AJSnetworking.com Podcast – The New Network+ Exam 4/5/2018

April 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm

N10-007

Based on your feedback – I recorded a podcast episode today covering the details of the new Network+ exam (N10-007) from CompTIA.org. Enjoy!

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Policies to Know for Network+ (N10-007) – Data Loss Prevention

April 2, 2018 at 11:13 pm

N10-007A comprehensive data loss prevention (DLP) policy seeks to focus on accidental or malicious data losses. DLP policies consider internal and external users as well as define practices to guard against sensitive data. The best DLP policies can also cover wide network integration, not just limiting themselves to certain areas of networking such as email.

Most DLP policies focus on the use of content-level scanning and deep content inspection (DCI) to identify sensitive data and protect it. DLP policies target activities at three levels:

  • Client level (data in operation)
  • Network level (data in transit)
  • Storage level (data at rest)

You should take the following actions when designing a DLP policy for your organization:

  • Consider any risk assessments your company has performed.
  • Incorporate key members of management from the various departments of your organization.
  • Identify the most sensitive data of the organization.
  • Outline a phased implementation of DLP and incorporate guidelines for tracking the success of the initiative.
  • Attempt to minimize any negative impacts on the business caused by the policy implementation.
  • Periodically review the DLP policy.
  • Include the appropriate event-monitoring specifics as they apply to the policy.

Policies to Know for Network+ (N10-007) – Password Policy

March 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

N10-007Password Policy

Because more and more sensitive data is finding its way into storage on our networks, more security measures are required than ever before. As part of this, your organization needs to possess a well-crafted security policy, and this security policy should include a comprehensive password policy. As you’ll learn in this post, you should also provide detailed training on this part of the security policy.

Keep in mind that in addition to “simple” username and password combinations, many other powerful technologies found in the modern network are available for user authentication. These include:

  • One-time passwords (OTPs)
  • Client certificates
  • Smart cards
  • Biometrics
  • Multifactor authentication

Despite these additional security options, the “classic” password still plays a pivotal role in most networks. It is obvious by glancing at recent news headlines that user credentials represent a major area of attack.

Your password policy should include the following:

  • Education for end users
  • Strong password requirements, such as the following:
    • Minimum password lengths
    • Restrictions on the use of proper names
    • Password expiration
    • No previously used passwords allowed
    • No words spelled out completely within the password
    • The use of characters from the following groups:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numbers
      • Special characters

Your password policy might also detail the use of password management software. This software stores passwords for different resources and can even help users generate complex passwords across these resources. Of course, the software itself must
be protected with a strong password that the user should memorize.

My CompTIA N10-007 Network+ Book Has Arrived!

February 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Network+

The new Network+ exam is almost here! The new exam code is N10-007! That is great for all you James Bond fans out there! Are you ready to get started on your studies and crush this new and updated exam? My print book has arrived! Just click the cover below to place your order!

Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam success with this CompTIA approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner.

  • Master CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions
  • Learn from more than two hours of video mentoring

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. The material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. The companion website also contains more than two hours of personal video mentoring from the author.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

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

  • Computer networks and the OSI model
  • Network components
  • Ethernet
  • IP addressing
  • Routing traffic
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Network performance
  • Command-line utilities
  • Network management
  • Network policies and best practices
  • Network security
  • Troubleshooting

Using Tools Like Wireshark to Reinforce Your Studies

January 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

Wireshark

This video reminds students to use tools like Wireshark during their studies to reinforce the topics they are learning!

Network+ 10 Question Quiz 1

December 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

By request  – a bit longer Network+ quiz featuring new 007 blueprint topics and lots of fun!

Network+ Exam 1

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Network+ Troubleshooting Quiz 2

December 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Troubleshooting

Here is yet another Network+ level practice quiz for you on Troubleshooting! Enjoy!

Network+ Troubleshooting Quiz 2

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