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Network+ Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram N10-002),9780789728654

Network+ Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram N10-002)

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
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Summary

This exam certifies that candidates know the layers of the OSI model, can describe the features and functions of network components, and have the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. The Network+ exam, developed by CompTIA, is only two years old but already is held by 50,000 individuals (an adoption rate that is even faster than A+, CompTIA's flagship certification). It is now being taught in schools and has grown 120% in the past year. Currently, 4,000 candidates are sitting the Network+ exam each month. The certification is endorsed by Microsoft (as part of its popular new MCSA program), Cisco, Novell, and 3Com, among others. Readers preparing for this exam find the best-selling Exam Cram2 series to be the smartest, most efficient way to become certified. This book focuses on exactly what readers need to get certified now, featuring test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers that are not available anywhere else. ExamCram2 also features PrepLogic" Practice Tests!

Table of Contents

Introduction xxii
Self-Assessment xxvii
Introduction to Networking
1(24)
Introduction
2(1)
LANs and WANs
2(1)
LANs
2(1)
WANs
3(1)
Network models
3(2)
Peer-to-peer networking
3(1)
Client/server networking model
4(1)
Centralized and distributed computing
5(1)
Network topologies
5(6)
Bus topology
6(1)
Ring topology
6(1)
Star topology
7(2)
Mesh topology
9(1)
Wireless networking
10(1)
IEEE and networking standards
11(3)
802.2 IEEE standard
12(1)
802.3 IEEE standard
12(1)
802.5 IEEE standard
13(1)
802.11b IEEE standard
13(1)
FDDI
14(2)
Review and test yourself
16(9)
The facts
16(1)
Key terms
17(1)
Practice exam
18(5)
Want to know more?
23(2)
Cabling and Connectors
25(26)
Introduction
26(1)
General media considerations
26(2)
Broadband versus baseband
26(1)
Simplex, half duplex, and full duplex
26(1)
Media interference
27(1)
Attenuation
27(1)
Bandwidth
28(1)
Network media
28(7)
Coaxial
28(2)
Twisted-pair cabling
30(2)
Fiber-optic cable
32(1)
Wireless media
33(2)
Media connectors
35(4)
BNC connectors
35(1)
RJ-45 connectors
36(1)
AUI connectors
37(1)
Fiber connectors
37(2)
IEEE 802.3 standards
39(4)
10Base2
39(1)
10Base5
39(1)
10BaseT
40(1)
Fast Ethernet
41(1)
Gigabit Ethernet
42(1)
Review and test yourself
43(7)
The facts
43(1)
Key terms
44(1)
Practice exam
45(5)
Want to know more?
50(1)
Networking Devices
51(24)
Introduction
52(1)
Hubs
52(1)
MSAU
52(1)
Switches
53(3)
Hub and switch cabling
54(2)
Bridges
56(1)
Bridge placement and bridging loops
56(1)
Types of bridges
57(1)
Routers
57(3)
Static routing
58(1)
Dynamic routing
59(1)
Gateways
60(1)
CSU/DSU
61(1)
Wireless access points
61(1)
Modems
61(2)
Network cards
63(2)
ISDN adapters
64(1)
System area network cards
64(1)
MAC addresses
65(1)
Review and test yourself
66(8)
The facts
66(2)
Key terms
68(1)
Practice exam
69(5)
Want to know more?
74(1)
OSI Model and Network Protocols
75(24)
Introduction
76(1)
OSI seven layer model
76(4)
Physical layer (Layer 1)
77(1)
Data-link layer (Layer 2)
77(1)
Network layer (Layer 3)
77(1)
Transport layer (Layer 4)
78(1)
Session layer (Layer 5)
79(1)
Presentation layer (Layer 6)
79(1)
Application layer (Layer 7)
79(1)
OSI model summary
80(1)
Identifying the OSI layers at which various network components operate
81(1)
Differentiating among protocols
81(9)
Connectionless and connection-oriented protocols
81(1)
The TCP/IP protocol suite
82(2)
Internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange
84(2)
Apple Talk
86(3)
NetBEUI protocol
89(1)
Protocol summary
89(1)
Review and test yourself
90(7)
The facts
90(1)
Key terms
91(2)
Practice exam
93(4)
Want to know more?
97(2)
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
99(26)
Introduction
100(6)
Internet Protocol (IP)
100(1)
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
100(1)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
