Microsoft, Cisco, VMWare, CompTIA, and Technical Courses
Five Days - Instructor-led
Students will learn the skills and knowledge to help prepare them to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
None; however, the certification exam is targeted for computer technicians with 18 to 24 months in the IT field. A+ certification or equivalent knowledge is also recommended.
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of networking protocols and networking in general.
- Identify features of various network operating systems and the clients used to access them.
- Describe the OSI networking model and its relationship to networking components.
- Describe the network components relating to the Physical layer of the OSI model.
- Describe the function of the Data Link layer of the OSI model.
- Explain how data is transmitted over a network.
- Describe the function of the Network layer of the OSI model.
- Describe the function of the Transport layer of the OSI model.
- Describe the function of the Session layer of the OSI model.
- Explain the fundamental concepts of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
- Explain the use of TCP/IP addresses and subnets.
- Access and use a TCP/IP network.
- Describe the requirements for remote network access.
- Explain the need for and ways to implement network security and fault tolerance.
- Describe the types of information that need to be gathered prior to installing or updating a network operating system.
- Explain ways to monitor and manage a network.
- Describe a systematic approach for troubleshooting network problems.
Lesson 1: Basic Network Knowledge
- Network and Internetwork Concepts
- Network Topologies
- Networking Strategies
Lesson 2: Servers and Clients
- Network Operating System Basics
- Network Clients
- Directory Services
Lesson 3: Introduction to the OSI Model
- Introduction to the OSI Model
- Families of Protocols
Lesson 4: The Physical Media
- Data-transmission Media
- Unbounded Media
- Signal Transmissions
Lesson 5: The Data Link Layer
- Data Link Layer Considerations
- Media Access Control (MAC) and Logical Link Control (LLC)
- IEEE 802 Specifications
Lesson 6: Data Transmission
- Introduction to Network Connection Devices
- Network Adapters
- Putting Data on the Cable
- Network Topologies
Lesson 7: The Network Layer
- Internetwork Connection Devices
Lesson 8: The Transport Layer
- Transport Layer Addressing Issues
- The Transport Layer Segmenting Process
- Transport Layer Connection Services
Lesson 9: The Session Layer
- Dialog Control Modes
- Managing the Session
Lesson 10: TCP/IP Fundamentals
- What is TCP/IP?
- The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Lesson 11: IP Addressing, Subnetting, and Supernetting
- IP Addressing
- Interior Gateway Protocols
- Introduction to Subnetting
Lesson 12: Accessing and Using a TCP/IP Network
- Configuring Clients for TCP/IP Networks
- TCP/IP Suite Utilities
- Using TCP/IP Suite Utilities to Check Network Connectivity
Lesson 13: Remote Access Protocols
- Remote Access Protocols
- Examining Remote Connection Options
- Dial-up Networking
Lesson 14: Network Security and Fault Tolerance
- Security Models
- Password Security
- Data Encryption
- Firewalls and Proxy Servers
- System Fault Tolerance
- Backing Up Data
Lesson 15: Preparing for Network Installation
- Planning and Gathering Information
- Environmental Issues
- Networking Components and Connectors
- Compatibility Issues
Lesson 16: Maintaining the Network
- Network Documentation
- Backup Strategies
- Virus Protection
- Patches and other Software Updates
Lesson 17: Troubleshooting the Network
- Exploring Troubleshooting Models
- Identifying Troubleshooting Tools