31 Days Before Your Comptia Network+ Certification Exam: A Day-by-Day Review Guide for the N10-006 Certification Exam

31 Days Before Your Comptia Network+ Certification Exam: A Day-by-Day Review Guide for the N10-006 Certification Exam

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31 Days Before Your CompTIA(R) Network+ Certification Exam 31 Days Before Your CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam offers you a friendly, practical way to understand the Network+ certification process, commit to taking the Network+ N10-006 exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources. The fully updated Network+ N10-006 exam tests the knowledge and skills needed to configure, manage, and troubleshoot network devices; design basic networks; establish connectivity; identify problems; enforce security; and work with standards, protocols, and documentation. Sign up for the exam and use this book's day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. Daily Study Resources sections provide quick references for locating more in-depth treatment within Primary and Supplemental resources. * This book's features help you fit exam preparation into a busy schedule: * Visual tear-card calendar summarizing each day's study topic * Checklist for tracking your progress in mastering exam objectives * Description of the Network+ N10-006 exam organization and sign-up process * Strategies to prepare mentally, organizationally, and physically for exam day * Conversational tone to make study more enjoyable Primary Resources: CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide ISBN: 978-0-7897-5408-0 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Complete Video Course ISBN: 978-0-7897-5472-1 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Cram, Fifth Edition ISBN: 978-0-7897-5410-3 Supplemental Resources: CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Hands-on Lab Simulator ISBN: 978-0-7897-5517-9 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack ISBN: 978-0-7897-5464-6 To enhance your preparation, upgrade to the Digital Study Guide, a media-rich web edition that includes mobile-friendly ebook, videos, interactive exercises, and Check Your Understanding questions. See offer inside. A sample is available to preview at www.pearsonitcertification.com/title/9780134426358.

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About Author

Allan Johnson entered the academic world in 1999 after 10 years as a business owner/operator to dedicate his efforts to his passion for teaching. He holds both an MBA and an M.Ed in Occupational Training and Development. He taught CCNA courses at the high school level for 7 years and has taught both CCNA and CCNP courses at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2003, Allan began to commit much of his time and energy to the CCNA Instructional Support Team, providing services to Networking Academy instructors worldwide and creating training materials. He now works full time for Cisco Networking Academy as a Learning Systems Developer.

