CompTIA Network+ (N+)

Course Description

The CompTIA N+ (Network+) certification is the sign of a competent networking professional. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician’s competency in managing,
maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA N+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ certification
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Duration

5 Days

Course Price

R 5949

Entry Requirements

Computer Literacy and CompTIA A+

Training Options

Day Classes
Monday to Friday (08h30 – 16h00)

Evening Classes
Monday to Thursday (18h00 – 21h00)

Saturday Classes
(08h00 – 12h00)

Course Content

N10-006: CompTIA Network+

1.0 Network architecture
1.1 Explain the functions and applications of various network devices

  • Router
  • Switch
  • Multilayer switch
  • Firewall
  • HIDS
  • IDS/IPS
  • Access point (wireless/wired)
  • Content filter
  • Load balancer
  • Hub
  • Analog modem
  • Packet shaper
  • VPN concentrator

1.2 Compare and contrast the use of networking services and applications VPN

Site to site/hst to site/host to host

  • Protocols
    • IPsec
    • GRE
    • SSL VPN
    • PTP/PPTP
    • TACACS/RADIUS
    • RAS
    • Web services
    • Unified voice services
    • Network controllers

1.3 Install and configure the following networking services/applications DHCP

  • Static vs dynamic IP addressing
  • Reservations
  • Scopes
  • Leases
  • Options (DNS servers, suffixes)
  • IP helper/DHCP relay
    • DNS
  • DNS servers
  • DNS records (A, MX, AAAA, CNAME, PTR)
  • Dynamic DNS
    • Proxy/reverse proxy
    • NAT
  • PAT
  • SNAT
  • DNAT
    • Port forwarding

    1.4 Explain the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies

    • Fiber
    • SONET
    • DWDM
    • CWDM
      • Frame relay
      • Satellite
      • Broadband cable
      • DSL/ADSL
      • ISDN
      • ATM
      • PPP/Multilink PPP
      • MPLS
      • GSM/CDMA
    • LTE/4G
    • HSPA+
    • 3G
    • Edge
      • Dialup
      • WiMAX
      • Metro-Ethernet
      • Leased lines
    • T-1
    • T-3
    • E-1
    • E-3
    • OC3
    • OC12
      • Circuit switch vs packet switch

    1.5 Install and properly terminate various cable types and connectors using appropriate tools

    • Copper connectors
    • RJ-11
    • RJ-45
    • RJ-48C
    • DB-9/RS-232
    • DB-25
    • UTP coupler
    • BNC coupler
    • BNC
    • F-connector
    • 110 block
    • 66 block
      • Copper cables
    • Shielded vs unshielded
    • CAT3, CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT6a
    • PVC vs plenum
    • RG-59
    • RG-6
    • Straight-through vs crossover vs rollover
      • Fiber connectors
    • ST
    • SC
    • LC
    • MTRJ
    • FC
    • Fiber coupler
      • Fiber cables
    • Single mode
    • Multimode
    • APC vs UPC
      • Media converters
    • Single mode fiber to Ethernet
    • Multimode fiber to Ethernet
    • Fiber to coaxial
    • Single mode to multimode fiber
      • Tools
    • Cable crimpers
    • Punch down tool
    • Wire strippers
    • Snips
    • OTDR
    • Cable certifier

    1.6 Differentiate between common network topologies

    • Mesh
    • Partial
    • Full
      • Bus
      • Ring
      • Star
      • Hybrid
      • Point-to-point
      • Point-to-multipoint
      • Client-server
      • Peer-to-peer

    1.7 Differentiate between network infrastructure implementations

    • WAN
    • MAN
    • LAN
    • WLAN
    • Hotspot
      • PAN
    • Bluetooth
    • IR
    • NFC
      • SCADA/ICS
    • ICS server
    • DCS/closed network
    • Remote terminal unit
    • Programmable logic controller
      • Medianets
    • VTC
      • ISDN
      • IP/SIP

    1.8 Given a scenario, implement and configure the appropriate addressing schema

    • IPv6
    • Aut-configuration
      • EUI 64
    • DHCP6
    • Link local
    • Address structure
    • Address compression
    • Tunneling 6to4, 4to6
      • Teredo, miredo
      • IPv4
    • Address structure
    • Subnetting
    • APIPA
    • Classful A, B, C, D
    • Classless
      • Private vs public
      • NAT/PAT
      • MAC addressing
      • Multicast
      • Unicast
      • Broadcast
      • Broadcast domains vs collision domains

