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CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Certification Guide - Second Edition

By : Glen D. Singh
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CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Certification Guide - Second Edition

By: Glen D. Singh

Overview of this book

This book helps you to easily understand core networking concepts without the need of prior industry experience or knowledge within this fi eld of study. This updated second edition of the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Certification Guide begins by introducing you to the core fundamentals of networking technologies and concepts, before progressing to intermediate and advanced topics using a student-centric approach. You’ll explore best practices for designing and implementing a resilient and scalable network infrastructure to support modern applications and services. Additionally, you’ll learn network security concepts and technologies to effectively secure organizations from cyber attacks and threats. The book also shows you how to efficiently discover and resolve networking issues using common troubleshooting techniques. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained sufficient knowledge to efficiently design, implement, and maintain a network infrastructure as a successful network professional within the industry. You’ll also have gained knowledge of all the official CompTIA Network+ N10-008 exam objectives, networking technologies, and how to apply your skills in the real world.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Part 1: Networking Concepts
Part 2: Network Implementation
Part 3: Network Operations
Part 4: Network Security and Troubleshooting
Chapter 18: Practice Exam

Networking Devices

As an aspiring network professional, you will soon discover that there are many types of networking and networked devices within organizations and office spaces. Each networking device has unique characteristics, roles, and functions in forwarding messages from a source to a destination, such as from your computer to a server on the internet. Understanding the role and function of each networking device will provide you with better knowledge and wisdom on designing an efficient network using the appropriate devices where needed, to ensure users and client devices are able to access and share resources.

During the course of this chapter, you will explore the roles and functions of various networking devices that are commonly configured and implemented within organizations when building an enterprise network. Additionally, you will discover the purpose of security appliances and how they are used to detect and mitigate cyber-attacks and threats. Furthermore, you...