CompTIA Network+ (N10-008)


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Gain hands-on experience to pass the CompTIA Network+ certification exam with the CompTIA Network+ course and lab. Interactive chapters and hands-on labs comprehensively cover the N10-008 exam objectives and provide knowledge in areas such as networking technologies, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, peripherals, protocols, and more. The CompTIA Network+ study guide will help you get a full understanding of the challenges you'll face as a network administrator.

Here's what you will get

The CompTIA Network+ N10-008 exam verifies that a candidate can assess an enterprise's network posture, recommend and implement an appropriate network infrastructure for troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. It provides precise knowledge needed in today’s networking environments, such as IP addressing, cloud concepts, network services, ethernet switching, network topologies, and many more.


28+ Lessons | 548+ Exercises | 430+ Quizzes | 325+ Flashcards | 325+ Glossary of terms


94+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 95+ Post Assessment Questions | 190+ Practice Test Questions

Hand on lab

59+ LiveLab | 58+ Video tutorials | 01:46+ Hours

Video Lessons

155+ Videos | 16:18+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • N10-008 Exam Objectives
  • Objective Map

Lessons 2: Introduction to Networks

  • First Things First: What's a Network?
  • Physical Network  Topologies
  • Topology Selection, Backbones, and Segments
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications

  • Internetworking Models
  • The OSI Reference Model
  • Introduction to Encapsulation
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Networking Connectors and Wiring Standards

  • Physical Media
  • Cable Properties
  • Wiring Standards
  • Installing Wiring Distributions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Network Basics
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet at the Physical Layer
  • Ethernet over Other Standards (IEEE 1905.1-2013)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: Networking Devices

  • Common Network Connectivity Devices
  • Other Specialized Devices
  • Networked Devices
  • Planning and Implementing a Basic SOHO Network Using Network Segmentation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • Data Encapsulation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: IP Addressing

  • IP Terminology
  • The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Subnetting Basics
  • Troubleshooting IP Addressing
  • Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 10: Introduction to IP Routing

  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Routing Protocols

  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • Distance-Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link-State Routing Protocols
  • High Availability
  • Advanced IPv6 Concepts
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 12: Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Networking Before Layer 2 Switching
  • Switching Services
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • Two Additional Advanced Features of Switches
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 13: Wireless Networking

  • Introduction to Wireless Technology
  • Cellular Technologies
  • The 802.11 Standards (Regulatory Impacts)
  • Comparing 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Network Components
  • Installing a Wireless Network
  • Site Survey
  • Wireless Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 14: Using Statistics and Sensors to Ensure Network Availability

  • Performance Metrics/Sensors
  • SNMP
  • Network Device Logs
  • Interface Statistics/Status
  • Interface Errors or Alerts
  • Environmental Factors and Sensors
  • Baselines
  • NetFlow Data
  • Uptime/Downtime
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 15: Organizational Documents and Policies

  • Plans and Procedures
  • Hardening and Security Policies
  • Common Documentation
  • Common Agreements
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 16: High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Load Balancing
  • Multipathing
  • Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming
  • Redundant Hardware/Clusters
  • Facilities and Infrastructure Support
  • Redundancy and High Availability (HA) Concepts
  • Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Network Device Backup/Restore
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 17: Common Security Concepts

  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA)
  • Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Least Privilege
  • Role-Based Access
  • Zero Trust
  • Defense in Depth
  • Authentication Methods
  • Security Risk Assessments
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 18: Common Types of Attacks

  • Technology-Based Attacks
  • Human and Environmental
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 19: Network Hardening Techniques

  • Best Practices
  • IoT Access Considerations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 20: Remote Access Security

  • Site-to-Site VPN
  • Client-to-Site VPN
  • Remote Desktop Connection
  • Remote Desktop Gateway
  • SSH
  • Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
  • Virtual Desktop
  • Authentication and Authorization Considerations
  • In-Band vs. Out-of-Band Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 21: Physical Security

  • Detection Methods
  • Prevention Methods
  • Asset Disposal
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 22: Data Center Architecture and Cloud Concepts

  • Data Center Network Architectures
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Traffic Flows
  • Branch Office vs. On-premises Data Center vs. Colocation
  • Cloud Computing and Its Effect on the Enterprise Network
  • Overview of Network Programmability in Enterprise Network
  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Managing Network Documentation
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 23: Ensuring Network Availability

  • Performance Metrics/Sensors
  • Network Metrics
  • Network Device Logs
  • Interface Statistics/Status
  • Interface Errors
  • Baseline
  • NetFlow
  • Uptime
  • Downtime
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 24: Cable Connectivity Issues and Tools

