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We’re very pleased to announce that Craig Zacker’s book, CompTIA Network+ Training Kit (Exam N10-005) has shipped to the printer!

Ace your preparation for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press. Work at your own pace through a series of concepts, tasks, and practical exercises, and then assess your network service/support technician skills with the online practice test—featuring multiple, customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Your Training Kit includes:

· In-depth coverage of all 5 CompTIA Network+ domains in Exam N10-005

· Instructive real-world scenarios to enhance your performance on the job

· Hundreds of practice and review questions

· Online practice tests to help you assess your exam readiness

· The entire Training Kit in searchable eBook format

The book will be available via online retailers around June 25. In the meantime, here’s more information about the book.

Contents at a Glance

Chapter 1: Networking Basics

Chapter 2: The Physical Layer

Chapter 3: Installing Network Devices

Chapter 4: The Data-Link Layer

Chapter 5: Wireless Networking

Chapter 6: The Network Layer

Chapter 7: Routing and Switching

Chapter 8: The Transport Layer

Chapter 9: The Application Layer

Chapter 10: Wide Area Networking

Chapter 11: Network Security

Chapter 12: Network Management

Chapter 13: Network Troubleshooting

Introduction

This training kit is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who support or plan to support networks and who also plan to take the CompTIA Network+ exam N10-005. It is assumed that before you begin using this kit, you have a CompTIA A+ certification or the equivalent knowledge, as well as 9 to 12 months of work experience in IT networking.

The material covered in this training kit and on the Network+ exam relates to the technologies in a network that support distributed access to web content, media, operating systems, and applications. The topics in this training kit cover what you need to know for the exam as described on the Certification Exam Objectives document for the exam, which is available at

http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/network.aspx

By using this training kit, you will learn how to do the following:

· Use the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model to understand network processes

· Install and maintain the various cables and other media used to build networks

· Understand the protocols that networked computers use to communicate

· Understand how routers and switches connect network devices to each other and to other networks

· Connect to distant networks by using wide area network (WAN) technologies

· Secure a network by using firewalls and other tools

· Use network monitoring and diagnostic tools

· Troubleshoot network problems in a systematic and logical manner

Refer to the objective mapping page in the front of this book to see where in the book each exam objective is covered.

Using the Companion CD

A companion CD is included with this training kit. The companion CD contains the following:

· Practice tests You can reinforce your understanding of the topics covered in this training kit by using electronic practice tests that you customize to meet your needs. You can practice for the Network+ certification exam by using tests created from a pool of 200 realistic exam questions, which give you many practice exams to ensure that you are prepared.

· An eBook An electronic version (eBook) of this book is included for when you do not want to carry the printed book with you.