00:00:01 - Network Plus, it's all in the
name, and it all starts here.
00:00:06 - My name is Keith Parker, and
on behalf of the entire CBT
00:00:09 - Nuggets team, I'd like to
welcome you to this brand new
00:00:11 - release of Network Plus.
00:00:14 - I still remember back in the
'80s, when I first started
00:00:18 - with networking, it was
exciting, and I loved it.
00:00:21 - Now, here the 21st Century,
computer networks are faster,
00:00:26 - and they're still very, very
exciting, and I still love it.
00:00:29 - And as I think back to those
days, the early days, I didn't
00:00:33 - learn all the stuff I
learned on my own.
00:00:35 - I had some amazing mentors,
people that I will be
00:00:38 - eternally grateful to, that took
me aside and said this is
00:00:42 - how this works and this
is how that works.
00:00:44 - It was fantastic.
00:00:45 - So who is this course
00:00:47 - I made this core for
you, and I'm
00:00:49 - volunteering to be your mentor.
00:00:51 - If you are in one of four
categories, this Network Plus
00:00:55 - video series from CBT
Nuggets is for you.
00:00:58 - Number one, maybe you're brand
new to networking, and you
00:01:01 - just need somebody to walk you
through, step by step, how all
00:01:06 - the pieces fit together, build
a foundation, and then
00:01:09 - increase on that foundation
and make sure that you
00:01:11 - understand all the pieces.
00:01:12 - So if you're brand new to
networking, this is for you.
00:01:16 - Secondly, maybe you've been
in the field for a while.
00:01:19 - Maybe you've been at the help
desk, or you've been a server
00:01:22 - administrator, and you'd like to
branch off a little further
00:01:26 - into the world of network
technician, maybe be a network
00:01:29 - designer or a network trouble
shooter, maybe get a Cisco
00:01:32 - certifications or Juniper
00:01:34 - or some other vendor.
00:01:36 - This also is for you.
00:01:38 - If you have some of those holes
in your knowledge you
00:01:40 - need filled up, some gaps that
you'd like to have better
00:01:43 - understanding for, this Network
Plus series will help
00:01:46 - assist you in filling those gaps
and making you confident
00:01:49 - and providing you that rock
solid foundation that you're
00:01:53 - going to need and want to be
successful in your career.
00:01:57 - The other two categories,
one would be
00:02:00 - management of some type.
00:02:02 - If you're a manager or owner of
a small business, and you
00:02:05 - have technicians or individuals
that work under
00:02:07 - you, you definitely want to
make sure you have a basic
00:02:10 - foundation of knowledge so you
can understand when they're
00:02:13 - talking to you.
00:02:14 - And when they propose something,
you can ask better
00:02:17 - questions, and if you're
purchasing products from
00:02:20 - vendors, you can have better
questions and make better
00:02:22 - judges for them.
00:02:23 - And the last category would be
somebody who just likes to
00:02:26 - have a good time.
00:02:27 - I have a great time as
I talk with you in
00:02:30 - every single Nugget.
00:02:32 - So if you just want to have
a good time, you can pick
00:02:34 - virtually any of the Nuggets
in this series, turn it on,
00:02:38 - and you or I are off
to the races to
00:02:40 - have a fantastic time.
00:02:41 - So what exactly is covered in
the new, latest, greatest
00:02:45 - Network Plus, which is what
we're talking about?
00:02:47 - And that is a fantastic
question, and to answer that,
00:02:51 - I would have us go to a website,
and here's the
00:02:53 - website I'd have us go to.
00:02:55 - It's comptia.org.
00:02:58 - So this is an example of
comptia.org, and I'd like you
00:03:01 - to do this.
00:03:02 - After this video is done, or if
you want to pause me right
00:03:03 - now and just go do it real
quick, comptia.org, if you
00:03:07 - hover over here, Get Certified,
and you go down to
00:03:09 - Network Plus, it's going to
bring up the Network Plus
00:03:11 - information.
00:03:12 - There's the current exam,
certification number for it,
00:03:15 - and if you click over here to
see what the exam covers,
00:03:17 - they're going to ask you for a
first name and an email, and
00:03:20 - they're also going to
ask you what do you
00:03:22 - want to know about.
00:03:22 - You click CompTIA
00:03:24 - You click get exam objectives.
00:03:26 - They're going to give you a
wonderful PDF that looks like
00:03:30 - this, and this PDF, I would
like you to have in your
00:03:34 - possession.
00:03:35 - I'd like you to be aware of it.
