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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

Routing and Switching Concepts

Routing and switching are core networking functionalities, and every aspiring network professional needs a solid understanding of how various types of devices forward traffic to their destinations. Many protocols are configured on routers to forward packets, and switches use various methods to forward frames to their destinations.

In this chapter, you will explore how routers make their forwarding decisions to ensure packets are delivered to their destinations. You will gain a solid understanding of the various dynamic routing protocols, their algorithms, and the metrics used to determine the best path to a destination network. Furthermore, you will discover various configurations that are commonly implemented on managed switches to help improve the performance of a network.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Exploring routing concepts
  • Understanding routing protocols
  • Bandwidth management
  • Delving into switching...