IT Networking Fundamentals: CompTIA Network+ 2015

Learn what Network+ is by understanding how to build, manage, and protect the critical asset that is the data network.
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Published 6/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Welcome to IT Networking Fundamentals: CompTIA Network+ 2015 from LearnSmart.

The Network+ Certification by CompTIA is an international and vendor-neutral certification that has been endorsed and recognized by industry computing manufacturers and organizations. This course provides foundational knowledge of the principles, techniques, and tools needed to successfully prepare for the N10-006 exam.

This also qualifies as Continuing Education Units (CEUs). If you're up for renewal, you can earn CEUs through this series and additional courses. Please see the CompTIA Network+ Continuing Education Options for a complete rundown of those courses. With this course you will be able to claim 27 CEUs.

In this course, you will learn the network infrastructure services for the CompTIA Network Plus certification exam. The topics that will be covered include: TCP/IP, Network Infrastructure Services, Troubleshooting Networks, LAN Infrastructures, Advanced Networking Concepts and much more. These courses are paired with a variety of demos and quizzes giving a real world look at some of the concepts that will be discussed.

The sections listed below are can be taken in any order, as a review of a particular concept or exam domain. However, if you are just becoming familiar with PC operating systems and basic networking, it is recommended that you view the courses sequentially.

Course Overview:

As a CompTIA certified Network+ technician you need to be aware of various cable types & connectors, their characteristics, capabilities, and limitations. You'll also need to understand various connectors that are involved. This course is designed to prepare the student for the Network+ certification. Students will take a look at network standards and the organizations that create them, as well as the importance of standardization. We have paired this course with demos that will help give a visual example of the concepts that will be talked about.

Course Breakdown:

Section 1: In the pre-assessment quiz you'll face questions from all sections of this Network+ Certification training. Test your current knowledge and know your strengths and weaknesses.

Sections 2: Understand how transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is a nonproprietary industry-standard protocol suite that provides communications on networks that support various operating systems and hardware types. Delve into the definition of "suite" to discover that there are multiple protocols, as well as tools, that make up TCP/IP. As a network technician, you will need to be familiar with all of these.

Section 3: Focus Network Infrastructure Services by looking into DHCP and how it handles the automatic assignment of IP addresses and DNS provides name resolution.

Section 4: Review the different layer (1-3) network devices and understand how they are devices that allow interconnectivity between network nodes. In this section learn topics on the importance of the OSI reference model, and device layer classifications. View demos that give a real world look at several of the concepts that will be discussed.

Section 5: Take a closer look at network standards and the organizations that create them, as well as the importance of standardization and be aware of these various cable types, their characteristics, capabilities, limitations, and connector types.

Section 6: A wide area network (WAN) is a network that spans larger geographical distances and connects multiple local area networks (LANs) together using high-speed communication lines. Watch a variety of demos giving real world examples of the topics that will be discussed.

Section 7: Ongoing monitoring of the network is crucial in order to ensure the continued efficiency of operations. This section is meant to help you answer the following questions: What are some of the things that we should know? Why should we monitor? What should we be looking for? And, what tools are at our disposal in this area?

Section 8: Network security is important regardless of the size of the organization or the type of business. Part of information technology is information security; it is the duty of IT personnel to ensure that corporate assets such as company data, systems, and services are secure. Learn how to identify threats and vulnerabilities, protection techniques and how to implement them, and handling security incidents.

Section 9: Take an in-depth look at topics that include network terminology, different type of network styles, network models, and topology. This section will conclude by covering the various processes and documentation that is used to ensure an organization continues to function in an orderly fashion, and will cover the various security practices that will help you when dealing with network devices and technology.

Sections 10: Troubleshooting is an integral part of the network technician's daily tasks. Examine the various methods and tools that you will use when you encounter network related issues and learn about the different methods that are used when identifying and resolving issues, as well as the various tools that you will have at your disposal to counter the different types of issues that arise in today's environments.

