A+ Practical Application 2009: Maintaining Networks

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Understanding the methods that computers and network devices use to talk to one another is essential knowledge for IT technicians to have in order to configure and troubleshoot networked environments. This course examines TCP/IP, connectivity and networking issues, connection types, router and firewall configurations, and small office or home office (SOHO) configurations. It also explores troubleshooting network issues using a series of command line tools such as NET, PING, and TRACERT. This course is part of the preparation for the CompTIA A+ 220-702 Practical Application exam which is half of the requirement necessary to acquire the CompTIA A+ certification.

Target Audience

Individuals undertaking the A+ certification track and companies that need technical staff trained in the A+ exam track


Computer technicians who have accumulated 500 hours hand-on experience in a lab or in the field and, ideally, have completed the “A+ Essentials” exam (220-701)

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

  • recognize key characteristics of TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting
  • recognize key characteristics of the e-mail process and troubleshooting
  • recognize ways to troubleshoot FTP issues
  • configure proxy settings on a Windows computer
  • Troubleshooting Client-side Connectivity

  • distinguish between tools used to troubleshoot client-side connectivity issues
  • recognize how HTTP communication is secured through HTTPS and SSL
  • troubleshoot firewall issues
  • Troubleshooting Networking Issues

    The Basics of Network Connectivity

  • recognize key characteristics of network connection types
  • configure IP information on Vista clients
  • Configuring a Wireless Connection

  • configure a wireless connection
  • Configuring Routers, Bluetooth, Cellular, and Firewalls

  • recognize the basic characteristics of how to configure home routers
  • recognize the basic characteristics of Bluetooth technology
  • recognize the basic characteristics of cellular networking
  • assign a port in Windows Firewall
  • Configuring a SOHO