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CompTIA Network+ Cert.; N10-006. The Total Course.

Everything you need to pass the CompTIA Network+ Exam, N10-006 from Mike Meyers, CompTIA expert and bestselling author.
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What Will I Learn?
  • This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-006) course. It is designed to prepare the student to be able to take and pass the certification exam needed to become CompTIA Network+ Certified.
  • 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.
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  • 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.

Welcome to the CompTIA Network+ Certification; N10-006. The Total Course from Mike Meyers and Total Seminars.

This course is over 15 hours in length and covers everything you need to know to pass your CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-006) 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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
132 Lectures
CompTIA Network+ in a Nutshell
1 Lecture 03:10

In this episode, Mike outlines a study strategy for success on the CompTIA Network+ exam. In the process, he describes the exam objectives in some detail.

You can download the Network+ N10-006 Glossary and exam objectives to see exactly what CompTIA says is covered on the exam. Run your mouse over the video and look for the "Resources Available" link in the upper left corner of the player.

Preview 03:10
Network Models
9 Lectures 53:33
In this episode, Mike describes the basic components of networking, such as a NIC and hub, and 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 07:04

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.
Broadcast vs. Unicast

Mike presents a short treatise on the differences between hubs and switches.
Hubs vs. Switches

In this episode, Mikes introduces logical addressing, a scheme to enable larger groups of computers into networks. Specifically, he discusses IP addresses, the most commonly used addressing scheme today.
Introduction to IP Addressing

Mike discusses how TCP/IP networks use port numbers to keep track of multiple connections between two computers.
Packets and Ports

In this episode, Mike presents the concept of network models.
What is a Model?

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

OSI Model vs. TCP/IP Model

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

OSI and TCP/IP Model Walkthroughs

Network Models
4 questions
Cabling and Topology
3 Lectures 18:52
Mike covers the big three of coaxial cabling, the old RG-8 and RG-58, and the commonly used RG-6 used today.
Coaxial Cabling

In this episode, Mike details the different types and categories of twisted pair cabling.

UTP and STP Cabling

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

Cabling and Topology
4 questions
Ethernet Basics
3 Lectures 17:38

Mike discusses the core technologies of Ethernet

What is Ethernet?

Here, Mike looks at the bad old days of coax-based Ethernet
Early Ethernet

Mike looks at how coax-based Ethernet transformed into Etherenet of Unshielded Twisted Pair
The Daddy of Ethernet - 10BaseT

Ethernet Basics
4 questions
Modern Ethernet
4 Lectures 22:11
In this episode, Mike discusses 100BaseT and other modern versions of Ethernet, as well as how switches work.
Modern Ethernet, Switches, and Duplex

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

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

In this episode, Mike describes how backbone switches enable varying speed networks to interconnect.
Switch Backbones

Modern Ethernet
4 questions
Installing a Physical Network
8 Lectures 50:58
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

If you've ever wanted to make your own patch cables, watch this episode!
Crimping Cables

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

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

MDF, IDF, Dmarc, and the Equipment Room

In this episode, Mike explores cable testing, covering wiremaps, continuity, and TDRs.
Testing Cable

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

Preview 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, pt. 2

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

Installing a Physical Network
4 questions
TCP/IP Basics
9 Lectures 01:26:30

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

Introduction to IP Addressing and Binary

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

Introduction to ARP

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

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

Subnetting with CIDR

In this episode, Mike offers more instruction for subnetting.
More CIDR Subnetting Practice

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

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

In this episode, Mike looks at special IP addresses like APIPA addresses, loopback addresses, and private addresses.
Special IP Addresses

TCP/IP Basics
4 questions
11 Lectures 01:21:30

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

Preview 15:18

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

Understanding Ports

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

Mike demonstrates how to enable and configure NAT withing a router.
Implementing NAT

Continuing with the NAT discussion, this episode covers port forwarding technology.
Port Forwarding

In this episode, Mike explains the need for ways to configure a router, including DMZ, port range forwarding, and port triggering.
DMZ, Port Range Forwarding, and Port Triggering

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

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.

Introduction to Routing Protocols

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


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


Mike explains the Border Gateway Protocol

4 questions
TCP/IP Applications
8 Lectures 01:16:15

In this episode, Mike explores connection-oriented and connectionless communication on an IP network via the TCP and UDP protocols.

Introduction to TCP and UDP

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

In this episode, Mike introduces the concept of packet sniffing using the free third-party packet-sniffer Wireshark.
Introduction to Wireshark

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

In this episode, Mike takes a look at the computers that host the numberless pictures of cats that make up the Internet.

Web Servers

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

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

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

TCP/IP Applications
4 questions
Network Naming
7 Lectures 01:05:25

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

The Domain Name System (DNS), Pt. 1

In this episode, Mike concludes his overview of DNS, covering everything from forward lookup zones to AAAA records.

The Domain Name System (DNS), Pt. 2

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

The HOSTS File

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

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

In this episode, Mike explains how dynamic DNS works.
Dynamic DNS

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

Network Naming
4 questions
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About the Instructor
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Home of Mike Meyers and his Team of IT Certification Pros

Total Seminars provides certification training services and training materials to thousands of schools, corporations, and government agencies including the United Nations, the FBI and all branches of the Department of Defense. Total Seminars produces the #1 selling CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification books with over 1 million books in print.

Total Seminars has created a number of “Best-Selling” Udemy video courses by Mike Meyers and the Total Seminars team of Instructors. They also develop supplemental materials such as the TotalTester certification practice tests and TotalSims lab simulations to support your certification preparation. These are available on the Total Seminars web site.

Mike Meyers
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CompTIA Certification Pro

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek", is the Industry's leading authority on CompTIA Certifications. He is the President and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant, and speaker.

Author of numerous popular PC books and videos, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. Mike is also the series editor for the highly successful Mike Meyers' Certification Passport series and the Mike Meyers' Guide to series, all published by McGraw-Hill. Mike has sold over a million IT and certification books.

As well as writing Mike has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

Mike's humorous and easy to follow approach to teaching comes through in his video training courses as well as his classroom instructor led courses. Making IT concepts easy to understand and fun to learn helps students stay engaged and retain the information.

Mike brings his unique style of video training to Udemy with the launch of his CompTIA A+ Certification, Network+ Certification and Security+ Certification courses. Check out the first few lessons which are available free and you will quickly see what is different about Mike's approach to learning.