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Crafting a Personal Certification Plan (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 13, 2014
In this article, you’ll learn how to construct a personal certification plan to reflect both long- and short-term certification goals.
Creating a Basic IP Addressing Scheme
By Sean Wilkins
Feb 29, 2012
This article puts together an IP addressing scheme based on the requirements of an imaginary organization. The math that is required to come up with each of the networks will be covered and visually displayed to ensure that the concepts are clearer to understand.
Designing a Reliable Network Server
By Elton Jernigan
Sep 7, 2001
The reliability of network servers has always been important, but it is even more so in the present business environment. This article covers the most important aspects of a reliable network server.
Domain Name System Basics
By Sean Wilkins
Feb 29, 2012
This article takes a look at how the DNS system operates and is able to maintain a list of updated domain name to IP mappings while maintaining performance.
Ethernet Essentials
By Sean Wilkins
Dec 19, 2011
This article takes a look at what Ethernet is, what is contained within the Ethernet frame structure, common Ethernet LAN devices and discusses the different Ethernet interface variations.
Exam Profile: CompTIA Network+ N10-004
By Sean Wilkins
Aug 27, 2010
Sean Wilkins profiles the CompTIA Network+ N10-004 exam. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can best prepare for it.
Exam Profile: CompTIA Network+ N10-006
By Keith Barker
Apr 29, 2015
When you're working toward CompTIA Network+ certification, there is no such thing as being too prepared. Keith Barker, co-author of CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide, discusses how to get ready for exam day. Which topics require the most focus? What are the test questions like? This profile provides the details you need, including suggestions on books to read and how to practice for the test.
Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair: Changes to CompTIA’s Network+ Certification
By Drew Streib
Jul 20, 2011
Emmett Dulaney breaks down the changes to the latest version of the CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-005).
Introduction to Top-Down Design Approach
By Sean Wilkins
Mar 14, 2011
Sean Wilkins examines the many factors that go into an effective top-down network design approach.
IP Subnetting Basics
By Sean Wilkins
Feb 29, 2012
This article is intended as an addressing and subnetting primer and will initially review what the Internet Protocol (IP) address is and how it is structured; it will then go over a number of the main IP concepts that are commonly referenced in subnetting documentation and guides.
IPv6 Addressing for CompTIA Network+
By Anthony Sequeira
Apr 30, 2012
This article examines key topics regarding the new IPv6 addressing network engineers must master.
LAN Device Review
By Sean Wilkins
Dec 19, 2011
This article takes a look at the different common devices that are seen on a modern network and provides a description of how some of these device functions have been combined over the last 20 years.
LAN Network Cable Media and Connectors
By Sean Wilkins
Dec 19, 2011
This article takes a look at the LAN network cable media that is typically installed in most environments and the different connectors that are often used.
Mastering the TCP and OSI Models
By Anthony Sequeira
Aug 31, 2011
This article provides you with a primer on the TCP and OSI models and presents some tricks to help remember them.
Media and Topologies for the Network+ Exam
By Charles J. Brooks
Jun 25, 2004
Charles Brooks provides 125 questions with detailed answers from the Network+ exam's "Domain 1.0 — Media and Topologies" objective.
Mike Harwood on the CompTIA Network+ Certification Renewal Policy
By Mike Harwood
Sep 1, 2010
Pearson IT Certification author Mike Harwood explains the nature and ramifications of CompTIA's new exam recertification policy. He also provides study tips for the Network+ exam.
Network Diagram Creation and Interpretation
By Sean Wilkins
Dec 5, 2011
This article is intended to be a primer on network diagrams, what the common symbols are, how the symbols are connected and how to interpret the different connectors on a diagram.
Network Implementation Lab for Network+ Exam Prep
By David L. Prowse
Jul 21, 2006
This chapter shows how to implement network technologies in an actual functioning network. You will work with rights and permissions, physical layer implementations, TCP/IP configurations, operating system interoperability, firewalls and anti-virus software, fault tolerance, and backup.
Network Implementation Questions for the Network+ Exam
By Charles J. Brooks
Jul 22, 2005
This chapter provides sample questions from the Network+ Exam with a focus on network implementation. Detailed answers will help you identify and strengthen weak points in preparations for the Network+ Exam.
Network+ Cert Guide: Typical Router Setup
By Anthony Sequeira
Sep 3, 2012
Routers are a key element in modern networks of any size. This article walks readers through typical setup and details some of the most important aspects of an industry representing router from Cisco Systems.

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