CompTIA Network+ Technician (new version)

Course Details

CompTIA is the Computing Technology Industry Association with over 200,000 members worldwide. The CompTIA Network+ certification is the world standard entry-level qualification for computer technicians and engineers and is held by nearly half a million people worldwide. CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.

The CompTIA Network+ course is not vendor specific, preparing candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need. Other certifications are so broad, they don’t cover the hands-on skills and precise knowledge needed in today’s networking environments.

This course covers the latest syllabus. Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. Network+ is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network and is recognised by the U.S. Department of Defense. It also fulfils US DoD Directive 8570.01-M.

This course prepares the student to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Those who complete this course will be able to:

  • Explain basic networking concepts including network services, physical connections, topologies and architecture, and cloud connectivity.
  • Explain routing technologies and networking devices; deploy ethernet solutions and configure wireless technologies.
  • Monitor and optimize networks to ensure business continuity.
  • Explain security concepts and network attacks in order to harden networks against threats.
  • Troubleshoot common cable, connectivity, and software issues related to networking.

The course covers all exam objectives, as well as additional topics that provide background and context. Demonstrations and instructor commentary throughout the course come from real-world experience, with examples and tips that the network professional can use in a production environment. This course includes the following features:

  • Instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations to develop your skills based on real-world scenarios.
  • Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
  • FlashCards and Education Games are also provided throughout the course.
  • Practice exams prepare you for your exams. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared if you are taking a certification exam.
  • You can also interact and collaborate with other students through our forums, student contributions and announcement features.
Who should complete this Network+ Technician Course?
  • Network Technicians, Network Installers, IT Technician, Enterprise Technician, PC Technician.
  • Desktop Support Technician, Field Technician, PC Support Specialist.
  • People considering a career as a PC Network Technician.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • None. It is however recommended that students have CompTIA A+ certification and nine months networking experience or equivalent knowledge.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Network+ Technician Course

Module 1 – Networking Fundamentals

  • Intro to Networking
  • Common Terminology
  • OSI Model
  • DoD Model
  • TCP, UDP, IP
  • Network Topologies and Types
  • Network Characteristics Part 1 & 2

Module 2 – Cables and Connectors

  • Ethernet Standards
  • Copper Cable Types
  • Fibre Optic Cable Types
  • Connector Types
  • Media Converters and Transceivers
  • Cable Management

Module 3 – Internet Protocol (IP)

  • IPv4 Basics
  • IP Packet and Interface Types
  • Binary Numbering System
  • Classful and Classless Addressing
  • Understanding CIDR Notation
  • IPv4 Subnetting Method
  • Verifying with Binary
  • Finding Subnet IDs
  • The Delta in Action
  • Subnetting Based on Hosts and in Other Octets
  • Supernetting
  • IPv6 and IPv4 – IPv6 Transition Mechanisms

Module 4 – Layer 7 Protocols

  • Remote Control Protocols
  • File Sharing Protocols
  • Web and Email Protocols
  • Database Protocols
  • Voice Protocols
  • Security Protocols
  • Management Protocols

Module 5 – Network Services

  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • NTP
  • Corporate and Datacentre Network Architecture
  • Cloud Concepts and Connectivity Options

Module 6 – Networking Devices

  • Introductory Concepts
  • Repeaters and Hubs
  • Bridges and Switches
  • Routers and Multilayer Switches
  • Security Devices
  • Modems

Module 7 – Networked Devices

  • IP Devices
  • IoT

Module 8 – Routing and Bandwidth Management

  • Routing Basics
  • Packet Delivery on the Same Network
  • IP Routing Across a Single Router and Multiple Hops
  • Route Selection
  • RIP
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • Bandwidth Management

Module 9 – Ethernet Switching

  • Ethernet Basics
  • Switching Overview
  • VLANs
  • VLAN Trunking and Routing
  • Contention Management
  • Switchport Configuration

Module 10 – Wireless Technologies

  • Wireless Overview
  • Radio Basics
  • Modulation
  • Antennas
  • Wi-Fi Service Sets, Standards and Security
  • Cellular

Module 11 Network Performance

  • Monitoring Performance
  • Common Metrics
  • SNMP
  • Netflow
  • Network Security Monitoring

Module 12 High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • HA and DR Concepts
  • High Availability Mechanisms
  • Disaster Recovery Mechanisms
  • Facility and Infrastructure Support

Module 13 Organizational Documents

  • Plans and Procedures
  • Security Policies
  • Loss Prevention
  • Common Agreements and Documentation
  • Structured Cabling – MDF and IDF
  • Horizontal and Vertical Cabling
  • Labelling
  • Surveys and Assessments

Module 14 Network Security

  • Common Security Concepts and Attack Types
  • Spoofing-based Attacks
  • Hijacking and MITM
  • Social Engineering
  • Network Segmentation
  • Private VLANs
  • Single Organization Authentication and Extending Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Network Device Hardening
  • Wireless and Remote Access Security
  • IoT and Physical Security

Module 15 Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Physical Connectivity Issues
  • Hardware Testing Tools
  • Understanding Electricity
  • Twisted Pair Pinout and Termination Problems
  • Repairing Damaged Twisted Pair Cable
  • Fibre Optic Connectivity Issues
  • Common Port Problems, Software Testing Tools and Command Line Utilities
  • Troubleshooting Basic IP Networking Issues
  • Switching Issues, Test Tools and Techniques
  • Common IP Routing Issues
  • Wi-Fi Access Point Issues
  • Wireless Interference and Antenna Issues
  • WAP Placement Strategies
  • Infrastructure Service Issues (DHCP, DNS, NTP)
  • Firewall / ACL Issues
  • VPN Issues
  • Additional Network Security Troubleshooting and Tips
  • Advanced Networking Issues and Troubleshooting Server Services

Practice Exams

  • Sample exams that will help you prepare for the CompTIA network+ exam.
  • Once you successfully pass the programme(s), you will be able to download a CMIT Digital Certificate of Completion. This can be accessed via the Progress Reports section located on the top right side of your eLearning platform.
  • You may optionally take exams to receive certification. Exam fees are not included in the course price. Click here for exam information.
Technical Requirements
  • Broadband internet connection of at least 10Mbps.
  • Browser – we recommend Chrome or Safari for Tablet or Apple Mac; and Firefox or Internet Explorer for PC hardware.
  • Operating System – PC (Windows 7 or later), Mac or Android.
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