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CompTIA Network+ Certification Support Skills (NPCSS)

This course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007) certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

5 Days
£1,500.00 incl. VAT

Description

This course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007) certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today's job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any network-related role.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification. CompTIA Network+ is the first certification IT professionals specializing in network administration and support should earn. Network+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician, and IT cable installer.

This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Network+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Certification Exam.

Prerequisites

Students should meet the following criteria prior to taking the course:

  • Taken and passed both CompTIA A+ Certification exams or have 9-12 months knowledge and experience of IT administration.
  • Be able to configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone / tablet), and print devices.
  • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers).
  • Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network.
  • Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls.

What's included

  • Study Guide
  • Experienced NPCSS Instructor
  • Remote access to a virtual lab
  • Exam Voucher (Optional)
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Refreshments (Classroom training)

Exam Details

  • Exam N10-007

Course Outline

Module 1: Explaining the OSI and TCP/IP Models

Lessons:

  • Explain OSI Model Layers
  • Explain the TCP/IP Suite

Module 2: Explaining Properties of Network Traffic

Lessons:

  • Explain Media Types and Access Methods
  • Deploy Ethernet Standards
  • Configure and Monitor Network Interfaces

Module 3: Installing and Configuring Switched Networks

Lessons:

  • Install and Configure Hubs and Bridges
  • Install and Configure Switches
  • Compare and Contrast Network Topologies
  • Compare and Contrast Network Types

Module 4: Configuring IP Networks

Lessons:

  • Configure IPv4 Addressing Components
  • Test IP Interfaces with Command Line Tools
  • Configure IPv4 Subnets
  • Configure Private and Public IPv4 Addressing Schemes
  • Configure IPv6 Addressing Components
  • Configure DHCP Services

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Routed Networks

Lessons:

  • Explain Characteristics of Routing
  • Install and Configure Routers

Module 6: Configuring and Monitoring Ports and Protocols

Lessons:

  • Explain the Uses of Ports and Protocols
  • Use Port Scanners and Protocol Analyzers
  • Explain the Use of Name Resolution Services
  • Configure DNS and IPAM Services

Module 7: Explaining Network Application and Storage Services

Lessons:

  • Explain the Uses of Network Applications
  • Explain the Uses of Voice Services and Advanced Networking Devices
  • Explain the Uses of Virtualization and Network Storage Services
  • Summarize the Concepts of Cloud Services

Module 8: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Networks

Lessons:

  • Monitor Network Interfaces and Logs
  • Explain Network Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshoot Common Network Services Issues

Module 9: Explaining Networking Attacks and Mitigations

Lessons:

  • Summarize Common Networking Attacks
  • Explain the Characteristics of VLANs
  • Explain the Characteristics of NAT and Port Forwarding

Module 10: Installing and Configuring Security Devices

Lessons:

  • Install and Configure Firewalls and Proxies
  • Explain the Uses of IDS/IPS and UTM

Module 11: Explaining Authentication and Access Controls

Lessons:

  • Explain Authentication Controls and Attacks
  • Explain the Uses of Authentication Protocols and Directory Services
  • Explain the Uses of Port Security and NAC
  • Implement Network Device Hardening
  • Explain Patch Management and Vulnerability Scanning Processes

Module 12: Deploying and Troubleshooting Cabling Solutions

Lessons:

  • Deploy Structured Cabling Systems
  • Deploy Twisted Pair Cabling Solutions
  • Test and Troubleshoot Twisted Pair Cabling Solutions
  • Deploy Fiber Optic Cabling Solutions

Module 13: Implementing and Troubleshooting Wireless Technologies

Lessons:

  • Install and Configure Wireless Technologies
  • Troubleshoot Wireless Performance Issues
  • Secure and Troubleshoot Wireless Connectivity

Module 14: Comparing and Contrasting WAN Technologies

Lessons:

  • Compare and Contrast WAN Core Service Types
  • Compare and Contrast WAN Subscriber Service Types
  • Compare and Contrast WAN Framing Service Types
  • Compare and Contrast Wireless and IoT WAN Technologies

Module 15: Using Remote Access Methods

Lessons:

  • Use Remote Access VPNs
  • Use Remote Access Management Methods

Module 16: Identifying Site Policies and Best Practices

Lessons:

  • Manage Networks with Documentation and Diagrams
  • Summarize the Purposes of Physical Security Devices
  • Compare and Contrast Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Identify Policies and Best Practices

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