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TOTAL: CompTIA Network+ (N10-008)
Everything you need to pass the CompTIA Network+ Exam (N10-008) from Mike Meyers and Joe Ramm!

What you will learn

You will learn the knowledge and gain the confidence to pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-008) exam AND the skills to be a great network tech.

Your new skills and the CompTIA Network+ Certification will help you land a network tech job or get that raise or advancement you are seeking.

This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference.

Learn new networking skills and prepare for the CompTIA exam.


Welcome to the TOTAL: CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-008) course from Mike Meyers, Joe Ramm, and Total Seminars.

Mike is a CompTIA expert and best-selling author with over 25 years of experience teaching and creating certification prep materials. He is the author of the #1 selling CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. Mike has sold over 1 million CompTIA certification prep books. Joe is an enthusiastic instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching and a master’s degree in Instructional Design.

This course is over 21 hours in length and covers everything you need to know to pass your CompTIA Network+ Certification (N10-008) Exam. The first goal of the course is to make you a good Network Tech and, in the process, make sure you are ready to pass the CompTIA exam.

You’ll love Mike and Joe’s fun and engaging style as they walk you through all the Network+ topics. This is not a boring voice-over-PowerPoint lecture. Mike and Joe use props and illustrations to make learning fun!


“I used these courses to pass the A+, Security+, and Network+ in a span of 2.5 months. I had no IT experience 4 months ago. Now I am a network engineer at a managed service provider with a great salary and solid upward mobility.” – Ryan D.

The course covers all the exam topics including:

  • Network architectures
  • Cabling and topology
  • Ethernet basics
  • Network Installation
  • TCP/IP applications and network protocols
  • Routing
  • Network naming
  • Advanced networking devices
  • IPv6
  • Remote connectivity
  • Wireless networking
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Network operations
  • Managing risk

The Network+ N10-008 exam covers these objectives:


1.0 Networking Fundamentals 24%
2.0 Network Implementation 19%
3.0 Network Operations 16%
4.0 Network Security 19%
5.0 Network Troubleshooting 22%

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Exam name: CompTIA Network+ N10-008

Number of Questions: Maximum of 90

Types of questions: Multiple choice and performance-based

Length of test: 90 minutes

Recommended experience:

• CompTIA A+ Certified, or equivalent
• Minimum of 9 months of experience in network support or academic training

Passing score 720 (on a scale of 100—900)

This is a Total Network+ Course and covers everything a good tech needs to know and prepares you to pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.



Chapter 1: Network Models

Introduction to Network+
What’s on the Network+ Exam?
What Can You Do with a Network+ Certification?
What is a Model?
The OSI Model
Meet the Frame
The MAC Address
Broadcast vs. Unicast
Introduction to IP Addressing
Packets and Ports
Chapter 1 Quiz

Chapter 2: Cabling and Topology

Network Topologies
Coaxial Cabling
Twisted Pair Cabling
Fiber Optic Cabling
Fire Ratings
Chapter 2 Quiz

Chapter 3: Ethernet Basics

What is Ethernet?
Ethernet Frames
Terminating Twisted Pair
Hubs vs. Switches
Connecting Switches
Chapter 3 Quiz

Chapter 4: Ethernet Standards

Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet
Connecting Ethernet Scenarios
Chapter 4 Quiz

Chapter 5: Installing a Physical Network

Introduction to Structured Cabling
Terminating Structured Cabling
Equipment Room
Alternative Distribution Panels
Testing Cable
Troubleshooting Structured Cabling, Part 1
Troubleshooting Structured Cabling, Part 2
Using a Toner and Probe
Wired Connection Scenarios
Chapter 5 Quiz

Chapter 6: TCP/IP Basics

Introduction to IP Addressing and Binary
Introduction to ARP
Subnet Masks
Classful Addressing
Subnetting with CIDR
More CIDR Subnetting Practice
Dynamic and Static IP Addressing
Special IP Addresses
IP Addressing Scenarios
Chapter 6 Quiz

Chapter 7: Routing

Introducing Routers
Understanding Ports
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Implementing NAT
Forwarding Ports
Tour of a SOHO Router
SOHO vs. Enterprise
Static Routes
Dynamic Routing
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Border Gateway Protocol
Chapter 7 Quiz

Chapter 8: TCP/IP Applications

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Handy Tools
Introduction to Wireshark
Introduction to netstat
Web Servers
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
E-mail Servers and Clients
Securing E-mail
Telnet and SSH
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Network Service Scenarios
Chapter 8 Quiz

Chapter 9: Network Naming

Understanding DNS
Applying DNS
net Command
Windows Name Resolution
Dynamic DNS
DNS Troubleshooting
Chapter 9 Quiz

Chapter 10: Securing TCP/IP

Making TCP/IP Secure
Symmetric Encryption
Asymmetric Encryption
Cryptographic Hashes
Access Control
Single Sign-On
Certificates and Trust
Certificate Error Scenarios
Chapter 10 Quiz

Chapter 11: Switch Features

Switch Management
Introduction to VLANs
InterVLAN Routing
Cisco Commands
Switch Port Protection
Port Bonding
Port Mirroring
Quality of Service
Proxy Servers
Load Balancing
Device Placement Scenarios
Chapter 11 Quiz

Chapter 12: IPv6

Introduction to IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
IPv6 in Action
IPv4 and IPv6 Tunneling
Chapter 12 Quiz

Chapter 13: WAN Connectivity

Understanding IP Tunneling
WAN Technologies
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Connecting with Cable Modems
Connecting with Satellites
Cellular Technologies
Remote Desktop Connectivity
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
WAN Troubleshooting Scenarios
Chapter 13 Quiz

Chapter 14: Wireless Networking

Introduction to 802.11
802.11 Standards
Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
Wireless Security Standards
Implementing Wireless Security
Threats to Your Wireless Network
Enterprise Wireless
Installing a Wireless Network
Wireless Scenarios
More Wireless Scenarios
Chapter 14 Quiz

Chapter 15: Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Virtualization Basics
Your First Virtual Machine
Cloud Basics
Cloud Services
Cloud Ownership
Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
Heroku Demo
Enterprise Virtualization
Cloud Implementation
Chapter 15 Quiz

Chapter 16: Datacenters

Classic Datacenter Architecture
The Modern Datacenter
High Availability
Documenting the Datacenter
Chapter 16 Quiz

Chapter 17: Integrating Networked Devices

Network Types
Internet of Things (IoT)
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Industrial Control Systems and SCADA
Chapter 17 Quiz

Chapter 18: Network Operations

What are Network Operations?
Hardening and Security Policies
Change Management
Patching and Updating
Security Risk Management
Points of Failure
Standard Business Documentation
Incident Response and Forensics
Disaster Recovery and Backups
Business Continuity
Deployment Models
Chapter 18 Quiz

Chapter 19: Protecting Networks

Security Concepts
Defense in Depth
Rogue DHCP Servers
Denial of Service (DoS)
On-Path and Spoofing Attacks
Password Attacks
VLAN Hopping
System Life Cycle
Social Engineering
Common Vulnerabilities
Physical Security
Network Hardening
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Introduction to Firewalls
Chapter 19 Quiz

Chapter 20: Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring
Documenting Logs
System Monitoring
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Chapter 20 Quiz

Chapter 21: Network Troubleshooting

Network Troubleshooting Theory
Chapter 21 Quiz