CompTIA Network+

48 In Classroom Hours

CompTIA's Network+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates technical competency in networking administration and support. The Network+ certification confirms a technician's critical knowledge of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.

The CompTIA Network+ training measures the necessary competencies for an IT professional with approximately nine months experience in network support or administration. Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to install, manage and troubleshoot a variety of networks on any platform.

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder. Operating knowledge of Windows or equivalent operating system.

Course Exam (Not Included):

Student will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA national certification for Network+.

Topics Covered:

  • Networking Concepts
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Media and Topologies
  • Network Management
  • Network Security


Network+ Module 1 - Networking Concepts

Section 1 - Models and Devices

  • Logical vs Physical
  • The OSI Model
  • The TCP/IP Model
  • OSI vs TCP Models
  • Common Devices
  • Bridges
  • Routing and Switching
  • Routing Terms
  • Routing Protocols
  • Switching
  • Summary

Section 2 - Network Addressing

  • Addressing
  • IPV4 and IPV6 Examples
  • IPV4 Classes/Ranges
  • IPV4 Private Address Spaces
  • Special Addresses
  • Binary Primer
  • Classful Addresses
  • Subnetting Basics
  • Classless Addressses
  • Summary

Section 3 - Ports, Protocols and DNS

  • Ports and Protocols
  • Common Ports
  • Common Protocols
  • Domain Name System
  • Google Servers
  • Record Types
  • Recursive Query
  • Iterative Query
  • Disabling Recursion
  • Summary

Section 4 - Virtual Networks and Troubleshooting

  • Virtual Networks
  • VN Components
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • OSI/TCP Models
  • Ping Demo
  • IPconfig Demo
  • NSlookupDemo
  • NetStat Demo
  • Terminal Demo
  • TelNet Demo
  • Putty Demo
  • Utilities Demo
  • Summary
Network+ Module 2 - Installation and Configuration

Section 1 - Switches and Routers

  • Basics
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Hardware
  • Router and Switch Problems
  • Summary
  • Section 2 - Wireless
  • Wireless Installation Concepts
  • Wireless Standards
  • Common Wireless Problems
  • Field Experience
  • Summary

Section 2 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

  • Basics
  • Process
  • DHCP Options Demo
  • Summary
  • Section 4 - Small Office/Home Office
  • SOHO Requirements
  • Cable Requirements
  • Device Requirements
  • Equipment Limitations
  • Compatibility Requirements
  • Summary
Network+ Module 3 - Media and Topologies

Section 1 - Standard Media and Connectors

  • Types and Properties
  • Transmission Speeds
  • Plenum and Broadband
  • Media Converters
  • Standard Connectors
  • Copper Connectors
  • Ethernet Cables
  • Physical Problems
  • Summary

Section 2 - Wide and Local Area Networks

  • WAN Types
  • WAN Properties
  • LAN Types
  • LAN Properties
  • Wiring Distribution Components
  • Summary
  • Section 3 - Network Topologies
  • Standards
  • Channelization
  • Latency
  • Network Topologies
  • Star and Hybrid
  • PTP
  • MPLS  
  • Summary
  • Topologies Demo
  • Home OfficeDemo
  • Cloud/NaaSDemo
  • Small OfficeDemo
  • Medium Office Demo
Network+ Module 4 - Network Management

Section 1 - Documentation and Monitoring

  • Documentation
  • Configuration Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Appliances
  • Summary
  • Section 2 - Hardware and Software
  • Hardware Tools
  • Software Tools
  • Summary

Section 2 - Performance Optimization

  • Reasons
  • Methods
  • Summary
Network+ Module 5 - Network Security

Section 1 - Wireless Security

  • Encryption Keys
  • Symmetric Key
  • Asymmetric Key
  • Wireless Encryption
  • Filtering
  • Device Placement
  • Summary

Section 2 - Network Access

  • Access Control List
  • Tunneling/Encryption
  • Remote Access
  • Authentication
  • Summary

Section 3 - Threats and Mitigation

  • Wireless
  • Attack Types
  • Viruses
  • Mitigation
  • Summary

Section 4 - Appliances and Physical Security

  • Firewalls
  • Rules
  • Appliances
  • Physical Security
  • Summary
  • Course Review

Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Lecture
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation
  • Online Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities

Instructor Biography:

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Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.


Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail.

No Refund Policy:

No refund for course, once the first class has been concluded. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If refund is issued, refunded amount will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.

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