CompTIA: Network+ Practice Lab & Exam Voucher - San Francisco State University
IT and Software Development

CompTIA: Network+ Practice Lab & Exam Voucher

120 Hours
6 Months

The CompTIA Network+ Practice Lab & Exam Voucher job description is to provide an online access to the CompTIA Network+ Practice Lab and Exam Voucher. The job responsibilities include providing a secure online platform for users to access the CompTIA Network+ Practice Lab and Exam Voucher. The person in this role will also be responsible for ensuring that the online platform is regularly updated with the latest versions of the CompTIA Network+ Practice Lab and Exam Voucher. The candidate should be familiar with the CompTIA Network+ certification requirements and be able to provide technical support to users when necessary. The person in this role should also be able to troubleshoot any issues that arise with the online platform or the CompTIA Network+ Practice Lab and Exam Voucher.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Implement a defined network architecture with basic network security.
• Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools and understand the features and purpose of network technologies
• Analyze network traffic, and handle common protocols and media types

Chapter 01 – Introduction to Networking
Lesson A: Networking Fundamentals
What is a Network?
• Network Building Blocks
• Types of Networks
• Host Requirements
• Numbering Systems
• Demo – Working with Numbering Systems
• Communication Types
• Communication Concepts
• Other Communication Methods

Lesson B: Network Models and Topologies
• Networking Models
• Workgroup vs. Domain
• Network Topologies
• Physical Bus
• Physical Star
• Physical Ring
• Physical Mesh
• Demo – Identifying Network Topology
• Logical Topologies
• Wireless Topologies

Lesson C: Network Components and Services
• Network Components and Services

Lesson D: Becoming a Network Professional
• Technical Challenges
• Knowledge Specialization
• Developing Soft Skills
• Achieving the Certification
• Planning for Certification
• Chapter 01 Review

Chapter 02 – Network Standards
Lesson A: Introducing Networking Standards
• What is a Standard?
• Why Use Standards?
• Standards Organizations

Lesson B: Open Interconnection Systems / Reference Model
• What is OSI/RM
• Upper Layers
• Lower Layers

Lesson C: IEEE Network Standards
• IEEE Networking Standards
• Ethernet
• Ethernet Frames
• MAC Addresses
• Access Methods
• 10Base Standards
• Demo – Ethernet Standards
• Chapter 02 Review

Chapter 03 – Network Communications
Lesson A: Fundamentals of Network Transmission
• Transmission Methods
• Network Performance Factors
• Serial vs. Parallel
• Baseband vs. Broadband
• Data Access Methods
• Communication Domains
• Data Access Methods (Cont.)
• Digital Signals
• Units of Measurement

Lesson B: Copper Media
• Transmission Media
• Twisted Pair Cabling
• Cable Media Categories
• Twisted Pair Connectors
• Copper Media Types
• Wiring Differences
• Coaxial Cabling
• Demo – Media Types

Lesson C: Optical Media
• Fiber Optic Cabling
• Connection Options
• Fiber Optic Connectors
• Demo – Optical Cables and Connectors

Lesson D: Specialty Cables and Connectors
• Specialty Connectors and Cabling
• Media Converters

Lesson E: LAN Infrastructure Wiring
• Demarcation Point
• Other LAN Components
• Wiring Individual Workstations
• Connecting Cables
• Punchdown Blocks

Lesson F: Wireless Networking
• Introduction to Wireless LANs
• Wireless Networking Fundamentals
• Types of Wireless
• Wireless Networking Components
• Demo – Configuring an Access Point
• Wireless Modes
• Wireless Devices
• Wireless Networking Standards
• 802.11 Standards
• Enhancing Wireless Performance
• Wired Equivalent Privacy
• Wi-Fi Protected Access
• 802.1x
• Demo – Examining Wireless Security
• Planning Wireless Networks
• Choosing Antennas
• Antenna Types
• Wireless Channels
• Site Surveys
• Other Considerations
• Chapter 03 Review

