CompTIA Network+ Certification (2005 Objectives)

Introduction

What is Network +
Overview of Network +

Basic Networking

Network Requirements
Network Models
Physical Topologies
Logical Topologies
Network Categories

Network Connectivity

Network Addressing
Segments vs Subnets
Data Transmission
Types of Connections
Reliable Delivery

The OSI Model

Upper Layers
Lower Layers

Network Media

Cabling
Connectors
IEEE Standards
BASE Terminology

Network Protocols

IPX/SPX
NetBEUI
AppleTalk
TCP/IP Pt.1
TCP/IP Pt.2

The TCP/IP Suite

Introduction
IP Addressing Pt.1
IP Addressing Pt.2
IP Address Assignment Pt.1
IP Address Assignment Pt.2
NetBIOS Name Resolution
Host Name Resolution
SNMP
Command Line Utilities
Protocols Pt.1
Protocols Pt.2

Network Appliances

Introduction
Classifying IP Addresses
Non-Classful Addressing
Hubs & Repeaters
Switches
Routers
Routing Protocols
Firewalls
NAT
Proxies
VLAN

Wireless Networking

Introduction
Radio Frequency Networking
RF Standards
RF Modes
Security
Reliability
Infrared
Bluetooth

WAN Technologies

Introduction
Virtual Circuits
Cell Switching vs Packet Switching
ISDN
FDDI
T1/T3
POTS
DSL vs Cable Internet
Wireless

Remote Access

RAS
VPN
PPP vs SLIP
PPTP vs L2TP
RDP

Security

Aspects of Security
PAP vs CHAP
DES vs 3DES
Kerberos
IPSEC
Certificate Servers
Public Key Encryption
SSL

Network Operating Systems

Linux
Mac OS X
Novel Netware
Microsoft Windows

Network Storage

File Severs
Sans
NAS
Permissions

Fault Tolerance

UPS vs Surge Protector
Network Fault Tolerance
Clustering
RAID

Backup & Restore

Backup & Restore
Good Practices
Hot, Warm & Cold Sites

Troubleshooting

Methodology
Hardware Tools
Software Tools
Using the OSI Model

The Exam

Taking the Exam

Credits

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