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Computer Network Professional
Build skills equivalent to CompTIA's Network+ Certification Prep course
  • Credit Hours: 5 Days

  • Format: Virtual Classroom - Instructor Led Online

  • Professional Certificate: Network+ Certification

  • Recommended for: IT personnel who need a solid foundation in networking.

The Computer Network Professional course prepares students for employment in the Informational Technology industry, following a minimum of 12 months experience. Students will also gain the knowledge necessary to build the foundation needed to be productive on the job and also successful on the certification exam. This training course will be administered through a comprehensive, theory based platform. The courses curriculum satisfies the requirements needed to obtain employment and/or career advancement.

This course prepares students for employment as a Network Systems Administrator. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment change between 2010 and 2020 will by 28% greater than the annual average.

What You'll Learn

  • Prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam (N10-005)
  • Basic network theory concepts
  • Major communications methods
  • Network media and hardware components
  • Components of a TCP/IP network implementation
  • TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods
  • Major services deployed on TCP/IP networks
  • Components of a LAN implementation
  • Infrastructure of a WAN implementation
  • Components of remote network implementation
  • Major issues and methods to secure systems on a network
  • Major issues and technologies in network security
  • Network security threats and attacks
  • Tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network
  • Troubleshoot network issues

Who Needs to Attend

IT personnel who need a solid foundation in networking


  • 9-12 months of experience in the IT support industry
  • A+ certification or similar knowledge is beneficial but not required

Course Outline

1. Network Theory

  • Networking Terminology
  • Network Categories
  • Standard Network Models
  • Physical Network Topologies
  • Logical Network Topologies

2. Network Communications Methods

  • Data Transmission Methods
  • Media Access Methods
  • Signaling Methods

3. Network Media and Hardware

  • Bounded Network Media
  • Unbounded Network Media
  • Noise Control
  • Network Connectivity Devices

4. Network Implementations

  • Ethernet Networks
  • Wireless Networks

5. Networking Models

  • OSI Model
  • TCP/IP Model

6. TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery

  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • IP Addressing
  • Default IP Addressing Schemes
  • Creating Custom IP Addressing Schemes
  • Implementing IPv6 Addresses
  • Delivery Techniques

7. TCP/IP Services

  • Assigning IP Addresses
  • Domain Naming Services
  • TCP/IP Commands
  • Common TCP/IP Protocols
  • TCP/IP Interoperability Services

8. LAN Infrastructure

  • Switching
  • Enable Static Routing
  • Implementing Dynamic IP Routing
  • Virtual LANs
  • Planning a SOHO Network

9. WAN Infrastructure

  • WAN Transmission
  • WAN Connectivity Methods
  • Voice over Data Transmission

10. Remote Networking

  • Remote Network Architectures
  • Remote Access Networking Implementations
  • Virtual Private Networking
  • VPN Protocols

11. System Security

  • Computer Security Basics
  • System Security Tools
  • Authentication Methods
  • Encryptions Methods

12. Network Security

  • Network Perimeter Security
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Protect Network Traffic Using IPSec

13. Network Security Threats and Attacks

  • Network-Based Security Threats and Attacks
  • Apply Threat Mitigation Techniques
  • Educate Users

14. Network Management

  • Network Monitoring
  • Configuration Management Documentation
  • Network Performance Optimization

15. Network Troubleshooting

  • Network Troubleshooting Methods
  • Network Troubleshooting Utilities
  • Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
  • Common Connectivity Issues


Lab 1: Easter-Egg Hunt

  • Connect the Names and Pictures
  • Find and Search for Other Interesting Items
  • Examine Things More Closely

Lab 2: Build a Simple Network

  • Process
  • Physical Diagram

Lab 3: Student Workstation Configuration

  • Configuration Parameters
  • Steps

Lab 4: Ping and ARP

  • Examine Your ARP Cache
  • Ping Other Hosts and Examine Your ARP Cache
  • Examine a Sample ARP and Ping Exchange

Lab 5: Switch Configuration

  • Step-by-Step
  • Switch Configuration

Lab 6: Install a Router

  • Current Network Design
  • Create a New IP Addressing Scheme to Support Multiple Networks
  • Fit Routers into the Wiring of the Network
  • Configure and Install Router

Lab 7: Network Troubleshooting

  • CompTIA Troubleshooting Strategy
  • Hardware Tools that can Help Troubleshoot Problems
  • Common Software Tools for Network Troubleshooting
  • Network+ Troubleshooting Scenarios


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