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EMMETT DULANEY (Network+, A+, Security+) is a columnist for CertCites, an associate professor at Anderson University, and the author of numerous certification guides including CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide and CompTIA Security+ Study Guide.

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CompTIA Netwrok+ N10-005 Authorized Exam Cram is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling authors Dulaney and Harwood share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Authorized Exam Cram presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Exam Alerts, Sidebars, and Notes interspersed throughout the text keep you focused on what you need to know. Cram Quizzes help you assess your knowledge, and the Cram Sheet tearcard is the perfect last minute review.

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The authorized study guide helps you master all the topics on the Network+ exam, including:

  • Computer networks and the OSI model
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Emmett Dulaney  is author of 40+ books on certification and security, including Security+ Study Guide, 5th Edition and i-Net+ Exam Cram. He is certification columnist for CertCities and an associate professor at Anderson University. He has held certifications from almost every vendor including CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+), Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, IBM, LPI, and many others. He co-founded Mercury Technical Solutions. Michael Harwood (MCSE, A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+) has authored or co-authored three best-selling books on Network+. He is system manager for a multi-site network, and consults for a major networking firm.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

About Network+ Exam Cram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

About the Network+ Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

CompTIA Network+ Exam Topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Booking and Taking the Network+ Certification Exam . . . . . . . . . 4

What to Expect from the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

A Few Exam Day Details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

After the Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Last-Minute Exam Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

CHAPTER 1:

Introduction to Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

LANs, WANs, and Network Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

LANs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

WANs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Network Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Centralized Computing versus Distributed Computing . . . . . . . . 14

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Network Topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Bus Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Ring Topology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Star Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Mesh Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Wireless Topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, and Wireless Mesh

Topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Hybrid Topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Going Virtual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

CHAPTER 2:

OSI and TCP/IP Models and Network Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

The Networking Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

The OSI Seven-Layer Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

The TCP/IP Four-Layer Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Identifying the OSI Layers at Which Various Network

Components Operate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Connection-Oriented Protocols Versus Connectionless Protocols ......54

Internet Protocol (IP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

User Datagram Protocol (UDP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Post Office Protocol Version 3/Internet Message Access Protocol

Version 4 (POP3/IMAP4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Secure Shell (SSH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)/Reverse Address Resolution

Protocol (RARP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Network Time Protocol (NTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Transport Layer Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)/Real-Time Transport

Protocol (RTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

TCP/IP Protocol Suite Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Domain Name Service (DNS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

The DNS Namespace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Types of DNS Entries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

DNS Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

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DNS in a Practical Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Components of SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

SNMP Management Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

SNMP Agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Management Information Bases (MIBs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

SNMP Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

SNMPv3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

The DHCP Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

DHCP and DNS Suffixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

CHAPTER 3:

Addressing and Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

IP Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

IPv4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

IP Address Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Subnet Mask Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Subnetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Identifying the Differences Between IPv4 Public and Private

Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Default Gateways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

IPv4 Address Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

IPv6 Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Assigning IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Identifying MAC Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address

Translation (PAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Understanding TCP/UDP Port Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Managing TCP/IP Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

The Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Routing Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Static Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Dynamic Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Routing Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Configuring Routers and Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Power over Ethernet (PoE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Trunking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Port Mirroring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Port Authentication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

CHAPTER 4:

Components and Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Common Network Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Bridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Firewalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Hubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

Media Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Modems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Network Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Routers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Wireless Access Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Encryption Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Specialized Network Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Bandwidth Shaper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Content Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Load Balancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Multilayer and Content Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Proxy Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

VPN Concentrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Network Devices Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Virtual Network Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Virtual Desktops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Virtual Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Virtual Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Virtual PBX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Onsite Versus Offsite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Network as a Service (NaaS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

CHAPTER 5:

Installation and Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Creating a SOHO Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

WAN Technologies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Switching Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

T-carrier Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

SONET/OCx Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

X.25 and Frame Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

Summary of WAN Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Internet Access Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

DSL Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Cable Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Broadband Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

POTS Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) . . . . . . . . . . 200

Satellite Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Wireless Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

CHAPTER 6:

Cabling and Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

General Media Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Broadband Versus Baseband Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Simplex, Half Duplex, and Full Duplex Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Media Interference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Attenuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Data Transmission Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Types of Network Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214

