Network+ Training Course: CompTIA Certification Prep Workshop


Core networking skills are fundamental for Information Technology personnel.  Understanding how LAN/WAN technologies interact to build modern network infrastructures is one of those "always in demand" skills.  At TrainingCity we have been designing and teaching the most complex LAN/WAN technology courses in the world for almost two decades.  We know networks, and we know how to teach.

Our CompTIA Network+ training course utilizes CompTIA Approved Quality Curriculum (CAQC) and includes a Free exam voucher.

CompTIA's Network+ certification has become the global standard in defining core networking capabilities for individuals and organizations of all types.  Companies such as Dell, Sharp, Xerox, HP, and many others know the value of the Network+ certification.  Increasingly, organizations are requiring their staff achieve this prestigious certification as a condition of employment.   CompTIA's  Network+ is mandatory for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is even recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.

What you will learn

  • Core Networking concepts
  • LAN Operations & Design
  • WAN technologies and how WANS really operate
  • Network hardware and software 
  • How Ethernet really works
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals including IP Addressing and Subnets
  • Network threats and hacks
  • IT Securiity basics
  • Manging modern Networks
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving Network issues


Who Needs to Attend

This practical hands on focused training program is intended for Individuals interested in modern LAN/WAN network architecture. Gain a through understanding or core networking topics such as equipment, Ethernet operations, TCP/IP, and much more.


There are no specific prerequisites for the CompTIA Network+ training class.  Just show up and start learning!yes

Detailed Course Outline

Module One:  Introduction to Networking

  • We start with the basics, what exactly is a "network"?
  • Common Network Terms.  Caution:  it's like a whole different language!crying
  • Examples of Network topologies
  • History of LAN/WAN topologies
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of network topologies
  • Physical vs Logical topologies in early Ethernet networks
  • Data Transmission theory
  • Signaling
  • Media Access Control
  • Media and Hardware considerations
  • Bounded vs Unbounded media
  • Noise and other low layer network challenges
  • The OSI Model:  What is it and why is it so darn important in networking?
    • Memorizing the 7 Layers
    • "All People Seem to Need Data Processing" or "Please Do Not Throw Sausage Pizza Away"!
    • Examples and usage in IT for the OSI model
  • Introduction to building modern LANs & WANs
    • Ethernet + TCP/IP - the two technologies you need to know

Module Two: Ethernet v2 / IEEE 802.3 LAN Basics and WAN Infrastructure

  • What exactly is an "Ethernet network"
  • Ethernet standards overview
  • Ethernet hardware
  • NIC
  • Ethernet Cables, EIA standards and "Cat" ratings
  • Ethernet Hub vs Switch
  • Types of Ethernet switches
  • Understanding Virtual LAN: VLAN
  • Managed, unmanaged, non-blocking, PoE, VLAN, etc.
  • WAN concepts and hardware
  • The "Last Mile" connecting from the Router to the WAN
  • Global Fiber Optic infrastructure
  • MPLS and other WAN technologies

Module Three : Wireless Networks

  • Types of wireless networking
  • Development of IEEE 802 series of Wireless networking standards
  • Current and emerging wireless standards
  • Configuring and securing WiFi
  • Combining wired and wireless networking in LANs

Module Four: TCP/IP Fundamentals - IP Introduction

  • History of TCP/IP protocol suite standards
  • Role it plays in building modern LAN / WAN architectures
  • IP Addressing
    • IP Addresses in operation
    • Public Address assignments in The Internet
    • Public vs Private Addresses (RFC 1918)
  • The importance of IP Address Subnets
  • ​Introduction to Routers & Routing Protocols
  • ​Static vs dynamic Routing
  • IPv6 Addresses

Module Five: TCP/IP Fundamentals - Supporting Protocols

  • Support protocols that make TCP/IP "work"
  • ARP: Integrating Ethernet MAC and IP addressing
  • ICMP: Examples of usage, different types. 
  • DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DNS: Examples of how Domain Name System functions
  • Routing Protocols: Understand how routers share information across the network

Module Six; TCP/IP Fundamentals - TCP and UDP

  • Concept of Port Numbers explained.
  • Port Number examples
  • Unstand what people mean when they say "Socket".
  • Overview of Transmission Control Protocol - TCP
  • Overview of User Datagram Protocol - UDP

Module Seven; Remote Network Access

  • Connecting to a corporate network when you are away from the office
  • Remote Access Architectures
  • Implementing RAS
  • Introduction to Virtual Private Networks - VPN
  • How VPNs work
  • Types of VPN
  • IPsec VPN

Module Eight : Securing Modern Networks

  • Overview of system wide security considerations
  • IT security basics
  • Establishing the perimeter
  • Detection is prevention
    • Introduction to intrusion detection
  • Tools and software that can assist with network and IT security
  • Securing data transmission
    • using SSL/TLS 
    • IPsec
  • Authentication of information
  • Examples of modern authentication standards
  • Encryption of information
  • Examples of encryption standards
  • Synchronous vs Asynchronous encryption algorithms

Module Nine: Mars Attacks!surpriseThreats and Attacks that every Network Confronts

  • The history of network intrusion and threats
  • Today's most significant IT threats
  • Modern threats to your IT department and your network
  • Threat mitigation
  • White hat / Black hat
  • Social Engineering for Positive change, education and outreach techniques that every IT department can implement

Module Ten:  Managing, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting the Network

  • Monitoring options
  • SNMP and other alternatives that help support the Network Operations Center - NOC
  • Performance monitoring and testing
  • Optimization techniques
  • Introduction to Network Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Troubleshooting isolation
    • Internal vs External
    • Network 
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Connectivity

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