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networking-essentials : Pearson Networking Essentials

Pearson Networking Essentials
ISBN : 978-1-61691-222-2
Be a certified CompTIA Network+ with Pearson Network-Essentials course and performance based labs. Performance based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The course and labs focus on the objectives covered in CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam and provide expertise and technical knowledge required to identify network limitations and weaknesses; establish basic network design and connectivity; and implement network security, standards, and protocols.

Here's what you will get

CompTIA Networking Essentials certification is an industry recognized vendor-neutral credential for networking professionals worldwide. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a wide spectrum of network skills including topologies, protocols, standards, implementation, troubleshooting and support.

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What is the exam registration fee? USD 302
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? There is no official prerequisite for CompTIA N10-006 certification exam, but the candidate should hold CompTIA A+ Certification and nine months of networking experience.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the passing score? 720

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Networking Essential examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • There is no limit to the number of retakes for a candidate who has failed their exam.
  • There is no waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the certification, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If you have already passed the exam, it cannot be taken again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer any free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA Network+ certification is valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the networking-essentials, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A CompTIA Networking Essentials Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • IT Cable Installer
  • Network Installer
  • Network Technician
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • Network Administrator

Here's what you will learn

  • Key Pedagogical Features
  • Introduction
  • Network Topologies
  • The OSI Model
  • The Ethernet LAN
  • Home Networking
  • Assembling an Office LAN
  • Testing and Troubleshooting a LAN
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • Structured Cabling
  • Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cable
  • Terminating CAT6/5e/5 UTP Cables
  • Cable Testing and Certification
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper
  • Troubleshooting Cabling Systems
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • The Nature of Light
  • Fiber Attenuation and Dispersion
  • Optical Components
  • Optical Networking
  • Safety
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard
  • 802.11 Wireless Networking
  • Bluetooth, WiMAX, and RFID
  • Securing Wireless LANs
  • Configuring a Point-to-Multipoint Wireless LAN: A Case Study
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • The Network Bridge
  • The Network Switch
  • The Router
  • Interconnecting LANs with the Router
  • Configuring the Network Interface-Auto-negotiation
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • The TCP/IP Layers
  • Number Conversion
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnet Masks
  • CIDR Blocks
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • Router Fundamentals
  • The Console Port Connection
  • The Router's User EXEC Mode (Router>)
  • The Router's Privileged EXEC Mode (Router#)
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to VLANs
  • Introduction to Switch Configuration
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Network Management
  • Power Over Ethernet
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector Protocols
  • Link State Protocols
  • Hybrid Protocols
  • Configuring RIP and RIPv2
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • The Line Connection
  • Remote Access
  • Metro Ethernet/Carrier Ethernet
  • Network Services-DHCP and DNS
  • Internet Routing-BGP
  • Analyzing Internet Data Traffic
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • Analyzing Computer Networks
  • Analyzing Computer Networks-FTP Data Packets
  • Analyzing Campus Network Data Traffic
  • Troubleshooting the Router Interface
  • Troubleshooting the Switch Interface
  • Troubleshooting Fiber Optics-the OTDR
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Introduction
  • Intrusion (How an Attacker Gains Control of a Network)
  • Denial of Service
  • Security Software and Hardware
  • Introduction to Virtual Private Network
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems
  • Supplemental Labs