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Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual, Fourth Edition (Exam N10-006), 4th Edition

Book Description

Practice the Skills Essential for a Successful IT Career

Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual, Fourth Edition features:

  • 80+ lab exercises challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies
  • Lab analysis tests measure your understanding of lab results
  • Step-by-step scenarios require you to think critically
  • Key term quizzes help build your vocabulary

Get complete coverage of key skills and concepts, including:

  • Network architectures
  • Cabling and topology
  • Ethernet basics
  • Network installation
  • TCP/IP applications and network protocols
  • Routing
  • Network naming
  • Advanced networking devices
  • IPv6
  • Remote connectivity
  • Wireless networking
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Network operations
  • Managing risk
  • Network security
  • Network monitoring and troubleshooting

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Additional Resources for Teachers
  9. Chapter 1 CompTIA Network+ in a Nutshell
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 1.01: What Can Network+ Do for You?
    3. Lab Exercise 1.02: Exploring the Network+ Requirements
    4. Lab Exercise 1.03: The Next Step: Related Certifications
    5. Lab Exercise 1.04: Study Preparation
    6. Lab Exercise 1.05: Scheduling the CompTIA Network+ Exam
    7. Lab Analysis
    8. Key Term Quiz
  10. Chapter 2 Network Models
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 2.01: Exploring Network Hardware
    3. Lab Exercise 2.02: Understanding the Data Delivery Process
    4. Lab Exercise 2.03: Examining the Layers of the OSI Seven-Layer Model vs. the TCP/IP Model
    5. Lab Exercise 2.04: Preparing a Presentation of the OSI Seven-Layer Model
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  11. Chapter 3 Cabling and Topology
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 3.01: Identifying Network Topologies
    3. Lab Exercise 3.02: Determining Network Cabling Requirements
    4. Lab Exercise 3.03: The Governing Bodies, Part 1
    5. Lab Exercise 3.04: Industry Standards
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  12. Chapter 4 Ethernet Basics
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 4.01: The 802.3 Working Group and Standards
    3. Lab Exercise 4.02: CSMA/CD—Past and Present
    4. Lab Exercise 4.03: Building an Ethernet Patch Cable
    5. Lab Exercise 4.04: Understanding the Differences Between CAT 5e and CAT 6/6a
    6. Lab Exercise 4.05: Enhancing the Performance of Ethernet Networks
    7. Lab Exercise 4.06: Exploring the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    8. Lab Analysis
    9. Key Term Quiz
  13. Chapter 5 Modern Ethernet
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 5.01: Understanding Ethernet Standards
    3. Lab Exercise 5.02: Ethernet Network Design: Implementing Switches
    4. Lab Exercise 5.03: Beyond Gigabit Ethernet: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    5. Lab Exercise 5.04: Beyond 10 Gigabit Ethernet: 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  14. Chapter 6 Installing a Physical Network
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 6.01: Examining Structured Network Cabling
    3. Lab Exercise 6.02: Implementing a Small Network Infrastructure
    4. Lab Exercise 6.03: Installing Switches, Network Adapters, and PCs
    5. Lab Exercise 6.04: Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
    6. Lab Exercise 6.05: Field Trip: A Visit with the IT Department
    7. Lab Analysis
    8. Key Term Quiz
  15. Chapter 7 TCP/IP Basics
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 7.01: Diagramming the IP Address and Subnet Mask
    3. Lab Exercise 7.02: Configuring IP Addresses and Subnet Masks
    4. Lab Exercise 7.03: Configuring Subnetting
    5. Lab Exercise 7.04: Local vs. Remote IP Addresses: The Function of the Default Gateway
    6. Lab Exercise 7.05: IP Addressing, MAC Addressing, and Ethernet: Working Together
    7. Lab Exercise 7.06: Static IP Addressing vs. Dynamic IP Addressing
    8. Lab Analysis
    9. Key Term Quiz
  16. Chapter 8 Routing
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 8.01: Governing Bodies, Part 2
    3. Lab Exercise 8.02: Installing and Configuring Routers
    4. Lab Exercise 8.03: Exploring NAT
    5. Lab Exercise 8.04: Configuring Multiple Routers and Implementing Dynamic Routing
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  17. Chapter 9 TCP/IP Applications
