CompTIA Network+ Certification Support Skills

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official CompTIA Curriculum
Code COMNW18

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Overview

This course will teach you the fundamental principles of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network technologies and help you to progress a career in network administration. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA Network+ exam by providing 100% coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus. Study of the course can act as groundwork for more advanced training.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic network theory concepts.
  • Identify the major network communications methods.
  • Describe network media and hardware components.
  • Identify the major types of network implementations.
  • Identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
  • Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
  • Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
  • Identify the components of a LAN implementation.
  • Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
  • Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
  • Identify the major issues and methods to secure systems on a network.
  • Identify the major issues and technologies in network security.
  • Identify network security threats and attacks.
  • Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
  • Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.

Please note: The Comptia examination is not part of this course.  The examination can be booked directly via Thompson Prometric web-site PROMETRIC.COM

Target Audience

Network+ is foundation-level certification designed for IT professionals with 1 year's experience whose job role is focused on network administration. CompTIA Network+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

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Modules

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Topologies and the OSI Model (10 topics)

  • Key Features of Networks
  • Network Topologies
  • The OSI Model
  • Physical Layer
  • Data Link Layer
  • Network Layer
  • Transport Layer
  • Upper Layers
  • OSI Model Summary
  • Labs - VM Orientation

Ethernet (9 topics)

  • Transmission Media
  • Media Access Control
  • Broadcast Domains
  • Ethernet Frames
  • Ethernet Deployment Standards
  • MAC Addressing
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • Packet Sniffers
  • Labs - Configuring Ethernet Networking

Hubs, Bridges, and Switches (5 topics)

  • Hubs and Bridges
  • Switches
  • Switch Interface Configuration
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Infrastructure and Design (6 topics)

  • Network Infrastructure Implementations
  • Planning an Enterprise Campus Network
  • Network Hierarchy and Distributed Switching
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Planning a SOHO Network
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Policies and Best Practices (6 topics)

  • Procedures and Standards
  • Safety Procedures
  • Incident Response Policies
  • Security and Data Policies
  • Password Policy
  • Employee Policies

Internet Protocol (7 topics)

  • IPv4
  • IPv4 Address Structure
  • Subnet Masks
  • IP Routing Basics
  • ipconfig / ifconfig
  • ICMP and ping
  • Labs - Configuring IPv4 Networking

IPv4 Addressing (8 topics)

  • IPv4 Addressing Schemes
  • Classful Addressing
  • Public versus Private Addressing
  • Subnetting and Classless Addressing
  • Planning an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
  • Public Internet Addressing
  • Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)
  • Labs - Configuring IPv4 Subnets

IPv6 Addressing (5 topics)

  • IPv6 Address Format
  • IPv6 Addressing Schemes
  • IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration
  • Migrating to IPv6
  • Labs - Configuring IPv6 Networking

DHCP and APIPA (4 topics)

  • IPv4 Address Autoconfiguration
  • Configuring DHCP
  • DHCPv6
  • Labs - Configuring Address Autoconfiguration

Routing (9 topics)

  • Routing Basics
  • Routing Algorithms and Metrics
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Administrative Distance and Route Redistribution
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Routing
  • High Availability Routing
  • Installing and Configuring Routers
  • Routing Troubleshooting Tools
  • Labs - Configuring Routing

TCP and UDP (6 topics)

  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • TCP and UDP Ports
  • Port Scanners
  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Labs - TCP and Port Scanning

Name Resolution and IPAM (7 topics)

  • Host Names and FQDNs
  • Domain Name System
  • Configuring DNS Servers
  • Resource Records
  • Name Resolution Tools
  • IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • Labs - Configuring Name Resolution and IPAM

Monitoring and Scanning (8 topics)

  • Performance Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring Utilities
  • Logs and Event Management
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Analyzing Performance Metrics
  • Patch Management
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Labs - Performance Testing and Monitoring

Network Troubleshooting (9 topics)

  • Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Identifying the Problem
  • Establishing a Probable Cause
  • Establishing a Plan of Action
  • Troubleshooting Hardware Failure Issues
  • Troubleshooting Addressing Issues
  • Troubleshooting DHCP Issues
  • Troubleshooting Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting Services

