Computer Networks/Tools and Utilities

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This lesson covers network tools and utilities.

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for the network tools and utilities portion of Network+ certification include:[1]

  • Given a scenario, analyze and interpret the output of troubleshooting tools
    • Command line tools
      • ipconfig
      • netstat
      • ifconfig
      • ping/ping6/ping -6
      • tracert/tracert -6/traceroute6/traceroute -6
      • nbtstat
      • nslookup
      • arp
      • arping
      • mac address lookup table
      • pathping
    • Line testers
    • Certifiers
    • Multimeter
    • Cable tester
    • Light meter
    • Toner probe
    • Speed test sites
    • Looking glass sites
    • WiFi analyzer
    • Protocol analyzer

Readings[edit]

  1. Wikipedia: Network utility and related articles.

Multimedia[edit]

  1. YouTube: Command Line Tools - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 4.2
  2. YouTube: Physical Testing Tools - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 4.2
  3. YouTube: Web-based Troubleshooting Tools - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 4.2
  4. YouTube: Protocol Analyzers - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 4.2

Activities[edit]

Network tools and utilities have been used throughout this course. The following activities may be used for review.

  1. Use data link layer utilities:
  2. Use network layer utilities:
  3. Use transport layer utilities:
  4. Use application layer utilities:

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