Network+ Exam Cram 2 (Exam N10-002) / Edition 2by Mike Harwood, Ed Tittel
Pub. Date: 11/13/2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
This exam certifies that candidates know the layers of the OSI model, can describe the features and functions of network components, and have the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. The certification is endorsed by Microsoft (as part of its popular new MCSA program), Cisco, Novell, and 3Com,
This exam certifies that candidates know the layers of the OSI model, can describe the features and functions of network components, and have the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. The certification is endorsed by Microsoft (as part of its popular new MCSA program), Cisco, Novell, and 3Com, among others. This book is not intended to teach new material. Instead it assumes that you have a solid foundation of knowledge but can use a refresher on important concepts as well as a guide to exam topics and objectives. This book focuses exactly on what you need to pass the exam - it features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else. The series is supported online at several Web sites: examcram.com, informit.com, and cramsession.com, and 24/7 technical support is available through KnowledgePool.com!
The accompanying CD features PrepLogic<191> Practice Tests, Preview Edition. This product includes one complete PrepLogic Practice Test with approximately the same number of questions found on the actual vendor exam. Each question contains full, detailed explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. The engine offers two study modes, Practice Test and Flash Review, full exam customization, and a detailed score report.
Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Review and test yourself and Want to know more?)
1. Introduction to Networking.
Introduction. LANs and WANs. Network models. Centralized and distributed computing. Network topologies. IEEE and networking standards. FDDI.
2. Cabling and Connectors.
Introduction. General media considerations. Network media. Media connectors. IEEE 802.3 standards.
3. Networking Devices.
Introduction. Hubs. MSAU. Switches. Bridges. Routers. Gateways. CSU/DSU. Wireless access points. Modems. Network cards. MAC addresses.
4. OSI Model and Network Protocols.
Introduction. OSI seven layer model. OSI model summary. Identifying the OSI layers at which various network components operate. Differentiating among protocols.
5. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol).
Introduction. TCP/UDP port functions . Network services. Identifying IP addresses (IPv4, IPv6) and their default subnet masks. Identifying the purposes of subnetting and default gateways. Identifying the differences between public and private networks.
6. WAN Technologies, Remote Access, and Security Protocols.
Introduction. WAN technologies. Remote access protocols and services. Security protocols. Configuring remote connectivity.
7. Network Operating Systems and Clients.
Introduction. Network operating systems. Operating system interoperability. Operating system client support. Client operating systems. Selecting a NIC and network configuration settings. Configuring clients to access servers.
8. Fault Tolerance, Disaster Recovery, VLANs, and NAS.
Introduction. Fault tolerance. Disaster recovery. Network Attached Storage (NAS). Virtual LANs.
9. Network Security.
Introduction. Firewalls. Proxy servers. Understanding how security affects a network. Authentication, passwords, and password policies.
10. Troubleshooting Connectivity.
Introduction. Troubleshooting with diagnostic utilities. Supporting and troubleshooting the small office and home environment. Troubleshooting remote connectivity errors. Using network tools. Interpreting visual indicators.
11. Troubleshooting and Supporting the Network.
Introduction. Troubleshooting steps and procedures. Identify and troubleshoot errors with a particular physical topology. Identifying and troubleshooting client connectivity problems. Troubleshooting wiring- and infrastructure-related problems. Predicting the impact of modifying, adding, or removing network services.
12. Practice Exam 1.
Answers to exam questions.
13. Practice Exam 2.
Answers to exam questions.
Appendix A. What's on the CD-ROM.
PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Exclusive Electronic Version of Text. Easy Access to Online Pointers and References.
Appendix B. Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software.
Exam Simulation. Question Quality. Interface Design. Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Removing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition from Your Computer. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Starting a Practice Test Mode Session. Starting a Flash Review Mode Session. Standard PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Options. Time Remaining. Your Examination Score Report. Review Your Exam. Get More Exams. Contacting PrepLogic. Customer Service. Product Suggestions and Comments. License Agreement.
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This is great book for Network+ exam preparation. It covers 98% of all you will need to know for exam. Coverage is sufficient, however one might require additional reading, if one is not familiar with some topic. There are quizzes at the end of every chapter, and two big quizzes at the end of the book. This book is highly recommended.