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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 Cyberattacks and Threats

As an aspiring network professional, it’s essential to understand the fundamentals of various types of cyberattacks, how they are performed by hackers, and the goal of the attack on a target. Security has become everyone’s concern, whether you’re beginning a career in the field of IT or already a seasoned professional. Each day, hackers are exploiting systems within organizations around the world and cybersecurity professionals are working continuously to create a proactive approach to prevent these attacks and stop hackers. Hence, network professionals, who are the architects of designing, implementing, and maintaining network infrastructure, also need to have a foundation in security threats and attacks.

In this chapter, you will learn how various types of network-based attacks are performed by threat actors and their impact on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and resources. Additionally, you will...