Types of Media Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

Media Converters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

568A and 568B Wiring Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

Straight-Through Versus Crossover Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

Rollover and Loopback Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

Components of Wiring Distribution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

Comparing and Contrasting LAN Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244

IEEE 802.2 Standard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245

802.3 Ethernet Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

CHAPTER 7:

Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

Understanding Wireless Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

Wireless Access Points (APs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

Wireless Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

Wireless Radio Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

Data Rate Versus Throughput. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

Beacon Management Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

Spread-Spectrum Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

Infrared Wireless Networking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

Establishing Communications Between Wireless Devices . . . . . . 275

Configuring the Wireless Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

802.11 Wireless Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284

The Magic Behind 802.11n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

A Summary of 802.11 Wireless Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288

Securing Wireless Networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

WPA2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293

WPA Enterprise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

Wireless Troubleshooting Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

Factors Affecting Wireless Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302

CHAPTER 8:

Network Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

Documentation Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

Wiring Schematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

Physical and Logical Network Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310

Baselines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Policies, Procedures, Configurations, and Regulations . . . . . . . . 314

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321

Monitoring Network Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322

Common Reasons to Monitor Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323

Packet Sniffers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324

Throughput Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325

Port Scanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

Network Performance, Load, and Stress Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

Tracking Event Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337

Networking Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338

Wire Crimpers, Strippers, and Snips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339

Voltage Event Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340

Environmental Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

Toner Probes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

Protocol Analyzer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

Media/Cable Testers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344

TDR and OTDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344

Multimeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

Network Qualification Tester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346

Butt Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346

Wireless Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349

Working with Command-Line Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

The Trace Route Utility (tracert/traceroute) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352

ping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

ARP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360

The netstat Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363

nbtstat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

The ipconfig Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370

ifconfig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372

nslookup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373

dig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375

The host Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376

The route Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380

CHAPTER 9:

Network Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

Uptime and Fault Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382

Types of Fault Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384

Link Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392

Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP) . . . . . . . . . . . 393

Using Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396

Disaster Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397

Full Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398

Differential Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398

Incremental Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399

Tape Rotations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400

Backup Best Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401

Hot and Cold Spares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401

Hot, Warm, and Cold Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406

Network Optimization Strategies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

Quality of Service (QoS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

Traffic Shaping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408

Caching Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412

CHAPTER 10:

Network Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413

Tunneling, Encryption, and Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414

Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol

(ISAKMP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415

Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416

IPSec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417

Site-to-Site and Client-to-Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418

Overview of Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418

Remote-Access Protocols and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421

Remote-Control Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424

MAC Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425

TCP/IP Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 429

Passwords and Password Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431

Kerberos Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433

Public Key Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436

RADIUS and TACACS+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439

Remote Authentication Protocols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440

Secured Versus Unsecured Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442

Adding Physical Security to the Mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443

Two-factor and Multifactor Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448

Managing Common Security Threats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449

Viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450

Worms and Trojan Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451

Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks . . . . 452

Other Common Attacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454

An Ounce of Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459

Firewalls and Other Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460

Stateful and Stateless Firewalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462

Packet-Filtering Firewalls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463

Circuit-Level Firewalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465

Application Layer Firewalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465

Comparing Firewall Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465

Firewall Wrap-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466

Demilitarized Zones (Perimeter Network) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466

Other Security Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474

CHAPTER 11:

Network Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475

Troubleshooting Steps and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476

Identify the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477

Establish a Theory of Probable Cause. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478

Test the Theory to Determine Cause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479

Establish a Plan of Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479

Implement the Solution or Escalate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480

Verify Full System Functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481

Document the Findings, Actions, and Outcomes. . . . . . . . . . . . 482

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484

Troubleshooting the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485

Common Problems to Be Aware Of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485

Troubleshooting Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490

Wiring Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492

Troubleshooting Infrastructure Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496

Configuring and Troubleshooting Client Connectivity . . . . . . . . 498

Troubleshooting an Incorrect VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503

Topology Errors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504

Cram Quiz Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510

What Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511

Practice Exam 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513

Exam Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513

Answers to Practice Exam 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537

Answers at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537

Answers and Explanations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 538

Practice Exam 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561

Exam Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561

Answers to Practice Exam 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585

Answers at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585

Answers and Explanations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 607

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