    1.9 Explain the basics of routing concepts and protocols

    • Loopback interface
    • Routing loops
    • Routing tables
    • Static vs dynamic routes
    • Default route
    • Distance vector routing protocols
    • RIP v2
      • Hybrid routing protocols
    • BGP
      • Link state routing protocols
    • OSPF
    • IS-IS
      • Interior vs exterior gateway routing protocols
      • Autonomous system numbers
      • Route redistribution
      • High availability
    • VRRP
    • Virtual IP
    • HSRP
      • Route aggregation
      • Routing metrics
    • Hop counts
    • MTU, bandwidth
    • Costs
    • Latency
    • Administrative distance
    • SPB

    1.10 Identify the basics elements of unified communication technologies

    • VoIP
    • Video
    • Real time services
    • Presence
    • Multicast vs unicast
      • QoS
    • DSCP
    • COS
      • Devices
    • UC servers
    • UC devices
    • UC gateways

    1.11 Compare and contrast technologies that support cloud and virtualization

    • Virtualization
    • Virtual switches
    • Virtual routers
    • Virtual firewall
    • Virtual vs physical NICs
    • Software defined networking
      • Storage area network
    • iSCSI
    • Jumbo frame
    • Fibre Channel
    • Network attached storage
      • Cloud concepts
    • Public IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
    • Private IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
    • Hybrid IaaS, SaaS, PaaS
    • Community IaaS, SaaS, PaaS

    1.12 Given a set of requirements, implement a basic network

    • List of requirements
    • Device types/requirements
    • Environment limitations
    • Equipment limitations
    • Compatibility requirements
    • Wired/wireless considerations
    • Security considerations

    2.0 Network operations
    2.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate monitoring tools

    • Packet/network analyzer
    • Interface monitoring tools
    • Port scanner
    • Top talkers/listeners
    • SNMP management sftware
    • Trap
    • Get
    • Walk
    • MIBS
      • Alerts
    • Email
    • SMS
      • Packet flow monitoring
      • SYSLOG
      • SIEM
      • Environmental monitoring tools
    • Temperature
    • Humidity
      • Power monitoring tools
      • Wireless survey tools
      • Wireless analyzers

    2.2 Given a scenario, analyze metrics and reports from monitoring and tracking performance tools

    • Baseline
    • Bottleneck
    • Log management
    • Graphing
    • Utilization
    • Bandwidth
    • Storage
    • Network device CPU
    • Network device memry
    • Wireless channel utilization
      • Link status
      • Interface monitoring
    • Errors
    • Utilization
    • Discards
    • Packet drops
    • Interface resets
    • Speed and duplex

    2.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate resources to support configuration management

    • Archives/backups
    • Baselines
    • On-boarding and off-boarding of mobile devices
    • NAC
    • Documentation
    • Network diagrams (logical/physical)
    • Asset management
    • IP address utilization
    • Vendor documentation
    • Internal operating procedures/policies/standards

    2.4 Explain the importance of implementing network segmentation

    • SCADA systems/Industrial control systems
    • Legacy systems
    • Separate private/public networks
    • Honeypot/honeynet
    • Testing lab
    • Load balancing
    • Performance optimization
    • Security
    • Compliance

    2.5 Given a scenario, install and apply patches and updates

    • OS updates
    • Firmware updates
    • Driver updates
    • Feature changes/updates
    • Major vs minor updates
    • Vulnerability patches
    • Upgrading vs downgrading
    • Configuration backup

    2.6 Given a scenario, configure a switch using proper features

  • VLAN
  • Native VLAN/Default VLAN
  • VTP
    • Spanning tree (802.1d)/rapid spanning tree (802.1w)
  • Flooding
  • Forwarding/blocking
  • Filtering
    • Interface configuration
  • Trunking/802.1q
  • Tag vs untag VLANs
  • Port bonding (LACP)
  • Port mirroring (local vs remote)
  • Speed and duplexing
  • IP address assignment
  • VLAN assignment
    • Default gateway
    • PoE and PoE+ (802.3af, 802.3at)
    • Switch management
  • User/passwords
  • AAA configuration
  • Console
  • Virtual terminals
  • In-band/Out-of-band management
    • Managed vs unmanaged