00:03:36 - Why?
00:03:37 - Why do I want to have this?
00:03:38 - Because it's going to show you
all the objectives that are
00:03:42 - expected to be learned by
someone who is Network Plus
00:03:46 - certified, someone who's
demonstrated the skills and
00:03:48 - ability that the Network Plus
certification is calling for.
00:03:52 - So here's the five major domains
of what they're going
00:03:54 - to be asking about and making
sure that you're comfortable
00:03:57 - with, and then it has details on
every single one, starting
00:04:00 - with OSI reference model.
00:04:02 - This is the objectives 1.1, 1.2,
1.3 for IP addressing.
00:04:08 - And what I've done in the Nugget
series is I've followed
00:04:11 - the exam objectives, so I've
made it logical so you can
00:04:16 - jump into this network training
00:04:18 - everything as we go together
00:04:20 - And it also follows
00:04:23 - So if you wanted to say, you
know what, Keith, I want to
00:04:25 - focus on IP addressing.
00:04:26 - It's always confused me.
00:04:27 - You have the IP address
is 32 bits.
00:04:29 - There's a mask involved.
00:04:30 - There's subnets.
00:04:31 - How does all that work?
00:04:32 - You can jump right to
1.3 in the Nugget
00:04:35 - series and go at it.
00:04:37 - Now, as a homework assignment,
get this document from
00:04:40 - comptia.org and make sure you
have it so you can reference
00:04:43 - if you need to.
00:04:44 - So we're going to follow
the blueprint from
00:04:46 - CompTIA step by step.
00:04:48 - We've organize the actual
Nuggets that way.
00:04:50 - And as we continue our journey
through the world of
00:04:53 - networking together, you and
I will discover how IP
00:04:56 - addressing works, how the
TCP/IP protocols stack
00:04:59 - compares to the OSI reference
model, what is a virtual
00:05:03 - private network, a VPN, what's
a VLAN, how does IPsec versus
00:05:08 - SSL compare to each other,
what's the software and
00:05:11 - hardware involved, the world of
00:05:15 - and much, much more.
00:05:17 - So let's look focus, for a
moment, on how you can get the
00:05:19 - absolute most out of this series
and optimize your time
00:05:23 - because I realize time
is a critical thing.
00:05:25 - The first thing I'd do is I
would allocate the time to go
00:05:29 - ahead and go through
00:05:30 - It's been scientifically proven
that if you're not
00:05:33 - listening to a Nugget, you are
very unlikely to learn from
00:05:37 - that specific Nugget.
00:05:38 - Are you with me?
00:05:39 - So make a time that you and I
can be together to go through
00:05:43 - the basic concepts and discuss
and demonstrate the
00:05:47 - technologies as we learn
00:05:49 - Because I'm going to be demoing
00:05:51 - that we talk about to reinforce
00:05:55 - The second thing I would have
you do is I would have
00:05:57 - you do hands on.
00:06:00 - Hands on practice is one
of the best ways
00:06:03 - to reinforce a concept.
00:06:04 - Now, what if you don't have
a whole rack of equipment?
00:06:07 - That is not a problem because
what you do have is you have,
00:06:10 - very likely, a Windows PC
or a Macintosh or a
00:06:15 - Linux box of some type.
00:06:17 - Regardless of which one of those
three that you primarily
00:06:20 - use, there's a lot of hands on
that we can do right at the
00:06:23 - command line of those operating
systems, and I will
00:06:26 - walk you through step by step.
00:06:28 - So for example, if we said, hey,
how do I find out what
00:06:30 - the IP address is, we
don't have to wait.
00:06:33 - If I say go ahead and launch
ipconfig right now from a
00:06:36 - command line, you can do
it right then with me.
00:06:39 - We can verify the results.
00:06:40 - You can pause me if you need
to, and we can continue on.
00:06:44 - Second thing--
00:06:45 - or actually third thing.
00:06:46 - There's one, there's
two, there's three.
00:06:48 - The third thing is
00:06:50 - What do you mean, Keith,
00:06:53 - Well, what I would strongly
recommend you do is I would
00:06:56 - recommend you keep notes.
00:06:57 - So as you and I are discussing
whatever the topic is for the
00:07:00 - day-- let's say it's Tuesday,
and you joined me for the
00:07:03 - world of switching or
routing or access
00:07:07 - control lists or IPv6.
00:07:08 - Whatever it happens to be in
our Nugget series together,
00:07:11 - I'd like you to take notes.
