The Network+ designation is offered by CompTIA as a certification of the holder’s proficiency in configuring and operating a variety of industry-standard network products. Earning the Network+ certification means that successful candidates possess the knowledge and skills to operate as a networking professional, and to install, configure and manage a variety of networking products.
Upon completion of this course, students gain knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. Students will have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.
Industry Certification Preparation
- CompTIA Network+
This course prepares the student to write the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) certification exam. The CompTIA Network+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required by foundation-level IT network practitioners.
CompTIA A+ Certification or equivalent knowledge, experience in IT networking recommended.
A student textbook is provided for on-going reference. The course consists of 15 graded end of module quizzes and a final exam. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
Hands-on practice labs are included in this course. By completing these labs students will gain practical aspects of the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) exam objectives.
Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success mandates that an individual learns not only the theory, but also obtains the skill to locate resources that provide answers and help solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in Information Technology.
Ports and Protocols; OSI Layers
Concepts and Characteristics of Networking; Subnetting and Supernetting
Network Topologies; Wireless Technologies
Cloud Concepts; Network Services; Cabling Solutions
Types of Networking Devices; Advanced Networking
Network Storage and Virtualization; Wide Area Network
Documentation and Diagram Types; Disaster Recovery
Scanning, Monitoring, and Patching; Remote Access Methods
Policies and Best Practice Guidelines
Physical Security Devices; Authentication and Access Control; Wireless Security
Network Attacks; Network Device Hardening
Network Troubleshooting; Network Troubleshooting Tools
Wired Connectivity Issues; Wireless Connectivity Issues
Network Service Issues