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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 network topologies

Network professionals design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot networking technologies to ensure organizations can share resources between their users and devices within their company. Some networks are small, such as those within homes. These small networks usually have a few networked devices such as computers, smart appliances, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and a couple of networking devices, such as a wireless router to create a wireless network and an Internet Service Provider (ISP) modem to provide internet service.

While small networks are very common to many users, within an organization, there are lots of devices based on the number of users, networks, and networking services within the company. Within an organization, there are many computers, laptops, servers, and smart/IoT devices. To interconnect all the devices within an organization, the company invests in purchasing many networking switches, routers, access points, and security...