00:07:13 - So just on a spiral notebook,
make notes of what we talked
00:07:15 - about, and then I'd like
you to teach others.
00:07:18 - That is a fantastic way to
increase your knowledge.
00:07:21 - I find, personally, that if
I teach somebody else the
00:07:25 - content, or try to teach
somebody else the content,
00:07:28 - that's the moment I realize
I need to revisit this.
00:07:31 - I need to revisit this and
refresh my knowledge, or I
00:07:34 - teach it in such a way that
I think, you know what, I
00:07:36 - actually get this.
00:07:38 - And the last part is I'd
ask you to commit.
00:07:42 - I'd like you to commit to a date
when you're going to take
00:07:45 - your certification exam.
00:07:46 - Maybe it's two months out.
00:07:48 - Maybe it's three months out.
00:07:50 - But here's what you're
going to do.
00:07:51 - Go ahead and look at your
calendar, find out what life
00:07:54 - commitments you have, and then
take a look at the videos, how
00:07:58 - long they are and how
many there are.
00:07:59 - There's a boatload of them,
and they're all great.
00:08:01 - And plan on, every day or maybe
a couple hours a day,
00:08:08 - going through the videos so
that you can finish all of
00:08:11 - them and have time to review
your notes and go back to
00:08:15 - maybe one or two that you want
to revisit before you go take
00:08:18 - your certification.
00:08:19 - So commit to a date, and
here's what I learned.
00:08:22 - Somebody wiser than
me told me this.
00:08:25 - They said, Keith, if you don't
commit to something in public,
00:08:29 - you're not really serious
00:08:30 - I said, no, I'm serious.
00:08:32 - I really want to do this.
00:08:33 - And she said to me, well,
why don't you put
00:08:35 - it on Facebook then?
00:08:36 - Why don't you tell the world
what you're going to do, and
00:08:39 - then if you don't do it, you'll
have the world to go
00:08:42 - ahead and face.
00:08:43 - I thought, wow, that's like
negative pressure, and she
00:08:47 - said, yes, it is.
00:08:49 - So what I'm asking you do is
I'm asking you commit to a
00:08:51 - date for Network Plus,
and I'd like to share
00:08:54 - that date with someone.
00:08:55 - It doesn't have to me.
00:08:56 - If you want to, you can go
up by a Facebook page.
00:08:59 - It's called Keith Barker
Networking, and you can go up
00:09:02 - there and say, Keith, I'm
committed to my Network Plus
00:09:04 - exam in this month
of this year.
00:09:07 - You don't have to give
me a specific date.
00:09:08 - You can do ahead and just give
me a month, and that way I can
00:09:11 - look at it, and I
can follow up.
00:09:14 - And here's why that works.
00:09:16 - Having the pressure-- people
often do things
00:09:18 - for one of two reasons.
00:09:20 - Number one, they want to get
some benefit out of it, or
00:09:23 - they want to avoid pain.
00:09:25 - So they're going for
00:09:26 - or avoiding a negative.
00:09:28 - So individuals who accomplish
their goals, statistically,
00:09:32 - get there because of one
of three things.
00:09:35 - Number one, they think how great
it's going to be once
00:09:37 - they accomplish it.
00:09:39 - And just think, when you look
back on this course that you
00:09:41 - went through with me, and it's
like 10 years from now, and
00:09:45 - you're looking back with fond
memories of how it all started
00:09:48 - and where you're at now, you're
going to be amazed, and
00:09:50 - it's going to be great.
00:09:51 - So number one, you can imagine
how fantastic it's going to be
00:09:55 - to accomplish it.
00:09:57 - Number two, which isn't as good,
you can think about the
00:10:00 - negative impact of doing
00:10:03 - have on your life.
00:10:05 - So you can think of, oh, my
gosh, if I just sit here, I'm
00:10:08 - going to be at the same job
doing the same thing.
00:10:10 - I'm not going to progress unless
I take some action, and
00:10:13 - that can be a motivator
00:10:15 - And the third one that,
actually, I use on a daily
00:10:18 - basis, is I just don't
think about it.
00:10:22 - What do you mean, Keith, you
don't think about it?
00:10:24 - Well, let's say I've committed
to exercise three times a
00:10:27 - week, which I have, and
I post it on Facebook.
00:10:32 - So I've committed exercise three
times a week, and when
00:10:35 - it is my time to exercise--
00:10:36 - or I'm looking at the week, and
sometimes it's a little
00:10:38 - flexible, but I get
three a week.
