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Master the topics on the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 exam, including:
  • Network topologies and media types
  • IP addressing
  • Network services
  • Data center architectures and cloud concepts
  • Routing, Ethernet switching, and wireless networking
  • Network availability and disaster recovery
  • Network security
  • Remote access
  • Network troubleshooting

In addition to the wealth of content and exam preparation exercises, this edition includes a series of free hands-on exercises to help you master several real-world configuration and troubleshooting activities. These exercises can be performed on the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Hands-on Lab Simulator Lite software, included free on the companion website that accompanies this book. This software, which simulates the experience of configuring real operating systems and network devices, contains the following 14 free lab exercises:

1. Network Topologies
2. Matching Well-Known Port Numbers
3. TCP/IP Protocols and Their Functions
4. Network Application Protocols
5. OSI Model Layer Functions
6. Contrast Virtualization Technologies and Services
7. Using ARP to Discover a MAC Address
8. IPv4 Address Types and Classes
9. Configuring a Client Network Adapter with an IPv4 Address
10. Configuring a Small Office/Residential RouterNetwork User Security Settings
11. Matching Wireless Standards and Terminology
12. Using ipconfig, ping, arp, tracert Together to Troubleshoot Connectivity
13. Security Appliance Terminology and Methods
14. Troubleshooting Practice

CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Hands-on Lab Simulator Minimum System Requirements:
Windows: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1; Intel Pentium III or faster; 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Mac: Apple macOS 12, 11, and 10.15; Intel Core Duo 1.83 Ghz or faster; 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Other applications installed during installation: Adobe AIR 3.8; Captive JRE 6

