A variety of devices are used in a network depending on the design requirements. Some devices, such as routers and switches, will be found on almost every network, while other devices, such as wireless access points and VoIP phones, are more specialized and will only be present if the needs of the network require them. This course describes a variety of network devices as well as the networking tools used to implement and facilitate testing of the medium which connects them. This course prepares the learner for CompTIA A+ exam 220-801.
Network Devices I - distinguish between the functions of different network level devices Network Devices II - recognize the advantages of NAS servers - describe the key characteristics of firewalls - describe the features of network devices Networking Tools - match the networking tools to descriptions their functions
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.