CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Architecture Part 2

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With all the things that need to function correctly and together in networks, there are an equal number of things that can go wrong. In this course, you’ll learn about more advanced network architecture concepts including network infrastructure implementation, addressing schemas, routing, unified communications, and cloud computing and virtualization. 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

LANs, MANs, and WANs

  • differentiate between local area networks, metropolitan area networks, and wide area networks
  • Wireless LANs

  • describe wireless LANs, their use, and topology
  • Personal Area Networks

  • describe common personal area network technologies
  • Industrial Control Systems

  • describe the networking requirements for industrial control systems, such as SCADA
  • Medianets

  • describe the concept of medianets and the enabling technologies
  • IPv4 Addressing

  • construct an IPv4 address and describe the structure and usage
  • IPv4 Subnetting

  • create logical subnets from an IPv4 address
  • IPv6 Addressing

  • construct an IPv6 address, describe the structure and usage, and describe technologies to transition from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Private Addressing

  • describe the use of private IP addresses in IPv4 and their use in NAT systems
  • MAC Addressing

  • describe how and where media access control (MAC) addresses are used in network interface hardware
  • Address Scopes

  • describe the main address scopes and how and where they are used
  • Routing Overview

  • describe the basic concepts of routing in a layer 3 network
  • Dynamic Routing

  • describe dynamic routing and the characteristics of routing protocols used
  • Autonomous Systems

  • describe an autonomous system (AS) and contrast interior gateway protocols (IGP) and exterior gateway protocols (EGP)
  • Route Availability

  • describe high availability technologies in use in routers
  • Routing Metrics

  • describe the metrics used by routers to make routing decisions
  • VoIP and Video Communications

  • describe VoIP and video network technologies
  • Real Time Network Communication Services

  • describe real-time network communication services and the supporting concepts and technologies
  • Quality of Service

  • describe how QoS measures are implemented and their effect on network traffic
  • Unified Communications Devices

  • describe the function of network devices and servers used to enable unified communications
  • Network Virtualization

  • describe the function of virtualized network devices, the technologies used, and the differences with their non-virtual counterparts
  • Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage

  • describe common storage networking technologies and protocols, such as FC SAN, NAS, and iSCSI
  • Cloud Computing Service Models

  • describe the common service models used in cloud computing
  • Cloud Computing Deployment Models

  • describe the common cloud deployment models
  • Network Hardware Requirements

  • describe the common hardware requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • Network Compatibility Requirements

  • describe the common compatibility requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • Network Environmental Requirements

  • describe the common environmental requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • Network Security Requirements

  • describe the common security requirements encountered when implementing networks
  • Exercise: Advanced Concepts of CompTIA Network+