Sections 11: Look at what it takes to build a local area network when it comes to all the physical connections that are required. Know the basics of physically installing a local area network, connecting the LAN to the wide area network and discuss responsibilities in that area, and the best practices to follow if you find yourself building LANs from scratch.

Sections 12: Today's networks are different than the networks of the past and include technologies that were not present as little as ten years ago. As the industry changes, network technicians must adapt and this and expand your knowledge to include new technologies.

The content in this course comes from CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) exam certification topics.

Recommendations:

Learn from others! Here are some reviews from participants (Click on reviews to see full list of reviews)

  • Great Material - This course is a great reference and way to refresh your skills for the new Net+ exam! I needed a good refresh before taking the exam and this course is clearly laid out and copiously covers the material for the exam. Great course, well worth the money! -- M.B.
  • Perfect Course - Not only do you get great lectures that are pretty much PowerPoints with an instructor teaching you the concepts, there are also Demo lectures that show you how each of the concepts works in real life. This is such valuable information to have when taking the test. I feel very confident that this course is the best Network+ course on Udemy. -- D.R. Jr.
  • A Complete Jumpstart - What has impressed me the most is the depth of the content to this coarse. Each HD video is crystal clear in both the visual and audio, even including quality closed captioning (great for reading along with the lectures). I wasn't interested in the flashcards or the crossword puzzles when I started the program, but I've found them to be very useful in staying engaged in the class when away from home. This is everything you need to get started and have a classroom quality experience from home. Dive in and stay focused! -- P.C.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer with Internet
  • Generic knowledge about Network+ is helpful, but not necessary w/this lifetime access! This is a great starting place

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Expand your knowledge on the various concepts of Network+
  • You will become to be familiar with TCP/IP Protocol Suite, addresing, and IPv7 all core concepts that a network technician needs to know
  • You will understand the infrastructure services that operate inside virtually every network, also known as DHCP and DNS. DHCP handles the automatic assignment of IP addresses and DNS provides name resolution.
  • Review the importance of the OSI reference model, and device layer classifications and learn paired with demos that give a real world look at several of the concepts that will be discussed.
  • Upon completing this course you will have taken a look at the network standards and the organizations that create them, as well as the importance of standardization.
  • Gain an overview of the concepts of WAN, available connectivity options, capabilities and characters of the different available options, and the concepts of remote access.
  • Be able to answer the following questions: What are some of the things that we should know? Why should we monitor? What should we be looking for? And, what tools are at our disposal in this area? Know this by understanding why ongoing monitoring of the network is crucial in order to ensure the continued efficiency of operations.
  • Learn the important components that make up wireless technologies.
  • Understand how network security is important regardless of the size of the organization or the type of business and how to handle incidents through protection and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Be able to install a LAN and contect to a WAN.
  • Examine the future of virtualization, cloud-based computer, and unified communications in our advanced networking concepts.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in the principles, concepts, and tools used in completing the Network+ Certification
  • Test your knowledge and skills. Prove to yourself, and others, that you are ready CompTIA’s Network+ (N10-006) Exam

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for individuals looking to expand and recieve up to date knowledge of Network+ concepts.
  • Professionals who would like to prepare themselves for the CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) certification exam.
  • If you are a Network Administrator, Network Technician, Network Installer, Help Desk Technician, IT Cable Installer -- this course reviews basic and important concepts that these professionals are expected to know and execute on a daily basis.
  • Network+ helps IT Professionals around the world advance their careers. Don't just take our word for it
  • Required to fulfill Continuing Education Units? Looking to maintain your Certification? With in this course you can claim 27 CEUs
  • LearnSmart is accredited and in the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program
  • Please review our course map to see just how we align and partner with CompTIA in providing this training: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-bU4vzmt_NydE1HMUxkTTlKTHM/view?usp=sharing

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Curriculum

Orientation Video
Preview
01:12
Section 1: Pre-Assessment
14 questions

The sections listed below are divided by exam number and exam domain, showing how each lecture aligns to a particular N10­006 exam domain. These sections can be taken in any order, as a review of a particular concept or exam domain.

