CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory

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


Networks provide a way to centrally manage devices and to apply much needed security. It’s vital that one adheres and recognizes all of the industry standards, practices, and network theory before implementing a network. In this course, you’ll learn basic network theory. You’ll also learn the standards involved with wired and wireless networks, including the different network policies and procedures, and best safety practices. This course also addresses how to structure equipment and cabling and the change management process. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience

Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks



Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

OSI Media Layers

  • match the media layers of the OSI model to their correct descriptions
  • OSI Network Layer

  • match the network layer of the OSI model to the correct description
  • OSI Host Layers

  • match the host layers of the OSI model to the correct descriptions
  • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation

  • describe the data encapsulation process
  • Modulation in Network Communications

  • describe modulation techniques including multiplexing, de-multiplexing, TDM, analog, and digital techniques
  • Computer Numbering Systems

  • define the computer numbering system including binary, hexadecimal, and octal
  • Network Transmission Systems

  • define various network transmission systems including broadband, base band, bit rates, baud rate, wavelength, collision, and CDMA/CD and CSMA/CA
  • The TCP/IP Suite

  • define the TCP/IP suite including ICMP, UDP, and TCP
  • Wireless LAN Standards

  • describe wireless LAN standards
  • Ethernet Standards

  • describe Ethernet standards
  • Wiring Standards

  • describe wiring standards
  • Broadband Standards

  • describe broadband standards
  • Security Policies

  • recognize security policies and consent to monitoring
  • Network Policies

  • recognize network policies
  • Acceptable Use Policies

  • recognize acceptable use policies
  • Standard Business Documents

  • recognize standard business documents including SLA, MOU, MLA, and SOW
  • Electrical and Static Safety

  • describe electrical and static safety practices including grounding and ESD
  • Installation Safety

  • recognize installation safety best practices including lifting equipment, rack installation, placement, and tool safety
  • Materials Safety

  • recognize MSD material safety practices
  • Emergency Procedures

  • recognize emergency procedure safety practices
  • Fire Suppression and HVAC Systems

  • describe fire suppression systems and HVAC safety practices
  • Structured Cabling

  • define elements and features of structured cabling, including intermediate and main distribution frames, cable management, patch panels, device placement, air flow, and cable trays
  • Network Power Distribution Management

  • define network power distribution management concepts including power converters, circuits, UPS, inverters, and power redundancy
  • Server Rack Systems

  • recognize the standards for server rack systems including server rail racks, two-post racks, four-post racks, free-standing racks as well as rack monitoring and rack security
  • Network Equipment and Cable Labeling

  • label cables and equipment including ports, systems, circuits, and patch panels and describe naming conventions
  • Change Management Requests

  • recognize how to make a change management request
  • Change Management Approval Process

  • recognize the steps in the change management approval process
  • Change Management Maintenance Windows

  • describe authorized downtime of change management maintenance windows
  • Change Management Notifications

  • recognize the steps involved in the change notification process
  • Change Management Documentation

  • recognize how to document network changes including network configuration changes, additions to the network, and physical location changes
  • Network Services – TCP vs UDP

  • contrast TCP and UDP network services
  • Well-Known Ports and Protocols

  • match well-known ports and protocols
  • Registered Ports and Protocols

  • define registered ports and protocols
  • Exercise: Standards, Practices, and Network Theory