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CompTIA Network N10-008 Cert Guide

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CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Cert Guide contains proven study features that allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. Expert instructor Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills, essential for successful completion of the performance-based testing items on the exam. This complete, CompTIA-approved study package includes the following:

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  • More than 60 minutes of video mentoring
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Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

Master the topics on the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 exam, including:

  • Network topologies and media types
  • IP addressing
  • Network services
  • Data center architectures and cloud concepts
  • Routing, Ethernet switching, and wireless networking
  • Network availability and disaster recovery
  • Network security
  • Remote access
  • Network troubleshooting

In addition to the wealth of content and exam preparation exercises, this edition includes a series of free hands-on exercises to help you master several real-world configuration and troubleshooting activities. These exercises can be performed on the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Hands-on Lab Simulator Lite software, included free on the companion website that accompanies this book. This software, which simulates the experience of configuring real operating systems and network devices, contains the following 14 free lab exercises:

1. Network Topologies

2. Matching Well-Known Port Numbers

3. TCP/IP Protocols and Their Functions

4. Network Application Protocols

5. OSI Model Layer Functions

6. Contrast Virtualization Technologies and Services

7. Using ARP to Discover a MAC Address

8. IPv4 Address Types and Classes

9. Configuring a Client Network Adapter with an IPv4 Address

10. Configuring a Small Office/Residential Router—Network User Security Settings

11. Matching Wireless Standards and Terminology

12. Using ipconfig, ping, arp, tracert Together to Troubleshoot Connectivity

13. Security Appliance Terminology and Methods

14. Troubleshooting Practice

CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Hands-on Lab Simulator Minimum System Requirements:

Windows: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1; Intel Pentium III or faster; 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Mac: Apple macOS 12, 11, and 10.15; Intel Core Duo 1.83 Ghz or faster; 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Other applications installed during installation: Adobe AIR 3.8; Captive JRE 6

Author Biography

Anthony Sequeira (CCIE No. 15626) began his IT career in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion: teaching and writing about networking technologies. Anthony lectured to massive audiences around the world while working for Mastering Computers. Anthony has never been happier in his career than he is now, as a senior technical instructor for Splunk. He is an avid tennis player, a private pilot, and a semi-professional poker player, and he loves anything at all to do with technology.

