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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 software-defined networking

Software-defined networking (SDN) allows network professionals to automate the configurations and management of networking devices within an organization using a controller-based solution. Traditionally, a network professional will need to acquire networking devices such as routers and switches from the vendor, unbox each device, perform operating system and firmware upgrades, apply configurations on each networking device, and verify that the configurations are working as expected. This process seems quite normal as it’s the traditional method that’s been adapted for many years within the networking industry.

The downside of using the traditional method is that many tasks seem to be a bit repetitive and time-consuming, and let’s not forget the network professional needs to manually configure each switch and router. One of the issues that occurs during manual configurations of networking devices is that the network professional...