Contents

Introduction xx Day 31: Network Devices 1 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 1 Key Topics 1 Common Network Devices 1 Specialty Devices 2 Firewalls 2 IDS and IPS 3 Proxy Server 5 Load Balancer 5 Packet Shaper 6 VPN Concentrator 6 Study Resources 7 Day 30: Network Services and Applications 9 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 9 Key Topics 9 VPN 9 Types 9 IPsec and IKE 11 Other VPN Technologies 12 Remote Access Services 12 AAA Services 13 Microsoft's RAS 14 Other Remote Access Services 14 Unified Communications 14 DHCP 15 DNS 17 NAT 18 Study Resources 20 Day 29: WAN Technologies 23 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 23 Key Topics 23 Packet Switching and Circuit Switching 23 WAN Link Options 24 Home and Small Office 25 Wireless 29 SONET 30 Dedicated Leased Lines 31 Enterprise WANs 32 Study Resources 35 Day 28: Cable Installation 37 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 37 Key Topics 37 Copper 37 Copper Cables 37 Copper Connectors 40 Fiber 42 Fiber-Optic Cables 43 Fiber Connectors 44 Media Converters 45 Tools 45 Study Resources 48 Day 27: Network Topologies and Infrastructure 49 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 49 Key Topics 49 Network Topologies 49 Bus 49 Ring 50 Star, Extended Star, and Hub-and-Spoke 51 Full and Partial Mesh 53 Client-Server and Peer-to-Peer 55 Network Infrastructures 57 PANs 57 LANs and WLANs 57 CANs 58 MANs 59 WANs 59 Other Network Infrastructures 59 Industrial Networks 59 Medianets 60 Study Resources 61 Day 26: Implement IPv4 Addressing 63 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 63 Key Topics 63 Local Addressing 63 MAC Addresses 63 Collision and Broadcast Domains 63 IPv4 Addressing 64 IPv4 Address Structure 64 Private and Public IP Addressing 66 IPv4 Address Types 66 Subnetting in Four Steps 68 Determine How Many Bits to Borrow 68 Determine the New Subnet Mask 69 Determine the Subnet Multiplier 69 List the Subnets, Host Ranges, and Broadcast Addresses 69 Subnetting Example 1 70 Subnetting Example 2 70 Subnetting Example 3 71 VLSM and Classless Addressing 71 Study Resources 74 Day 25: Implement IPv6 Addressing 75 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 75 Key Topics 75 IPv6 Addressing Overview 75 Representing the IPv6 Address 76 Conventions for Writing IPv6 Addresses 76 Conventions for Writing IPv6 Prefixes 77 IPv6 Address Types 78 Global Unicast Addresses 79 Link-Local Addresses 79 Configuring IPv6 Addressing 80 EUI-64 Concept 81 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration 82 Migration to IPv6 83 Dual-Stack 83 Tunneling 83 Study Resources 86 Day 24: Routing Concepts 87 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 87 Key Topics 87 Static and Default Routing Overview 87 Dynamic Routing Protocols 88 Route Redistribution 90 IGP and EGP Routing Protocols 90 Distance Vector Routing Protocols 90 Link-State Routing Protocols 91 Classful Routing Protocols 91 Classless Routing Protocols 91 Dynamic Routing Metrics 92 Administrative Distance 93 Routing Loop Prevention 94 Link-State Routing Protocol Features 94 Building the LSDB 95 Calculating the Dijkstra Algorithm 95 Convergence with Link-State Protocols 96 Route Aggregation 97 High Availability 98 Study Resources 99 Day 23: Unified Communications, Virtualization, and Cloud 101 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 101 Key Topics 101 Unified Communications 101 Quality of Service 105 Virtualization 107 Server Virtualization 108 Networking Device Virtualization 109 Software-Defined Networking 110 Cloud Concepts 111 Storage Area Networks 112 Directly Attached Storage 112 Network-Attached Storage 112 Fibre Channel 113 Fibre Channel over Ethernet 113 iSCSI 114 Study Resources 115 Day 22: Network Design and Documentation 117 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 117 Key Topics 117 Network Design 117 Sample Design Approach 117 Design Considerations for Layers 1, 2, and 3 118 Wireless Design Considerations 119 Documentation 119 IP Addressing Scheme 119 Network Diagrams 120 Baselines 122 Asset Management 122 Policies and Procedures 122 Study Resources 123 Day 21: Network Monitoring and Metrics 125 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 125 Key Topics 125 Types of Metrics 125 SNMP 127 SNMP Message Types 127 SNMP Versions 128 The Management Information Base 128 Syslog 130 Syslog Operation 130 Severity Levels 130 Syslog Message Format 131 Port Scanners 132 Packet Sniffers 133 Packet Flow Monitors (NetFlow) 133 Study Resources 136 Day 20: Network Segmentation, Patches, and Updates 137 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 137 Key Topics 137 Network Segmentation 137 Patches and Updates 139 Study Resources 140 Day 19: Switch Configuration 141 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 141 Key Topics 141 Evolution to Switching 141 From Bridges to Switches 141 Switch Types 142 Switching Logic 142 Basic Switch Configuration 143 AAA Configuration 145 Link Aggregation Configuration 146 LACP Modes 146 Configuring EtherChannel 147 Port Mirroring Configuration 148 Study Resources 148 Day 18: STP, VLANs, Trunking, and VTP 151 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 151 Key Topics 151 STP and RSTP Concepts and Operation 151 STP Algorithm 152 STP Convergence 153 Port Costs 154 RSTP Operation 155 RSTP Port Roles 