Applications and Services (11 topics)

  • TCP/IP Services
  • HTTP and Web Servers
  • SSL / TLS and HTTPS
  • Email (SMTP / POP / IMAP)
  • Voice Services (VoIP and VTC)
  • Real-time Services Protocols
  • Quality of Service
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Bottlenecks and Load Balancing
  • Multilayer Switches
  • Labs - Configuring Application Protocols

Virtualization, SAN, and Cloud Services (6 topics)

  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Network Storage Types
  • Fibre Channel and InfiniBand
  • iSCSI
  • Cloud Computing
  • Configuring Cloud Connectivity

Network Security Design (8 topics)

  • Security Basics
  • Common Networking Attacks
  • Network Segmentation and DMZ
  • Virtual LANs (VLAN)
  • VLAN Trunks
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Device and Service Hardening
  • Honeypots and Penetration Tests

Network Security Appliances (8 topics)

  • Basic Firewalls
  • Stateful Firewalls
  • Deploying a Firewall
  • Configuring a Firewall
  • Deploying a Proxy
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Denial of Service
  • Labs - Configuring a NAT Firewall

Authentication and Endpoint Security (10 topics)

  • Authentication and Access Controls
  • Social Engineering
  • Authentication Technologies
  • PKI and Digital Certificates
  • Local Authentication
  • RADIUS and TACACS+
  • Directory Services
  • Endpoint Security
  • Network Access Control
  • Labs - Secure Appliance Administration

Network Site Management (11 topics)

  • Network Cabling Solutions
  • Distribution Frames
  • Change and Configuration Management
  • Network Documentation and Diagrams
  • Labeling
  • Physical Security Devices
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Network Link Management
  • Power Management
  • Backup Management
  • Labs - Network Inventory Management

Installing Cabled Networks (8 topics)

  • Twisted Pair Cable (UTP / STP / ScTP)
  • Twisted Pair Connectors
  • Wiring Tools and Techniques
  • Cable Testing Tools
  • Troubleshooting Wired Connectivity
  • Other Copper Cable Types
  • Fiber Optic Cable and Connectors
  • Transceivers and Media Converters

Installing Wireless Networks (9 topics)

  • Wireless Standards (IEEE 802.11)
  • Wireless Network Topologies
  • Wireless Site Design
  • Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity
  • Wireless Security
  • Wi-Fi Authentication
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol
  • Troubleshooting Wireless Security
  • Wireless Controllers

Installing WAN Links (7 topics)

  • Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Telecommunications Networks
  • Modern Telecommunications Networks
  • Local Loop Services
  • Installing WAN Links
  • Wireless WAN Services
  • Internet of Things

Configuring Remote Access (13 topics)

  • Remote Access Services (RAS)
  • MPLS and PPP
  • SIP Trunks
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • SSL / TLS / DTLS VPNs
  • IPsec
  • Internet Key Exchange / ISAKMP
  • Remote Access Servers
  • Remote Administration Tools
  • Managing Network Appliances
  • Remote File Access
  • Labs - Configuring Secure Access Channels
  • Configuring a Virtual Private Network

Prerequisites

Students should meet the following criteria prior to taking the course:

  • Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have equivalent knowledge and experience

  • Be able to: Configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone/tablet), and print devices.

  • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers).

  • Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network.

  • Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls

Prerequisite Certifications

  • CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software ve...

Relevant Certifications

  • The CompTIA Network+ certification is the global standard for professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration. Network+ Certification demonstrates technical ...

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.

Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
COMNW18
Attend From Anywhere
5 Days $2,443
09-13 16-20
COMNW18 5 Days $2,443
COMNW18
Bristol (Castlemead)
5 Days $2,443
COMNW18 5 Days $2,443
COMNW18
Leeds (City Exchange)
5 Days $2,443
09-13
G005 5 Days $2,345
COMNW18 5 Days $2,443
09-13
COMNW18
Manchester (Oxford St)
5 Days $2,443
COMNW18 5 Days $2,443

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