Course Content

Module 1: OSI and TCP/IP Models

08:34
1.1 OSI and TCP/IP Models Overview
02:57
1.2 OSI Model Layer 1 Physical
04:25
1.3 OSI Model Layer 2 Data Link
11:35
1.4 OSI Model Layer 3 Network
07:04
1.5 OSI Model Layer 4 Transport
03:28
1.6 OSI Model Layer 5 Session
03:14
1.7 OSI Model Layer 6 Presentation
07:08
1.8 OSI Model Layer 7 Application
16:03
1.9 OSI Model Shipping Model
01:00:00
1.10 OSI Model
03:03
1.11 TCP/IP Model Overview
01:00:00
1.12 TCP/IP Basics

Module 2: Devices & Protocols in Relation to OSI Model

09:27
2.1 Devices & Protocols in Relation to OSI Model (part 1)
06:59
2.2 Devices & Protocols in Relation to OSI Model (part 2)

Module 3: IP Addresses

17:49
3.1 IP Addresses in Relation to OSI Model
17:31
3.2 IP Address Classes
19:53
3.3 APIPA (part 1)
10:22
3.4 APIPA (part 2)
18:22
3.5 CIDR
14:32
3.6 IPV4 vs IPV6
12:48
3.7 MAC Addresses
18:19
3.8 Subnetting (part 1)
20:08
3.9 Subnetting (part 2)
08:44
3.10 Unicast, Multicast and Broadcast

Module 4: Routing and Switching

15:15
4.1 Routing and Switching (part 1)
12:43
4.2 Routing and Switching (part 2)
11:20
4.3 Routers
11:26
4.4 Routing Tables
14:19
4.5 Routing Metrics
17:00
4.6 IGP vs EGP
13:11
4.7 Dynamic Routing Tables
45:00
4.8 Configure Route Tables in a Virtual Network
13:20
4.9 Spanning Tree Protocol
11:56
4.10 Broadcast vs Collision Domain
13:30
4.11 VLAN
14:32
4.12 Port Mirroring

Module 5: Protocols

07:59
5.1 TCP/IP Suite (part 1)
12:27
5.2 TCP/IP Suite (part 2)
12:06
5.3 Communications Protocols: TCP
07:58
5.4 Communications Protocols: UDP
07:55
5.5 Internet Control Message Protocol
08:35
5.6 Address Resolution Protocol
10:40
5.7 Port Communication Endpoints
09:31
5.8 Protocols: FTP, TFTP, SFTP, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP
08:35
5.9 Protocols: HTTP and HTTPS
06:38
5.10 Protocols: Telnet, SSH and RDP
05:19
5.11 Protocols: SNMP, NTP and TLS
09:14
5.12 Protocols: DNS and DHCP
05:26
5.13 Protocols: SIP and RTP
01:00:00
5.14 Basic Network Protocols
19:47
5.15 TCP/IP Suite

Module 6: DNS

11:16
6.1 What is DNS? (part 1)
09:57
6.2 What is DNS? (part 2) - The Internal DNS Server
09:04
6.3 DNS Servers (part 1) - Specific functions of the DNS Server
08:44
6.4 DNS Records (part 2)

Module 7: Theory

07:40
7.1 Troubleshooting Theory
10:22
7.2 Identify the Problem and Establish a Theory
09:42
7.3 Test Theory to Determine Cause and Establish POA
09:11
7.4 Implement Solution and Verify Functionality
05:56
7.5 Document Findings / Actions / Outcomes

Module 8: Virtual Computers

02:46
8.1 Networking Virtual Computers
07:53
8.2 Virtual Switches
07:47
8.3 Virtual Desktops
15:09
8.4 Virtual Servers
08:25
8.5 Virtual Box
21:08
8.6 Onsite vs Offsite
14:17
8.7 Naas Network

Module 9: NAT and PAT

08:08
9.1 Routing Tables
08:25
9.2 NAT and PAT (part 1)
15:06
9.3 NAT and PAT (part 2) - IP Address Types
09:46
9.4 VLAN and VTP Configuration
10:14
9.5 Managed vs Unmanaged and Interface Config
09:34
9.6 POE, Traffic Filtering, Diagnostics and QoS
12:35
9.7 Port Mirroring

