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Eleventh Hour Network+, 1st Edition

Exam N10-004 Study Guide

 
Eleventh Hour Network+, 1st Edition,Naomi Alpern,ISBN9781597494281
 
 
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Key Features

•The only book keyed to the new 2009 objectives that has been crafted for last minute cramming
•Easy to find, essential material with no fluff – this book does not talk about security in general, just how it applies to the test
•Includes review of five toughest questions by topic - sure to improve your score

Description

Eleventh Hour Security+: Exam SY0-201 Study Guide offers a practical guide for those preparing for the CompTIA Network+ exam. The book's 10 chapters provide in-depth discussions of the following topics: network fundamentals; network media; network devices; wireless networking; open systems interconnection (OSI) model and networking protocols; transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) and IP routing; wide area networking; hardware and software security; network management; and network troubleshooting. Each chapter includes information on exam objectives, exam warnings, and the top five toughest questions along with their answers.

Readership

The Network+ certification is recommended for Network/Security Administrators and Engineers, Security Analysts/Consultants, IT Architects, and Service/System Support Technicians.

Naomi Alpern

Naomi Alpern currently works for Microsoft as a consultant specializing in unified communications. She holds many Microsoft certifications, including an MCSE and MCT, as well as additional industry certifications such as Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator, Security+, Network+, and A+. Since the start of her technical career she has worked in many facets of the technology world, including IT administration, technical training, and most recently, full-time consulting.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Unified Communications, Microsoft, USA, Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator, Security+, Network+, A+, MCSE, MCT

Eleventh Hour Network+, 1st Edition


About the Authors

Chapter 1 Network Fundamentals

What Is a Network?

Network Elements

Logical Networking Topologies

Centralized

Decentralized (Distributed)

Peer-to-Peer

Client/Server

Virtual Private Network

Virtual Local Area Network

Physical Networking Models

The Bus Topology

The Star Topology (Hierarchical)

The Mesh Topology

The Ring Topology

Wireless

Network Types

Local Area Network and Wide Area Network

Metropolitan Area Network

Storage Area Network

Personal Area Network

Campus Area Network

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 2 Network Media

Cabling and Connectors Overview

Fundamentals of Cabling

Fundamentals of Connectors

Media Issues

Interference

Bandwidth

Length Problems

Security Issues

Installation

Troubleshooting

Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full Duplex

Cabling

Copper Cabling

Fiber Cabling

Preparing Twisted-Pair Cable

Cable Installation

Cable Management

LAN Technologies and Media Standards

10Base2, 10Base5, and Arcnet

10BaseT and Beyond

Connectors

Twisted-Pair and Coaxial Cable Connectors

Fiber Connectors

Recognizing Cables

Category 3, 5, 5e, and 6 UTP

Shielded Twisted Pair

Coaxial Cable

Single Mode and Multimode Fiber-Optic Cable

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 3 Network Devices

Network Devices

Repeaters

Hubs

Bridges

Multistation Access Units

Understanding Switches

The Modem and Other Adapters

Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit

Network Interface Cards

Modern Network Devices

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 4 Wireless Networking

Radio Frequency and Antenna Behaviors and Characteristics

Wireless Network Concepts

Overview of Wireless Communication in a Wireless Network

Wireless Network Protocols and Operation

Common Exploits of Wireless Networks

Passive Attacks on Wireless Networks

Active Attacks on Wireless Networks

Jamming Attacks

Configuring Windows Client Computers for Wireless Network Security

Site Surveys

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 5 The OSI Model and Networking Protocols

The OSI Model

Layer 1: Physical

Layer 2: Data Link

Layer 3: Network

Layer 4: Transport

Layer 5: Session

Layer 6: Presentation

Layer 7: Application

The Microsoft Model

The Department of Defense Networking Model

Layer 1: Network Interface

Layer 2: Internet

Layer 3: Host-to-Host

Layer 4: Application

Networking Protocols

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 6 TCP/IP and Routing

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

IP Version 4

IP Version 6

Understanding IP Addressing

Network ID and Host ID

Understanding Subnet Masking

Default Subnet Mask

Custom Subnet Mask

Strategies to Conserve Addresses

Considerations

Multicast, Broadcast, and Unicast

Understanding Basic IP Routing

IP Routing Tables

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 7 Wide Area Networking

What Is a Wan?

Switching Methods

Wan Protocols and Properties

Internet Access Methods

Digital Subscriber Line

Cable Modem

Plain Old Telephone Service/Public Switched Telephone Network

Wireless

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 8 Security Standards and Services

Hardware and Software Security Devices

Intrusion Detection Systems

Intrusion Prevention Systems

Proxy Servers

Honeypot

Honeynets

Security Zones

Virtual Private Networks

Network Ports, Services, and Threats

Network Access Security

Authentication Methods

Authentication Services

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 9 Network Management

Network Management

Configuration Management

CM Documentation Types

Documenting Configurations

Change Control Documentation

Wiring Schematics

Physical Network Diagrams

Logical Network Diagrams

Baselines

Policies, Procedures, and Configurations

Regulations

Network Monitoring

Network Performance Optimization

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Chapter 10 Network Troubleshooting

A Troubleshooting Methodology

Analyzing and Responding to a Problem

The OSI Model

Windows Tools

Linux Tools

Netware Troubleshooting

Other Network Troubleshooting Tools

Importance of Network Documentation

How to Use the OSI Model in Troubleshooting

Reviewing the OSI Model

Establishing a Troubleshooting Strategy

Troubleshooting the Physical Layer

Troubleshooting the Data Link Layer

Troubleshooting the Network Layer

Troubleshooting the Transport Layer

Troubleshooting the Session Layer

Troubleshooting the Presentation Layer

Troubleshooting the Application Layer

Summary of Exam Objectives

Top Five Toughest Questions

Answers

Glossary

Index








 
 
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