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Network+ Training Guide

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Readers preparing for the Network+ exam will find the Network+ Training Guide to be the most useful self-study tool in the market. This book is their one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology, the accompanying ExamGear testing software, and superior Web site support at www.quepublishing.com/certification. In true Training Guide fashion, this book features exam tips, study strategies, review exercises, case studies, practice exams, ExamGear testing software, and more. The book has CompTIA's Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) stamp of approval.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. CramSession Approved Study Material
  3. About the Authors
  4. About the Technical Reviewers
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. We Want to Hear from You!
  7. Introduction
  8. Exam Preparation
    1. Introduction to Networking
      1. Introduction
      2. What Is a Network?
      3. Peer-to-Peer Versus Client/Server Networks
      4. LANs, WANs, and MANs
      5. LAN Topologies
      6. The IEEE and Networking Standards
      7. Chapter Summary
      8. Apply Your Knowledge
    2. Cabling and Connectors
      1. Introduction
      2. Media Considerations
      3. Baseband Versus Broadband Signaling
      4. Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex
      5. Common Network Cable
      6. Media Connectors
      7. Features and Characteristics of Ethernet 802.3 Standards
      8. Choosing the Appropriate Media Connector for Adding Clients to an Existing Network
      9. Chapter Summary
      10. Apply Your Knowledge
    3. Networking Components and Devices
      1. Introduction
      2. Hubs
      3. Switches
      4. Working with Hubs and Switches
      5. Bridges
      6. Routers
      7. Gateways
      8. CSUs/DSUs
      9. Wireless Access Point (WAPs)
      10. Modems
      11. Network Cards (NICs)
      12. ISDN Terminal Adapters
      13. System Area Network Cards
      14. Identifying MAC Addresses
      15. Chapter Summary
      16. Apply Your Knowledge
    4. The OSI Model
      1. Introduction
      2. Why Do We Need a Network Model?
      3. OSI Reference Model 101
      4. The Layers at Which Devices Operate
      5. Chapter Summary
      6. Apply Your Knowledge
    5. Overview of Network Protocols
      1. Introduction
      2. Introduction to Protocols
      3. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
      4. Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX)
      5. AppleTalk
      6. NetBEUI
      7. REVIEW BREAK: Protocol Overview and Comparison
      8. Chapter Summary
      9. Apply Your Knowledge
    6. Working with TCP/IP
      1. Introduction
      2. TCP/IP Protocols
      3. TCP/UDP Ports
      4. TCP/IP-Based Network Services
      5. IP Addressing
      6. Subnetting
      7. Reasons to Subnet
      8. Default Gateways
      9. Identifying the Differences Between Public and Private Networks
      10. Chapter Summary
      11. Apply Your Knowledge
    7. WAN Technologies
      1. Introduction
      2. Introduction to WAN Technologies
      3. WAN Technologies
      4. Chapter Summary
      5. Apply Your Knowledge
    8. Remote Access and Security Protocols
      1. Introduction
      2. Remote Access Protocols and Services
      3. Security Protocols
      4. Types of Remote Access
      5. Chapter Summary
      6. Apply Your Knowledge
    9. Network Operating Systems and Clients
      1. Introduction
      2. Introduction to Network Operating Systems
      3. Windows NT 4
      4. Windows 2000
      5. Novell NetWare
      6. Linux
      7. Operating System Interoperability
      8. Operating System Client Support
      9. Client Operating Systems
      10. Chapter Summary
      11. Apply Your Knowledge
    10. Fault Tolerance, Disaster Recovery, VLANs, and NAS
      1. Introduction
      2. Understanding Fault Tolerance
      3. Disaster Recovery
      4. VLANs
      5. Network Storage
      6. Chapter Summary
      7. Apply Your Knowledge
    11. Configuring Network Connectivity
      1. Introduction
      2. Configuring Remote Connectivity
      3. Selecting an NIC and Network Configuration Settings
      4. Configuring Clients to Access Servers
      5. Adding, Modifying, or Removing Network Services
      6. Chapter Summary
      7. Apply Your Knowledge
    12. Securing the Network
      1. Introduction
      2. Threats to Security
      3. Physical and Logical Security
      4. Firewalls
      5. Proxy Servers
      6. Understanding How Security Affects a Network
      7. Chapter Summary
      8. Apply Your Knowledge
    13. Troubleshooting Connectivity
      1. Introduction
      2. Troubleshooting Tools
      3. Troubleshooting in a Small Office/Home Office Environment
      4. Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity Errors
      5. Chapter Summary
      6. Apply Your Knowledge
    14. Troubleshooting Tools and Utilities
      1. Introduction
      2. Selecting the Appropriate Tool for Wiring
      3. Interpreting Visual Indicators
      4. Using Diagnostic Utilities
      5. Chapter Summary
      6. Apply Your Knowledge
    15. Troubleshooting Procedures and Best Practices
      1. Introduction
      2. Troubleshooting Basics
      3. The Art of Troubleshooting
      4. Troubleshooting Topology Errors
      5. Troubleshooting Client Connectivity Errors
      6. Troubleshooting Wiring- and Infrastructure-Related Problems
      7. Troubleshooting Checklists
      8. Chapter Summary
      9. Apply Your Knowledge
  9. Final Review
    1. Fast Facts Network+
      1. 1.0—Media and Topologies
      2. 2.0—Protocols and Standards
      3. 3.0—Network Implementation
      4. 4.0—Network Support
    2. Study and Exam Prep Tips
      1. Learning As a Process
      2. Study Tips
      3. Exam Prep Tips
    3. Practice Exam
  10. Appendixes
    1. Glossary
      1. Numbers and Symbols
          1. Numbers and Symbols
          2. A
          3. B
          4. C
          5. D
          6. E
          7. F
          8. G
          9. H
          10. I
          11. J
          12. K
          13. L
          14. M
          15. N
          16. O
          17. P
          18. R
          19. S
          20. T
          21. U
          22. V
          23. W
          24. Z
    2. Overview of the Certification Process
      1. Description of the Path to Certification
      2. About the Network+ Certification Program
    3. What's on the CD-ROM
      1. PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
    4. Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software
      1. Exam Simulation
  11. Index