This program is a vendor-neutral approach to gaining foundational networking skills. This course stacks very well with other vendor-specific courses, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate or Microsoft Server Administrator. In this program, students will gain skills in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing, operating, and configuring basic network infrastructures. Students will be able to demonstrate their skills in hands-on exercises in virtual lab environments. Learners will demonstrate ability to implement and administer a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics: network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management; and connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet.
Linked to the CompTIA Network+ Certification
Basic components and characteristics of a network
Host-to-network and network-to-network connections
LAN wiring components and conventions
Differentiate between wired networking devices
Configure a workstation, switch, and router
TCP/IP communications protocols basics
Practical overview of IP subnetting and how it works
Wireless networking components
Common security threats and mitigation techniques
Securing systems and network devices
Controlling access to the network
Monitoring network resources
Troubleshooting the 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.