CompTIA Network+ Cert (N10-006): Full Course & Practice Exam
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CompTIA Network+ Cert (N10-006): Full Course & Practice Exam

A foundational networking course and one of the most popular networking certifications in the world!
4.8 (103 ratings)
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Created by Jason Dion
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take and pass the Network+ (N10-006) certification exam with confidence.
  • Describe computer networks, their functions, and their components with familiarity.
  • Conduct subnetting of networks and perform network configurations.
  • Become an effective networking technician in a small-to-medium sized business environment.
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  • Students should have a basic familiarity with computer networks, but all required information will be covered during the course.
  • Completion of the CompTIA A+ certification is helpful, but not required. If you are interested in obtaining the CompTIA A+ certification, please see my A+ Certification course, as well.
  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the domains of the Network+ (N10-006) exam in detail.

** Master the CompTIA Network+ Exam with Help from an Expert in the Field! **

Taught by an expert in information technology and cybersecurity with over 20 years of experience, this course is a fun way to master the fundamentals of networking. I have taught hundreds of students in my bootcamps and college classes on how to pass the A+, Network+, Security+, and Certified Ethical Hacker exams with my students obtaining over a 90% first-time passing rate. 

You will learn the fundamentals of network and gain experience in the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also, we will discuss emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

This course is designed to help prepare you for the CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) certification exam. This course covers the five domains for the Network+ (N10-006) certification exam: Network Architecture, Network Operations, Network Security, Troubleshooting, and Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory. 

What You Will Receive In The Course:

  • Over 8 hours of video lectures with the essential information needed to pass the Network+ exam
  • Downloadable copies of every video lecture in the course
  • PDF download of every slide in the course for "offline" study
  • Practice questions to ensure mastery of each section of the course
  • Practice exam containing 100 questions (Split into 5 x 20 Question Quizzes at the end of the course)

What Other Students Are Saying About This Course:

  • I'm using several resources to prepare for the Network+ certification. Jason Dion's "bootcamp" is the best resource I've found, yet! (Kb1vns, 5 stars)
  • Really enjoyed this course. It kept me engaged and wanting to watch more... would definitely refer this to anyone that is studying for the Network+!. (Rafael, 5 stars)
  • Very easy to understand explanations, that is very cool! (Vladmir, 5 stars)
Who is the target audience?
  • The course is designed to help students prepare for a career as a network technician and to pass the CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) certification exam. Students learn to perform basic network technician duties and responsibilities effectively, as well as learn the terminology and nomenclature of the network technician's world.
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Curriculum For This Course
69 Lectures
Exam Foundations (Overview)
2 Lectures 07:17

This video is an introduction to the course. It contains a very brief overview of the topic that will be covered, the instructor's background, and some resources to use when studying for the Network+ (N10-006) exam.

Preview 02:15

An overview of the Network+ (N10-006) exam. This video discusses the domains associated with the exam, length and cost of the exam, and the career skill sets associated with the Network+ exam objectives.

Preview 05:02

A review of the key ideas covered by the Network+ Exam Foundations lessons.

Exam Foundations
3 questions
Networks and Their Basic Components
5 Lectures 38:04

A brief overview of the networks and devices covered by the Network+ exam. An important lecture for us to all being speaking the same "language" during the rest of the course.

Preview 13:01

This video discusses the Network Geography associated with the Network+ exam: PAN, LAN, CAN, MAN, and WAN.

Preview 06:52

An important message from Jason about the course and the Udemy system.

Important Message About the Course!

This video discusses the NetworkTopologies associated with the Network+ exam: bus, ring, star, mesh, and hybrid networks.

Preview 12:51

This video discusses the various network resources covered by the Network+ exam, and how those resources are accessed in the network such as client/server and peer/peer.

Preview 04:25

This quiz covers the information from the Overview of Networks and Devices, Network Geography, Network Typologies, and Network Resources lectures.

Networks and Their Basic Components
10 questions
Network Communications (OSI and TCP/IP Models)
10 Lectures 01:00:55

This video discusses the OSI model as covered by the Network+ exam. This video is a broad overview, with subsequent videos diving into the details of each layer.

Preview 05:01

An in-depth look at Layer 1 of the OSI Model (Physical Layer) and examples of its usage in our networks.

Preview 15:09

An in-depth look at Layer 2 of the OSI Model (Data Link Layer) and examples of its usage in our networks.

Preview 06:58

An in-depth look at Layer 3 of the OSI Model (Network Layer) and examples of its usage in our networks.

Preview 08:02

An in-depth look at Layer 4 of the OSI Model (Transport Layer) and examples of its usage in our networks.

Preview 05:01

An in-depth look at Layer 5 of the OSI Model (Session Layer) and examples of its usage in our networks.

Preview 02:35

An in-depth look at Layer 6 of the OSI Model (Presentation Layer) and examples of its usage in our networks.

Preview 03:00

An in-depth look at Layer 7 of the OSI Model (Application Layer) and examples of its usage in our networks.

Preview 02:21

An in-depth look at TCP/IP model and how is compares to the OSI Model.

Preview 04:14

A discussion of ports, protocols, and other important facts to review before sitting for the Network+ (or any other IT certification) exam.

Preview 08:34

Review of Section 3: OSI and TCP/IP Models and Data Transfer Over Networks.