100(1)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
101(1)
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
102(1)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
102(1)
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
102(1)
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
103(1)
Post Office Protocol (POP) and Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
103(1)
Telnet
103(1)
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
104(1)
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
104(1)
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
104(1)
TCP/IP protocol suite summary
104(2)
TCP/UDP port functions
106(1)
Network services
107(4)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Boot Protocol (BOOTP)
107(1)
Domain Name Service (DNS)
108(1)
Network Address Translation (NAT) and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
109(1)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
110(1)
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
110(1)
TCP/IP service summary
111(1)
Identifying IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6) and their default subnet masks
111(3)
IP addressing
112(1)
IPv4
112(1)
IP address classes
113(1)
Subnet mask assignment
113(1)
IPv6 addressing
114(1)
Identifying the purposes of subnetting and default gateways
114(1)
Default gateways
115(1)
Identifying the differences between public and private networks
115(2)
Private address ranges
116(1)
Review and test yourself
117(6)
The facts
117(2)
Practice exam
119(4)
Want to know more?
123(2)
WAN Technologies, Remote Access, and Security Protocols
125(30)
Introduction
127(1)
WAN technologies
127(6)
Dial-up modem connections
127(1)
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
128(1)
T-carrier lines
129(1)
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
130(1)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
131(1)
X.25
131(1)
Frame relay
132(1)
SONET/OC-x levels
132(1)
Remote access protocols and services
133(4)
Remote Access Service (RAS)
133(1)
SLIP
134(1)
PPP
135(1)
PPTP
136(1)
Independent Computing Architecture (ICA)
137(1)
Security protocols
137(4)
IP Security (IPSec)
138(1)
Layer 2 Forwarding (L2F)
139(1)
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
139(1)
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
140(1)
Kerberos
140(1)
SSH
141(1)
Configuring remote connectivity
141(5)
Physical connections
141(1)
Protocols
142(2)
Software
144(1)
Dial-up access
144(2)
Review and test yourself
146(7)
The facts
146(1)
Key terms
147(2)
Practice exam
149(4)
Want to know more?
153(2)
Network Operating Systems and Clients
155(44)
Introduction
156(1)
Network operating systems
156(17)
Windows NT 4
157(5)
Windows 2000
162(3)
Novell NetWare
165(4)
Linux
169(4)
Operating system interoperability
173(1)
Using Windows with NetWare
173(1)
Using Windows and Linux servers
174(1)
Using NetWare and Linux servers
174(1)
Operating system client support
174(2)
Windows server client support
175(1)
NetWare server client support
175(1)
Linux server client support
175(1)
Client operating systems
176(5)
Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me
176(1)
Windows NT Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP Professional
177(2)
Linux
179(1)
Macintosh
180(1)
Selecting a NIC and network configuration settings
181(7)
Choosing a NIC
181(1)
Connecting the PC to the network
182(1)
Testing and troubleshooting the NIC
183(1)
Configuring the NIC settings
184(3)
Using DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol)
187(1)
Configuring clients to access servers
188(3)
Configuring Microsoft Windows clients
188(2)
Unix/Linux client software
190(1)
Review and test yourself
191(7)
The facts
191(1)
Key Terms
192(2)
Practice Exam
194(4)
Want to know more?
198(1)
Fault Tolerance, Disaster Recovery, VLANs, and NAS
199(24)
Introduction
200(1)
Fault tolerance
200(8)
Disk-level fault tolerance
200(5)
Server fault tolerance
205(2)
Using uninterruptible power supplies
207(1)
Disaster recovery
208(4)
Full backup
208(1)
Differential backup
209(1)
Incremental backup
210(1)
Tape rotations
211(1)
Backup best practices
211(1)
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
212(1)
Virtual LANs
213(2)
