The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals. This course teaches the fundamentals of networking and prepares students for the Network+ certification exam. Through hands-on training and exercises students learn the vendor-independent skills and concepts necessary for all networking professionals. In order to be certified in the latest version of CompTIA Network+, students have to pass exam N10-006: Network+ Certification. The exam addresses the latest skills needed by technicians, such as basic principles on how to secure a network. The exam covers network technologies, media and topologies, devices, management, tools and security. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification.
Describe the purpose of networking protocols and networking in general Identify features of various network operating systems and the clients used to access them. Describe the OSI networking model and its relationship to networking components. Describe the network components relating to the Physical layer of the OSI model. Describe the function of the Data Link layer of the OSI model. Explain how data is transmitted over a network. Describe the function of the Network layer of the OSI model. Describe the function of the Transport layer of the OSI model. Describe the function of the Session layer of the OSI model. Explain the fundamental concepts of the TCP/IP protocol suite. Explain the use of TCP/IP addresses and subnets. Access and use a TCP/IP network. Describe the requirements for remote network access. Explain the need for and ways to implement network security and fault tolerance. Describe the types of information that need to be gathered prior to installing or updating a network operating system. Explain ways to monitor and manage a network.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.