CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+

Length: 5 days


• It is recommended that students in the Network+ course already have A+ cert. or equivalent exp.

Course Overview

The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. A typical candidate would have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, but this is not a prerequisite. An accepted foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. There are approximately 135,000 CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide survey of more than 2,500 participants.

Audience Profile

• The Network+ certification is targeted at networking technicians with 18-24 months experience in the IT industry

Course Objective

• Understand basic network structure, star, bus, mesh and ring topologies
• Identify major network operating systems and directory services
• Associate IPX, IP and NetBEUI with their functions
• Define mirroring, duplexing, stripping, volumes, tape backup
• Define layers of OSI model
• Recognize and describe characteristics of networking media and connectors
• Identify basic attributes, purpose and function of network elements
• How network card is configured, diagnostics, resolve hardware resource conflicts
• Identify hubs, MAUs, switching hubs, repeaters, transceivers
• Describe data link layer concepts
• Explain routing and network layer concepts
• Explain transport layer concepts
• Demonstrate knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals
• Demonstrate fundamental concepts of TCP/IP addressing
• Demonstrate knowledge of TCP/IP configuration concepts
• Explain when to use TCP/IP utilities to test, validate and IP connectivity
• Explain remote connectivity concepts
• Specify elements of dial-up networking
• Identify good practices to ensure network security
• Demonstrate awareness to administrative accounts prior to network implementation
• Explain impact of environmental factors on computer networks
• Recognize common peripheral ports, external SCSI, common network componentry
• Demonstrate awareness of compatibility and cabling issues
• Demonstrate documentation of current status and configuration of workstation

Course Outlines

1. Basic Network Knowledge
2. The Physical Layer
3. The OSI Data Link Layer
4. The OSI Network Layer
5. The OSI Transport Layer
6. Upper Layers of the OSI Model
7. TCP/IP Fundamentals
8. The TCP/IP Protocol Suite and Utilities
9. Implementing the Network
10. Security
11. Implementing Remote Connectivity
12. Maintaining the Network
13. Troubleshooting the Network