Chapter 04 – Working with TCP/IP
Lesson A: Understanding TCP/IP
• Overview of TCP/IP
• TCP/IP Layers
• Core Protocols
• Transport Protocols
• Transmission Control Protocol
• User Datagram Protocol
• What is a Socket?
• Internet Layer
• Core Internet Layer Protocols
• IP Datagrams
• Application Layer
• Application Layer Protocols
• Well Known Ports

Lesson B: Working with IPv4 Addresses
• Introduction to IP Addresses
Subnet Masks
• Demo – Working with Binary IP Addresses
• IPv4 Address Rules
• Valid Masks
• Default Gateway
• Demo – Configuring IP Addresses
• Address Categories
• Public vs. Private Addresses
• Classful Addressing
• Classless Addressing
• Demo – CIDR Notation
• Create IPv4 Subnets
• Simple Subnetting
• Complex Subnetting
• Demo – Creating Subnets

Lesson C: Working With IPv6 Addresses
• Introduction to IPv6
• IPv6 Advantages
• IPv6 Addresses
• IPv6 Addressing
• Global Unicast
• Unique Local Unicast
• Link Local Address
• Special Addresses
• Autoconfiguration in IPv6
• Demo – Viewing and Configuring IPV6

Lesson D: Assigning Addresses with DHCP
• Introducing DHCP
• DHCP Leases
• Lease Renewal
• DHCP Server Placement
• DHCP Implementations
• DHCP Servers

Lesson E: Resolving Names Using DNS
• What is Name Resolution
• Types of Names
• Introduction to DNS
• DNS Components
• Resource Records
• DNS Zones and Domains
• Name Resolution Process
• Types of Queries
• Chapter 04 Review

Chapter 05
– Network Devices
Lesson A: Introduction to Network Devices
• Common Network Devices
• Device Capabilities
• OSI / RM Layers and Devices

Lesson B: Physical Layer Devices
• Introduction to Physical Devices
• Network Interface Cards
• Repeaters
• Repeater Types
• Hubs

Lesson C: Data Link Layer Devices
• Data Link Filtering
• What is a Bridge?
• Network Switches
• Introduction to the Layer 2 Switch
• Switch Categories
• Switch Characteristics
• Power Over Ethernet
• Virtual Capabilities
• Virtual LAN (VLAN)
• Initial Switch Configuration
• Interface Configuration
• Introduction to STP
• STP Port States
• RSTP Differences
• Understanding Trunking
• Trunking Protocols
• Additional Management for Switches

Lesson D: Network Layer Devices
• The Layer 3 Job
• Routing Tables
• Demo – Reading a Routing Table
• Network Segmentation Benefits
• Hardware vs. Software Routers
• Static vs. Dynamic Routing
• Routing Protocols
• Dynamic Routing
• What is a Metric?
• Distance Vector vs. Link State
• Path Vector
• Interior Routing Protocols
• Exterior Routing Protocols
• Routing Problems
• Router Redundancy

Lesson E: Additional Network Devices
• Additional Network Devices
• Load Balancers
• Traffic Shapers
• Chapter 05 Review

Chapter 06 – Wide Area Networks
Lesson A: WAN Fundamentals
• What is a Wide Area Network (WAN)?
• WAN Options
• WAN Categories

Lesson B: Wired WAN Connections
• Public Switched Telephone Network
• Integrated Services Digital Network
• Digital Subscriber Line
• Cable Modems
• Frame Relay
• Leased Lines
• Metropolitan Ethernet

Lesson C: Wireless WAN Connections
• Satellite WANs
• Wireless Local Loop
• Cellular Connections
• GSM vs. CDMA
• 3G Technologies
• 4G Technology

Lesson D: Fiber WAN Connections
• Fiber WAN Connections
• OC Levels
• Demo – Choosing a WAN Provider
• Chapter 06 Review

Chapter 07 – Remote Access
Lesson A: Introduction to Remote Networking
• Introduction to Remote Networking
• Remote Node
• Remote Desktop Control
• Remote Control Concepts
• Demo – Configuring Remote Control

Lesson B: Authenticating Remote Connections
• Understanding Authentication
• Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
• EAP and Other Authentication Protocols

