CompTIA Network+ is the first certification IT professionals specializing in network administration and support should earn.
Network+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.
- Describe the features of different network protocols and products for LANs, WANs, and wireless networks.
- Understand the functions and features of TCP/IP addressing and protocols.
- Identify threats to network resources and appropriate security countermeasures.
- Install and configure network cabling and appliances.
- Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot networks.
- Students should meet the following criteria prior to taking the course:
- Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have 9-12 months knowledge and experience of IT administration.
- Be able to configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone / tablet), and print devices.
- Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers).
- Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network.
- Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls.
- Course content
- Module 1: Topologies and Infrastructure
- Topologies and the OSI Model
- Hubs, Bridges, and Switches
- Infrastructure and Design
- Module 2: Addressing and Routing
- Internet Protocol
- IPv4 Addressing
- DHCP and APIPA
- IPv6 Addressing
- Module 3: Troubleshooting and Management
- Transport Protocols
- Name Resolution
- Applications and Services
- Management and Monitoring
- Cloud and Virtualization
- Module 4: Installation
- Network Sites
- Installing Cable
- Installing Wireless Networks
- WAN Technologies
- Remote Access
- Module 5: Security
- Vulnerabilities and Threats
- Security Appliances
- Incident Response
- Change and Configuration Management