NEW! CompTIA Network+ Cert. (N10-007): The Total Course
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NEW! CompTIA Network+ Cert. (N10-007): The Total Course

Everything you need to pass the CompTIA Network+ Exam, N10-007 from Mike Meyers, CompTIA expert and bestselling author.
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What you'll learn
  • Once you complete the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to pass the exams AND the skills to be a great network tech. This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference.
  • Your new skills and the CompTIA Network+ Certification will help you land a network tech job or if you are already a network tech, get that raise or advancement you are seeking.

Requirements
  • Basic familiarity with networks.
  • There are no specific prerequisites as the course covers all the topics in detail. However, it’s a good idea to have an understanding of CompTIA A+ Certification topics or to be A+ Certified. You can learn more about A+ Certification topics from our Mike Meyers – Total Seminars CompTIA A+ Certification course on Udemy.
Description

Welcome to the CompTIA Network+ Certification; N10-007. The Total Course from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars.

This course is over 24 hours in length and covers everything you need to know to pass your CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007) Exam. The first goal of the course is to make you a good Network Tech and, in the process, make sure you are ready to pass the CompTIA exam.

The course covers all the exam topics including:

  • Network architectures

  • Cabling and topology

  • Ethernet basics

  • Network Installation

  • TCP/IP applications and network protocols

  • Routing

  • Network naming

  • Advanced networking devices

  • IPv6

  • Remote connectivity

  • Wireless networking

  • Virtualization and cloud computing

  • Network operations

  • Managing risk

This is a Total Network+ Course and covers everything a good tech needs to know and prepares you to pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for a network technician position or looking to improve their skills and become CompTIA Network+ Certified. However, it goes beyond that and will give you the skills you need to be a better network tech on the job.
  • This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007) course. It is designed to prepare the student to be able to take and pass the certification exam needed to become CompTIA Network+ Certified.
Course content
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+ Network Models
8 lectures 51:26

In this episode, Mike presents the concept of network models.

Preview 02:07

This episode introduces the two models used to describe and troubleshoot networks.

Preview 07:02

In this episode, Mike takes an Ethernet frame through the incoming and outgoing processes, using both the OSI and TCP/IP models for reference.

Preview 12:08

In this episode, Mike introduces the primary data encapsulation unit, the frame.

Preview 05:52

In this episode, Mike discusses the basic addressing used for frames: the MAC address. Computers receiving a frame use the destination MAC address to determine whether or not to process the frame.

Preview 07:20

In this episode, Mike describes the typical frame traffic that uses destination and source MAC addresses for communicating over a network. He also shows the broadcast MAC address that all computers connected to the network will process. 

Preview 04:19

In this episode, Mikes introduces logical addressing to enable communication between groups of computers within networks. 

Introduction to IP Addressing
07:41

In this episode, Mike discusses how TCP/IP networks use port numbers to keep track of multiple connections between computers. 

Packets and Ports
04:57
Network Models
6 questions
+ Cabling and Topology
7 lectures 49:12

In this episode, Mike explains the concepts used in wired network topologies and describes logical flow of data. 

Network Topologies
10:14

In the episode, learn the specifications and connector types associated with coaxial cable.

Coaxial Cabling
05:23

Mike covers the 568A/568B wiring schema using twisted pair cable.

Twisted Pair Cabling
06:24

Mike describes and shows the various Cat cables and details their speed and distance specifications.

Cat Ratings
06:05

In this episode, Mike discusses the different types of fiber used in modern networks and includes references to connector types you'll see as a network technician.

Fiber Optic Cabling
08:41

In this episode, Mike describes the various fire ratings of cable and explains their intended site usage.

Fire Ratings
05:21

Find out about legacy connections, and their usefulness in today’s network environments.

Legacy Network Connections
07:04
Cabling and Topology
5 questions
+ Ethernet Basics
6 lectures 51:20

Mike discusses the core technologies of Ethernet.

What is Ethernet?
06:31

Understand the Ethernet frame, its components, and how they are used by the various devices to route data traffic.

Ethernet Frames
06:43

Mike looks at the bad old days of coax-based Ethernet.

Early Ethernet
07:40

Mike looks at how coax-based Ethernet transformed into Ethernet of Unshielded Twisted Pair

The Daddy of Ethernet, 10BaseT
03:23

In this episode, Mike will terminate a cable to the 568A specification, showing the preparation, and crimping process.

Terminating Twisted Pair
14:25

Mike explains the difference of traffic patterns between hubs and switches, and how the MAC address is used by switches.

Hubs vs. Switches
12:38
Ethernet Basics
5 questions
+ Modern Ethernet
5 lectures 36:32

In this episode, various 100Base specifications are defined for speed and distance.

100BaseT
05:24

Mike discusses how switches are connected together to expand a network.

Connecting Switches
05:15

Mike wraps up the Ethernet standards in this episode, covering 1000Base and 10GBase.

Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet
04:49

Learn about the various types of transceivers and how they are specified as vendor-neutral devices.

Transceivers
07:10

Learn about different cabling or switch configuration issues that can be difficult to diagnose.

Connecting Ethernet Scenarios
13:54
Modern Ethernet
4 questions
+ Installing a Physical Network
9 lectures 55:56

In this episode, Mike examines the basic component of structured cabling, such as an equipment room, horizontal runs, and the work area.

Introduction to Structured Cabling
04:16

In this episode, Mike explores punchdown blocks, one of the key elements in structured cabling.

Terminating Structured Cabling
07:54

Make takes you on a tour of a typical SOHO infrastructure, from the equipment room to the demarc and back again.

Equipment Room
07:18

Mike hangs out in the equipment room to show the distribution panels.

Alternative Distribution Panels
03:49

In this episode, Mike explores cable testing, covering wire maps, continuity, and TDRs.