  • Identifying Hardware Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 25: Network Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Narrowing Down the Problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 26: Network Software Tools and Commands

  • Software Tools
  • Using traceroute
  • Using ipconfig, ifconfig, and ip
  • Using the iptables Utility
  • Using the ping Utility
  • Using the Address Resolution Protocol
  • Using the arp Utility
  • Using the nslookup Utility
  • Resolving Names with the Hosts File
  • Using the Mtr Command (pathping)
  • Using the Nmap Utility
  • Using the route Command
  • Using the nbtstat Utility
  • Using the netstat Utility
  • Using tcpdump
  • Using the File Transfer Protocol
  • Using the Telnet Utility
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Appendix A: Subnetting Class A

  • Subnetting Practice Examples: Class A Addresses
  • Subnetting in Your Head: Class A Addresses
  • Written Lab 1
  • Written Lab 2

Appendix B: Videos

  • Module 12 - High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Hands-on LAB Activities

Introduction to Networks

  • Identifying Clients and Servers
  • Connecting Devices in a Peer- To- Peer Architecture
  • Connecting Devices in Bus Topology

Networking Connectors and Wiring Standards

  • Preparing a Temporary Server for the Network or Internet Connection
  • Preparing a Temporary Server for the Network or Internet Connection
  • Connecting a New Workstation to the Internet
  • Connecting a Workstation to the Ethernet and to the Internet

The Current Ethernet Specifications

  • Configuring Advanced Ethernet Options

Networking Devices

  • Configuring and Displaying Speed, Duplex, and Description on a Switch
  • Creating a Subinterface on a Router and Assigning an IP Address
  • Configuring a DHCP Server
  • Adding a DNS server
  • Performing a Proxy Server Operation

Introduction to the Internet Protocol

  • Understanding the IPv4 Header
  • Displaying the Structure of a UDP Segment
  • Displaying the Structure of a TCP Segment
  • Displaying a Router’s IP ARP Table

IP Addressing

  • Configuring a Class C IP Address
  • Configuring a Class A IP Address
  • Configuring a Class B IP Address
  • Enabling and Verifying SLAAC on a Router

IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT

  • Pinging a Host Using a PC
  • Configuring a CIDR-Based IP Network
  • Configuring Network Address Translation
  • Configuring Port Address Translation

Introduction to IP Routing

  • Using the show IP route Command
  • Configuring Static Routing

Routing Protocols

  • Configuring GRE Tunnels

Switching and Virtual LANs

  • Using the show Command
  • Configuring an Access Port
  • Identifying the Root Ports and Viewing the STP Information of a Switch
  • Creating a VLAN and Viewing its Assignment to Port Mapping
  • Configuring and Viewing a Trunk Port Status

Wireless Networking

  • Installing a NIC
  • Connecting a Wireless Router to a Laptop
  • Turning on the Personal Hotspot of an iPhone

Using Statistics and Sensors to Ensure Network Availability

  • Viewing the Application, Security, and System Logs
  • Configuring Syslog and Viewing Settings on a Router
  • Viewing Interface Statistics and Status
  • Configuring NetFlow

Organizational Documents and Policies

  • Creating a Demilitarized Zone
  • Configuring a Default Domain Password Policy

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Configuring VRRP

Common Security Concepts

  • Setting Up a Honeypot
  • Installing a RADIUS Server
  • Configuring AAA for Device Access Control

Common Types of Attacks

  • Simulating a DoS Attack
  • Performing a MITM Attack
  • Performing a DoS Attack with the SYN Flood
  • Performing ARP Spoofing
  • Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack
  • Using OWASP ZAP

Network Hardening Techniques

  • Configuring DHCP Snooping

Remote Access Security

  • Configuring an SSH Server

Data Center Architecture and Cloud Concepts

  • Creating a Virtual Switch

Network Software Tools and Commands

  • Part III: Command Line Tools
  • Capturing a Packet Using Wireshark
  • Part I: Command Line Tools
  • Part II: Command Line Tools

Exam FAQs

CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience


Multiple-choice and performance-based

The exam contains Maximum of 90 questions questions.

90 minutes minutes

720 (100-900)

  • If a candidate has passed an exam (e.g. CompTIA Network+ N10-008) he/she will need to wait until a new series (e.g. N10-009) becomes available before attempting to recertify.
  • If a candidate has passed multiple exams to achieve certification (e.g. CompTIA A+ 220-701 & 220-702) he/she will need to wait until a new series (e.g. 220-801 & 220-802) becomes available before attempting to recertify.

Generally after 3 years of launch