Network Pro Objectives
 

TestOut Network Pro Exam Objectives

Cables and Connectors

  • Identify network cables by sight or name (twisted pair, coaxial, straight-through, crossover, console).
  • Identify network cable speed capabilities by name (10BaseT, 100BaseT, 1000BaseT, 10GBaseT).
  • Identify network connectors by sight or name (RJ11, RJ45, F-type, serial).
  • Given a scenario and networking requirements, select and install cables for communication between computers and networking devices.
  • Troubleshoot issues with networking media.

Networking Devices

  • Identify network interface cards and motherboard expansion slots by name or sight.
  • Given a scenario where a new networking card is required in a new or existing computer, select and install the appropriate networking card.
  • Identify networking and internetworking devices by name or sight (adapters, hubs, bridges, routers, switches).
  • Given a scenario with one or more wired networks, select and install the appropriate networking or internetworking device(s).
  • Given a scenario where a VoIP implementation exists, select and install the appropriate networking devices and cables.

Ethernet

  • Given a scenario with specific Ethernet specifications, select and install appropriate network devices.
  • Given a scenario with network devices that need to be connected, select the appropriate Ethernet cable(s).
  • Given a scenario where network devices cannot communicate, troubleshoot and resolve physical connectivity.

IP Configuration

  • Identify and select valid IP addresses and subnet masks for network connections.
  • Given a Windows system, configure static IPv4 or IPv6 address information on a network connection.
  • Given a Windows system, configure the network connection to communicate outside of the local network.
  • Given a Windows system, configure the network connection to use DHCP for IP configuration.
  • Given a Windows server, authorize, configure, and activate DHCP services for a network subnet.
  • Given a Windows system, configure the network connection to query DNS servers.
  • Given a Windows system, configure an alternate IP configuration on a network connection.
  • Given a scenario where Windows systems cannot connect to the network or the Internet, troubleshoot and resolve name resolution issues.

Wireless Networking

  • Given a scenario where computers must communicate within a home wireless network, select and install the appropriate networking devices.
  • Given a wireless access point for a home network, perform configuration tasks to customize settings and enable security.
  • Given a Windows system, configure a wireless network connection to use the same encryption standard and authentication as configured on a wireless access point.
  • Given a Windows system, configure a wireless profile to automatically connect to a wireless network.
  • Given a scenario and a Windows system, prioritize wireless profiles to meet end user requirements.
  • Implement and secure an enterprise wireless network.
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve wireless network problems.

Network Security

  • Given a scenario and a Windows system, configure a basic host firewall.
  • Given a scenario, respond to social engineering exploits.
  • Given a scenario and security requirements, configure a server and remote devices to create and use a VPN connection.

Network Management

  • Given a scenario, perform data and server backup tasks.
  • Given a Windows system, enable and configure Remote Desktop to meet end user requirements.
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