00:10:40 - And at what if I don't
feel like exercising?
00:10:42 - This happens all the time,
just to let you know.
00:10:45 - I think, well, you know
what, I've been
00:10:47 - working hard all day.
00:10:48 - I really don't feel
00:10:50 - I just don't think about it.
00:10:51 - I say you know what,
I need exercise.
00:10:53 - I'm just going to do it.
00:10:54 - And then once I start, guess
what, I am totally good.
00:10:58 - I'm like five or six minutes
into the exercise, I'm
00:11:01 - thinking, OK, I'm here, and
I'm going to finish this
00:11:03 - 25-minute spin or whatever
it is, and I finish it.
00:11:06 - So if you commit to the time
and you say, you know what,
00:11:10 - I'm not going to think
about whether or not
00:11:11 - I want to do it.
00:11:12 - I'm just going to go
ahead and do it.
00:11:13 - Once you get in, and you're
starting to talk with me in
00:11:16 - the video series, you'll
be absolutely fine.
00:11:18 - So three strategies for
getting stuff done.
00:11:22 - One, think how great
it's going to be.
00:11:23 - Number two, think about
how bad it's going
00:11:26 - to be if you don't.
00:11:27 - And third is not think
about at all.
00:11:30 - Set your goals and spend the
time when you say you're going
00:11:33 - to do it on studying.
00:11:36 - One last item I'd like to
encourage you to do, and that
00:11:38 - would be to take the courses,
take the Nuggets in order.
00:11:41 - You can always go back to any
specific Nugget you want for
00:11:44 - reinforcement, but here's why
the order's important.
00:11:47 - We're going to start right here
at Zero, and we're going
00:11:50 - to go up here to Hero,
and we're going
00:11:53 - to do in that order.
00:11:54 - And as we go, we're going
to build our knowledge.
00:11:56 - So for example, here, we might
learn about the OSI model.
00:11:59 - Here we might learn about the
IP and IP addressing.
00:12:02 - Here, we might start using
protocol analyzers to actually
00:12:07 - take a look.
00:12:08 - And so if we're looking at a
protocol analyzer, looking at
00:12:10 - IP addresses, and maybe looking
at TCP or UDP segments
00:12:15 - at layer four, it's implied
that we've already taken a
00:12:19 - look at the basics so we can
leverage the advanced
00:12:21 - information, so I would
take them in order.
00:12:24 - You don't have to, but that's my
strong recommendation is to
00:12:27 - start with 1.1 and work your all
the way to the end, 5.X.
00:12:32 - So what exactly have we talked
about in this introduction to
00:12:36 - the Network Plus series?
00:12:37 - Number one, the video series
is made for you.
00:12:40 - Every single Nugget that I put
together, I did as if you were
00:12:45 - sitting right next to me.
00:12:46 - We're just sitting at
a couple computers.
00:12:48 - We're going through the
00:12:51 - everything as we go, to make
sure that you and I completely
00:12:54 - get it, that we understand each
of the concepts as we
00:12:57 - build upon the previous
00:12:59 - What's covered?
00:13:00 - Everything, everything in the
Network Plus official
00:13:04 - objectives is covered, and I
threw in some additional
00:13:07 - tidbits here and there that I
thought would be extremely
00:13:09 - valuable and useful for the
real world, as well, that
00:13:12 - could increase and reinforce
00:13:15 - And how do I get the
most of the series?
00:13:17 - It really boils down to, number
one, finding the time
00:13:21 - to go through them.
00:13:22 - Take notes, teach others,
00:13:25 - If you commit publicly, you'll
have more pressure and
00:13:28 - motivation to get it done, and
I'll tell you what, those
00:13:31 - changes can change your life.
00:13:33 - It's not just a matter
00:13:35 - some facts and details.
00:13:36 - We're talking about
00:13:38 - lives, and I mean you.
00:13:40 - I know this from my own
00:13:43 - I have a couple CCIEs with
Cisco, and I have Juniper
00:13:46 - certifications, and I have some
HP certifications, and
00:13:49 - [INAUDIBLE], and et
cetera, et cetera.
00:13:50 - And every time I apply myself
just to steady constant steps
00:13:55 - of learning and improving my
skills, it has always, always
00:13:59 - paid off, and I know it'll
do the same for you.
00:14:01 - I am super excited about joining
you in every single
00:14:05 - one of these Nuggets.
00:14:07 - I hope this is has been
informative for you, and I'd
00:14:09 - like to thank you for viewing.