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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

Types of connections

While working within the networking industry, you will commonly discover many organizations’ networks uses wired and wireless connections to interconnect their users’ devices to the network. Within environments with a lot of desktop computers and servers, wired connections are mostly implemented since the desktop computers are stationary and less likely to move from one location to another. On the other hand, servers are usually implemented within the server room and mounted onto a server rack and won’t be moved to a new location unless needed by the organization. Hence, there are a lot of wired connections, which allows network professionals to connect end devices to the network.

There are two main types of wired connections that are commonly used within organizations on their networks, as follows:

  • Copper
  • Fiber optic

Over the next few sub-sections, you will learn about the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages...