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CompTIA N+ (Networking)  

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 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.

Why CompTIA N+?


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

 

Price:

R7500.00 per person incl. VAT (Full-Time & Part Time) LEARN MORE >
R4,500.00 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.

Your fee will include your full study guide, notepad, pen and USB with supporting video tutorials.

Duration:

4 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Prerequisites:

This course requires the CompTIA A+ Course

Available Exams and Certifications:

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 ID 14913, 14926, 14944, 14963, 14928, 14947, 14942, 14953, 14931, NQF level 4, 56 credits. Should you want to claim these credits a PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) must be submitted. Please indicate to the sales consultant that you wish to claim these.

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.


Delivery Method:

At Learnfast we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques influenced by circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. We have therefore developed learning methods to suit all learners to ensure everyone has all the opportunity to achieve learning success. We deliver our qualifications via three modern and flexible methods.

Full Time (myWay Learning Method)
Students will spend a minimum of 6 hours per day at our campus based on pre-scheduled dates with the mentors. This is done via our myWay learning method.


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Part Time (myWay Learning Method)
Part Time class times are from 18:00 – 21:00 during weekdays, Monday to Thursday on pre-scheduled dates. This is done via our myWay learning method.


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Distance/Online Learning

Correspondence studies is based on self-study combined with Video Tutorials, student support and a dedicated tutor. Everything is managed online via the student portal.


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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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