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Networking Essentials: Interconnecting the LANs
By Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew
Feb 11, 2016
The utility of LANs led to the desire to connect two (or more) networks together. This chapter from Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Textbook, 4th Edition introduces the concepts and issues behind interconnecting LANs.
Peripherals and Custom Computing
By David L. Prowse
Feb 2, 2016
Learn about the devices and peripherals we add on to the computer, the ports they connect to, as well as some custom PC configurations you will undoubtedly encounter in the field.
CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Quick Reference: WAN Technologies
By Anthony Sequeira
Aug 13, 2015
In this chapter from CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Quick Reference, Anthony Sequeira discusses various WAN technologies, such as fiber, satellite, broadband cable, and WiMAX.
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.
Host, Storage, Network, and Application Integration into a Secure Enterprise Architecture
By Robin Abernathy, Troy McMillan
Apr 6, 2015
This chapter from CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CAS-002 Cert Guide covers secure data flows to meet changing business needs, standards, interoperability issues, technical deployment models, logical deployment diagram and corresponding physical deployment diagram of all relevant devices, secure infrastructure design, storage Integration, and enterprise application integration enablers.
CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide: Network Components
By Keith Barker, Kevin Wallace
Mar 30, 2015
Many modern networks contain a daunting number of devices, and it is your job to understand the function of each device and how they work with one another. This chapter from CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide covers characteristics of media types, infrastructure components, and specialized network devices.
Network Implementation of Protocols and Services
By Diane Barrett, Kirk Hausman, Martin Weiss
Mar 10, 2015
This chapter from CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Cram, 4th Edition discusses how to use the proper network implementation of protocols and services as a tool to protect and mitigate threats against network infrastructure based on organizational needs. It also has a section specifically dedicated to wireless security implementation based on organization requirements.
CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Authorized Cert Guide: OS Hardening and Virtualization
By David L. Prowse
Aug 5, 2014
This chapter focuses on the hardening of operating systems and the securing of virtual operating systems and will help you prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam.
Exam Profile: CompTIA's New Security+ SY0-401 Exam
By Diane Barrett
Aug 4, 2014
This article describes the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam, including the objectives, preparation hints, and study resources.
Establishing a Certification Support System (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 14, 2014
In this article, you’ll take a look at how to establish a personal certification support system.
When Ideal IT Job Candidates Meet Real Job Requirements (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 14, 2014
This article provides you with a good understanding of key IT job roles and the kinds of skills and knowledge that go with them to help ensure the most positive experience for applicants, no matter what kind of IT work you are after.
Working with Technical Recruiters (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 14, 2014
In this article, Ed Tittel and Mary Kyle look at how technical recruiters operate and how you can benefit as they guide your search for an ideal job.
Certification and Career Self-Assessment: Can and Should You Do It? (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 13, 2014
In this article, you’ll take a look at how annual self-assessment and planning benefits your professional career along with some things to consider when developing or refining your career and certification plans.
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.
Ranking Certifications (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel
May 12, 2014
Employers look for and seek out certified IT professionals, but generally prefer candidates who possess both college degrees and specific certification credentials. Aspiring or active IT professionals can benefit from an informed evaluation of certifications in terms of the time commitment, cost, and other factors involved in earning such a credential vis-a-vis the ultimate financial or career advancement that such an investment can return. In this article, Ed Tittel looks at one method for rating and ranking IT certifications.
Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to PCs: Disassembly and Power
By Cheryl Schmidt
May 24, 2013
In preparation for the CompTIA A+ exam, this chapter covers many important details regarding the safe assembly and disassembly of your PC, voltage and power checks, working with and replacing the power supply, and power-saving tips.
Ranking Certifications, Part 1: One Method for Rating Certifications (2013 Edition)
By Ed Tittel
Feb 15, 2013
Aspiring or active IT professionals can benefit from an informed evaluation of certifications in terms of the time commitment, cost, and other factors involved in earning such a credential. This article looks at one method for rating and ranking IT certifications
CompTIA A+ Exam Cram: Mobile Device Hardware and Operating Systems
By David L. Prowse
Sep 27, 2012
As an A+ technician you need to know the basic hardware of mobile devices. This chapter covers Apple devices and Android-based devices, but also briefly discuss some of the other players in the market.
CompTIA A+ Cert Guide: Power Supplies and System Cooling
By Scott Mueller, David L. Prowse, Mark Edward Soper
Sep 25, 2012
This chapter delves into how power is conveyed to the computer, which power supply to select depending on your configuration and needs, how to install and troubleshoot power supplies, and how to cool the system.
CompTIA Provides Info about Performance-Based Testing
By Ed Tittel
Sep 20, 2012
Ed Tittel takes a look at the addition of performance-based questions on CompTIA’s exams: how they’re written and what to expect.

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