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Table of Contents

    Introduction xxxviii
Part I: Networking Fundamentals
Chapter 1 The OSI Model and Encapsulation 3
    Foundation Topics 4
    The Purpose of Reference Models 4
    The OSI Model 6
    The TCP/IP Stack 22
    Real-World Case Study 27
    Summary 28
    Exam Preparation Tasks 28
    Review All the Key Topics 28
    Define Key Terms 29
    Complete Chapter 1 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite 30
    Additional Resources 30
    Review Questions 30
Chapter 2 Network Topologies and Types 35
    Foundation Topics 36
    Defining a Network 36
    Network Types and Characteristics 37
    Networks Defined Based on Resource Location 42
    Networks Defined by Topology 45
    Virtual Network Concepts 55
    Provider Links 60
    Real-World Case Study 69
    Summary 69
    Exam Preparation Tasks 70
    Review All the Key Topics 70
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 71
    Define Key Terms 71
    Additional Resources 71
    Review Questions 72
Chapter 3 Network Media Types 79
    Foundation Topics 80
    Copper and Fiber Media and Connectors 80
    Multiplexing in Fiber-Optic Networks 95
    Cable Management 96
    Real-World Case Study 99
    Summary 99
    Exam Preparation Tasks 100
    Review All the Key Topics 100
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 100
    Define Key Terms 100
    Additional Resources 101
    Review Questions 101
Chapter 4 IP Addressing 105
    Foundation Topics 106
    Binary Numbering 106
    IPv4 Addressing 112
    Assigning IPv4 Addresses 118
    Subnetting 129
    Address Translation 145
    IP Version 6 149
    Real-World Case Study 154
    Summary 154
    Exam Preparation Tasks 155
    Review All the Key Topics 155
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 156
    Define Key Terms 156
    Complete Chapter 4 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite 156
    Additional Resources 157
    Review Questions 157
Chapter 5 Common Ports and Protocols 165
    Foundation Topics 166
    Ports and Protocols 166
    IP Protocol Types 172
    Summary 175
    Exam Preparation Tasks 175
    Review All the Key Topics 175
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 176
    Define Key Terms 176
    Additional Resources 177
    Review Questions 177
Chapter 6 Network Services 181
    Foundation Topics 182
    DHCP 182
    DNS 185
    NTP 190
    Real-World Case Study 191
    Summary 191
    Exam Preparation Tasks 191
    Review All the Key Topics 191
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 192
    Define Key Terms 192
    Additional Resources 193
    Review Questions 193
Chapter 7 Corporate and Datacenter Architectures 197
    Foundation Topics 198
    The Three-Tiered Network Architecture 198
    Software-Defined Networking 200
    Storage Area Networks 204
    Deciding on an Architecture 205
    Real-World Case Study 206
    Summary 206
    Exam Preparation Tasks 206
    Review All the Key Topics 206
    Define Key Terms 207
    Additional Resources 207
    Review Questions 207
Chapter 8 Cloud Concepts 211
    Foundation Topics 212
    Deployment Models 212
    Service Models 213
    Key Cloud Concepts 214
    Real-World Case Study 217
    Summary 217
    Exam Preparation Tasks 217
    Review All the Key Topics 217
    Define Key Terms 218
    Additional Resources 218
    Review Questions 218
Part II: Network Implementations
Chapter 9 Various Network Devices 221
    Foundation Topics 222
    Networking Devices 222
    Networked Devices 244
    Real-World Case Study 248
    Summary 249
    Exam Preparation Tasks 249
    Review All the Key Topics 249
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 250
    Define Key Terms 250
    Additional Resources 251
    Review Questions 251
Chapter 10 Routing Technologies and Bandwidth Management 255
    Foundation Topics 256
    Routing 256
    Sources of Routing Information 259
    Routing Protocol Characteristics 263
    Routing Protocol Examples 268
    Bandwidth Management 270
    Real-World Case Study 276
    Summary 277
    Exam Preparation Tasks 278
    Review All the Key Topics 278
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 278
    Define Key Terms 278
    Additional Resources 279
    Review Questions 279
Chapter 11 Ethernet Switching 283
    Foundation Topics 284
    Principles of Ethernet 284
    Ethernet Switch Features 292
    Summary 315
    Exam Preparation Tasks 315
    Review All the Key Topics 315
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 316
    Define Key Terms 316
    Additional Resources 317
    Review Questions 317
Chapter 12 Wireless Standards 321
    Foundation Topics 322
    Introducing Wireless LANs 322
    Deploying Wireless LANs 334
    Securing Wireless LANs 339
    Real-World Case Study 345
    Summary 346
    Exam Preparation Tasks 346
    Review All the Key Topics 346
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 347
    Define Key Terms 347
    Additional Resources 348
    Review Questions 348
Part III: Network Operations
Chapter 13 Ensure Network Availability 353
    Foundation Topics 354
    Monitoring Tools 354
    Additional Monitoring Topics 360
    Real-World Case Study 368
    Summary 368
    Exam Preparation Tasks 369
    Review All the Key Topics 369
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 369
    Define Key Terms 370
    Additional Resources 370
    Review Questions 370
