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The Network+ Certification Study Guide is built around the learner’s needs, to take you on a path of steady learning progress. Get started immediately with a clear learning process and schedule and familiarize yourself with all certification topics. Adjust the schedule to make the guide work for you and acquire the knowledge you need to go into the exam.
All learning content is presented in modules to simplify your learning and adjust the pace of your progress. Spend as much time as you need on each module to soak up new knowledge: Breeze through the topics you may already have mastered and dive into those you don’t know about.
To get the most out of the CompTIA Network+ Study Guide and be able to prepare for your exam you Ideally, you should have successfully completed the “CompTIA A+ Support Skills” course, earned the CompTIA A+ certification, and have about 9-12 months of experience of networking support or IT administration. It is not necessary that you pass the A+ exams before completing Network+ certification, but it is recommended.
Regardless of whether you have passed A+, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:
- Configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone / tablet), and print devices.
- Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers).
- Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network.
- Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls.
- Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols and troubleshooting tools.
What you’ll learn
This text will teach you the fundamental principles of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network technologies and help you to progress a career in network administration.
After reading this text, you will be able to:
- Describe the features of different network protocols and products for LANs, WANs, and wireless networks
- Understand the functions and features of TCP/IP addressing and protocols
- Identify threats to network security and appropriate countermeasures and controls
- Install and configure network cabling and appliances
- Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot networks