Finding the Best Starting Point For You

Because this book is self-paced, you can skip some lessons and revisit them later. The following tables provide a list of the skills measured on certification exam Network+ Examination N10-002. The table lists the skills, as defined in the objectives for the exam, and where in this book you will find the lesson relating to a particular skill.

The exam objectives group the skills into two general areas: knowledge of networking technology and knowledge of networking practices.

Exam objectives are subject to change without prior notice.

Domain 1.0 – Media and Topologies

Skill Being Measured Location in Book

1.1 Recognize the following logical or physical network topologies given a schematic diagram or description:

  • Star/hierarchical
  • Bus
  • Mesh
  • Ring
  • Wireless

Chapter 2, Lesson 1

1.2 Specify the main features of 802.2 (LLC), 802.3 (Ethernet), 802.5 (token ring), 802.11b (wireless) and FDDI networking technologies, including:

  • Speed
  • Access
  • Method
  • Topology
  • Media

Chapter 5

1.3 Specify the characteristics (such as speed, length, topology, cable type, and so on) of the following:

  • 802.3 (Ethernet) standards
  • 10Base-T
  • 100Base-TX
  • 10Base2
  • 10Base5
  • 100Base-FX
  • Gigabit Ethernet

Chapter 5, Lesson 1

1.4 Recognize the following media connectors and/or describe their uses:

  • RJ-11
  • RJ-45
  • AUI
  • BNC
  • ST
  • SC

Chapter 2, Lesson 1

1.5 Choose the appropriate media type and connectors to add a client to an existing network.

Chapter 2, Lesson 1

1.6 Identify the purpose, features, and functions of the following network components:

  • Hubs
  • Switches
  • Bridges
  • Routers
  • Gateways
  • CSU/DSU
  • Network interface cards/ISDN adapters/system area network cards
  • Wireless access points
  • Modems

Chapter 2, Lessons 2 and 3
Chapter 3
Chapter 12, Lessons 1 and 3
Chapter 5, Lesson 4

Domain 2.0 – Protocols and Standards

Skill Being Measured Location in Book

2.1 Given an example, identify a MAC address.

Chapter 5, Lesson 1

2.2 Identify the seven layers of the OSI model and their functions.

Chapter 1, Lesson 2

2.3 Differentiate between the following network protocols in terms of routing, addressing schemes, interoperability, and naming conventions:

  • TCP/IP
  • IPX/SPX
  • NetBEUI
  • AppleTalk

Chapter 6

2.4 Identify the OSI layers at which the following network components operate:

  • Hubs
  • Switches
  • Bridges
  • Routers
  • Network interface cards

Chapter 2, Lessons 2 and 3
Chapter 3

2.5 Define the purpose, function, and/or use of the following protocols within TCP/ IP:

  • IP
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • FTP
  • TFTP
  • SMTP
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS
  • POP3/IMAP4
  • Telnet
  • ICMP
  • ARP
  • NTP

Chapter 6, Lesson 1
Chapter 7, Lesson 1
Chapter 8

2.6 Define the function of TCP/UDP ports. Identify well-known ports.

Chapter 7, Lesson 1

2.7 Identify the purpose of the following network services:

  • DHCP/BOOTP
  • DNS
  • NAT/ICS
  • WINS
  • SNMP

Chapter 10, Lesson 1
Chapter 18, Lesson 2

2.8 Identify IP addresses (Ipv4, Ipv6) and their default subnet masks.

Chapter 8, Lesson 2

2.9 Identify the purpose of subnetting and default gateways.

Chapter 8, Lesson 2
Chapter 11

2.10 Identify the differences between public and private networks.

Chapter 8, Lesson 2

2.11 Identify the basic characteristics (for example, speed, capacity, and media) of the following WAN technologies:

  • Packet switching vs. circuit switching
  • ISDN
  • FDDI
  • ATM
  • Frame Relay
  • Sonet/SDH
  • T1/E1
  • T3/E3
  • OCX

Chapter 12, Lessons 1 and 3

2.12 Define the function of the following remote access protocols and services:

  • RAS
  • PPP
  • PPTP
  • ICA

Chapter 12, Lessons 1 and 2

2.13 Identify the following security protocols and describe their purpose and function:

  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • SSL
  • Kerberos

Chapter 13, Lesson 4

Domain 3.0 – Network Implementation

Skill Being Measured Location in Book

3.1 Identify the basic capabilities (that is, client support, interoperability, authentication, file and print services, application support, and security) of the following server operating systems:

  • UNIX/Linux
  • NetWare
  • Windows
  • Macintosh

Chapter 4

3.2 Identify the basic capabilities (that is, client connectivity, local security mechanisms, and authentication) of the following clients.

