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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 the OSI Model and TCP/IP

As you embark on the journey of acquiring new knowledge and developing your skills as an aspiring network professional, you will be exploring the latest networking technologies and concepts needed by professionals within the networking and Information Technology (IT) industry. The CompTIA Network+ certification is filled with the latest technologies and content for the next generation of network professionals. It ensures learners gain the knowledge and in-demand skills needed to support the network infrastructure that organizations rely upon each day.

As an aspiring network professional, I’m sure you are very eager to dive into the technologies and start looking at network traffic, and even learn about cyber-attacks and network security solutions to help defend organizations from threat actors. However, all great journeys of becoming an expert within a field of study, such as networking, begin with developing a solid foundation and gaining a strong understanding of the fundamentals of network communication.

During this chapter, you will learn about the importance of and the need for using a protocol suite on a network to communicate with devices and share resources. You’ll be exploring each layer of both the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking models, and how all the layers work together to ensure systems can exchange messages over a network. Additionally, you’ll gain fundamental knowledge of how datagrams are encapsulated and de-encapsulated when devices send and receive messages. Lastly, you’ll gain the hands-on skills of exploring the headers and fields found within packets using industry-recognized tools.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The need for networking models
  • Exploring the OSI model
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Data encapsulation concepts
  • Analyzing network packets

Let’s dive in!