N10-004 : Network+ 2009

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The CompTIA Network+ certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential for networking professionals the world over. 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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Network+ 2009

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The CompTIA Network+ certification exam is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code N10-004.

The certification is targeted at network professionals, system administrators and technicians involved with setting up and troubleshooting IT networks. The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security.

The current version of CompTIA Network+, exam code N10-004 was released Dec. 1, 2011. The revised objectives address virtual networking and give increased attention to network security and coverage of the seven-layer OSI (Open System Interconnection) model.

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What is the exam registration fee? 253
Where do I take the exam? The CompTIA Network+ 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? While there are no official prerequisites to take the Network+ certifications, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have passed the CompTIA A+ certification and have nine months or more of 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? 720

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Network+ certification 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.
What is the validity of the certification? The exam N10-004 has retired on Aug 31, 2012
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the N10-004, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A CompTIA Network+ certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Technician
  • Network Installer
  • Helpdesk Technician and
  • IT Cable Installer With companies relying more and more on IT, network administration and security have become critical. CompTIA, companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Here's what you will learn

  • Explain the function of common networking protoc..., IMAP4, Telnet, SMTP, SNMP2/3, ICMP, IGMP, TLS.
  • Identify commonly used TCP and UDP default ports...TP - 69, DNS - 53, BOOTPS/DHCP - 67, SNMP - 161.
  • Identify the following address formats. Objective includes: IPv6, IPv4, MAC addressing.
  • Given a scenario, evaluate the proper use of the...dressing schemes, Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast.
  • Identify common IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols:...Distance vector- RIP, RIPv2, BGP. Hybrid- EIGRP.
  • Explain the purpose and properties of routing. O...h selection, Explain convergence (steady state).
  • Compare the characteristics of wireless communic...Authentication and encryption- WPA, WEP, RADIUS.
  • Categorize standard cable types and their proper...RG-6, Serial, Plenum vs. Non-plenum. Properties-
  • Identify common connector types. Objective includes: RJ-11, RJ-45, BNC, SC, ST, LC, RS-232.
  • Identify common physical network topologies. Obj...ng, Point to point, Point to multipoint, Hybrid.
  • Given a scenario, differentiate and implement ap...8B, Straight vs. cross-over, Rollover, Loopback.
  • Categorize WAN technology types and properties. ...ket switch, Speed, Transmission media, Distance.
  • Categorize LAN technology types and properties. ... Broadcast, Collision, Bonding, Speed, Distance.
  • Explain common logical network topologies and th...ncludes: Peer to peer, Client/server, VPN, VLAN.
  • Install components of wiring distribution. Objec... wiring installation, Verify wiring termination.
  • Install, configure and differentiate between com...Basic router, Basic firewall, Basic DHCP server.
  • Identify the functions of specialized network de...server, Bandwidth shaper, Proxy server, CSU/DSU.
  • Explain the advanced features of a switch. Objec..., Trunking, Port mirroring, Port authentication.
  • Implement a basic wireless network. Objective in...ies, Set ESSID and beacon), Verify installation.
  • Explain the function of each layer of the OSI mo..., Layer 6 - presentation, Layer 7 - application.
  • Identify types of configuration management docum...ies, procedures and configurations, Regulations.
  • Given a scenario, evaluate the network based on ...diagrams, configurations and job logs as needed.
  • Conduct network monitoring to identify performan...testers), System logs, history logs, event logs.
  • Explain different methods and rationales for net...applications (VoIP, Video applications), Uptime.
  • Given a scenario, implement the following networ...n, Document the solution and the entire process.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common connectivi... distance, bounce, incorrect antenna placement).
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate command...up, Hostname, Dig, Mtr, Route, Nbtstat, Netstat.
  • Explain the purpose of network scanners. Objecti...e, Intrusion prevention software, Port scanners.
  • Given a scenario, utilize the appropriate hardwa...ps, Voltage event recorder, Temperature monitor.
  • Explain the function of hardware and software se...Host based firewall, IDS, IPS, VPN concentrator.
  • Explain common features of a firewall. Objective...tent filtering, Signature identification, Zones.
  • Explain the methods of network access security. ...) Remote access (RAS, RDP, PPPoE, PPP, VNC, ICA)
  • Explain methods of user authentication. Objectiv...ork access control (802.1x), CHAP, MS-CHAP, EAP.
  • Explain issues that affect device security. Obje...TP, SCP) (TELNET, HTTP, FTP, RSH, RCP, SNMPv1/2)
  • Identify common security threats and mitigation ...d procedures, User training, Patches and updates
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