155 VLAN Concepts 156 Reasons for and Benefit of Using VLANs 156 Types of VLANs 157 Trunking VLANs 158 VTP Concepts 159 VTP Modes 160 VTP Operation 160 VTP Pruning 161 Study Resources 162 Day 17: WLAN Implementation 163 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 163 Key Topics 163 WLAN Features 163 Frequencies 163 Transmission Methods 164 Channels 165 Antennas 166 WLAN Topologies 167 WLAN Devices 167 Wireless Routers 167 Wireless Access Points 168 Wireless LAN Controllers 169 Wireless Bridge 170 Wireless Installation 170 Channels and Frequency Bands 171 Wireless Site Surveys 172 Wireless Router Configuration 172 Study Resources 175 Day 16: Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities 177 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 177 Key Topics 177 Denial of Service 177 Distributed DoS 178 Reflected and Amplified Attacks 178 Other Attack and Threat Terminology 179 Wireless Attacks 180 Vulnerabilities 181 Risk Management 182 Study Resources 183 Day 15: Hardening Devices 185 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 185 Key Topics 185 Anti-malware Software 185 Device Hardening 185 Disable Unused Network Services 186 Use Secure Protocols 186 Configure Switch Port Security 186 User Authentication 188 Data Integrity and Hashing 189 Wireless Security 190 Study Resources 190 Day 14: Physical Security, Firewalls, Access Control, and Forensics 193 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 193 Key Topics 193 Physical Security 193 Firewalls 194 Firewall Placement and Configuration 196 Access Control Models 197 Forensic Concepts 198 Study Resources 199 Day 13: Network Models 201 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 201 Key Points 201 The OSI and TCP/IP Models 201 OSI Layers 202 TCP/IP Layers and Protocols 203 Data Flow Through the Layers 203 Study Resources 204 Day 12: Network Theory 207 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 207 Key Topics 207 The TCP/IP Application Layer 207 The TCP/IP Transport Layer 207 The TCP/IP Internet Layer 208 The TCP/IP Network Access Layer 208 Collisions 209 Transmission Techniques 209 End-to-End Communication 210 Numbering Systems 211 Study Resources 212 Day 11: Wired and Wireless Standards 213 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 213 Key Topics 213 Ethernet Standards 213 Wired Standards 213 TIA/EIA 568A and 568B Standards 214 Wireless Standards 215 Study Resources 217 Day 10: Implement Policies, Procedures, and Safety Practices 219 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 219 Key Topics 219 Policies and Procedures 219 Safety Policies 220 Study Resources 222 Day 9: Best Practices and Change Management 223 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 223 Key Topics 223 Best Practices 223 Change Management 224 Study Resources 226 Day 8: Implement Ports and Protocols 227 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 227 Key Topics 227 Transport Protocols: TCP and UDP 227 TCP and UDP Headers 228 Error Recovery 228 Flow Control 229 Connection Establishment and Termination 230 UDP 231 Port Numbers 231 Study Resources 234 Day 7: Troubleshooting Methodology 235 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 235 Key Topics 235 Identify the Problem 235 Establish a Theory 236 Test the Theory 236 Establish a Plan of Action 236 Implement the Solution or Escalate 237 Verify the Solution and Implement Preventative Measures 237 Document Findings, Actions, and Outcomes 237 Study Resources 237 Day 6: Troubleshooting Tools 239 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 239 Key Topics 239 Command-Line Tools 239 The ipconfig Command 240 The tracert Command 241 The ping Command 242 Windows pathping Command 244 The arp Command 245 The netstat Command 247 The nbtstat Command 250 The nslookup Command 250 The Cisco show mac-address-table Command 252 Hardware and Software Tools 252 Study Resources 253 Day 5: Troubleshoot Wireless Issues 255 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 255 Key Topics 255 Wireless Transmission Issues 255 Wireless Configuration Issues 257 Study Resources 258 Day 4: Troubleshoot Copper and Fiber Cabling Issues 259 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 259 Key Topics 259 Common Copper Cable Issues 259 Common Fiber Cable Issues 260 Study Resources 261 Day 3: Troubleshoot Network Issues 263 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 263 Key Topics 263 Physical Layer Issues 263 Data Link Layer Issues 264 Network Layer Issues 265 Study Resources 266 Day 2: Troubleshoot Security Issues 267 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 267 Key Topics 267 Security Configuration Issues 267 Other Security Issues 268 Study Resources 269 Day 1: Troubleshoot WAN Issues 271 CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Exam Topics 271 Key Topics 271 Common WAN Issues 271 Study Resources 273 Exam Day 275 What You Need for the Exam 275 What You Should Receive After Completion 275 Summary 276 Post-Exam Information 277 Receiving Your Certificate 277 Examining Certification Options 277 If You Failed the Exam 278 Summary 278 9780789756473 TOC 1/20/2016

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780789756473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780789756473
  • weight: 466
  • ISBN10: 0789756471

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