TOTAL: CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007)
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TOTAL: CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007)

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 CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007) exam 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.
  • 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 TOTAL: CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-007). 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.


"I used these courses to pass the A+, Security+, and Network+ in a span of 2.5 months. I had no IT experience 4 months ago. Now I am a network engineer at a managed service provider with a great salary and solid upward mobility." - Ryan D.

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

What is the difference between broadcast and unicast in a network? In this episode, Mike describes the typical unicast frame that uses destination and source MAC addresses for sending communication to a specific host in the network. He also shows the broadcast MAC address that all hosts connected to the network will receive.

Preview 04:19

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

Introduction to IP Addressing

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

Packets and Ports
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

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

Coaxial Cabling

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

Twisted Pair Cabling

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

Cat Ratings

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

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

Fire Ratings

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

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

Mike discusses the core technologies of Ethernet.

What is Ethernet?

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

Ethernet Frames

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

Early Ethernet

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

The Daddy of Ethernet, 10BaseT

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

Terminating Twisted Pair

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

Hubs vs. Switches
Ethernet Basics
5 questions
+ Modern Ethernet
5 lectures 37:02

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


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

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


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

Connecting Ethernet Scenarios
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

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

Terminating Structured Cabling

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

Equipment Room

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

Alternative Distribution Panels

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

Troubleshooting Structured Cabling, Part 1

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

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

Using a Toner and Probe

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

Wired Connection Scenarios
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

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

Introduction to ARP

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

Classful Addressing

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 demonstrates how to subnet in binary.

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

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

Special IP Addresses

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

IP Addressing Scenarios
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

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 within a router.

Implementing NAT

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

Forwarding Ports

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

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

SOHO vs. Enterprise

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

Static Routes

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

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

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

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


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


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

Handy Tools

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

Introduction to Wireshark

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

Introduction to netstat

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

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

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

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

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

Network Time Protocol

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

Network Service Scenarios
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

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

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

The Hosts File

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 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 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
5 questions