  • NetWare
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Windows
  • Macintosh

Chapter 4, Lesson 2

3.3 Identify the main characteristics of VLANs.

Chapter 3, Lesson 2

3.4 Identify the main characteristics of network attached storage.

Chapter 14, Lesson 2

3.5 Identify the purpose and characteristics of fault tolerance.

Chapter 14, Lesson 2

3.6 Identify the purpose and characteristics of disaster recovery.

Chapter 16, Lesson 1

3.7 Given a remote connectivity scenario (for example, IP, IPX, dial-up, PPPoE, authentication, physical connectivity, and so on), configure the connection.

Chapter 11
Chapter 12, Lesson 1

3.8 Identify the purpose, benefits, and characteristics of using a firewall.

Chapter 13, Lesson 3

3.9 Identify the purpose, benefits, and characteristics of using a proxy.

Chapter 13, Lesson 3

3.10 Given a scenario, predict the impact of a particular security implementation on network functionality (for example, blocking port numbers, encryption, and so on).

Chapter 13, Lesson 3

3.11 Given a network configuration, select the appropriate NIC and network configuration settings (DHCP, DNS, WINS, protocols, NetBIOS/host name, and so on).

Chapter 11

Domain 4.0 – Network Support

Skill Being Measured Location in Book

4.1 Given a troubleshooting scenario, select the appropriate TCP/IP utility from among the following:

  • Tracert
  • Ping
  • ARP
  • Netstat
  • Nbstat
  • Ipconfig/Ifconfig
  • Winipcfg
  • Nslookup

Chapter 10, Lesson 2

4.2 Given a troubleshooting scenario involving a small office/home office network failure (for example, DSL, cable, home satellite, wireless, POTS), identify the cause of the failure.

Chapter 12, Lessons 1 and 3
Chapter 17
Chapter 19

4.3 Given a troubleshooting scenario involving a remote connectivity problem (for example, authentication failure, protocol configuration, physical connectivity), identify the cause of the problem.

Chapter 11
Chapter 12, Lessons 1 and 3
Chapter 17
Chapter 19

4.4 Given specific parameters, configure a client to connect to the following servers:

  • UNIX/Linux
  • NetWare
  • Windows
  • Macintosh

Chapter 4, Lessons 1 and 2
Chapter 11

4.5 Given a wiring task, select the appropriate tool (for example, wire crimper, media tester/certifier, punch down tool, tone generator, optical tester, and so on).

Chapter 15, Lesson 2
Chapter 18, Lesson 3

4.6 Given a network scenario, interpret visual indicators (for example, link lights, collision lights, and so on) to determine the nature of the problem.

Chapter 18, Lesson 2

4.7 Given output from a diagnostic utility (for example, Tracert, Ping, Ipconfig, and so on), identify the utility and interpret the output.

Chapter 10, Lesson 2

4.8 Given a scenario, predict the impact of modifying, adding, or removing network services (for example, DHCP, DNS, WINS, and so on) on network resources and users.

Chapter 10, Lesson 1

4.9 Given a network problem scenario, select an appropriate course of action based on a general troubleshooting strategy. This strategy includes the following steps:

  1. Establish the symptoms.
  2. Identify the affected area.
  3. Establish what has changed.
  4. Select the most probable cause.
  5. Implement a solution.
  6. Test the result.
  7. Recognize the potential effects of the solution.
  8. Document the solution.

Chapter 17, Lesson 2

4.10 Given a troubleshooting scenario involving a network with a particular physical topology (that is, bus, star/hierarchical, mesh, ring, and wireless) and including a network diagram, identify the network area affected and the cause of the problem.

Chapter 17, Lesson 2
Chapter 18, Lesson 3
Chapter 19

4.11 Given a network troubleshooting scenario involving a client connectivity problem (for example, incorrect protocol/ client software/authentication configuration or insufficient rights/permission), identify the cause of the problem.

Chapter 4, Lesson 2
Chapter 17, Lesson 2
Chapter 18, Lesson 2
Chapter 19

4.12 Given a network troubleshooting scenario involving a wiring/infrastructure problem, identify the cause of the problem (for example, bad media, interference, network hardware).

Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Chapter 17, Lesson 2
Chapter 19



Network+ Certification Training Kit
Self-Paced Training Kit Exam 70-642: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
ISBN: 0735651604
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2001
Pages: 105

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