Network+ Certification Exam Objectives: N10-005
This exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to implement a defined network architecture with basic network security. Furthermore, a successful candidate will be able to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools and understand the features and purpose of network technologies. Candidates will be able to make basic solution recommendations, analyze network traffic, and be familiar with common protocols and media types.
1.0 Networking Concepts
1.1 Compare the layers of the OSI and TCP/IP models.
1.2 Classify how applications, devices, and protocols relate to the OSI model layers.
1.3 Explain the purpose and properties of IP addressing.
1.4 Explain the purpose and properties of routing and switching.
1.5 Identify common TCP and UDP default ports.
1.6 Explain the function of common networking protocols.
1.7 Summarize DNS concepts and its components.
1.8 Given a scenario, implement the following network troubleshooting methodology:
1.9 Identify virtual network components.
2.0 Network Installation and Configuration
2.1 Given a scenario, install and configure routers and switches.
2.2 Given a scenario, install and configure a wireless network.
2.3 Explain the purpose and properties of DHCP.
2.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless problems.
2.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common router and switch problems.
2.6 Given a set of requirements, plan and implement a basic SOHO network.
3.0 Network Media and Topologies
3.1 Categorize standard media types and associated properties.
3.2 Categorize standard connector types based on network media.
3.3 Compare and contrast different wireless standards.
3.4 Categorize WAN technology types and properties.
3.5 Describe different network topologies.
3.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common physical connectivity problems.
3.7 Compare and contrast different LAN technologies.
3.8 Identify components of wiring distribution.
4.0 Network Management
4.1 Explain the purpose and features of various network appliances.
4.2 Given a scenario, use appropriate hardware tools to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
4.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate software tools to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
4.4 Given a scenario, use the appropriate network monitoring resource to analyze traffic.
4.5 Describe the purpose of configuration management documentation.
4.6 Explain different methods and rationales for network performance optimization.
5.0 Network Security
5.1 Given a scenario, implement appropriate wireless security measures.
5.2 Explain the methods of network access security.
5.3 Explain methods of user authentication.
5.4 Explain common threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques.
5.5 Given a scenario, install and configure a basic firewall.
5.6 Categorize different types of network security appliances and methods.