CompTIA Network+ SPECIALISTS, EXPERTS WITNESSES and FORENSIC CONSULTANTS.
The CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners. The CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) certification ensures that the successful candidate has the important knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure, describe networking technologies, basic design principles, and adhere to wiring standards and use testing tools. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide global survey in Q2 2008. The results of this survey were used in weighing the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative of the relative importance of the content.
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Network Technologies Explain the function of common networking protocols Identify commonly used TCP and UDP default ports Identify the following address formats Given a scenario, evaluate the proper use of the following addressing technologies and addressing schemes Identify common IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols Explain the purpose and properties of routing Compare the characteristics of wireless communication standards Network Media and Topologies Categorize standard cable types and their properties Identify common connector types Identify common physical network topologies Given a scenario, differentiate and implement appropriate wiring standards Categorize WAN technology types and properties Categorize LAN technology types and properties Explain common logical network topologies and their characteristics Install components of wiring distribution Network Devices Install, configure and differentiate between common network devices Identify the functions of specialized network devices Explain the advanced features of a switch Implement a basic wireless network Network Management Explain the function of each layer of the OSI model Identify types of configuration management documentation Given a scenario, evaluate the network based on configuration management documentation Conduct network monitoring to identify performance and connectivity issues Explain different methods and rationales for network performance optimization Given a scenario, implement the following network troubleshooting methodology Given a scenario, troubleshoot common connectivity issues and select an appropriate solution Network Tools Given a scenario, select the appropriate command line interface tool and interpret the output to verify functionality Explain the purpose of network scanners Given a scenario, utilize the appropriate hardware tools Network Security Explain the function of hardware and software security devices Explain common features of a firewall Explain the methods of network access security Explain methods of user authentication Explain issues that affect device security Identify common security threats and mitigation techniques