Lesson C: Understanding Virtual Private Networks
• What is a VPN?
• VPN Tunnel Types
• What is Encapsulation?
• VPN Components
• Encryption Types
• VPN Concentrators
• VPN Protocols
• Demo – Create and Configure a VPN
• Chapter 07 Review

Chapter 08 – Network Security
Lesson A: Network Security Fundamentals
• Introduction to Network Security
• The CIA Triad
• Network Threats
• Network Vulnerabilities
• Understanding Risk
• What is AAAA?
• Cryptography
• Algorithms and Keys
• Digital Signatures
• Best Practices for Permissions
• Best Practices for Employees

Lesson B: Planning for Network Security
• Planning for Network Security
• Types of Threats
• Threat-Vulnerability Pairs
• Identifying Vulnerabilities
• Types of Vulnerabilities
• Mitigating Risks
• User Awareness
• Understanding Compliance
• Business Continuity
• Change Management
• Network Documentation

Lesson C: Identifying Threats and Vulnerabilities
• Threat Categories
• Introduction to Software Attacks
• Malicious Code Attacks
• Types of Malicious Code
• Network Threats
• Port Scanning and Eavesdropping
• IP Spoofing
• Denial of Service (DoS)
• Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
• Human Attacks
• Wireless Vulnerabilities and Threats

Lesson D: Protecting the Network
• Protecting the Network
• Implementing Physical Protection
• Physical Security Options
• Demo – Examining Physical Security Devices
• Anti-Malware
• Demo – Anti-malware Options
• Network Hardening
• Securing Network Communications
• Introduction to Firewalls
• Types of Firewalls
• Demo – Using Firewalls
• Authentication
• Authentication Factors
• Network Access Control
• Chapter 08 Review

Chapter 09 – Building Highly Available and Scalable Networks
Lesson A: Maintaining Business Continuity
• Maintaining Business Continuity
• Understanding High Availability
• High Availability Options
• Disaster Recovery
• Monitoring Network Devices
• Patch Management

Lesson B: Virtualization and Cloud Computing
• What is Virtualization?
• Virtualization Benefits
• Virtualization and Cloud Computing
• Virtual Machine Hosts
• Virtualization Components
• The Importance of Storage
• Storage Options
• Storage Area Networks
• Virtual Devices and Networks
• What is Cloud Computing?
• The Cloud Advantage
• Cloud Models
• Cloud Services Models
• Demo – Working in the Cloud

Lesson C: Unified Communications
• Unified Communications
• Unified Communication Components
• Unified Communication Technologies
• Chapter 09 Review

Chapter 10 – Maintenance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
Lesson A: Network Safety Fundamentals
• The Importance of Safety
• Electrical Safety
• Static Electricity
• Preventing Static Electricity
• Fire Suppression Systems

Lesson B: Network Operations
• Implementing Network Policies

Lesson C: Maintaining and Monitoring Networks
• Types of Monitoring
• Performance Baselines
• Monitoring Tools
• Network Monitoring Tools
• Introduction to Network Tools
• Analyzing Traffic
• Environmental Monitoring
• Using SYSLOG
• Using SIEM
• Using SNMP
• SNMP Components
• SNMP Packet Types
• Monitoring Operating Systems
• Using Task Manager
• Using Event Viewer
• Maintaining and Monitoring Networks
• Using Performance Monitor
• Additional Monitoring Types
• Introduction to Patch Management
• Operating System Updates
• Updating Windows Systems
• Managing Network Devices

Lesson D: Troubleshooting Methodology
• Introduction to Troubleshooting
• Identifying the Issue
• Establish a Theory of Probable Cause
• Create an Action Plan
• Putting it All Together

Lesson E: Troubleshooting Tools
• Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
• Network Tool Kit
• Software Toolkits
• OS Troubleshooting Tools
• Demo – OS Troubleshooting Tools

Lesson F: Troubleshooting Network Issues
• Introduction to Wireless Issues
• Wireless Signal Issues
• Troubleshooting Hardware and Configuration
• Wireless Security Issues
• Troubleshooting Wired Connectivity Issues
• Troubleshooting Fiber Cable Issues
• Troubleshooting Network Service Issues
• Troubleshooting Security Issues
• Chapter 10 Review
• Course Closure

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor – 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory – 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems – Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers – Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader

CompTIA’s Network+ Practice Lab & Exam Voucher is a certification benefit that provides access to a virtual lab environment and a voucher to take the CompTIA Network+ exam. It includes more than 70 hands-on labs and more than 300 pages of interactive content. It also includes a voucher code that can be used to purchase the Network+ exam at a discounted rate. This benefit is designed to help individuals prepare for the Network+ exam and gain the necessary skills to become a certified Network+ professional.

