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N10-006 : CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide Third Edition (Course & Labs)

N10-006-complete
CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide Third Edition (Course & Labs)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-545-2
Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA N10-006 exam with CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide Third Edition (Course & Labs). The labs are versatile - labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The course and labs cover all the objectives of the N10-006 exam and include topics such as networks; open systems interconnection specifications; networking topologies connectors and wiring standards; and much more.

Lessons

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uCertify platform supports 50+ different types of interactive activities, connect the idea, or try it yourself lab activities embedded throughout its course. These interactive activities keep learners engaged and make learning fun.

Here's What You Get

Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
406+
Quizzes
129+
Flashcards
611+
Glossary of terms
611+
Lessons
21+
Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
73+
Hours
22:23+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

uCertify provides full length practice tests. These tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

Here's What You Get

Pre-assessments Questions
95+
Full Length Tests
4+
Post-Assessments Questions
90+

Features

Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Labs

Online labs can be used to supplement training. uCertify labs are an inexpensive & safe way to explore and learn. uCertify labs are versatile - labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

Here's What You Get

Performance based lab
106+
Video tutorials
32+
Minutes
38+

Hands on Activities

Introduction to Networks

  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Identifying WAN technology bandwidth
  • Identifying a network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Identifying client and server

The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications

  • Identifying OSI layers
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying connectionless communication
  • Describing OSI layers

Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards

  • Identifying RG standards
  • Identifying types of cable
  • Identifying fiber connectors
  • Identifying components of a coaxial cable
  • Identifying an RJ-45 connector
  • Terminating a cable with an RJ-45 plug
  • Connecting a workstation to the Ethernet and to the Internet

The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Converting a decimal number to binary and hex
  • Identifying Fast Ethernet standards
  • Identifying Ethernet standards

Networking Devices

  • Identifying functions of a network 
  • Identifying network components
  • Identifying a network device
  • Identifying the network device
  • Identifying network infrastructure devices
  • Identifying types of hubs
  • Identifying types of IDS
  • Identifying network devices
  • Identifying WAN bandwidth features
  • Installing and configuring a temporary server
  • Obtaining IP DNS addresses
  • Connecting a computer system to the network
  • Connecting cable internet access for your network

Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Identifying TCP/IP protocol layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP utilities

IP Addressing

  • Identifying Internet protocols and their standards
  • Connecting a workstation to the LAN and configuring IPv4 properties
  • Configuring IPv4 address
  • Configuring and testing IPv6 addresses

IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Identifying steps for calculating subnets

Introduction to IP Routing

  • Describing Dynamic Routing
  • Displaying ARP entries
  • Describing autonomous system

Routing Protocols

  • Understanding data structures
  • Identifying abbreviations for various Internet layer protocols
  • Identifying routing protocols
  • Identifying networking protocols

Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Identifying functions of Layer 2 switching
  • Identifying process of forward/filter table becoming populated.
  • Describing Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Describing VLAN goal

Wireless Networking

  • Installing a NIC
  • Identifying devices used in an internetwork
  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Identifying network categories
  • Identifying WLANs
  • Connecting a wireless router to the laptop
  • Configuring SSID
  • Identifying sequence of asymmetric encryption
  • Configuring Windows 7 wireless settings

Authentication and Access Control

  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Connecting to a server using Remote Desktop Connection
  • Creating a remote access VPN connection
  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Identifying remote access methods

Network Threats and Mitigation

  • Identifying types of Denial of Service attacks
  • Identifying network attacks
  • Identifying Bluetooth devices attacks

Physical Security and Risk

  • Configuring Windows firewall settings
  • Connecting systems to the Internet through a router
  • Setting up a DMZ on a SOHO router
  • Identifying a back-to-back firewall
  • Identifying firewall techniques
  • Identifying types of firewall
  • Understanding IPsec VPN

Wide Area Networks

  • Identifying WAN connection types
  • Identifying speed of bandwidth technologies
  • Identifying WAN technology
  • Identifying MPLS network elements
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router