VLAN membership
214(1)
Review and test yourself
215(7)
The facts
215(1)
Key terms
216(1)
Practice exam
217(5)
Want to know more?
222(1)
Network Security
223(20)
Introduction
224(1)
Firewalls
224(3)
Packet-filtering firewalls
225(1)
Circuit-level firewalls
226(1)
Application gateway firewalls
226(1)
Proxy servers
227(3)
Caching proxy servers
228(1)
Using a proxy server
229(1)
Understanding how security affects a network
230(4)
Blocking port numbers
230(1)
Port blocking and network users
231(1)
Encryption
231(2)
Auditing
233(1)
Authentication, passwords, and password policies
234(2)
Password policies
234(1)
Password strength
235(1)
Review and test yourself
236(6)
The facts
236(1)
Key terms
237(1)
Practice exam
238(4)
Want to know more?
242(1)
Troubleshooting Connectivity
243(44)
Introduction
245(1)
Troubleshooting with diagnostic utilities
245(17)
The tracert command
245(2)
ping
247(5)
ARP
252(1)
The netstat command
253(5)
nbtstat
258(1)
The ipconfig command
259(2)
The winipcfg command
261(1)
nslookup
261(1)
Supporting and troubleshooting the small office and home environment
262(8)
POTS
263(1)
Working with a modem
263(1)
Cable Internet access
264(1)
DSL
265(1)
Troubleshooting DSL
266(1)
Wireless
267(1)
Home satellite
268(2)
Troubleshooting remote connectivity errors
270(2)
Authentication
271(1)
Protocol configuration
271(1)
Physical connectivity
272(1)
Using network tools
272(3)
Wire crimpers
272(1)
Punchdown tools
273(1)
Tone generators (and tone locators)
273(1)
Media testers
274(1)
Hardware loopback connectors
274(1)
Interpreting visual indicators
275(2)
LEDs on networking devices
275(1)
LEDs on NICs and other devices
276(1)
Review and test yourself
277(8)
The facts
277(2)
Key terms
279(1)
Practice exam
280(5)
Want to know more?
285(2)
Troubleshooting and Supporting the Network
287(26)
Introduction
289(1)
Troubleshooting steps and procedures
289(3)
Establish the symptoms
289(1)
Identify the affected area
290(1)
Establish what has changed
290(1)
Select the probable cause
291(1)
Implement a solution
291(1)
Test the results
291(1)
Recognize the potential effect of the solution
292(1)
Document the solution
292(1)
Identify and troubleshoot errors with a particular physical topology
292(4)
Star topology
293(1)
Ring topology
293(1)
Bus network errors
294(1)
Mesh network errors
295(1)
Wireless network errors
295(1)
Identifying and troubleshooting client connectivity problems
296(4)
Protocol errors
296(1)
Authentication
297(1)
Permissions errors
298(1)
Physical connectivity errors
299(1)
Troubleshooting wiring- and infrastructure-related problems
300(2)
Troubleshooting wiring
300(1)
Troubleshooting the infrastructure
301(1)
Predicting the impact of modifying, adding, or removing network services
302(2)
Adding, modifying, or removing DHCP
302(1)
Adding, modifying, or removing WINS
303(1)
Adding, modifying, or removing DNS
304(1)
Review and test yourself
304(8)
The facts
304(1)
Key terms
305(2)
Practice exam
307(5)
Want to know more?
312(1)
Practice Exam 1
313(30)
Answers to exam questions
334(9)
Practice Exam 2
343(30)
Answers to exam questions
363(10)
Appendix A What's on the CD-ROM 373(4)
PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
374(1)
Exclusive Electronic Version of Text
374(1)
Easy Access to Online Pointers and References
375(2)
Appendix B Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software 377(8)
Exam Simulation
378(1)
Question Quality
378(1)
Interface Design
378(1)
Effective Learning Environment
378(1)
Software Requirements
379(1)
Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
379(1)
Removing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition from Your Computer
379(1)
Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition
380(1)
Starting a Practice Test Mode Session
380(1)
Starting a Flash Review Mode Session
381(1)
Standard PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Options
381(1)
Time Remaining
382(1)
Your Examination Score Report
382(1)
Review Your Exam
383(1)
Get More Exams
383(1)
Contacting PrepLogic
383(1)
Customer Service
383(1)
Product Suggestions and Comments
383(1)
License Agreement
384(1)
Glossary 385(44)
Index 429


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