Chapter 14 Organizational Documents and Policies 375
    Foundation Topics 376
    Plans and Policies 376
    Hardening and Security Policies 378
    Common Documentation 385
    Real-World Case Study 387
    Summary 388
    Exam Preparation Tasks 388
    Review All the Key Topics 388
    Define Key Terms 389
    Additional Resources 389
    Review Questions 390
Chapter 15 High Availability and Disaster Recovery 393
    Foundation Topics 394
    High Availability 394
    Real-World Case Study: SOHO Network Design 403
    Real-World Case Study 410
    Summary 411
    Exam Preparation Tasks 411
    Review All the Key Topics 411
    Define Key Terms 412
    Additional Resources 412
    Review Questions 413
Part IV: Network Security
Chapter 16 Common Security Concepts 417
    Foundation Topics 418
    Core Security Concepts 418
    Authentication Methods 428
    Risk Management and SIEM 431
    Real-World Case Study 434
    Summary 434
    Exam Preparation Tasks 434
    Review All the Key Topics 434
    Define Key Terms 435
    Additional Resources 435
    Review Questions 436
Chapter 17 Common Types of Attacks 439
    Foundation Topics 440
    Technology-Based Attacks 440
    Human and Environmental Attacks 445
    Other Miscellaneous Attacks 445
    Real-World Case Study 449
    Summary 449
    Exam Preparation Tasks 449
    Review All the Key Topics 449
    Define Key Terms 450
    Complete Chapter 17 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite 450
    Additional Resources 450
    Review Questions 450
Chapter 18 Network Hardening Techniques 453
    Foundation Topics 454
    Best Practices 454
    Wireless Security and IoT Considerations 458
    Real-World Case Study 459
    Summary 460
    Exam Preparation Tasks 460
    Review All the Key Topics 460
    Define Key Terms 460
    Additional Resources 461
    Review Questions 461
Chapter 19 Remote Access Methods 465
    Foundation Topics 466
    Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) 466
    Other Remote Access Technologies 474
    Authentication and Authorization Considerations 478
    In-Band vs. Out-of-Band Management 479
    Real-World Case Study 480
    Summary 480
    Exam Preparation Tasks 480
    Review All the Key Topics 480
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 481
    Define Key Terms 481
    Complete Chapter 19 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite 481
    Additional Resources 481
    Review Questions 482
Chapter 20 Physical Security 485
    Foundation Topics 486
    Detection Methods 486
    Prevention Methods 486
    Asset Disposal 489
    Real-World Case Study 490
    Summary 490
    Exam Preparation Tasks 490
    Review All the Key Topics 490
    Define Key Terms 491
    Additional Resources 491
    Review Questions 491
Part V: Network Troubleshooting
Chapter 21 A Network Troubleshooting Methodology 495
    Foundation Topics 496
    Troubleshooting Basics 496
    Real-World Case Study 501
    Summary 501
    Exam Preparation Tasks 501
    Review All the Key Topics 501
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 502
    Define Key Terms 502
    Additional Resource 502
    Review Questions 502
Chapter 22 Troubleshoot Common Cabling Problems 505
    Foundation Topics 506
    Specifications and Limitations 506
    Cable Considerations and Applications 506
    Common Issues 507
    Common Tools 509
    Real-World Case Study 514
    Summary 514
    Exam Preparation Tasks 514
    Review All the Key Topics 514
    Define Key Terms 515
    Additional Resources 515
    Review Questions 515
Chapter 23 Network Software Tools and Commands 519
    Foundation Topics 520
    Command Line Tools 522
    Basic Network Platform Commands 543
    Real-World Case Study 543
    Summary 543
    Exam Preparation Tasks 544
    Review All the Key Topics 544
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 544
    Define Key Terms 545
    Additional Resource 545
    Review Questions 545
Chapter 24 Troubleshoot Common Wireless Issues 549
    Foundation Topics 550
    Specifications and Limitations 550
    Considerations 551
    Common Issues 553
    Wireless Network Troubleshooting 554
    Wireless Network Troubleshooting Solution 555
    Real-World Case Study 556
    Summary 556
    Exam Preparation Tasks 556
    Review All the Key Topics 556
    Define Key Terms 557
    Review Questions 557
Chapter 25 Troubleshoot General Network Issues 561
    Foundation Topics 562
    Considerations for General Network Troubleshooting 562
    Common Issues 563
    Real-World Case Study 566
    Summary 567
    Exam Preparation Tasks 567
    Review All the Key Topics 567
    Define Key Terms 567
    Additional Resources 568
    Review Questions 568
Part VI: Final Preparation
Chapter 26 Final Preparation 571
    Tools for Final Preparation 571
    End-of-Chapter Review Tools 573
    Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study 574
    Strategies for Taking the Exam 576
    Summary 577
Glossary of Key Terms 579
APPENDIX A Answers to Review Questions 623
APPENDIX B CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) Cert Guide Exam Updates 639


APPENDIX C Memory Tables
APPENDIX D Memory Tables Answer Key
APPENDIX E Study Planner
Exam Essentials Interactive Study Guide
Key Terms Flash Cards Application
Instructional Videos
Performance-Based Exercises
Comptia Network+ N10-008 Hands-On Lab Simulator Lite Software

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