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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

Understanding wireless attacks

Wireless networking has advanced over the years and become a major convenience for many users within organizations and at home. Wireless networking allows users to connect a mobile device with a wireless network interface card to an access point, which provides access to resources and services on a wired network. Users no longer need to sit in a stationary position while using their computers; they can connect their laptops and smartphones to access points and use the internet and share resources with others on their network.

In a wired network, a hacker will need physical access to the network cables and network devices to install a network implant. However, the radio frequency that’s emitted from an access point covers a small geographic area, such as around a building or house. This allows hackers to sit within the vicinity of a wireless network that belongs to an organization and attempt various wireless attacks, such as the following: