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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 IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

There are various types of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and it’s important to understand them as an aspiring network professional. In this section, you will gain a solid understanding of the key characteristics of each address type and discover their role in networks.

Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)

When a client device such as a computer or even a smartphone is connected to a wired or wireless network, the device is automatically assigned an IPv4 or IPv6 address from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. In large organizations, companies usually implement one or more dedicated DHCP servers on the network to ensure redundancy and proper distribution of IP addresses to nodes on the network. However, within smaller environments such as Small Office Home Offices (SOHOs), you will likely not see a dedicated DHCP server. Rather, the modem or router you’ve been provided by the ISP provides the DHCP services for clients...