CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide

by Anthony Sequeira


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Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam success with this CompTIA approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner.

  • Master CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions
  • Learn from more than 60 minutes of video mentoring

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

The companion website contains a host of tools to help you prepare for the exam, including:

  • The powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.
  • More than 60 minutes of personal video mentoring
  • 40 performance-based exercises to help you prepare for the performance-based questions on the exam
  • The CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Hands-on Lab Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills
  • An interactive Exam Essentials appendix that quickly recaps all major chapter topics for easy reference
  • A key terms glossary flash card application
  • Memory table review exercises and answers
  • A study planner to help you organize and optimize your study time
  • A 10% exam discount voucher (a $27 value!)

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The CompTIA approved study guide helps you master all the topics on the Network+ exam, including:

  • Computer networks and the OSI model
  • Network components
  • Ethernet
  • IP addressing
  • Routing traffic
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Network performance
  • Command-line utilities
  • Network management
  • Network policies and best practices
  • Network security
  • Troubleshooting

Pearson Test Prep system requirements:
Online: Browsers: Chrome version 40 and above; Firefox version 35 and above; Safari version 7; Internet Explorer 10, 11; Microsoft Edge; Opera. Devices: Desktop and laptop computers, tablets running on Android and iOS, smartphones with a minimum screen size of 4.7". Internet access required. Offline: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Lab Simulator Minimum System Requirements:

Windows: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 with SP1; Intel Pentium III or faster; 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Mac: Apple macOS 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10; Intel Core Duo 1.83 Ghz or faster; 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended); 1.5 GB hard disk space; 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution Other applications installed during installation: Adobe AIR 3.8; Captive JRE 6

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789759818
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 02/12/2018
Series: Certification Guide Series
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 243,896
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Anthony Sequeira began his IT career in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion–teaching and writing about networking technologies. Anthony has lectured to massive audiences around the world while working for Mastering Computers. Anthony has never been happier in his career than he is now as a trainer for CBT Nuggets. He is an avid tennis player, a private pilot, a semiprofessional poker player, and loves anything at all to do with technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxviii
Chapter 1 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
Foundation Topics 4
Defining a Network 4
Networks Defined by Geography 7
Networks Defined by Topology 10
Wireless Topologies 20
Networks Defined by Resource Location 21
Real-World Case Study 24
Summary 25
Exam Preparation Tasks 25
Review Questions 26
Chapter 2 The OSI Reference Model 31
Foundation Topics 32
The Purpose of Reference Models 32
Real-World Case Study 56
Summary 57
Exam Preparation Tasks 58
Review Questions 60
Chapter 3 Network Components 63
Foundation Topics 64
Media 64
Network Infrastructure Devices 79
Specialized Network Devices 91
Virtual Network Devices 101
Voice over IP Protocols and Components 107
Real-World Case Study 108
Summary 110
Exam Preparation Tasks 110
Review Questions 113
Chapter 4 Ethernet Technology 117
Foundation Topics 118
Principles of Ethernet 118
Ethernet Switch Features 126
Real-World Case Study 145
Summary 146
Exam Preparation Tasks 146
Review Questions 148
Chapter 5 IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses 153
Foundation Topics 154
Binary Numbering 154
IPv4 Addressing 161
Assigning IPv4 Addresses 166
Subnetting 176
IP Version 6 191
Real-World Case Study 196
Summary 197
Exam Preparation Tasks 197
Review Questions 200
Chapter 6 Routing IP Packets 205
Foundation Topics 206
Basic Routing Processes 206
Sources of Routing Information 209
Routing Protocol Characteristics 213
Routing Protocol Examples 218
Address Translation 220
Multicast Routing 224
Real-World Case Study 230
Summary 231
Exam Preparation Tasks 232
Review Questions 234
Chapter 7 Wide Area Networks (WANs) 239
Foundation Topics 240
WAN Properties 240
WAN Technologies 245
Real-World Case Study 268
Summary 269
Exam Preparation Tasks 270
Review Questions 271
Chapter 8 Wireless Technologies 275
Foundation Topics 276
Introducing Wireless LANs 276
Deploying Wireless LANs 287
Securing Wireless LANs 292
Real-World Case Study 298
Summary 298
Exam Preparation Tasks 299
Review Questions 300
Chapter 9 Network Optimization 305
QoS Technologies 313
Case Study: SOHO Network Design 323
Real-World Case Study 330
Summary 331
Exam Preparation Tasks 331
Review Questions 333
Chapter 10 Command-Line Tools 337
Foundation Topics 338
Windows Commands 338
UNIX Commands 358
Real-World Case Study 371
Summary 371
Exam Preparation Tasks 371
Review Questions 374
Chapter 11 Network Management 379
Foundation Topics 380
Maintenance Tools 380
Network Documentation 390
Monitoring Resources and Reports 392
Remote Access Methods 400
Real-World Case Study 401
Summary 402
Exam Preparation Tasks 402
Additional Resources 404
Review Questions 404
Chapter 12 Network Security 409
Categories of Network Attacks 415
Defending Against Attacks 427
Remote-Access Security 439
Firewalls 442
Virtual Private Networks 447
Intrusion Detection and Prevention 454
Real-World Case Study 459
Summary 460
Exam Preparation Tasks 461
Additional Resources 463
Review Questions 463
Chapter 13 Network Policies and Best Practices 467
Foundation Topics 468
Policies 468
Best Practices 472
Real-World Case Study 475
Summary 475
Exam Preparation Tasks 476
Additional Resources 477
Review Questions 477
Chapter 14 Network Troubleshooting 481
Foundation Topics 482
Troubleshooting Basics 482
Physical Layer Troubleshooting 487
Data Link Layer Troubleshooting 490
Network Layer Troubleshooting 492
Wireless Troubleshooting 497
Specialized Networks 500
Real-World Case Study 501
Troubleshooting Scenarios 501
Summary 522
Exam Preparation Tasks 523
Additional Resources 524
Review Questions 524
Chapter 15 Final Preparation 529
Tools for Final Preparation 529
Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study 531
Strategies for Taking the Exam 533
Summary 535
Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 537
Appendix B CompTIA Network+ N10-07 Cert Guide Exam Updates 547
Glossary 551

Appendix C Memory Tables
Appendix D Memory Tables Answer Key
Appendix E Study Planner
Exam Essentials Interactive Study Guide
Key Terms Flash Cards Application
Instructional Videos
Performance-Based Exercises
CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Hands-on Lab Simulator Lite Software

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