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

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

Bill Ferguson

ISBN: 978-1-119-09806-5

Apr 2015

360 pages



Be prepared for the Network+ exam

CompTIA Network+ Review Guide is your ideal study companion for preparing for the CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-006). This concise review is the perfect companion to the CompTIA Network+ Study Guide and the CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide, with full exam coverage organized by objective for quick review and reinforcement of key topics. Each of the book's five parts is devoted to a specific domain area of the exam, providing a focused review to bolster areas of weak understanding. You get access to the Sybex test engine, which includes two bonus practice tests, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of the most important terms you need to know on exam day.

CompTIA's Network+ certification covers advances in networking technology, and reflects changes in associated job tasks. The exam places greater emphasis on network implementation and support, and includes expanded coverage of wireless networking topics. This Review Guide gives you the opportunity to identify your level of knowledge while there's still time to study, and avoid exam-day surprises.

  • Review network architecture and security
  • Understand network operations and troubleshooting
  • Gain insight into industry standards and best practices
  • Get a firmer grasp of network theory fundamentals

Reinforce your test prep with this concise guide.

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Introduction xxvii

Chapter 1 Domain 1.0 Network Architecture 1

1.1 Explain the Functions and Applications of Various Network Devices 11

1.2 Compare and Contrast the Use of Networking Services and Applications 15

1.3 Install and Configure the Following Network Services and Applications 20

1.4 Explain the Characteristics and Benefits of Various WAN Technologies 28

1.5 Install and Properly Terminate Various Cable Types and Connectors Using Appropriate Tools 39

1.6 Differentiate between Common Network Topologies 57

1.7 Differentiate between Network Infrastructure Implementations 62

1.8 Given a Scenario, Implement and Configure the Appropriate Addressing Schema 66

1.9 Explain the Basics of Routing Concepts and Protocols 79

1.10 Identify the Basic Elements of Unified Communication Technologies 85

1.11 Compare and Contrast Technologies That Support Cloud and Virtualization 87

1.12 Given a Set of Requirements, Implement a Basic Network 90

Chapter 2 Domain 2.0 Network Operations 95

2.1 Given a Scenario, Use Appropriate Monitoring Tools 100

2.2 Given a Scenario, Analyze Metrics and Reports from Monitoring and Tracking Performance Tools 106

2.3 Given a Scenario, Use Appropriate Resources to Support Configuration Management 110

2.4 Explain the Importance of Implementing Network Segmentation 112

2.5 Given a Scenario, Install and Apply Patches and Updates 116

2.6 Given a Scenario, Configure a Switch Using Proper Features 119

2.7 Install and Configure Wireless LAN Infrastructure and Implement the Appropriate Technologies in Support of Wireless Capable Devices 125

Chapter 3 Domain 3.0 Network Security 135

3.1 Compare and Contrast Risk Related Concepts 141

3.2 Compare and contrast common network vulnerabilities and threats 145

3.3 Given a Scenario, Implement Network Hardening Techniques 154

3.4 Compare and Contrast Physical Security Controls 163

3.5 Given a Scenario, Install and Configure a Basic Firewall 165

3.6 Explain the Purpose of Various Network Access Control Methods 169

3.7 Summarize Basic Forensic Concepts 171

Chapter 4 Domain 4.0 Troubleshooting 177

4.1 Given a Scenario, Implement the Following Network Troubleshooting Methodology 183

4.2 Given a Scenario, Analyze and Troubleshoot the Output of Troubleshooting Tools 186

4.3 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Resolve Common Wireless Issues 200

4.4 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Resolve Common Copper Cable Issues 206

4.5 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Resolve Common Fiber Cable Issues 210

4.6 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Resolve Common Network Issues 211

4.7 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Resolve Common Security Issues 216

4.8 Given a Scenario, Troubleshoot and Resolve Common WAN Issues 222

Chapter 5 Domain 5.0 Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory 229

5.1 Analyze a Scenario and Determine the Corresponding OSI Layer 235

5.2 Explain the Basics of Network Theory and Concepts 237

5.3 Given a Scenario, Deploy the Appropriate Wireless Standard 246

5.4 Given a Scenario, Deploy the Appropriate Wired Connectivity Standard 249

5.5 Given a Scenario, Implement the Appropriate Policies or Procedures 251

5.6 Summarize Safety Practices 253

5.7 Given a Scenario, Install and Configure Equipment in the Appropriate Location Using Best Practices 256

5.8 Explain the Basics of Change Management Procedures 260

5.9 Compare and Contrast the Following Ports and Protocols 263

5.10 Given a Scenario, Configure and Apply the Appropriate Ports and Protocols 267

Appendix Answers to Review Questions 273

Index 279

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