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CompTIA N+ (Networking)  

Overview

CompTIA N+ (Networking) course is designed to provide network technicians and support staff with the  foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will also help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

This course will prepare you to write the CompTIA N+ certification. CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks. CompTIA Network+ certified individuals are in-demand worldwide.

 This course is aligned to qualification  24293 - National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support unit standard ID 14913, 14926, 14944, 14963, 14928, 14947, 14942, 14953, 14931, NQF level 4, 56 credits.

Prerequisites

This course requires the CompTIA A+ Course

Course Accreditations

Learnfast is a CompTIA Authorized Partner. CompTIA’s Authorised Partner Programme works collaboratively with organisations throughout the globe to increase market impact, customer satisfaction and revenue to enhance student career opportunities.


Did you know? Learnfast won the CompTIA award for the fastest growing partner in the past financial year. View the certificate HERE.


Price

 

R7500.00 per person incl. VAT (Full-Time & Part Time) LEARN MORE >
R6,500.00 per person excl. VAT (Distance Learning/Online Learning) LEARN MORE>

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.

 

Duration

4 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Why CompTIA N+?


IT pros from around the world discuss the many advantages CompTIA Network+ certification has brought to their careers.

 

Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Unit 1 : Network basics
Topic A : Network concepts

  • A - 1 : Describing networking models and protocols
  • A - 2 : Identifying the basic components of a network
  • A - 3 : Identifying physical network segments
  • A - 4 : Identifying cable types
  • A - 5 : Describing wireless networking
  • A - 6 : Comparing network protocols used on Windows clients

Topic B : Network architectures

  • B - 1 : Describing physical network topologies
  • B - 2 : Describing Ethernet standards
  • B - 3 : Identifying the characteristics of the various physical architectures
  • B - 4 : Discussing WAN bandwidth technologies

Topic C : The OSI model

  • C - 1 : Analyzing the OSI model

Unit 2 : Wired computer-to-computer connections
Topic A : Wired network connections

  • A - 1 : Discussing fiber optic cables and connectors
  • A - 2 : Examining twisted pair cables and connectors
  • A - 3 : Terminating with an RJ-45 connector (optional)
  • A - 4 : Examining coaxial cables and connectors
  • A - 5 : Terminating with a BNC connector (optional)
  • A - 6 : Researching plenum wiring

Topic B : Network interface cards and modems

  • B - 1 : Installing a NIC
  • B - 2 : Examining addresses
  • B - 3 : Removing a NIC
  • B - 4 : Installing a PCI internal modem
  • B - 5 : Creating a dial-up connection
  • B - 6 : Examining a dial-up connection object's properties

Unit 3 : Network-to-network connections
Topic A : Network-to-network connection components

  • A - 1 : Identifying the connection components of an ISP
  • A - 2 : Examining telecommunication room connection components (optional)

Topic B : LAN wiring

  • B - 1 : Running network cabling
  • B - 2 : Terminating a Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable in a punchdown block

Topic C : LAN wiring tests

  • C - 1 : Researching LAN wiring test equipment

Unit 4 : Wired internetworking devices
Topic A : Basic internetworking devices

  • A - 1 : Discussing internetworking basics
  • A - 2 : Identifying types of bridges and switches
  • A - 3 : Discussing routers and brouters
  • A - 4 : Discussing Ethernet devices
  • A - 5 : Discussing Token Ring and other devices
  • A - 6 : Examining Firewall products

Topic B : Specialized internetworking devices

  • B - 1 : Researching multilayer switches
  • B - 2 : Examining IDS and IPS products
  • B - 3 : Comparing traffic shaper configuration

Unit 5 : Wired communication standards
Topic A : The TCP/IP protocol suite

  • A - 1 : Discussing the TCP/IP architecture
  • A - 2 : Using IPCONFIG to view IP configuration
  • A - 3 : Viewing the ARP cache
  • A - 4 : Testing host functionality
  • A - 5 : Using port numbers
  • A - 6 : Using Network Monitor to view a TCP connection
  • A - 7 : Using Network Monitor to capture UDP packets
  • A - 8 : Discussing TCP and UDP
  • A - 9 : Using FTP to download a file
  • A - 10 : Using Telnet to verify SMTP

Topic B : TCP/IP

  • B - 1 : Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
  • B - 2 : Examining TCP/IP configuration parameters
  • B - 3 : Configuring TCP/IP parameters
  • B - 4 : Discussing the DHCP lease process

