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CompTIA N+

What is this about?

The course objective is to obtain the skills necessary to apply and implement technical knowledge of operating systems and network technologies. The student will gain knowledge of major networking technologies, skills, systems and tools used in the day to day operations of modern network environments. This course will prepare the student to take the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.

Why should you enroll?

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to become familiar with the basic concepts of networking, including the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, and the protocols and applications that function within these models; understand VLANs and their benefits and drawbacks; become familiar with common network devices, such as routers and switches, and work with wireless technologies to create a functional wireless network; know different types of network media, including twisted pair cable, coaxial cable, fiber optic cable, and wireless media and how to troubleshoot them; understand WAN technologies and the properties of LANs including topologies; understand the methods used to manage and monitor networks as well as the hardware and software tools used in the troubleshooting process; understand security in wired and wireless environments, the threats and how they can be mitigated; and understand the properties and operations of firewalls.

What are the topics covered?

General course topics include:

  • Network theory;
  • Network communications methods;
  • Network data delivery;
  • Network media and hardware;
  • Network implementations; networking with TCP/IP;
  • TCP/IP services;
  • Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure;
  • Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure;
  • Network security;
  • Remote networking;
  • Disaster recovery;
  • Network data storage;
  • Network operating systems;
  • Network management;
  • Network troubleshooting.

Credits Awarded

24 credits

What is the duration?

This is a 60 - hour course

Who should attend?

This course is designed for entry level computer support individuals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software and operating systems and whose goal is to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ exam.