Troubleshooting Tools

  • Obtaining IP address information from a DHCP server
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Understanding the arp command
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Analyzing network paths with pathping
  • Adding and deleting routes
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with nbtstat
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Understanding the netstat command in UNIX

Software and Hardware Tools

  • Filtering entries in Event Viewer
  • Identifying Syslog severity levels
  • Identifying various equipments
  • Identifying the components of a multimeter
  • Identifying steps to use a Toner Probe

Network Troubleshooting

  • Diagnosing a network problem
  • Troubleshooting data link layer issues
  • Troubleshooting physical link layer issues
  • Identifying physical layer issues
  • Identifying sequence of broadcast storm

Management, Monitoring, and Optimization

  • Understanding configuration management
  • Viewing TCP frame details using Network Monitor
  • Identifying protocols and devices
  • Identifying quality issues
  • Connecting patch cables between the patch panel and switch ports

Appendix A

Live Lab

Live-Lab is an add-on component. Please select it while buying the course. It is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the Internet using virtualization. A live-lab has equipment such as a computer, server, switch or router in it that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Here's What You Get

live lab
22+
Video tutorials
32+
Minutes
38+

Hands on Activities

Introduction to Networks

  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Identifying WAN technology bandwidth
  • Identifying a network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Identifying client and server

The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications

  • Identifying OSI layers
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying connectionless communication
  • Describing OSI layers

Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards

  • Identifying RG standards
  • Identifying types of cable
  • Identifying fiber connectors
  • Identifying components of a coaxial cable
  • Identifying an RJ-45 connector
  • Terminating a cable with an RJ-45 plug
  • Connecting a workstation to the Ethernet and to the Internet

The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Converting a decimal number to binary and hex
  • Identifying Fast Ethernet standards
  • Identifying Ethernet standards

Networking Devices

  • Identifying functions of a network 
  • Identifying network components
  • Identifying a network device
  • Identifying the network device
  • Identifying network infrastructure devices
  • Identifying types of hubs
  • Identifying types of IDS
  • Identifying network devices
  • Identifying WAN bandwidth features
  • Installing and configuring a temporary server
  • Obtaining IP DNS addresses
  • Connecting a computer system to the network
  • Connecting cable internet access for your network

Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Identifying TCP/IP protocol layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP utilities

IP Addressing

  • Identifying Internet protocols and their standards
  • Connecting a workstation to the LAN and configuring IPv4 properties
  • Configuring IPv4 address
  • Configuring and testing IPv6 addresses

IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Identifying steps for calculating subnets

Introduction to IP Routing

  • Describing Dynamic Routing
  • Displaying ARP entries
  • Describing autonomous system

Routing Protocols

  • Understanding data structures
  • Identifying abbreviations for various Internet layer protocols
  • Identifying routing protocols
  • Identifying networking protocols

Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Identifying functions of Layer 2 switching
  • Identifying process of forward/filter table becoming populated.
  • Describing Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Describing VLAN goal

Wireless Networking

  • Installing a NIC
  • Identifying devices used in an internetwork
  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Identifying network categories
  • Identifying WLANs
  • Connecting a wireless router to the laptop
  • Configuring SSID
  • Identifying sequence of asymmetric encryption
  • Configuring Windows 7 wireless settings

Authentication and Access Control

  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Connecting to a server using Remote Desktop Connection
  • Creating a remote access VPN connection
  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Identifying remote access methods

Network Threats and Mitigation

  • Identifying types of Denial of Service attacks
  • Identifying network attacks
  • Identifying Bluetooth devices attacks

Physical Security and Risk

  • Configuring Windows firewall settings
  • Connecting systems to the Internet through a router
  • Setting up a DMZ on a SOHO router
  • Identifying a back-to-back firewall
  • Identifying firewall techniques
  • Identifying types of firewall
  • Understanding IPsec VPN

Wide Area Networks

  • Identifying WAN connection types
  • Identifying speed of bandwidth technologies
  • Identifying WAN technology
  • Identifying MPLS network elements
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router

Troubleshooting Tools

  • Obtaining IP address information from a DHCP server
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Understanding the arp command
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Analyzing network paths with pathping
  • Adding and deleting routes
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with nbtstat
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Understanding the netstat command in UNIX

