CompTIA Network +

CompTIA Network +

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TThe CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional. Our course is designed to teach the CompTIA Network+ skills necessary to prepare for the N10-007 certification exam. CompTIA Network+ certification is vendor-neutral, validates technical competency in network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. CompTIA Network + is designed to ensure a common level of understanding for IT Professionals.

This course includes access to a hands-on Practice-Lab which will allow candidates to have training in the practical application of the course concepts without having to buy any additional software and will prepare them for success on the certification exam

Prerequisite(s): We recommend candidates possess CompTIA A+ certification and networking experience. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recall the principles of networking including IP Addressing, Subnetting, Troubleshooting, Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Identify the steps for installing and configuring different network types
  • Recognize the basics of Ethernet and Networking Devices
  • List methods for documenting, monitoring, and managing security threats
  • Identify Software, Hardware and Troubleshooting Tools

CompTIA Network+ Module 1
Networking Concepts

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
  • Internetworking Models
  • OSI Reference Model
  • Introduction to Encapsulation
  • Modulation Techniques

CompTIA Network+ Module 2
Networking Topologies and Ethernet Specifications

  • Physical Media
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • Installing Wiring Distributions
  • Network Basics
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet at the Physical Layer
  • Ethernet over Other Standards

CompTIA Network+ Module 3
Networking Devices and Internet Protocol

  • Common Network Connectivity Devices
  • Specialized Devices
  • Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network
  • Switches and Bridges at the Data Link Layer
  • Hubs at the Physical Layer
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP and the DoD Model
  • The Host-to-Host Layer Protocols
  • The Internet Layer Protocols
  • Data Encapsulation

CompTIA Network+ Module 4
IP Addressing, Subnetting and Troubleshooting

  • IP Terminology
  • The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Internet Addressing
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Subnetting Basics
  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing
  • Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • How NAT Works

CompTIA Network+ Module 5
IP Routing and Routing Protocols

  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link State Routing Protocols
  • High Availability
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols

CompTIA Network+ Module 6
Virtual LANs and Wireless Networking

  • Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
  • Switching Services
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • Introduction to  Wireless Technology
  • The 802.11 Standards
  • Comparing 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Network Components
  • Installing a Wireless Network

CompTIA Network+ Module 7
Authentication and Network Threats

  • Security Filtering
  • Managing User Account and Password Security
  • Single Sign-On
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • User-Authentication Methods
  • Recognizing Security Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Mitigation Techniques
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Anti-Malware Software

CompTIA Network+ Module 8
Physical Security and Wide Area Networks

  • Using Hardware and Software Security Devices
  • Defining Firewalls
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Firewalls at the Application Layer vs the Network Layer
  • Scanning Services
  • Intrusion Detection
  • VPN Concentrators
  • What’s a WAN?
  • T-Series Connections
  • Transmission Media

CompTIA Network+ Module 9
Troubleshooting Tools, Software and Hardware

  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Throughput Testers
  • Connectivity Software
  • Using the Address Resolution Protocol
  • Understanding Network Scanners
  • Port Scanners
  • Wi-Fi Analyzer
  • Baseline
  • Network Monitoring and Logging
  • Identifying Hardware Tools

CompTIA Network+ Module 10
Network Troubleshooting, Management and Monitoring

  • Narrowing Down the Problems
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Establish a Theory
  • Software Configuration
  • Viruses
  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Optimization


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Exam N10-007: CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.