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CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory

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Networks provide a way to centrally manage devices and to apply much needed security. It's vital that one adheres and recognizes all of the industry standards, practices, and network theory before implementing a network. In this course, you'll learn basic network theory. You'll also learn the standards involved with wired and wireless networks, including the different network policies and procedures, and best safety practices. This course also addresses how to structure equipment and cabling and the change management process. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for certification exam CompTIA Network+ N10-006.

Target Audience
Network administrators, network technicians, network installers, helpdesk technicians, IT cable installers and any other professional working with computer networks


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CompTIA Network+ N10-006: Industry Standards, Practices, and Network Theory

  • start the course
  • match the media layers of the OSI model to their correct descriptions
  • match the network layer of the OSI model to the correct description
  • match the host layers of the OSI model to the correct descriptions
  • describe the data encapsulation process
  • describe modulation techniques including multiplexing, de-multiplexing, TDM, analog, and digital techniques
  • define the computer numbering system including binary, hexadecimal, and octal
  • define various network transmission systems including broadband, base band, bit rates, baud rate, wavelength, collision, and CDMA/CD and CSMA/CA
  • define the TCP/IP suite including ICMP, UDP, and TCP
  • describe wireless LAN standards
  • describe Ethernet standards
  • describe wiring standards
  • describe broadband standards
  • recognize security policies and consent to monitoring
  • recognize network policies
  • recognize acceptable use policies
  • recognize standard business documents including SLA, MOU, MLA, and SOW
  • describe electrical and static safety practices including grounding and ESD
  • recognize installation safety best practices including lifting equipment, rack installation, placement, and tool safety
  • recognize MSD material safety practices
  • recognize emergency procedure safety practices
  • describe fire suppression systems and HVAC safety practices
  • define elements and features of structured cabling, including intermediate and main distribution frames, cable management, patch panels, device placement, air flow, and cable trays
  • define network power distribution management concepts including power converters, circuits, UPS, inverters, and power redundancy
  • recognize the standards for server rack systems including server rail racks, two-post racks, four-post racks, free-standing racks as well as rack monitoring and rack security
  • label cables and equipment including ports, systems, circuits, and patch panels and describe naming conventions
  • recognize how to make a change management request
  • recognize the steps in the change management approval process
  • describe authorized downtime of change management maintenance windows
  • recognize the steps involved in the change notification process
  • recognize how to document network changes including network configuration changes, additions to the network, and physical location changes
  • contrast TCP and UDP network services
  • match well-known ports and protocols
  • define registered ports and protocols
  • recognize all of the industry standards, theory, and practices involved with implementing a network
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