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CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) Cert Prep: 2 The Physical Network

This series prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) exam, one of the most important entry-level certifications in the IT industry. In part two of this series, instructors Mike Meyers and Joe Ramm cover the physical parts of a network—the components you need to install and plug in—along with basic terminology and topology. They cover the different types of cabling—coaxial, twisted pair, fiber optic—and topology (description of how a network is laid out). Then, they get into core Ethernet basics and standards, from frames and switches to 100BaseT and gigabit Ethernet. Joe and Mike also give an overview of how to install a physical network, introducing you to structured cabling, the components found in an equipment room, alternative distribution panels, tips on troubleshooting your network, and more. Additionally, since the CompTIA test is very scenario focused, Mike and Joe discuss several question examples and what you can expect from the test.

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