Relevancy – With annual reviews and enhancements, this program guarantees accurate and relevant curriculum that meets employer requirements for the knowledge and skills demanded to successfully enter the workforce.
Career Readiness – Our Career Kit is designed to provide students with the practical tools they’ll need to help find a job once they have completed training and earned their certification. With our Career Kit, students are sure to impress! Using our practical templates and prompts, students can present their BEST self to future employers.
Curriculum Format – We believe career training should be engaging and fun, not exhausting, and boring. To achieve this, we have developed our program with a mix of formats including reading material, video lectures, procedure videos, interactive activities and games, knowledge check ins, and section assessments. By incorporating a balanced mixture of interactivity, engagement, and comprehension testing, this program ensures a well-rounded experience for students that will not only fully prepare them to enter the workforce but also provide a fun, entertaining way to learn. With real-life procedure videos, students are provided a combination of comprehensive instructions, visual and auditory demonstrations, and hands-on practice exercises.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Training With Us

With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.
Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.
We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.
Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.
Simulations and Case Studies
Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.
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Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

Program Description

In today’s world of complex IT systems and technologies it is essential that IT professionals and those new to IT are able to demonstrate how to use and understand vendor products and software. With this complete course, offered by our accredited school partners, you can develop your practical IT skills in a safe working environment without the need to invest in your own hardware and software. With the ease and convenience of the Internet you are provided with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully install, operate and troubleshoot a small branch office network. With the included Practice Lab you gain access to real equipment that brings theory to life and gives you a greater depth of technology understanding. You are also provided with integrated lab guides which walk you through a variety of topics. These guides will help in your understanding of specific exam objectives or provide guidance on how to carry out a real world scenario.

Brand new CompTIA Network+ 006 (2015) Certification is a worldwide recognized qualification which validates the skills of networking professionals. The qualification recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of network components and to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure.
This course makes sure the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to implement a defined network architecture with basic network security. Furthermore, a successful candidate will be able to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools and understand the features and purpose of network technologies. Candidates will be able to make basic solution recommendations, analyze network traffic, and be familiar with common protocols and media types.

This course includes an exam voucher for CompTIA Network + Exam!

This course also includes a Practice Lab! This Practice Lab covers topics for the CompTIA Network+ exam using real CompTIA equipment. The associated lab guides cover exam and real world scenarios carried out on real equipment.
Some of the key features and benefits of the Practice Lab are:
– Exam based practical tasks
– Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
– Access to the latest industry technologies
– Available anytime, anywhere on any device
– Break and Reset functionality
– No hardware or licensing costs

Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!

• Lesson 01 – Network Theory
• Lesson 02- Bounded Network Media
• Lesson 03- Unbounded Network Media
• Lesson 04- Network Implementations
• Lesson 05- TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery
• Lesson 06- Routing
• Lesson 07- TCP/IP Services
• Lesson 08- WAN Infrastructure
• Lesson 09- Cloud and Virtualization Technologies
• Lesson 10- Network Security Basics
• Lesson 11- Preventing Security Breaches
• Lesson 12- Responding to Security Incidents
• Lesson 13- Remote Networking
• Lesson 14- Network Management
• Lesson 15- Troubleshooting Network Issues
• Lesson 16 – Planning and Implementing a SOHO Network

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Implement a defined network architecture with basic network security. • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools and understand the features and purpose of network technologies • Analyze network traffic, and handle common protocols and media types
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Though you are provided a full 12 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 6 months!


To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at San Francisco State University.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at San Francisco State University.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.