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 9.01: Transport Layer and Network Layer Protocols
    3. Lab Exercise 9.02: Analyzing TCP/IP Ports and Associations
    4. Lab Exercise 9.03: Understanding Web Servers and Ports with WampServer
    5. Lab Exercise 9.04: Configuring and Using FTP with FileZilla
    6. Lab Exercise 9.05: The TCP Three-Way Handshake in Action
    7. Lab Analysis
    8. Key Term Quiz
  18. Chapter 10 Network Naming
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 10.01: Exploring DNS
    3. Lab Exercise 10.02: Using the hosts File for Name Resolution
    4. Lab Exercise 10.03: Using the hosts File for Protection
    5. Lab Exercise 10.04: Installing and Configuring a DNS Server
    6. Lab Exercise 10.05: Troubleshooting Network Naming Services
    7. Lab Exercise 10.06: Configuring a DNS Client
    8. Lab Exercise 10.07: Exploring Dynamic DNS on the Web
    9. Lab Analysis
    10. Key Term Quiz
  19. Chapter 11 Securing TCP/IP
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 11.01: Evaluating Digital Signatures
    3. Lab Exercise 11.02: GPG Encryption
    4. Lab Exercise 11.03: Configuring Secure Transactions over HTTPS
    5. Lab Exercise 11.04: Analyzing Secure TCP/IP Ports and Associations
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  20. Chapter 12 Advanced Networking Devices
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 12.01: Exploring Network Terms
    3. Lab Exercise 12.02: Encrypting Through a VPN
    4. Lab Exercise 12.03: Configuring VLANs on a Switch
    5. Lab Exercise 12.04: Exploring Network Protection
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  21. Chapter 13 IPv6
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 13.01: Governing Bodies, Part 3
    3. Lab Exercise 13.02: Reviewing IPv6 Terminology
    4. Lab Exercise 13.03: Practicing IPv6 Notation Shortcuts
    5. Lab Exercise 13.04: IPv6 Configuration and Exploration
    6. Lab Exercise 13.05: Configuring Windows 7 to Use an IPv6 Tunnel Broker
    7. Lab Analysis
    8. Key Term Quiz
  22. Chapter 14 Remote Connectivity
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 14.01: Identifying WAN Technologies
    3. Lab Exercise 14.02: Explore the “Last Mile”
    4. Lab Exercise 14.03: Using Remote Desktop Connection (RDC)
    5. Lab Exercise 14.04: “Helping Out” with Windows Remote Assistance
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  23. Chapter 15 Wireless Networking
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 15.01: Wireless Networking Standards
    3. Lab Exercise 15.02: Planning the Wireless Network
    4. Lab Exercise 15.03: Configuring Wireless Networking
    5. Lab Exercise 15.04: Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  24. Chapter 16 Virtualization
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 16.01: Identifying Virtualization Technologies
    3. Lab Exercise 16.02: Installing and Configuring VMware Player
    4. Lab Exercise 16.03: Sending Network Traffic Between the Host and Guest
    5. Lab Analysis
    6. Key Term Quiz
  25. Chapter 17 Building a Real-World Network
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 17.01: Configuration Management Documentation
    3. Lab Exercise 17.02: Industrial Control Systems
    4. Lab Analysis
    5. Key Term Quiz
  26. Chapter 18 Managing Risk
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 18.01: Security Policies
    3. Lab Exercise 18.02: User Training
    4. Lab Exercise 18.03: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    5. Lab Analysis
    6. Key Term Quiz
  27. Chapter 19 Protecting Your Network
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 19.01: Identifying Common Threats
    3. Lab Exercise 19.02: Implementing and Managing User Authentication
    4. Lab Exercise 19.03: Exploring Hardware Firewalls
    5. Lab Exercise 19.04: Configuring Windows Firewall
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  28. Chapter 20 Network Monitoring
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 20.01: Understanding SNMP
    3. Lab Exercise 20.02: Monitoring Performance and Connectivity
    4. Lab Exercise 20.03: Understanding SIEM
    5. Lab Analysis
    6. Key Term Quiz
  29. Chapter 21 Network Troubleshooting
    1. Lab Exercises
    2. Lab Exercise 21.01: Identifying the Troubleshooting Process
    3. Lab Exercise 21.02: Identifying Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
    4. Lab Exercise 21.03: Using Software Troubleshooting Tools
    5. Lab Exercise 21.04: Exploring Vulnerability Scanners
    6. Lab Analysis
    7. Key Term Quiz
  30. Glossary
  31. Index