    2.7 Install and configure wireless LAN infrastructure and implement the appropriate technologies in support of wireless capable devices

    • Small office/home office wireless router
    • Wireless access points
    • Device density
    • Roaming
    • Wireless controllers
      • VLAN pooling
      • LWAPP
      • Wireless bridge
      • Site surveys
    • Heat maps
      • Frequencies
    • 2.4 Ghz
    • 5.0 Ghz
      • Channels
      • Goodput
      • Connection types
    • 802.11a-ht
    • 802.11g-ht
      • Antenna placement
      • Antenna types
    • Omnidirectional
    • Unidirectional
      • MIMO/MUMIMO
      • Signal strength
    • Coverage
    • Differences between device antennas
      • SSID broadcast
      • Topologies
    • Adhoc
    • Mesh
    • Infrastructure
      • Mobile devices
    • Cell phones
    • Laptops
    • Tablets
    • Gaming devices
    • Media devices

    3.0 Network security
    3.1 Compare and contrast risk related concepts

    • Disaster recovery
    • Business continuity
    • Battery backups/UPS
    • First responders
    • Data breach
    • End user awareness and training
    • Single point of failure
    • Critical nodes
    • Critical assets
    • Redundancy
      • Adherence to standards and policies
      • Vulnerability scanning
      • Penetration testing

    3.2 Compare and contrast common network vulnerabilities and threats

    • Attacks/threats
    • Denial of service
      • Distributed DoS
      • Botnet
      • Traffic spike
      • Coordinated attack
      • Reflective/amplified
      • DNS
      • NTP
      • Smurfing
      • Friendly/unintentional DoS
      • Physical attack
      • Permanent DoS
    • ARP cache poisoning
    • Packet/protocol abuse
    • Spoofing
    • Wireless
      • Evil twin
      • Rogue AP
      • War driving
      • War chalking
      • Bluejacking
      • Bluesnarfing
      • WPA/WEP/WPS attacks
    • Brute force
    • Session hijacking
    • Social engineering
    • Man-in-the-middle
    • VLAN hopping
    • Compromised system
    • Effect of malware on the network
    • Insider threat/malicious employee
    • Zero day attacks
      • Vulnerabilities
    • Unnecessary running services
    • Open ports
    • Unpatched/legacy systems
    • Unencrypted channels
    • Clear text credentials
    • Unsecure protocols
      • TELNET
      • HTTP
      • SLIP
      • FTP
      • TFTP
      • SNMPv1 and SNMPv2
      • TEMPEST/RF emanation

    3.3 Given a scenario, implement network hardening techniques

    • Anti-malware software
    • Host-based
    • Cloud/server-based
    • Network-based
      • Switch port security
    • DHCP snooping
    • ARP inspection
    • MAC address filtering
    • VLAN assignments
      • Network segmentation
      • Security policies
      • Disable unneeded network services
      • Use secure protocols
    • SSH
    • SNMPv3
    • TLS/SSL
    • SFTP
    • HTTPS
    • IPsec
      • Access lists
    • Web/content filtering
    • Port filtering
    • IP filtering
    • Implicit deny
      • Wireless security
    • WEP
    • WPA/WPA2
      • Enterprise
      • Personal
    • TKIP/AES
    • 802.1x
    • TLS/TTLS
    • MAC filtering
      • User authentication
    • CHAP/MSCHAP
    • PAP
    • EAP
    • Kerberos
    • Multifactor authentication
    • Tw-factor authentication
    • Single sign-on
      • Hashes
    • MD5
    • SHA
    • 3.4 Compare and contrast physical security controls
      • Mantraps
      • Network closets
      • Video monitoring of IP cameras/CCTVs
      • Door access controls
      • Proximity readers/key fob
      • Biometrics
      • Keypad/cipher locks
      • Security guard

      3.5 Given a scenario, install and configure a basic firewall

      • Types of firewalls
      • Host-based
      • Network-based
      • Software vs hardware
      • Application aware/context aware
      • Small office/home office firewall
      • Stateful vs stateless inspection
      • UTM
        • Settings/techniques
      • ACL
      • Virtual wire vs routed
      • DMZ
      • Implicit deny
      • Block/allow
        • Outbound traffic
        • Inbound traffic
      • Firewall placement
        • Internal/external

      3.6 Explain the purpose of various network access control models

      • 802.1x
      • Posture assessment
      • Guest network
      • Persistent vs non-persistent agents
      • Quarantine network
      • Edge vs access control

