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CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide Third Edition (Course & Labs)

ISBN : 9781616915452

Gear up to prepare for 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 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.

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. The exam covers the areas like networks; open systems interconnection specifications; networking topologies connectors and wiring standards; and much more. 

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? There is no official prerequisite for CompTIA N10-006 certification exam, but the candidate should hold CompTIA A+ Certification and nine months of networking experience.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 302
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops, 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 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Network+ examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  1. 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.
  2. If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  3. 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.
  4. 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+ certifications 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 here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Field Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Specialist
  • First Things First: What's a Network?
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs
  • Internetworking Models
  • The OSI Reference Model
  • Introduction to Encapsulation
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Physical Media
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • Installing Wiring Distributions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • 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
  • 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
  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • Data Encapsulation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • IP Terminology
  • The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Subnetting Basics
  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing
  • Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Labs
  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link State Routing Protocols
  • High Availability
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • 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
  • 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
  • Security Filtering
  • Managing User Account and Password Security
  • User-Authentication Methods
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Recognizing Security Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Mitigation Techniques
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Anti-malware software
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • 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
  • What's a WAN?
  • T-Series Connections
  • Transmission Media
  • Broadband Services
  • Wireless WAN Technologies
  • WAN Protocols
  • WAN Troubleshooting
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • 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
  • Understanding Network Scanners
  • Baseline
  • Network Monitoring and Logging
  • Identifying Hardware Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • N10-006 Exam Objectives
  • Videos

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Identifying WAN technology bandwidth
  • Identifying a network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Identifying client and server
  • Identifying OSI layers
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying connectionless communication
  • Describing OSI layers
  • 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
  • Converting a decimal number to binary and hex
  • Identifying Fast Ethernet standards
  • Identifying Ethernet standards
  • 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
  • Identifying TCP/IP protocol layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying TCP utilities
  • Identifying Internet protocols and their subtypes
  • Connecting a workstation to the LAN and configuring IPv4 properties
  • Configuring IPv4 address
  • Configuring and testing IPv6 addresses
  • Identifying steps for calculating subnets
  • Describing Dynamic Routing
  • Displaying ARP entries
  • Describing autonomous system
  • Understanding data structures
  • Identifying abbreviations for various Internet layer protocols
  • Identifying routing protocols
  • Identifying networking protocols
  • Identifying functions of Layer 2 switching
  • Identifying process of forward/filter table becoming populated.
  • Describing Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Describing VLAN goal
  • 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
  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Connecting to a server using Remote Desktop Connection
  • Creating a remote access VPN connection
  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Identifying remote access methods
  • Identifying types of Denial of Service attacks
  • Identifying network attacks
  • Identifying Bluetooth devices attacks
  • 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
  • Identifying WAN connection types
  • Identifying speed of bandwidth technologies
  • Identifying WAN technology
  • Identifying MPLS network elements
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diagnosing a network problem
  • Troubleshooting data link layer issues
  • Troubleshooting physical link layer issues
  • Identifying physical layer issues
  • Identifying sequence of broadcast storm
  • 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