Software and Hardware Tools

  • Filtering entries in Event Viewer
  • Identifying Syslog severity levels
  • Identifying various equipments
  • Identifying the components of a multimeter
  • Identifying steps to use a Toner Probe

Network Troubleshooting

  • Diagnosing a network problem
  • Troubleshooting data link layer issues
  • Troubleshooting physical link layer issues
  • Identifying physical layer issues
  • Identifying sequence of broadcast storm

Management, Monitoring, and Optimization

  • Understanding configuration management
  • Viewing TCP frame details using Network Monitor
  • Identifying protocols and devices
  • Identifying quality issues
  • Connecting patch cables between the patch panel and switch ports

Appendix A

Exam Information

The CompTIA Network+ certification often acts as a stepping-stone to more specialized and vendor-specific certifications, such as those offered by Cisco Systems. The exam is designed to test the skills of network technicians with 18 to 24 months of experience in the field. It tests areas of networking technologies such as the definition of a protocol, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and its layers, and the concepts of network design and implementation.

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects

A CompTIA's Network+ Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Network Analyst
  • Network Field Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Specialist
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites for the N10-006 exam, both CompTIA strongly recommends candidates to have nine months of networking experience along with CompTIA A+ certification.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 294

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The N10-006 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple choice and Performance-based questions.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?
720

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

Network+ examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA Network+ certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the N10-006-complete, click getCertified/certifications/network.aspx target='_blank'>here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Introduction to Networks

  • First Things First: What's a Network?
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs

Lesson 2: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications

  • Internetworking Models
  • The OSI Reference Model
  • Introduction to Encapsulation
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 3: Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards

  • Physical Media
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • Installing Wiring Distributions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 4: The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Network Basics
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet at the Physical Layer
  • Ethernet over Other Standards (IEEE 1905.1-2013)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Written Lab Answers

Lesson 5: Networking Devices

  • Common Network Connectivity Devices
  • Other Specialized Devices
  • Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network Using Network Segmentation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Answer to Written Lab

Lesson 6: Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • Data Encapsulation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 7: IP Addressing

  • IP Terminology
  • The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 8: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Subnetting Basics
  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing
  • Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs

Lesson 9: Introduction to IP Routing

  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 10: Routing Protocols

  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link State Routing Protocols
  • High Availability
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 11: Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
  • Switching Services
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • Two Additional Advanced Features of Switches
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 12: Wireless Networking

  • Introduction to Wireless Technology
  • The 802.11 Standards
  • Comparing 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Network Components
  • Installing a Wireless Network
  • Site Survey
  • Wireless Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 13: Authentication and Access Control

  • Security Filtering
  • Managing User Account and Password Security
  • User-Authentication Methods
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 14: Network Threats and Mitigation

  • Recognizing Security Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Mitigation Techniques
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Anti-malware software
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 15: Physical Security and Risk

  • Using Hardware and Software Security Devices
  • Defining Firewalls
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Firewalls at the Application Layer vs the Network Layer
  • Scanning Services and Other Firewall Features
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • VPN Concentrators
  • Understanding Problems Affecting Device Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 16: Wide Area Networks

  • What's a WAN?
  • T-Series Connections
  • Transmission Media
  • Broadband Services
  • Wireless WAN Technologies
  • WAN Protocols
  • WAN Troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 17: Troubleshooting Tools

  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Throughput Testers
  • Connectivity Software
  • Using Traceroute
  • Using ipconfig and ifconfig
  • Using the ping Utility
  • Using the Address Resolution Protocol
  • Using the nslookup Utility
  • Resolving Names with the Hosts Table
  • Using the Mtr Command (pathping)
  • Using the route Command
  • Using the nbtstat Utility
  • Using the netstat Utility
  • Using the File Transfer Protocol
  • Using the Telnet Utility
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 18: Software and Hardware Tools

  • Understanding Network Scanners
  • Baseline
  • Network Monitoring and Logging
  • Identifying Hardware Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 19: Network Troubleshooting

  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 20: Management, Monitoring, and Optimization

  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Lesson 21: Appendix A

  • Videos

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