Table of Contents

    Introduction xxxviii

Part I: Networking Fundamentals

Chapter 1 The OSI Model and Encapsulation 3

    Foundation Topics 4

    The Purpose of Reference Models 4

    The OSI Model 6

    The TCP/IP Stack 22

    Real-World Case Study 27

    Summary 28

    Exam Preparation Tasks 28

    Review All the Key Topics 28

    Define Key Terms 29

    Complete Chapter 1 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite 30

    Additional Resources 30

    Review Questions 30

Chapter 2 Network Topologies and Types 35

    Foundation Topics 36

    Defining a Network 36

    Network Types and Characteristics 37

    Networks Defined Based on Resource Location 42

    Networks Defined by Topology 45

    Virtual Network Concepts 55

    Provider Links 60

    Real-World Case Study 69

    Summary 69

    Exam Preparation Tasks 70

    Review All the Key Topics 70

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 71

    Define Key Terms 71

    Additional Resources 71

    Review Questions 72

Chapter 3 Network Media Types 79

    Foundation Topics 80

    Copper and Fiber Media and Connectors 80

    Multiplexing in Fiber-Optic Networks 95

    Cable Management 96

    Real-World Case Study 99

    Summary 99

    Exam Preparation Tasks 100

    Review All the Key Topics 100

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 100

    Define Key Terms 100

    Additional Resources 101

    Review Questions 101

Chapter 4 IP Addressing 105

    Foundation Topics 106

    Binary Numbering 106

    IPv4 Addressing 112

    Assigning IPv4 Addresses 118

    Subnetting 129

    Address Translation 145

    IP Version 6 149

    Real-World Case Study 154

    Summary 154

    Exam Preparation Tasks 155

    Review All the Key Topics 155

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 156

    Define Key Terms 156

    Complete Chapter 4 Hands-On Labs in Network+ Simulator Lite 156

    Additional Resources 157

    Review Questions 157

Chapter 5 Common Ports and Protocols 165

    Foundation Topics 166

    Ports and Protocols 166

    IP Protocol Types 172

    Summary 175

    Exam Preparation Tasks 175

    Review All the Key Topics 175

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 176

    Define Key Terms 176

    Additional Resources 177

    Review Questions 177

Chapter 6 Network Services 181

    Foundation Topics 182

    DHCP 182

    DNS 185

    NTP 190

    Real-World Case Study 191

    Summary 191

    Exam Preparation Tasks 191

    Review All the Key Topics 191

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 192

    Define Key Terms 192

    Additional Resources 193

    Review Questions 193

Chapter 7 Corporate and Datacenter Architectures 197

    Foundation Topics 198

    The Three-Tiered Network Architecture 198

    Software-Defined Networking 200

    Storage Area Networks 204

    Deciding on an Architecture 205

    Real-World Case Study 206

    Summary 206

    Exam Preparation Tasks 206

    Review All the Key Topics 206

    Define Key Terms 207

    Additional Resources 207

    Review Questions 207

Chapter 8 Cloud Concepts 211

    Foundation Topics 212

    Deployment Models 212

    Service Models 213

    Key Cloud Concepts 214

    Real-World Case Study 217

    Summary 217

    Exam Preparation Tasks 217

    Review All the Key Topics 217

    Define Key Terms 218

    Additional Resources 218

    Review Questions 218

Part II: Network Implementations

Chapter 9 Various Network Devices 221

    Foundation Topics 222

    Networking Devices 222

    Networked Devices 244

    Real-World Case Study 248

    Summary 249

    Exam Preparation Tasks 249

    Review All the Key Topics 249

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 250

    Define Key Terms 250

    Additional Resources 251

    Review Questions 251

Chapter 10 Routing Technologies and Bandwidth Management 255

    Foundation Topics 256

    Routing 256

    Sources of Routing Information 259

    Routing Protocol Characteristics 263

    Routing Protocol Examples 268

    Bandwidth Management 270

    Real-World Case Study 276

    Summary 277

    Exam Preparation Tasks 278

    Review All the Key Topics 278

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 278

    Define Key Terms 278

    Additional Resources 279

    Review Questions 279

Chapter 11 Ethernet Switching 283

    Foundation Topics 284

    Principles of Ethernet 284

    Ethernet Switch Features 292

    Summary 315

    Exam Preparation Tasks 315

    Review All the Key Topics 315

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 316

    Define Key Terms 316

    Additional Resources 317

    Review Questions 317

Chapter 12 Wireless Standards 321

    Foundation Topics 322

    Introducing Wireless LANs 322

    Deploying Wireless LANs 334

    Securing Wireless LANs 339

    Real-World Case Study 345

    Summary 346

    Exam Preparation Tasks 346

    Review All the Key Topics 346

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 347

    Define Key Terms 347

    Additional Resources 348

    Review Questions 348

Part III: Network Operations

Chapter 13 Ensure Network Availability 353

    Foundation Topics 354

    Monitoring Tools 354

    Additional Monitoring Topics 360

    Real-World Case Study 368

    Summary 368

    Exam Preparation Tasks 369

    Review All the Key Topics 369

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 369

    Define Key Terms 370

    Additional Resources 370

    Review Questions 370

