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Computer and Network Administration

CompTIA Network+

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  • Overview

    CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks. CompTIA Network+ certified individuals are in-demand worldwide. With a CompTIA Network+ certification, you will possess the key skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage these systems and keep your company productive.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12% job growth is expected in network and computer systems over the next seven years. Additionally, CompTIA Network+ professionals are known to excel in their job: 53% of IT and business executives agree that certified staff performs at a higher level than non-certified staff; this according to the CompTIA International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends report. Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report estimates the average salary of a Network+ certified IT professional at about $74,000.

    This course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA A+ certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification.

    CERTIFICATION EXAM

    This course prepares the student for the CompTIA Network+ examination.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    PREREQUISITES

    CompTIA A+ Certification or equivalent knowledge and some practical industry experience in networking are strongly recommended.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify the basic components of network theory.
    • Identify the major network communications methods.
    • Identify network data delivery methods.
    • List and describe network media and hardware components.
    • Identify the major types of network implementations.
    • Identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
    • Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
    • Identify the components of a LAN implementation.
    • Identify the components of a WAN implementation.
    • Identify major issues and technologies in network security.
    • Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
    • Identify major issues and technologies in disaster recovery.
    • Identify major data storage technologies and implementations.
    • Identify the primary network operating systems.
    • Explore tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
    • Describe how to troubleshoot network issues.
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Lesson 1: Network Theory
    Topic 1A: Networking Terminology
    Topic 1B: Network Building Blocks
    Topic 1C: Standard Network Models
    Topic 1D: Physical Network Topologies
    Topic 1E: Logical Network Topologies
    Topic 1F: Network Categories

    Lesson 2: Network Communications Methods
    Topic 2A: Transmission Methods
    Topic 2B: Media Access Methods
    Topic 2C: Signaling Methods

    Lesson 3: Network Data Delivery
    Topic 3A: Data Addressing and Delivery
    Topic 3B: Delivery Techniques

    Lesson 4: Network Media and Hardware
    Topic 4A: Bounded Network Media
    Topic 4B: Unbounded Network Media
    Topic 4C: Noise Control
    Topic 4D: Network Connectivity Devices
    Topic 4E: Wiring Distribution Components

    Lesson 5: Network Implementations
    Topic 5A: The OSI Model
    Topic 5B: Ethernet Networks
    Topic 5C: Token Ring Networks
    Topic 5D: Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks
    Topic 5E: Wireless Technologies and Standards

    Lesson 6: Networking with TCP/IP 
    Topic 6A: Families of Protocols
    Topic 6B: The TCP/IP Protocol
    Topic 6C: IP Address Basics
    Topic 6D: Custom IP Addresses
    Topic 6E: The IP Version 6 Protocol
    Topic 6F: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

    Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services
    Topic 7A: IP Address Assignment Methods
    Topic 7B: Host Name Resolution
    Topic 7C: TCP/IP Utilities
    Topic 7D: TCP/IP Upper-Layer Services
    Topic 7E: TCP/IP Interoperability Services

    Lesson 8: Local Area Network Infrastructure
    Topic 8A: Bridges and Switches
    Topic 8B: IP Routing
    Topic 8C: Static IP Routing
    Topic 8D: Dynamic IP Routing
    Topic 8E: Control Data Movement with Filters and VLANs

    Lesson 9: WAN Infrastructure
    Topic 9A: WAN Switching Technologies
    Topic 9B: WAN Transmission Technologies
    Topic 9C: WAN Connectivity Methods
    Topic 9D: Voice Over Data Systems

    Lesson 10: Network Security
    Topic 10A: Computer Security Basics
    Topic 10B: Authentication
    Topic 10C: Data Encryption
    Topic 10D: Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPsec)
    Topic 10E: Internet Security
    Topic 10F: Local Security
    Topic 10G: Common Threats
    Topic 10H: Threat Mitigation Techniques
    Topic 10I: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
    Topic 10J: Educate Users

    Lesson 11: Remote Networking
    Topic 11A: Remote Network Architectures
    Topic 11B: Remote Access Networking Implementations
    Topic 11C: Virtual Private Networking
    Topic 11D: Remote Control Computing

    Lesson 12: Disaster Recovery
    Topic 12A: Examine Configuration Management Documentation
    Topic 12B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
    Topic 12C: Fault Tolerance Methods
    Topic 12D: Data Backup

    Lesson 13: Network Data Storage
    Topic 13A: Enterprise Data Storage
    Topic 13B: Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
    Topic 13C: Storage Area Network (SAN) Implementations
    Topic 13D: Clustering

    Lesson 14: Network Operating Systems
    Topic 14A: UNIX and Linux Operating Systems
    Topic 14B: Apple Mac OS X
    Topic 14C: Microsoft Operating Systems
    Topic 14D: Novell Open Enterprise Server

    Lesson 15: Network Management
    Topic 15A: Monitoring Tools
    Topic 15B: Network Baselining
    Topic 15C: Network Optimization

    Lesson 16: Network Troubleshooting
    Topic 16A: Troubleshooting Models
    Topic 16B: TCP/IP Troubleshooting Utilities
    Topic 16C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
    Topic 16D: Common Connectivity Issues

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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