Module 10: Wireless

13:10
10.1 WAP Placement and Antenna Types
12:32
10.2 Interference and Frequencies (part 1)
12:32
10.3 Interference and Frequencies (part 2) - Gigahertz Frequencies
11:16
10.4 Wireless Standards, Channel Bonding and MIMO
08:48
10.5 Compatibility and SSID

Module 11: DHCP

12:12
11.1 DHCP Overview and Static vs Dynamic
11:49
11.2 Reservations, Scopes and Leases
04:41
11.3 Options (DNS, Suffixes)

Module 12: Signal

09:41
12.1 Interference, Signal Strength and Bounce
09:46
12.2 Configurations, Incompatibilities, Incorrect Channel and Latency
08:20
12.3 Encryption Type, SSID Mismatch and Incorrect Switch Placement

Module 13: Hardware Configuration

12:02
13.1 Switching Loop, Bad Cables, Port Configuration and VLAN Assignment
10:59
13.2 Mismatched MTU, Bad Modules, Power Failure and Missing Routes
15:28
13.3 Wrong Subnet Mask, Wrong Gateway, Duplicate IP Address and Wrong DNS

Module 14: Network Equipment

17:28
14.1 List Requirements
14:35
14.2 Cable Length
12:38
14.3 Device Types / Requirements
11:26
14.4 Environment and Equipment Limitations
07:16
14.5 Compatibility Requirements

Module 15: Cable Connection

07:29
15.1 Fiber Connectors (part 1) - Cable Connections
06:38
15.2 Fiber Connectors (part 2)
17:03
15.3 UTP and STP
09:48
15.4 Copper Twisted Pair
15:43
15.5 Copper Twisted Pair - How to Create a Cable
06:06
15.6 RJ11, DB-9 and Plenum vs PVS
09:53
15.7 Coaxial
08:15
15.8 Media Converters and BPL
16:17
15.9 Patch Panel and 110 Block

Module 16: Wireless Standards

15:24
16.1 Wireless Standards: Frequencies (part 1)
09:36
16.2 Wireless Standards: Frequencies (part 2) - Channels
08:12
16.3 Wireless Standards: Channel Bonding and MIMO

Module 17: Network Media

08:20
17.1 WAN, Circuit vs Packet Switching and Transmission Media
08:50
17.2 Dedicated Leased Lines - PPP
07:21
17.3 Frame Relay and Asynchronous Transfer Mode
06:40
17.4 Telephone Lines
05:18
17.5 DSL (Digital Line Subscriber)
02:17
17.6 Cable TV
20:37
17.7 Fiber Technologies
12:05
17.8 Wireless Technologies

Module 18: Network Topologies

07:12
18.1 Network Topologies: Network Categories
13:50
18.2 Network Topologies: Peer to Peer and Client Server
05:57
18.3 Network Topologies: Point to Point and Point to Multipoint
09:00
18.4 Network Topologies: Mesh
14:00
18.5 Network Topologies: Ring
06:26
18.6 Network Topologies: Bus
04:45
18.7 Network Topologies: Star
06:23
18.8 Network Topologies: Hybrid
06:01
18.9 Network Topologies: Multi-Protocol Label Switching

Module 19: LAN Technologies

07:12
19.1 LAN Technologies: Ethernet I-EEE
14:42
19.2 LAN Technologies: Base T
19:00
19.3 LAN Technologies: Broadcast, Collision, CSMACD and CSMACA
04:25
19.4 LAN Technologies - Bonding

Module 20: Cabling

09:35
20.1 MDF, IDF, Demarc and Demarc Extension
04:55
20.2 Smart Jack and Vertical Cabling vs Horizontal Cross Connect
04:00
20.3 CS4DS4

Module 21: Network Appliances

02:33
21.1 Network Appliances: Additional Network Functionality
11:45
21.2 Network Appliances: Load Balancer
08:00
21.3 Network Appliances: Proxy Server
08:25
21.4 Network Appliances: Content Filter
12:43
21.5 Network Appliances: VPN Concentrator