      3.7 Summarize basic forensic concepts

      • First responder
      • Secure the area of Escalate when necessary
      • Document the scene
      • eDiscovery
      • Evidence/data collection
      • Chain of custody
      • Data transport
      • Forensics report
      • Legal hold

      4.0 Troubleshooting
      4.1 Given a scenario, implement the following network troubleshooting methodology

      • Identify the problem
      • Gather information
      • Duplicate the problem, if possible
      • Question users
      • Identify symptoms
      • Determine if anything has changed
      • Approach multiple problems individually
        • Establish a theory of probable cause
      • Question the obvious
      • Consider multiple approaches
        • Top-t0-bottom/bottom-to-top OSI model
        • Divide and conquer
        • Test the theory to determine cause
      • Once theory is confirmed, determine next steps to resolve problem
      • If theory is not confirmed, re-establish new theory or escalate
        • Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and identify potential effects
        • Implement the solution or escalate as necessary
        • Verify full system functionality and if applicable implement preventative measures
        • Document findings, actions, and outcomes

      4.2 Given a scenario, analyze and interpret the output of troubleshooting tools

      • Command line tools
      • ipconfig
      • netstat
      • ifconfig
      • ping/ping6/ping -6
      • tracert/tracert -6/traceroute6/traceroute -6
      • nbtstat
      • nslookup
      • arp
      • mac address lookup table
      • pathping
        • Line testers
        • Certifiers
        • Multimeter
        • Cable tester
        • Light meter
        • Toner probe
        • Speed test sites
        • Looking glass sites
        • WiFi analyzer
        • Protocol analyzer

      4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common wireless issues

      • Signal loss
      • Interference
      • Overlapping channels
      • Mismatched channels
        • Signal-to-noise ratio
        • Device saturation
        • Bandwidth saturation
        • Untested updates
        • Wrong SSID
        • Power levels
        • Open networks
        • Rogue access point
        • Wrong antenna type
      • Incompatibilities
      • Wrong encryption
      • Bounce
      • MIMO
      • AP placement
      • AP configurations
      • LWAPP
      • Thin vs thick
        • Environmental factors
      • Concrete walls
      • Window film
      • Metal studs
        • Wireless standard related issues
      • Throughput
      • Frequency
      • Distance
      • Channels

      4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common copper cable issues

      • Shorts
      • Opens
      • Incorrect termination (mismatched standards)
      • Straight-through
      • Crossover
        • Cross-talk
      • Near end
      • Far end
        • EMI/RFI
        • Distance limitations
        • Attenuation/Db loss
        • Bad connector
        • Bad wiring
        • Split pairs
        • Tx/Rx reverse
        • Cable placement
        • Bad SFP/GBIC -cable or transceiver

      4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common fiber cable issues

      • Attenuation/Db loss
      • SFP/GBIC -cable mismatch
      • Bad SFP/GBIC -cable or transceiver
      • Wavelength mismatch
      • Fiber type mismatch
      • Dirty connectors
      • Connector mismatch
      • Bend radius limitations
      • Distance limitations

      4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common network issues

      • Incorrect IP configuration/default gateway
      • Broadcast storms/switching loop
      • Duplicate IP
      • Speed and duplex mismatch
      • End-to-end connectivity
      • Incorrect VLAN assignment
      • Hardware failure
      • Misconfigured DHCP
      • Misconfigured DNS
      • Incorrect interface/interface misconfiguration
      • Cable placement
      • Interface errors
      • Simultaneous wired/wireless connections
      • Discovering neighboring devices/nodes
      • Power failure/power anomalies
      • MTU/MTU black hole
      • Missing IP routes
      • NIC teaming misconfiguration
      • Active-active vs active-passive
      • Multicast vs broadcast

      4.7 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common security issues

      • Misconfigured firewall
      • Misconfigured ACLs/applicatins
      • Malware
      • Denial of service
      • Open/closed ports
      • ICMP related issues
      • Ping of death
      • Unreachable default gateway
        • Unpatched firmware/OSs
        • Malicious users
      • Trusted
      • Untrusted users
      • Packet sniffing
        • Authentication issues
      • TACACS/RADIUS misconfigurations
      • Default passwords/settings
        • Improper access/backdoor access
        • ARP issues
        • Banner grabbing/OUI
        • Domain/local group configurations
        • Jamming

