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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

Comparing provider links

Service providers such as ISPs provide their customers with various services such as WAN and internet solutions. Additionally, ISPs provide various methods to allow their customers to connect to the internet and WAN solutions. In this section, we will be covering a wide range of provider connectivity methods and their characteristics.


Sometimes, an organization or residential customer may be geographically located within an area where there isn’t any fiber optic or copper lines installed in the community. Service providers can use satellite technologies to allow their customers to access the internet or interconnect remote branch offices to a WAN service.

The following diagram shows an example of using a satellite for network connectivity:

Figure 2.32 – A satellite link

As shown in the preceding diagram, there’s a satellite dish installed at the customer’s location that provides a connection...