Module 22: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools

09:05
22.1 Cable Tester, Toner Probe, Cable Certifier and Butt Set
08:33
22.2 Crimper, Punch Down Tool, Protocol Analyzer and Loop Back Plug (part 1)
04:44
22.3 Crimper, Punch Down Tool, Protocol Analyzer and Loop Back Plug (part 2)
03:03
22.4 Crimper, Punch Down Tool, Protocol Analyzer and Loop Back Plug (part 3)
09:24
22.5 TDR, OTDR, Multimeter and Environmental Monitor

Module 23: Software Tools

10:48
23.1 Protocol Analyzer, Throughput Testers and Connectivity Software
12:35
23.2 Command Line Commands (part 1) - Using the ping and tracert commands
11:52
23.3 Command Line Commands (part 2) - Using the ipconfig and the NS lookup commands
09:23
23.4 Dig, Arp, nbt stat and netstat
07:22
23.5 Route Command

Module 24: Network Traffic Analysis

08:46
24.1 SNMP, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3
04:55
24.2 Syslog and Event Viewer
11:40
24.3 General Logs, History Logs, Traffic Analysis and Protocol Analyzer
01:00:00
24.4 Monitoring Network Traffic

Module 25: Network Management Documentation

11:31
25.1 Wire Schemes, Cable Management, Network Maps and Documentation
13:15
25.2 Asset Management, Baselines and Change Management
01:00:00
25.3 Creating SIEM Reports with Splunk

Module 26: Network Performance Optimization

07:40
26.1 Latency Sensitivity and High Bandwidth Apps
08:03
26.2 Quality of Service and Traffic Shaping
12:20
26.3 Load Balancing
07:54
26.4 Uptime
10:26
26.5 High Availability and Caching Engines
11:35
26.6 Fault Tolerance and CARP

Module 27: Wireless Security Measures

10:00
27.1 Encryption and Device Signal / Placement - A History of Implementing WiFi Security Measures
05:50
27.2 Encryption and Device Signal / Placement
16:51
27.3 WAP Settings

Module 28: Network Access Security

10:16
28.1 Access Control List
14:51
28.2 Tunneling and Encryption
14:44
28.3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Explained
12:25
28.4 IPSec / IP Security
30:00
28.5 Configure IPSec
08:51
28.6 Remote Access
07:24
28.7 SSH (Secure Shell)

Module 29: User Authentication

10:31
29.1 What is Authentication?
04:56
29.2 Single Sign On
13:39
29.3 Let's Talk Encryption - Algorithms
11:02
29.4 Symmetric Encryption and Asymmetric Encryption
45:00
29.5 Identify Use Case for Asymmetric and Symmetric Encryption and Hash Cryptography
11:01
29.6 Data Hashing
09:02
29.7 Overview of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
09:15
29.8 Overview of Kerberos
05:21
29.9 Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
10:56
29.10 Remote Authentication Dial in User Service (RADIUS)
02:15
29.11 Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACAS)
10:24
29.12 Network Access Control
10:17
29.13 Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

Module 30: Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigation

06:34
30.1 Wireless (part 1) Common Threats, vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques
12:00
30.2 Wireless (part 2) Rogue Access Points
12:27
30.3 Attacks (part 1) Non Wireless Attacks
16:42
30.4 Attacks (part 2) Social Engineering and other attacks
14:02
30.5 Traffic Sniffing, FTP Bounce and Smurf
02:00:00
30.6 Comprehensive Threat Response

Module 31: Firewall Configuration

11:51
31.1 Software vs Hardware Firewalls, Port Security and Additional Features
16:37
31.2 Stateful Inspection vs Packet Filtering and Firewall Rules
13:14
31.3 NATPAT and DMZ-DeMilitarized Zone

Module 32: Network Security Appliances

08:58
32.1 IPS & IDS
08:01
32.2 Vulnerability Scanners
02:00:00
32.3 Vulnerability Scan Analysis
08:29
32.4 Capturing Methods
26:00:00
32.5 CompTIA Network+ N10-007
01:30:00
32.6 CompTIA - N10-007 Network+

Course Description

In addition to building your networking skill set, this course is also designed to prepare you for the Network+ certification exam, a distinction that can open a myriad of job opportunities from major companies.

