networking-essentials : Pearson Networking Essentials

Pearson Networking Essentials
ISBN : 978-1-61691-222-2
The Pearson Networking Essentials certification is an industry recognized vendor-neutral credential for networking professionals all over the world. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a wide spectrum of network skills including topologies, protocols, standards, implementation, troubleshooting and support.


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Career Prospects

A Pearson Networking Essentials Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Technician
  • Network Installer
  • Helpdesk Technician and
  • IT Cable Installer
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 261

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The Networking Essential exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.Click here to find a testing center near you.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

CompTIA has the following pre-requisites for Networking Essentials:

  • CompTIA A+ certification and nine months networking experience.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 100 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Networking Essential examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • There is no limit to the number of retakes for a candidate who has failed their exam.
  • There is no waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the certification, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If you have already passed the exam, it cannot be taken again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer any free re-tests or discounts on retakes.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Key Pedagogical Features

Lesson 2: Introduction to Computer Networks

  • Introduction
  • Network Topologies
  • The OSI Model
  • The Ethernet LAN
  • Home Networking
  • Assembling an Office LAN
  • Testing and Troubleshooting a LAN
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 3: Physical Layer Cabling: Twisted Pair

  • Introduction
  • Structured Cabling
  • Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cable
  • Terminating CAT6/5e/5 UTP Cables
  • Cable Testing and Certification
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper
  • Troubleshooting Cabling Systems
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 4: Physical Layer Cabling: Fiber Optics

  • Introduction
  • The Nature of Light
  • Fiber Attenuation and Dispersion
  • Optical Components
  • Optical Networking
  • Safety
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 5: Wireless Networking

  • Introduction
  • The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard
  • 802.11 Wireless Networking
  • Bluetooth, WiMAX, and RFID
  • Securing Wireless LANs
  • Configuring a Point-to-Multipoint Wireless LAN: A Case Study
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 6: Interconnecting the LANs

  • Introduction
  • The Network Bridge
  • The Network Switch
  • The Router
  • Interconnecting LANs with the Router
  • Configuring the Network Interface-Auto-negotiation
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 7: TCP/IP

  • Introduction
  • The TCP/IP Layers
  • Number Conversion
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnet Masks
  • CIDR Blocks
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 8: Introduction to Router Configuration

  • Introduction
  • Router Fundamentals
  • The Console Port Connection
  • The Router's User EXEC Mode (Router>)
  • The Router's Privileged EXEC Mode (Router#)
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 9: Introduction to Switch Configuration

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to VLANs
  • Introduction to Switch Configuration
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Network Management
  • Power Over Ethernet
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 10: Routing Protocols

  • Introduction
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector Protocols
  • Link State Protocols
  • Hybrid Protocols
  • Configuring RIP and RIPv2
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 11: Internet Technologies: Out to the Internet

  • Introduction
  • The Line Connection
  • Remote Access
  • Metro Ethernet/Carrier Ethernet
  • Network Services-DHCP and DNS
  • Internet Routing-BGP
  • Analyzing Internet Data Traffic
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 12: Troubleshooting

  • Introduction
  • Analyzing Computer Networks
  • Analyzing Computer Networks-FTP Data Packets
  • Analyzing Campus Network Data Traffic
  • Troubleshooting the Router Interface
  • Troubleshooting the Switch Interface
  • Troubleshooting Fiber Optics-the OTDR
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 13: Network Security

  • Introduction
  • Intrusion (How an Attacker Gains Control of a Network)
  • Denial of Service
  • Security Software and Hardware
  • Introduction to Virtual Private Network
  • Summary
  • Questions and Problems

Lesson 14: Appendix

  • Supplemental Labs

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