      4.8 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common WAN issues

      • Loss of internet connectivity
      • Interface errors
      • Split horizon
      • DNS issues
      • Interference
      • Router configurations
      • Customer premise equipment
      • Smart jack/NIU
      • Demarc
      • Loopback
      • CSU/DSU
      • Copper line drivers/repeaters
        • Company security policy
      • Throttling
      • Blocking
      • Fair access policy/utilization limits
        • Satellite issues
      • Latency

      5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory
      5.1 Analyze a scenario and determine the corresponding OSI layer

      • Layer 1 – Physical
      • Layer 2 – Data link
      • Layer 3 – Network
      • Layer 4 – Transport
      • Layer 5 – Session
      • Layer 6 – Presentation
      • Layer 7 – Application

      5.2 Explain the basics of network theory and concepts

      • Encapsulation/de-encapsulation
      • Modulation techniques
      • Multiplexing
      • De-multiplexing
      • Analog and digital techniques
      • TDM
        • Numbering systems
      • Binary
      • Hexadecimal
      • Octal
        • Broadband/base band
        • Bit rates vs baud rate
        • Sampling size
        • CDMA
        • CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA
        • Carrier detect/sense
        • Wavelength
        • TCP/IP suite
      • ICMP
      • UDP
      • TCP
        • Collision

      5.3 Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate wireless standard

      • 802.11a
      • 802.11b
      • 802.11g
      • 802.11n
      • 802.11ac

      5.4 Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate wired connectivity standard

      • Ethernet standards
      • 10BaseT
      • 100BaseT
      • 1000BaseT
      • 1000BaseTX
      • 10GBaseT
      • 100BaseFX
      • 10Base2
      • 10GBaseSR
      • 10GBaseER
      • 10GBaseSW
      • IEEE 1905.1-2013
        • Ethernet over HDMI
        • Ethernet over power line
        • Wiring standards
      • EIA/TIA 568A/568B
        • Broadband standards
      • DOCSIS

      5.5 Given a scenario, implement the appropriate policies or procedures

      • Security policies
      • Consent to monitoring
      • Network policies
      • Acceptable use policy
      • Standard business documents
        • SLA
        • MOU
        • MSA
        • SOW

      5.6 Summarize safety practices

      • Electrical safety
      • Grounding
        • ESD
      • Static
        • Installation safety
      • Lifting equipment
      • Rack installation
      • Placement
      • Tool safety
        • MSDS
        • Emergency procedures
      • Building layout
      • Fire escape plan
      • Safety/emergency exits
      • Fail open/fail close
      • Emergency alert system
        • Fire suppression systems
        • HVAC

      5.7 Given a scenario, install and configure equipment in the appropriate location using best practices

      • Intermediate distribution frame
      • Main distribution frame
      • Cable management
      • Patch panels
        • Power management
      • Power converters
      • Circuits
      • UPS
      • Inverters
      • Power redundancy
        • Device placement
        • Air flow
        • Cable trays
        • Rack systems
      • Server rail racks
      • Two-post racks
      • Four-post racks
      • Free-standing racks
        • Labeling
      • Port labeling
      • System labeling
      • Circuit labeling
      • Naming conventions
      • Patch panel labeling
        • Rack monitoring
        • Rack security

      5.8 Explain the basics of change management procedures

      • Document reason for a change
      • Change request
      • Configuration procedures
      • Rollback process
      • Potential impact
      • Notification
        • Approval process
        • Maintenance window
      • Authorized downtime
        • Notification of change
        • Documentation
      • Network configurations
      • Additions to network
      • Physical location changes

      5.9 Compare and contrast the following ports and protocols

      • 80 HTTP
      • 443 HTTPS
      • 137-139 NetBIOS
      • 110 POP
      • 143 IMAP
      • 25 SMTP
      • 5060/5061 SIP
      • 2427/2727 MGCP
      • 5004/5005 RTP
      • 1720 H.323
      • TCP
      • Connection-oriented
        • UDP
      • Connectionless

      5.10 Given a scenario, configure and apply the appropriate ports and protocols

      • 20,21 FTP
      • 161 SNMP
      • 22 SSH
      • 23 Telnet
      • 53 DNS
      • 67,68 DHCP
      • 69 TFTP
      • 445 SMB
      • 3389 RDP
CTU Training Solutions | Updated: February 22nd, 2017