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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

Exploring wireless networking

When designing a wireless network for an organization, it’s important to consider the components needed, the number of wireless clients that need access to the wireless network, and the location of these clients within an organization. The components needed are access points or wireless routers based on the size of the organization and the number of users on the wireless network.

For instance, wireless routers are common wireless networking devices that are commonly found within Small Office Home Office (SOHO) networks. This type of wireless networking device is simply a router, switch, and access point within a single unified device. A wireless router is suitable for small wireless networks such as those within homes and small office environments.

The following snippet shows the back of a Cisco Linksys 160N wireless router:

Figure 10.1 – Wireless router

As shown in the preceding snippet, there are five interfaces...