Network+ Certification

Traditional Instructor Led Learning – 5.00 Day(s)


This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for the CompTIA Network+
2009 Certification Exam. The course certification proves competence in managing, troubleshooting,
installing, and configuring a basic network infrastructure.

Who Should Attend:
Network Technicians Desktop Support Technician PC Support Technician Field Technician Call Center
Technician Tier 1 & 2 Support Personnel seeking IAT-1 certification to fulfill the DoD 8570.1 Directive

At Course Completion:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: -The skills required to manage,
maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure. -Networking
technologies design principles including adherence to wiring standard and use of testing tools
-Network specific security practices, disaster recovery procedures, data storage technology

A+ Certification (2009 Objectives)

Prerequisite Comments:

There are no enforced prerequisites, however the recommended prerequisites are the CompTIA
A+ certification and nine months of networking experience.

Lesson 1: Network Theory

  • Networking Terminology
  • Network Building Blocks
  • Standard Network Models
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Logical Network Topologies
  • Network Categories

Lesson 2: Network Communications Methods

  • Transmission Methods
  • Media Access Methods
  • Signaling Methods

Lesson 3: Network Data Delivery

  • Data Addressing and Delivery
  • Delivery Techniques

Lesson 4: Network Media and Hardware

  • Bounded Network Media
  • Unbounded Network Media
  • Noise Control
  • Network Connectivity Devices
  • Wiring Distribution Components

Lesson 5: Network Implementations

  • The OSI Model
  • Ethernet Networks
  • Token Ring Networks
  • Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks
  • Wireless Technologies and Standards

Lesson 6: Networking with TCP/IP

  • Families of Protocols
  • The TCP/IP Protocol
  • IP Address Basics
  • Custom IP Addresses
  • The IP Version 6 Protocol
  • The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services

  • IP Address Assignment Methods
  • Host Name Resolution
  • TCP/IP Utilities
  • TCP/IP Upper-Layer Services
  • TCP/IP Interoperability Services

Lesson 8: Local Area Network Infrastructure

  • Bridges and Switches
  • IP Routing
  • Static IP Routing
  • Dynamic IP Routing
  • Control Data Movement with Filters and VLANs

Lesson 9: WAN Infrastructure

  • WAN Switching Technologies
  • WAN Transmission Technologies
  • WAN Connectivity Methods
  • Voice Over Data Systems

Lesson 10: Network Security

  • Computer Security Basics
  • Authentication
  • Data Encryption
  • Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPsec)
  • Internet Security
  • Local Security
  • Common Threats
  • Threat Mitigation Techniques
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Educate Users

Lesson 11: Remote Networking

  • Remote Network Architectures
  • Remote Access Networking Implementations
  • Virtual Private Networking
  • Remote Control Computing

Lesson 12: Disaster Recovery

  • Examine Configuration Management Documentation
  • Plan for Disaster Recovery
  • Fault Tolerance Methods
  • Data Backup

Lesson 13: Network Data Storage

  • Enterprise Data Storage
  • Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Implementations
  • Clustering

Lesson 14: Network Operating Systems

  • UNIX and Linux Operating Systems
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server

Lesson 15: Network Management

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Network Baselining
  • Network Optimization

Lesson 16: Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Models
  • TCP/IP Troubleshooting Utilities
  • Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
  • Common Connectivity Issues