Network Communications (OSI and TCP/IP Models)
10 questions
LAB: Introduction to Wireshark and Packet Analysis
5 Lectures 06:46

A packet sniffer itself is passive. It observes messages being sent and received by applications and protocols running on your computer, but never sends packets itself. Similarly, received packets are never explicitly addressed to the packet sniffer.

Introduction to Packet Sniffing

Students will learn how to install Wireshark for us with this lab.

Installing Wireshark

Students will learn the basic features and functions of the Wireshark software in this article.

Running Wireshark

Students will analyze two sample packet captures as they investigate the layers of the OSI model.

Reviewing Packet Captures

In this article, students will be challenged to listen to a VOIP call through the packet analysis softare, Wireshark.

Further Study
Media and Cabling
3 Lectures 37:20

A discussion of the various types of cabling and media in use in modern networks, including CAT-5+ networks, Fiber, and Coaxial cabling, to include their advantages and disadvantages.

Types of Media

A discussion of the various cable distribution plant components that make up the backbones of the network, to include patch panels, punchdown blocks, equipment racks, and their proper location in a building.

Cable Distribution

A discussion of topics to include Ethernet cabling, standards, and usage in modern networks.

Ethernet Fundamentals

Media and Cabling
10 questions
LAB: Building and Testing an Ethernet Cable
3 Lectures 03:50

This article provides students with the necessary cabling standards and pinouts required to build and test a working ethernet crossover cable. This information is testable on the Network+ exam, you need to memorize the 568A and 568B pinout standards.

Preview 01:50

In this article, students are provided with step-by-step instructions on how to build an ethernet crossover cable.

Build an Ethernet Crossover Cable

In this article, students are provided with the steps required to test an ethernet cable.

Test the Ethernet Crossover Cable
Network Infrastructure Devices
6 Lectures 01:02:14

An overview of network infrastructure devices (hubs, bridges, switches, and routers), their uses, and their placement in a network.

Network Infrastructure Devices (Overview)

A discussion of Ethernet switch features, including Link Aggregation, MAC Filtering, Authentication (802.1x), and more.

Additional Ethernet Switch Features

This lesson covers the fundamentals of the Spanning Tree Protocol, its importance, and its use in our networks.

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

A discussion of the importance of Virtual Local Area Networks and their uses in contemporary networks. A key components of most modern networks in use today to enable remote access for their employees.

Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)

Specialized network devices serve specific functions to improve network usability, performance, and security. These include: VPN Concentrators, Firewalls, DNS servers, DHCP servers, Proxy servers, and Content engines/switches.

Specialized Network Devices

Everything these days is being virtualized, and now so are our networks. This is a critical topic to understanding what the future of corporate networks might look like!

Virtual Network Devices

Network Infrastructure Devices
10 questions
Wireless Networks
2 Lectures 34:08

This lesson covers the wireless networking standards for WLANs, antenna types, and the components necessary to provide a solid wireless networking experience for your users.

Wireless Networking (WLAN)

A discussion of wireless network security to include the encryption types utilized in modern networks, threats to wireless networks, and the various security features that help ensure their security.

Wireless Network Security

Wireless Networks
10 questions
IPv4 and IPv6
6 Lectures 39:45

Students will learn about IPv4, the foundation of routing on our modern networks. You will learn the classes of IP addresses and their uses.

Internet Protocol v4 (IPv4)

In this lesson, students will learn how to configure a computer with an IP address and the 4 fundamental pieces of information a computer needs in order to gain access to a given network.

Assigning IP Addresses

In this lesson, students will learn to convert numbers from decimal (Base 10) to binary (Base 2) and hexadecimal (Base 16), which is crucial to performing subnetting.

Computer Math

In this lesson, students will learn how to perform subnetting of networks and why subnetting is important for use in our networks.


In this lesson, you will walk through how to perform subnetting problems. This is a key concepts that many students struggle with on the Networkk+ exam.

Subnetting Practice Problems

In this lesson, students will learn the basics of IPv6, the future of routing on our networks.

Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6)

IPv4 and IPv6
10 questions
4 Lectures 36:27

An overview of routing, to include static and dynamic routing, as well as how routing tables are formed.

Routing Fundamentals

A summary coverage of routing protocols, to include OSPF, RIP, EIGRP, and how their weights are calculated in a routing table.

Routing Protocols

A discussion of Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT), and how the work in networking.

Address Translation

A discussion of multicast routing, to include IGMP and PIM.

Multicast Routing

10 questions
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About the Instructor
Jason Dion
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Cybersecurity Expert (CISSP, CEH, Sec+, Net+, A+, ITIL v3)

Jason Dion, CISSP No. 349867, is a Adjunct Instructor at Liberty University’s College of Engineering and Computational Science and Anne Arundel Community College’s Department of Computing Technologies with multiple information technology professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Digital Media Collector (DMC), Security+, Network+, A+, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library v3. With networking experience dating back to 1992, Jason has been a network engineer for the United States Navy Southern Command, served as the Deputy Director of the Theater Network Operations Center Middle East, and the Information Systems Officer for Navy Information Operations Command Maryland. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance from University of Maryland University College, a Master’s of Arts and Religion in Pastoral Counseling, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resources Management from New School University. He lives in the greater Washington D.C./Baltimore, Maryland area with his wife and two children.