to succeed on exam day.

CompTIA's Network+ certification covers advances in networking technology and reflects changes in associated job tasks. The exam emphasizes network implementation and support, and includes expanded coverage of wireless networking topics. This guide has been fully updated to align with the latest version of the exam, providing candidates with a thorough and up-to-date exam prep resource.

  • Review 100% of the Network+ exam objectives

  • Get clear, concise insight on crucial networking maintenance topics

  • Study practical examples drawn from real-world experience

  • Utilize leading-edge exam preparation software

  • CompTIA Network+ Study Guide gives you the confidence and know-how to become a Network+ certified professional.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. Contents at a Glance
    7. Contents
    8. Introduction
    9. Assessment Test
    10. Chapter 1: Introduction to Networks
      1. First Things First: What's a Network?
      2. Physical Network Topologies
      3. Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Written Labs
      7. Review Questions
    11. Chapter 2: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
      1. Internetworking Models
      2. The OSI Reference Model
      3. Introduction to Encapsulation
      4. Modulation Techniques
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Written Lab
      8. Review Questions
    12. Chapter 3: Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards
      1. Physical Media
      2. Cable Properties
      3. Wiring Standards
      4. Installing Wiring Distributions
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Written Lab
      8. Review Questions
    13. Chapter 4: The Current Ethernet Specifications
      1. Network Basics
      2. Ethernet Basics
      3. Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
      4. Ethernet at the Physical Layer
      5. Ethernet over Other Standards (IEEE 1905.1-2013)
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Written Lab
      9. Review Questions
    14. Chapter 5: Networking Devices
      1. Common Network Connectivity Devices
      2. Other Specialized Devices
      3. Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network Using Network Segmentation
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Written Lab
      7. Review Questions
    15. Chapter 6: Introduction to the Internet Protocol
      1. Introducing TCP/IP
      2. Data Encapsulation
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Written Lab
      6. Review Questions
    16. Chapter 7: IP Addressing
      1. IP Terminology
      2. The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
      3. IPv4 Address Types
      4. Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Written Lab
      8. Review Questions
    17. Chapter 8: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT
      1. Subnetting Basics
      2. Troubleshooting IP Addressing
      3. Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Written Labs
      7. Review Questions
    18. Chapter 9: Introduction to IP Routing
      1. Routing Basics
      2. The IP Routing Process
      3. Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
      4. Static and Dynamic Routing
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Written Lab
      8. Review Questions
    19. Chapter 10: Routing Protocols
      1. Routing Protocol Basics
      2. Distance Vector Routing Protocols
      3. Link State Routing Protocols
      4. High Availability
      5. IPv6 Routing Protocols
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Written Lab
      9. Review Questions
    20. Chapter 11: Switching and Virtual LANs
      1. Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
      2. Switching Services
      3. Spanning Tree Protocol
      4. Virtual LANs
      5. VLAN Trunking Protocol
      6. Two Additional Advanced Features of Switches
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Written Lab
      10. Review Questions
    21. Chapter 12: Wireless Networking
      1. Introduction to Wireless Technology
      2. The 802.11 Standards
      3. Comparing 802.11 Standards
      4. Wireless Network Components
      5. Installing a Wireless Network
      6. Site Survey
      7. Wireless Security
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Essentials
      10. Written Lab
      11. Review Questions
    22. Chapter 13: Authentication and Access Control
      1. Security Filtering
      2. Managing User Account and Password Security
      3. User-Authentication Methods
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Written Lab
      7. Review Questions
    23. Chapter 14: Network Threats and Mitigation
      1. Recognizing Security Threats
      2. Vulnerabilities
      3. Understanding Mitigation Techniques
      4. Policies and Procedures
      5. Anti-malware software
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Written Lab
      9. Review Questions
    24. Chapter 15: Physical Security and Risk
      1. Using Hardware and Software Security Devices
      2. Defining Firewalls
      3. Firewall Technologies
      4. Firewalls at the Application Layer vs the Network Layer
      5. Scanning Services and Other Firewall Features
      6. Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
      7. VPN Concentrators
      8. Understanding Problems Affecting Device Security
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Written Lab
      12. Review Questions
    25. Chapter 16: Wide Area Networks
      1. What's a WAN?
      2. T-Series Connections
      3. Transmission Media
      4. Broadband Services
      5. Wireless WAN Technologies
      6. WAN Protocols
      7. WAN Troubleshooting
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Essentials
      10. Written Lab
      11. Review Questions
    26. Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Tools
      1. Protocol Analyzers
      2. Throughput Testers
      3. Connectivity Software
      4. Using Traceroute
      5. Using ipconfig and ifconfig
      6. Using the ping Utility
      7. Using the Address Resolution Protocol
      8. Using the nslookup Utility
      9. Resolving Names with the Hosts Table
      10. Using the Mtr Command (pathping)
      11. Using the route Command
      12. Using the nbtstat Utility
      13. Using the netstat Utility
      14. Using the File Transfer Protocol
      15. Using the Telnet Utility
      16. Summary
      17. Exam Essentials
      18. Written Lab
      19. Review Questions
    27. Chapter 18: Software and Hardware Tools
      1. Understanding Network Scanners
      2. Baseline
      3. Network Monitoring and Logging
      4. Identifying Hardware Tools
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Written Lab
      8. Review Questions
    28. Chapter 19: Network Troubleshooting
      1. Narrowing Down the Problem
      2. Troubleshooting Steps
      3. Troubleshooting Tips
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Written Lab
      7. Review Questions
    29. Chapter 20: Management, Monitoring, and Optimization
      1. Managing Network Documentation
      2. Network Monitoring
      3. Network Optimization
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Written Lab
      7. Review Questions
    30. Appendix A: Answers to the Written Labs
      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
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
      18. Chapter 18
      19. Chapter 19
      20. Chapter 20
    31. Appendix B: 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
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
      18. Chapter 18
      19. Chapter 19
      20. Chapter 20
    32. Appendix C: Subnetting Class A
      1. Subnetting Practice Examples: Class A Addresses
      2. Subnetting in Your Head: Class A Addresses
      3. Written Lab 1
      4. Written Lab 2
      5. Answers to Written Lab 1
      6. Answers to Written Lab 2
    33. Index