CompTIA Mobility+

40 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The CompTIA Mobility+ certification will officially retire on December 15, 2017

CompTIA Mobility+ LogoUse your versatility as a CompTIA Mobility+ certified professional to manage the complex environments that trends such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) create. CompTIA Mobility+ shows that you understand different mobile technologies as well as over-the-air systems that will dominate business operations in the coming years.

This course prepares the student to take the CompTIA Mobility+ MB0-001 certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Computer Network Types, Topologies, and the OSI Model
  • Network Types
  • Network Topologies
  • The OSI Model
  • Device Addressing
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 2: Common Network Protocols and Ports
  • The Internet Protocol Suite
  • Request for Comments (RFC)
  • Common Network Protocols and Services
  • Understanding Ports, Protocols, and Sockets
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Common Protocols for File Transfer
  • Common Protocols Used with Messaging
  • Other Common Protocols
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 3: Radio Frequency and Antenna Technology Fundamentals
  • Radio Frequency Fundamentals
  • RF Regulatory Governing Bodies and Local Regulatory Authorities
  • Radio Frequency Characteristics
  • Bandwidth
  • Modulation
  • Radio Frequency Range and Speed
  • Measurement Units of Radio Frequency
  • Radio Frequency Antenna Concepts
  • Antenna Types
  • Minimizing the Effects of Multipath Using Antenna Diversity
  • Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
  • Radio Frequency Cables and Connectors
  • Antenna Installation Considerations
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 4: Standards and Certifications for Wireless Technology
  • The IEEE
  • IEEE Standards for Wireless Communication
  • Wireless Networking and Communications
  • Interoperability Certifications
  • Common IEEE 802.11 Deployment Scenarios
  • Building-to-Building Connectivity Using Wireless LAN Technology
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 5: IEEE 802.11 Terminology and Technology
  • Wireless LAN Operating Frequencies and RF Channels
  • Wireless LAN Modes of Operation
  • IEEE 802.11 Physical Layer Technology Types
  • Wireless LAN Coverage and Capacity
  • Radio Frequency Signal Measurements
  • Connecting to an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Network
  • The Distribution System
  • Data Rates
  • Throughput
  • Dynamic Rate Switching
  • Wireless LAN Transition or Roaming
  • IEEE 802.11 Power Save Operations
  • IEEE 802.11 Protection Modes and Mechanisms
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 6: Computer Network Infrastructure Devices
  • The Wireless Access Point
  • Wireless Mesh
  • Wireless Bridges
  • Wireless Repeaters
  • