CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Network Operations Part 2

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Networks are the basic structure behind modern communication design. From a small business connecting three user computers with a domain controller for central management, to the Internet itself, the architecture and operation of a network governs how devices are able to talk to each other. Networks provide a way to centrally manage devices and to apply much needed security. In this course, you’ll learn elements involved with the operation of your network including patching and updating network devices and computer systems, switch configuration, as well as how to install and configure Wireless LANs. 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

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Computer System Updates

  • describe how device driver and operating system updates are disseminated and applied, and their importance
  • Network Device Updates

  • describe how network device firmware updates are applied and their importance
  • Computer System Update Scope

  • describe the scope of changes and updates released for computer system components
  • Vulnerability Patching

  • describe vulnerability patches, their use, and how they are applied
  • Downgrading a Computer System

  • describe the process of downgrading a computer system, including backing up existing configuration
  • VLAN Configuration

  • describe VLAN configuration, its purpose, and the use of VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol

  • describe Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and how they are used in switched networks
  • Switch Interface Configuration

  • describe switch interface configuration options, including default gateway configuration for multilayer switches
  • Switch Management

  • describe switch management options, and options for network devices such as IP phones
  • Managed and Unmanaged Switches

  • contrast managed and unmanaged switches
  • Routers and Access Points

  • describe the use and considerations for deploying small office/home office wireless routers, wireless access points, and wireless bridges
  • Wireless Signals

  • describe Wireless LAN site surveys, the frequencies of signals, WiFi channels, and how these affect the amount of usable application layer bandwidth, or goodput
  • Wireless Connection Types

  • describe the 802.11a-ht and 802.11g-ht wireless LAN standards
  • Wireless Antennas

  • describe the function and usage of antennas in wireless networking
  • Service Set Identifiers

  • describe the purpose of service set identifiers in 802.11 WiFi networks
  • Wireless Topologies

  • compare and contrast the different topologies used by wireless networking technologies
  • Wireless Devices

  • describe the types of devices that have wireless networking connections and the types of connections they are likely to have
  • Exercise: Wireless Network Basics