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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

Discovering network types

While there are many network topologies within the networking industry, there are also many network types, and each has characteristics. Network types are used to define the geographic boundary or limitation of a network and help network professionals understand the relationship between the connected devices within the network.

In this section, you will discover the key characteristics of various network types and gain a strong understanding of how each network type may differ from the others.


In a peer-to-peer model, each client is logically connected and shares their resources with other clients on the network without the need for a centralized, dedicated server to provide the resources. If a client within the peer-to-peer network has a printer, that client can be configured to share the printer as a resource with other clients on the network. The client that is sharing the printer or resource becomes a server, while the others hosts...