Testing Cable
08:52

In this episode, Mike shows how to test for problems with structured cabling and explains what types of problems to look out for.

Troubleshooting Structured Cabling, Part 1
05:05

Mike continues his discussion of structured cabling by examining how to use voltage monitors, environmental/temperature monitors, and TDRs to troubleshoot a cabling installation.

Troubleshooting Structured Cabling, Part 2
05:27

Mike demonstrates using a tone generator and tone probe to locate cables and connectors.

Using a Toner and Probe
02:45

Wired connections can have issues that lead to slow or poor performance and Mike talks through some common areas to consider.

Wired Connection Scenarios
10:30
Installing a Physical Network
7 questions
+ TCP/IP Basics
10 lectures 01:44:54

In this episode, Mike takes an in-depth look at how IP addresses are constructed.

Introduction to IP Addressing and Binary
12:42

In this episode, Mike explores the address resolution protocol, which is used to resolve IP addresses.

Introduction to ARP
03:45

In this episode, Mike introduces the concept of subnet masks, which are used to determine if a packet is coming from inside or outside a network.

Subnet Masks
12:11

In this episode, Mike explains the concept of classful addressing, which separates IP addresses into five classes.

Classful Addressing
10:23

In this episode, Mike demonstrates how to subnet in binary.

Subnetting with CIDR
09:48

In this episode, Mike offers more instruction for subnetting.

More CIDR Subnetting Practice
10:01

This episode examines the difference between assigning IP addresses manually and using DHCP to pass out addresses automatically.

Dynamic and Static IP Addressing
17:44

In this episode, Mike shows how to check to make sure that your DHCP server is working, as well as how to check that you're not connecting to a rogue DHCP server.

Rogue DHCP Servers
06:29

Learn about special IP addresses, which ones are reserved, and what the 169.254.x.x address is.

Special IP Addresses
07:01

Mike walks through some issues in IP addressing, including when everything should be working, but connection issues are prevalent.

IP Addressing Scenarios
14:50
TCP/IP Basics
10 questions
+ Routing
12 lectures 01:44:55

In this episode, Mike explains how routers work to get packets from one network to another.

Introducing Routers
15:18

In this episode, Mike describes the purposes of well-known ports and ephemeral ports.

Understanding Ports
05:25

In this episode, Mike explains NAT, including how it works and why we need it.

Network Address Translation
06:24

Mike demonstrates how to enable and configure NAT within a router.

Implementing NAT
02:36

Learn about port forwarding, its usage, and how to create ranges and triggers to allow external devices to have internal communication.

Forwarding Ports
17:38

In this episode, Mike walks you through setting up a SOHO router. He's like a talking user's manual.

Tour of a SOHO Router
12:01

In this episode, learn the major differences between and SOHO and enterprise routers.

SOHO vs. Enterprise
08:41

In this episode, Mike discusses static routes and explains their usage and the routing tables that use them.

Static Routes
12:39

Mike introduces you to routing concepts such as metrics and latency. The episode also discusses types of routing protocols, such as distance vector and link state.

Dynamic Routing
10:35

In this episode, Mike discusses the distance vector routing protocol called Routing Information Protocol.

RIP
04:26

Continuing with the routing protocol discussion, Mike describes the most common IGP, OSPF.

OSPF
03:33

Mike explains the Border Gateway Protocol

BGP
05:39
Routing
12 questions
+ TCP/IP Applications
12 lectures 01:39:21

In this episode, Mike discusses TCP (connection-based) and UDP (connectionless) protocols.

TCP and UDP
07:22

In this episode, Mike explains the importance of two of the fundamental protocols used in the Internet Protocol Suite, ICMP and IGMP.

ICMP and IGMP
06:08

Explore the various tools that can get quick answers when troubleshooting a network latency issue.

Handy Tools
06:43

In this episode, Mike goes through a captured data stream using the Wireshark tool.

Introduction to Wireshark
10:37

In this episode, Mike demonstrates uses for the powerful netstat command.

Introduction to netstat
08:49

In this episode, Mike discusses Web servers and some of the requirements and protocols used.

Web Servers
11:52

In this episode, Mike discusses the venerable file transfer protocol.

FTP
11:48

In this must-see episode for all aspiring spammers out there, Mike explains the various protocols used in sending and receiving e-mail.

E-mail Servers and Clients
09:27

Historically, securing e-mail was a bit complicated. In this episode, Mike explains the various e-mail protocols and the evolution to STARTTLS.

Securing E-mail
05:47

In this episode, Mike looks at the remote connection protocol called telnet, as well as methods for encrypting telnet connections via SSH.

Telnet and SSH
09:16

In this brief episode, Mike reveals the secret importance of NTP.

Network Time Protocol
01:59

In this episode, Mike works though some known issues for network service problems.

Network Service Scenarios
09:33
TCP/IP Applications
10 questions
+ Network Naming
7 lectures 01:13:03

This episode begins an overview of the DNS system, which resolves domain names to IP addresses.

Understanding DNS
12:10

In this episode, Mike works with DNS and discusses the various record types that are available, what their purpose is, and how they can be used.

Applying DNS
18:56

Take a look back in time at the earliest method for resolving IP addresses: the HOSTS file.

The Hosts File
03:45

In this episode, Mike explores the venerable and still very useful net command to show things such as user names, shared network resources, mapping network drives, and more.

Net Command
08:12

In this episode, Mike looks at ways Windows machines figure out names of other computers on the network, through processes like NetBIOS and LLMNR.

Windows Name Resolution
11:22

In this episode, Mike explains how dynamic DNS works.

Dynamic DNS
05:25

In this video, Mike shows you what to do if you suspect you're having issues with DNS.

DNS Troubleshooting
13:13
Network Naming
5 questions