However, if you are just becoming familiar with PC operating systems and basic networking, it is recommended that you view the sections sequentially.

Quizzes in your LearnSmart Online Training help you determine your level of command of the material covered in this training course. This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.
Section 2: TCP/IP Fundamentals
Course Overview
Preview
02:00
Protocol Suite
05:59
DEMO: Examining TCP/IP Packet Flow
08:03
Transport Layer Protocols
05:14
Internet Layer Protocol
05:15
DEMO: Packet Flow
04:55
Application Layer Protocols
05:38
DEMO: Application Layer Protocols in Action
05:30
Knowledge Check
00:53
Chapter 1 Quiz
3 questions
Introduction
01:33
DEMO: Binary Numbering System
06:23
IPv4
03:56
DEMO: IPv4 Addressing
04:32
Rules of IP Addresses
02:32
DEMO: Viewing an IP Configuration
02:04
Private Address
03:10
Public Address
05:02
DEMO: IPv4 Address Wrap-up
02:36
Subnetworks
05:11
DEMO: Subnetting
09:26
Knowledge Check
01:22
Introduction
05:00
DEMO: Hex and Binary
04:01
Unicast Addresses
04:16
DEMO: Viewing IPv6 Addresses
01:45
IPv6 Configuration
01:49
DEMO: Configuring IPv6 Automatically
02:29
Implementing IPv6
05:52
DEMO: Transitional Technologies
04:19
Knowledge Check
00:47
Conclusion
01:19
Section 3: Network Infrastructure Services
Course Overview
Preview
01:06
DHCP
09:14
DEMO: Installing and Configuring DHCP
09:35
DHCP Assignment Issues
02:45
DEMO: Configuring Automatic IP Addressing
05:46
Knowledge Check
00:49
Chapter 1 Quiz
3 questions
Name Resolution Services
04:43
DNS Zones
04:44
DEMO: Examining DNS Servers
04:03
Obtaining an IP Address
02:04
Queries
01:42
DEMO: Name Resolution Process
04:22
DEMO: DNS Client Configuration
03:41
Knowledge Check
00:48
Conclusion
01:34
Section 4: Understanding Network Devices
Course Overview
Preview
01:19
OSI/RM with Network Devices
03:21
Knowledge Check
00:28
Network Interface Card
02:26
Repeaters
01:05
DEMO: Configuring a WAP as a Repeater
04:05
Hub
01:31
Chapter 1 & 2 Quiz
3 questions
Knowledge Check
00:50
Filtering
02:55
DEMO: Layer 2 Filtering
03:01
Bridge
02:11
Switch
05:27
Trunking
03:24
Switch Configuration
04:39
Knowledge Check
00:36
STP
01:41
DEMO: Spanning Tree Protocol
05:02
STP Ports
03:38
VTP
01:37
DEMO: VLAN Trunking Protocol
01:52
Additional VLANs
02:03
Knowledge Check
00:58
Chapter 3 & 4 Quiz
3 questions
Routing
03:13
DEMO: The Routing Process
02:40
DEMO: Examining a Routing Table
04:18
Network Segmentation
03:59
Router Classifications
03:56
Routing Protocols
03:46
Dynamic Routing
05:21
Router Problems
02:40
DEMO: Routing Problems
04:28
High-Availability Mechanisms
02:39
Knowledge Check
00:49
Gateways and Switches
02:23
Load Balancers
01:20
Knowledge Check
00:48
Conclusion
01:42
Section 5: Cables, Connectors, and Standards
Course Overview
Preview
01:05
Network Standards
04:28
DEMO: Standards Organizations
02:19
IEEE 802.X Standards
02:02
DEMO: 802.X Standards
01:52
Ethernet
03:32

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