Topic C : DHCP servers

  • C - 1 : Installing a DHCP server
  • C - 2 : Configuring an IPv6 scope

Unit 6 : Wireless networking
Topic A : Wireless network devices

  • A - 1 : Examining wireless devices

Topic B : Wireless networking standards

  • B - 1 : Comparing wireless networking standards

Topic C : Wireless configuration

  • C - 1 : Identifying the technology used to implement WLANs
  • C - 2 : Configuring a wireless access point (instructor demo)
  • C - 3 : Configuring a wireless client (instructor demo)

Unit 7 : Security threats and mitigation
Topic A : Security threats

  • A - 1 : Identifying common security threats
  • A - 2 : Discussing social engineering
  • A - 3 : Discussing DoS attacks
  • A - 4 : Assessing your vulnerability to DDoS attacks
  • A - 5 : Port scanning

Topic B : Threat mitigation

  • B - 1 : Creating a security policy
  • B - 2 : Creating a human resources policy
  • B - 3 : Creating an incident response and reporting policy
  • B - 4 : Implementing change management
  • B - 5 : Identifying the need for user education and training
  • B - 6 : Identifying education opportunities and methods

Unit 8 : Security practices
Topic A : Operating systems

  • A - 1 : Installing antivirus software
  • A - 2 : Scanning your system for spyware
  • A - 3 : Updating the operating system
  • A - 4 : Managing software patches
  • A - 5 : Determining BIOS version
  • A - 6 : Configuring Windows Firewall

Topic B : Devices

  • B - 1 : Examining firewalls and proxy servers
  • B - 2 : Comparing firewall-based secure topologies
  • B - 3 : Identifying the benefits of NAC
  • B - 4 : Identifying the security enabled by VPNs
  • B - 5 : Identifying inherent weaknesses in network devices
  • B - 6 : Examining the ways to overcome device threats
  • B - 7 : Discussing IDS characteristics
  • B - 8 : Comparing HIDS and NIDS
  • B - 9 : Identifying the risks associated with physical access to systems
  • B - 10 : Examining logging and surveillance best practices

Unit 9 : Network access control
Topic A : Authentication

  • A - 1 : Comparing one, two, and three-factor authentication
  • A - 2 : Hashing data
  • A - 3 : Identifying the requirements of a secure authentication system
  • A - 4 : Examining the components of Kerberos
  • A - 5 : Comparing authentication systems

Topic B : Public key cryptography

  • B - 1 : Exploring public key cryptography
  • B - 2 : Understanding certificate life cycle and management

Topic C : Remote access

  • C - 1 : Examining RADIUS and Diameter authentication
  • C - 2 : Examining the role of LDAP in a remote access environment
  • C - 3 : Examining TACACS+ authentication
  • C - 4 : Examining how 802.1x adds security to your network
  • C - 5 : Comparing VPN protocols

Topic D : Wireless security

  • D - 1 : Identifying wireless networking vulnerabilities
  • D - 2 : Scanning for insecure access points

Unit 10 : Monitoring
Topic A : Monitoring resources

  • A - 1 : Viewing real-time performance data in Resource Overview
  • A - 2 : Monitoring network performance
  • A - 3 : Configuring Performance Monitor
  • A - 4 : Running a Data Collector Set
  • A - 5 : Viewing a Data Collector Set report
  • A - 6 : Determining a system's Stability Index
  • A - 7 : Implementing Remote Desktop connections

Topic B : Event Viewer

  • B - 1 : Viewing the event logs
  • B - 2 : Viewing event logs on a remote computer
  • B - 3 : Configuring source and collecting computers
  • B - 4 : Creating an event subscription
  • B - 5 : Examining forwarded events
  • B - 6 : Discussing device and application logging

Unit 11 : Troubleshooting
Topic A : Troubleshooting basics

  • A - 1 : Discussing troubleshooting procedures
  • A - 2 : Tracking problems and resolutions
  • A - 3 : Identifying common toolkit components

Topic B : Troubleshooting the network

  • B - 1 : Testing the physical network
  • B - 2 : Troubleshooting wireless networking
  • B - 3 : Identifying TCP/IP utilities used for troubleshooting
  • B - 4 : Using Ipconfig to display TCP/IP settings
  • B - 5 : Testing TCP/IP connectivity
  • B - 6 : Using NSLookup and tracert
  • B - 7 : Troubleshooting with Network Diagnostics

Topic C : Troubleshooting scenarios

  • C - 1 : Troubleshooting Remote Desktop connectivity
  • C - 2 : Troubleshooting the inability of a user to access a shared resource
  • C - 3 : Troubleshooting access to an account
  • C - 4 : Troubleshooting hardware problems
  • C - 5 : Troubleshooting a network problem relating to adding or removing services

Appendix A : Certification exam objectives map

  • Topic A : Comprehensive exam objectives

Appendix B : CompTIA Network+ Acronyms

  • Topic A : Acronym list
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