CompTIA Network+ 2009: Network Components

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


In order for devices on a network to communicate, some type of medium has to be in place. Types of communication media include physical cable, copper or fiber optic, and can also refer to radio waves, such as in the case of wireless networks. This course covers the different standards that apply to network media and the types of media that can be used on a network, for instance twisted pair copper, coaxial, or fiber optic, as well as the connectors and other hardware required to allow the media to function correctly. Also, the logical operations of network media, for example transmission speeds, duplexing, and frequency, is explained. This course also describes how to install network media and how to verify that the installation is correct. This course maps to the CompTIA Network+ 2009 exam objectives for categorizing standard cable types and their properties and identifying common connector types. Exam objectives for differentiating and implementing appropriate wiring standards given a specific scenario, and installing components of wiring distribution are also covered in this course.

Target Audience

The audience for CompTIA Network+ 2009 training will comprise IT personnel with at least 9 months IT networking experience. Good computer literacy along with a sound technical acumen should be present. Students looking to acquire job skills, and to be trained specifically to pass the associated CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) certification exam will want to study this learning path.


CompTIA’s A+ credential is a recommended, although not mandatory, prerequisite.

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Common Network Media

  • identify the features and characteristics of common types of cable
  • recognize common connectors for network cables
  • recognize solutions to problems related to the physical media used on a network, for a given scenario
  • Wiring Standards

  • create a straight-through, crossover, and rollover cable
  • Installing Network Wiring

  • recognize how to install network wiring in a telecommunications or equipment room
  • recognize the functions of telecommunications and equipment rooms
  • Verifying Wiring Installation

  • recognize how to verify wiring installation
  • recognize how to verify a wiring termination
  • Installing and Verifying Network Wiring