• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Framework Connections

  • Risk Management
  • Software Development
  • Systems Development