Network+ : Sharing Resources

Naming: UNC and URL

Permissions: Share-level and Domain

Accessing Shares

DNS

IPCONFIG /DISPLAYDNS (or /FLUSHDNS)

NSLOOKUP and dig

http://www.zoneedit.com/doc/nslookup.html

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Using-NSLOOKUP-DNS-Server-diagnosis.html

http://www.activexperts.com/support/activmonitor/nslookup

DHCP

APIPA

WINS

NBTSTAT -c (or no switch)

The NET commands

Routing and Routing Tables

NETSTAT -NR and ROUTE PRINT

NAT

Proxy Servers

http://www.ripe.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIPE

http://www.ripe.net/ris/index.html

http://www.ris.ripe.net/bgplay/

Longest prefix match: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_prefix_match

http://groups.google.com/group/news.admin.net-abuse.sightings/browse_thread/thread/af33e9b82606e603/b1fa87415bedced0?lnk=raot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_System_Number

Network+ : TCP/IP and Network Operations

Exercises:

Configuring NICs

Network Setup:

NetBIOS

IPX/SPX

TCP/IP

TCP/IP Networking

Local Networking

MAC Resolution

MAC uses FRAMES (with MAC headers)

Broadcast: FFFFFFFFFFFF  (12 Fs)

How do you tell if it’s local or remote?

arp -a
arp -d *

Out-of-subnet Networking: IP

Gateways

Subnet Masking

Class
First Octet
Number of addresses
A
1 – 126
16.7 Million
(loopback)
127
 
B
128 – 191
65,534
C
192 – 223
254

Classless Subnetting (CIDR)

Non-Routable Special Addresses

Class
     
A
10.0.0.0
10.255.255.255.255
B
172.16.0.0
172.31.255.255
C
192.168.0.0
192.168.255.255

DNS

DHCP

WINS

Network Operating Systems

Models:

Client/Server
Peer-to-Peer
Resource-Based (Workgroup)
Server-Based (Domain)
Organization-Based (Directory)

Network+ : Networking Variants, Physical Installation

Ports

http://www.lb.shuttle.de/apastron/ports.htm

“Exotic” or Large-Scale Network Protocols

FDDI and CDDI
ATM
Frame Relay
MPLS
Metro Ethernet

Installation

Structured Cabling
Fire Ratings
Equipment Rooms
Equipment Racks: 19″, “U” units
Patch Panels
Patch Cables
EIA/TIA 606
Floor Plans
Pulling
Testing

Multispeed Switches and Backbone Networks

Toners

Wireless Networking

Wireless NICs
Access Points (APs)
Wireless Bridges: Point to Point / Point to Multipoint

Wireless Networking Software

Modes: Ad-hoc vs. Infrastructure

Basic Service Set

Extended (Basic) Service Set

CSMA/CA

Wireless Networking Security

SSID

MAC Filtering

WEP

64 bit encryption
Shared, static key

WPA

128 bit encryption
Key variants: Enterprise 802.1x vs. Personal PSK

Exercise:

WAP Configuration

Network+ : From Physical Topologies to Protocols and Domains

Network Topology
Bus
Ring
Star
Physical vs. Logical

Cable

Coaxial

RG-5 – Cable service
RG-8 – 10Base5
RG-62 – TV
RG-58 – 10Base2
RG-59 – rare Cable service
STP – usually Token Ring

UTP

10BaseT – see p. 128
100BaseTX
100BaseT4
1000BaseCX
1000BaseSX
1000BaseLX

Fiber Optic

10BaseFL – early fiber optic
100BaseFX

Boxes

Repeater
Bridge
Hub
Switch
Router
MAU or MSAU

IEEE

802.1x – NAC
802.2 – MAC
802.3 – Ethernet
802.5 – Token Ring
802.11 – Wireless

a
b
g
n
MIMO

The Data Link Layer
Logical Link Layer
Media Access Control Layer
Full vs. Half-duplex

Network Protocol Stacks

Lan Manager

Localtalk

NetBEUI/NetBIOS

IPX/SPX

AppleTalk

TCP/IP

SMB/Samba

NFS

Domains and Directories

Workgroups

NT Domains

Active Directory

Network Information System (Yellow Pages)

Novell Directory Services

Red Hat/Sun Directory Services

Network+ Certification

Instructor: Glenn Norman
Text: Network+ Certification All-In-One Guide, 5th Edition, Mike Meyers

  • A solid understanding of network functionality
  • Familiarity with construction, maintenance and troubleshooting networks
  • Successful preparation to pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam

The Network+ Exam 2011 Revision
CompTIA Exam Objectives and Sample Tests

ARPANET

Client/Server

Sharing and Accessing Resources

The OSI Model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model

The Physical Layer
Cable
Connectors
NICs
Hubs

Packet Architecture

Exercise: Cable construction, punchdown blocks

This website has great wiring pinouts for T=568A & B:

http://www.incentre.net/content/view/75/2/

A+ Certification Course Outline

UNM Division of Continuing Education Courses

CompTIA A+ Certification

Parts 1 and 2

Text:

Pearson Cert Guide: CompTIA A+ (220-801, 220-802)

book and CD

 

Course 1: A+ Essentials

 

Day 1

Introductions, experience and objectives

Discussion of the texts and their uses

What the test was, what the test is, and what that means to you

Pre-test: Current skills evaluation

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

 

Day 2

Chapter 3

Monitors and Power Supplies

Cleaners

Troubleshooting

Physical Tools

Software Tools

Exercise: Show and Tell

 

Day 3

Chapter 4

Busses

Interfaces

Troubleshooting

 

Day 4

Chapter 5

RAM

Tools and Consoles

Attributes

Exercises: Show and Tell

 

Day 5

Chapter 6

OS Installation

Requirements

Utilities

Partitions and Formatting

Upgrades

 

Chapter 7

Video

 

 

Day 6

Chapter 8

Custom PC Configurations:

CAD/CAM/Graphics PC

Audio/Video PC

Virtualization Host

Home Theatre

Thick Client

Thin Client

Home Server

Diagnostic Tools

Printing and Imaging

Mechanisms

Laser Printing and Charlie

Page Description Languages

Diagnostics

 

Day 7

Chapter 9

Laptops

Exercise: Laptop Teardown and Rebuild

 

Course 2: Troubleshooting

 

Day 8

Chapter 10

Mobile Devices

 

Chapter 10

Environment and Safety

 

Day 9

Chapter 11

Printers and Printing

Steps to the Process

 

Chapter 12

Storage Devices

RAID

 

Day 10

Chapter 13

Installing/Upgrading Windoes

 

Chapter 14

OS Management

Utilities

Remote Desktop/Remote Assistance/VNC

Exercise: Remote Connections

Advanced Startup and the Recovery Console

The Command Line

Exercise: Startup Script

 

Day 11

Chapter 15

Troubleshooting

Boot Management

 

Chapter 16

Network Management

 

Day 12

Chapter 17

Security

Exercise: Practice Test