Welcome to the free CompTIA Network+ training course

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do... It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."- Steve Ballmer

You believe you have potential, training companies ask if you have money. If you you don't, they are no longer interested in talking to you. Money should not ever be a barrier to a qualified person becoming a networking professional, anywhere throughout the world.

Similar to A+, Network+ training provides entry-level skills that provide the foundation to a career in network administration. The Network+ is recognized by employers globally as a statement that an individual has a core set of skills, which are required for most entry-level IT jobs everywhere. Everyone deserves a chance to begin or advance in their IT career, and our self-paced online CompTIA Network+ training is 100 percent free for that reason.

Want to become a SOC analyst? Would you like to become a network engineer? This class is one step toward that goal, thanks to Cybrary's Career Path program.

About the Online CompTIA Network+ Certification Training


The CompTIA Network+ curriculum covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management and security. After taking this free online self-paced course, you'll be able to distinguish between different types of networks, identify features of VPN and VLAN, differentiate and implement appropriate wiring standards, categorize WAN and LAN technology types and properties, implement a basic wireless network and recognize basic network attack types. It's a wide variety of knowledge that can be used for job roles such as a network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

This online Network+ course is recommended for individuals who work in, or are looking to get into networking, cabling and systems administration, prior experience is not required. In addition to building one's networking skill set, this course is also designed to prepare an individual for the Network+ certification exam, a distinction that can open a myriad of job opportunities from major companies.

The IT industry is a stable and rapidly growing field and the demand for network professionals is continuing to grow. This certification is a valuable credential to help start or enhance your future networking career.

Total Clock Hours: 31 hrs, 52 mins

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About the CompTIA Network+ Exam


In order to earn the official certification for CompTIA Network+, you must take one required exam. Test-takers must score a 720/900 on the 90-minute, 100-question exam. The exam may be taken at any Pearson VUE testing center globally.

Certifications are valid for three years. Reestablishing your certification status requires certain guidelines be met. For more information on maintaining the CompTIA Network+ certification, visit CompTIA's website.

What is Involved in the CompTIA Network+ Course?

Curriculum for this training covers a wide range of network skills and knowledge. You will learn network technologies, media and topologies, installation and configuration, management and security. Additionally, the course covers internet utilities, ports and protocols, connection devices, network models, TCP/IP, DNS and URLs, and network troubleshooting. Upon completing Cybrary's Network+ training, you will have the knowledge and tools to identify different types of networks, distinguish the features of VPN and VLAN, differentiate and implement wiring standards, and identify basic network attack types. This course will prepare you to successfully complete your Network+ certification. CompTIA Network+ has 31 hrs., 52 mins. of total clock time.

Who Should Take the CompTIA Network+ Online Course?

CompTIA Network+ training is designed for individuals who are looking to enter the IT industry in the networking, cabling and systems administration industry. The course is ideal for people who are already working in the field, but who are not yet certified. However, it is also a good fit for individuals who have no prior experience, but want to get started in networking.

Why Should I Get Network+ Certified?

Certification in Network+ shows prospective employers that you have to abilities and knowledge to oversee important and proprietary networks. Network+ certification is a credential that is recognized and preferred worldwide, and it will provide you with access to career opportunities that you won't have without it. Certification demonstrates dedication, industry-recognized proof of achievement, and provides added opportunities for career advancement.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Network Plus Certification?

CompTIA is well-known and globally recognized in 120 countries. When you have a Network+ certification from CompTIA, your credentials will be among the most sought-after all around the world. It's a certification that greatly enhances the career opportunities for anyone who holds it. That's why it's important that you thoroughly prepare for the certification exam. Studying hard and taking a Network+ training course will ensure that you have the knowledge and know the concepts needed to pass the exam with flying colors. How long it takes to be prepared varies depending on each individual. Some of the factors that affect the timing are:

  • how long you have been working with networks
  • how much work experience you have
  • how much time you have to study daily or weekly
  • how long your training course is

