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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

Wireless security techniques

Wireless networking allows users to connect their wireless, mobile devices to an access point to access the resources on a wired network and vice versa. There are many advantages to implementing a wireless network infrastructure within homes and organizations, with the most obvious benefit being that wireless networking reduces the number of physical cables needed to allow clients to access the network. It’s as simple as installing one or more access points so that they’re physically connected to a network switch and configuring the wireless settings with each access point to broadcast a Service Set Identifier (SSID) and network details.

While wireless networking supports mobility, allowing users to roam around the vicinity of a wireless network, many threats and wireless-based attacks are commonly used by hackers to compromise the security of an access point, which compromises the wireless network and its users. For instance, since an...