Chapter 14 Organizational Documents and Policies 375

    Foundation Topics 376

    Plans and Policies 376

    Hardening and Security Policies 378

    Common Documentation 385

    Real-World Case Study 387

    Summary 388

    Exam Preparation Tasks 388

    Review All the Key Topics 388

    Define Key Terms 389

    Additional Resources 389

    Review Questions 390

Chapter 15 High Availability and Disaster Recovery 393

    Foundation Topics 394

    High Availability 394

    Real-World Case Study: SOHO Network Design 403

    Real-World Case Study 410

    Summary 411

    Exam Preparation Tasks 411

    Review All the Key Topics 411

    Define Key Terms 412

    Additional Resources 412

    Review Questions 413

Part IV: Network Security

Chapter 16 Common Security Concepts 417

    Foundation Topics 418

    Core Security Concepts 418

    Authentication Methods 428

    Risk Management and SIEM 431

    Real-World Case Study 434

    Summary 434

    Exam Preparation Tasks 434

    Review All the Key Topics 434

    Define Key Terms 435

    Additional Resources 435

    Review Questions 436

Chapter 17 Common Types of Attacks 439

    Foundation Topics 440

    Technology-Based Attacks 440

    Human and Environmental Attacks 445

    Other Miscellaneous Attacks 445

    Real-World Case Study 449

    Summary 449

    Exam Preparation Tasks 449

    Review All the Key Topics 449

    Define Key Terms 450

    Complete Chapter 17 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite 450

    Additional Resources 450

    Review Questions 450

Chapter 18 Network Hardening Techniques 453

    Foundation Topics 454

    Best Practices 454

    Wireless Security and IoT Considerations 458

    Real-World Case Study 459

    Summary 460

    Exam Preparation Tasks 460

    Review All the Key Topics 460

    Define Key Terms 460

    Additional Resources 461

    Review Questions 461

Chapter 19 Remote Access Methods 465

    Foundation Topics 466

    Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) 466

    Other Remote Access Technologies 474

    Authentication and Authorization Considerations 478

    In-Band vs. Out-of-Band Management 479

    Real-World Case Study 480

    Summary 480

    Exam Preparation Tasks 480

    Review All the Key Topics 480

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 481

    Define Key Terms 481

    Complete Chapter 19 Hands-On Lab in Network+ Simulator Lite 481

    Additional Resources 481

    Review Questions 482

Chapter 20 Physical Security 485

    Foundation Topics 486

    Detection Methods 486

    Prevention Methods 486

    Asset Disposal 489

    Real-World Case Study 490

    Summary 490

    Exam Preparation Tasks 490

    Review All the Key Topics 490

    Define Key Terms 491

    Additional Resources 491

    Review Questions 491

Part V: Network Troubleshooting

Chapter 21 A Network Troubleshooting Methodology 495

    Foundation Topics 496

    Troubleshooting Basics 496

    Real-World Case Study 501

    Summary 501

    Exam Preparation Tasks 501

    Review All the Key Topics 501

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 502

    Define Key Terms 502

    Additional Resource 502

    Review Questions 502

Chapter 22 Troubleshoot Common Cabling Problems 505

    Foundation Topics 506

    Specifications and Limitations 506

    Cable Considerations and Applications 506

    Common Issues 507

    Common Tools 509

    Real-World Case Study 514

    Summary 514

    Exam Preparation Tasks 514

    Review All the Key Topics 514

    Define Key Terms 515

    Additional Resources 515

    Review Questions 515

Chapter 23 Network Software Tools and Commands 519

    Foundation Topics 520

    Command Line Tools 522

    Basic Network Platform Commands 543

    Real-World Case Study 543

    Summary 543

    Exam Preparation Tasks 544

    Review All the Key Topics 544

    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 544

    Define Key Terms 545

    Additional Resource 545

    Review Questions 545

Chapter 24 Troubleshoot Common Wireless Issues 549

    Foundation Topics 550

    Specifications and Limitations 550

    Considerations 551

    Common Issues 553

    Wireless Network Troubleshooting 554

    Wireless Network Troubleshooting Solution 555

    Real-World Case Study 556

    Summary 556

    Exam Preparation Tasks 556

    Review All the Key Topics 556

    Define Key Terms 557

    Review Questions 557

Chapter 25 Troubleshoot General Network Issues 561

    Foundation Topics 562

    Considerations for General Network Troubleshooting 562

    Common Issues 563

    Real-World Case Study 566

    Summary 567

    Exam Preparation Tasks 567

    Review All the Key Topics 567

    Define Key Terms 567

    Additional Resources 568

    Review Questions 568

Part VI: Final Preparation

Chapter 26 Final Preparation 571

    Tools for Final Preparation 571

    End-of-Chapter Review Tools 573

    Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study 574

    Strategies for Taking the Exam 576

    Summary 577

Glossary of Key Terms 579

APPENDIX A Answers to Review Questions 623

APPENDIX B CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) Cert Guide Exam Updates 639


APPENDIX C Memory Tables

APPENDIX D Memory Tables Answer Key

APPENDIX E Study Planner

Exam Essentials Interactive Study Guide

Key Terms Flash Cards Application

Instructional Videos

Performance-Based Exercises

Comptia Network+ N10-008 Hands-On Lab Simulator Lite Software

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