For most certification exam takers, the length of time spent taking a training course, studying, and completing practice exams, averaged at about 12 weeks. However, that timeframe can vary widely. For example, someone who has been working with networking technologies for an extended amount of time but hasn't yet taken the certification exam, may only need a month or so to brush up and study the latest technologies. For someone who has worked in the industry for less than a year it may take significantly longer. While much of the exam is multiple choice questions, there are also performance-based questions that require you to perform a specific task or solve a specific problem in a simulated environment. You can see why someone with more work experience may not need to study for as long as someone with less. The important thing to make sure of before you sit the exam is that you are able to complete practice exams within the allotted time period of 90 minutes, and that you score 90% or higher. Then, when you actually take the Network+ exam, you won't have any difficulty earning a passing score (720 out of 100-900).

What is Involved in the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam?

Testing for the CompTIA Network+ certification (exam code N10-006) covers configuring, managing, and troubleshooting wired and wireless network devices. Additionally, new technologies like unified communications, cloud, mobile, and virtual technology are covered.

The exam is made up of 90 questions and includes multiple-choice, drag and drop, and performance-based problems. You will have up to 90 minutes to complete the exam. To successfully pass the certification exam, you have to score 720 out of 900.

It is recommended that you have completed CompTIA A+ certification and that you have at least nine months of networking experience before taking the Network+ certification exam, but it is not required.

The cost for the exam is $302, but if you complete Cybrary's free online course, you can receive a voucher that gives you the discounted price of $293.

Your certification will be valid for three years, at which time you will have to renew. Contact CompTIA for more information on this and other certifications.

What Types of Jobs Will CompTIA Network+ Certification Prepare Me For?

CompTIA Network+ certification can open the doors for a wide range of in-demand IT business opportunities. Becoming Network+ certified is a step in the right direction for a career in either networking or telecommunications. Many reputable corporations require that job candidates are Network+ certified professionals, including Apple, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Novell, and Microsoft includes Network+ certification in their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification program, which offers an advantage in the current job market.

Certification in Network+ will prepare you for positions such as network field ​technician, network field engineer, network ​administrator, help desk ​technician, network ​support specialist, network security specialist, network analyst, network designer, and many more.

Additionally, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) IT positions are open to Network+ certified applicants, as the certification meets the DoD directive requirements.

What Jobs Can I Get with a Network Plus Certification?

Once you have successfully completed your CompTIA Network Plus certification, received your certificate and card with your CompTIA number on it, you're ready to strike out and find a job that will utilize your new credentials. What's great about the Network+ certification is that it's not vendor-specific, so it allows you to search for jobs that use most any type of network – increasing your options greatly. As a certified Network+ professional, there are many positions that are open to you, and many career paths you can take. Don't let the idea that this certification is entry level dissuade you from looking for various types of IT positions. Becoming a help-desk specialist isn't the only route to take. Consider some of the following jobs as you begin your search:

  • Technician – As a technician, your role will generally be troubleshooting network problems, much like the problems on the certification exam. You will also likely be responsible for installing network equipment. The technician position is the most obvious and it leaves a lot of room and opportunity for advancement.
  • Administrator – Although some further training may be needed to become an Administrator, there are organizations that will look at other previous work experience you have, and using that along with Network+ certification, consider you for the position. As an Administrator, your role would be managing network issues day-to-day, troubleshooting problems, and reducing any network downtime.
  • Security Specialist – In the IT industry, cybersecurity is the field that is growing the fastest. Networking is the most crucial aspect of IT security positions, so it is typically required that candidates seeking employment in this area have a Network+ certification.
  • Teaching and Training – Of course, anytime you receive a certification, it almost always means that you are qualified to teach others in the field or on your team. You now have the knowledge and skills to seek a position as a teacher or trainer for the Network+ students of the future.
  • Other Paths – Beside the above, which are the most common, there are other tracks that utilize Network+ certified professionals. Some of those positions include: network forensics specialist, network systems development specialist, systems analyst, networking equipment purchasing or sales specialist, and network analyst.

The important thing to remember is that while the Network+ certification may be among the first certifications you sought to complete, because it provides you with the fundamentals in networking technologies, it is an extremely valuable one that will help you as you start or continue your IT career.

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Certificate of Completion

Certificate Of Completion

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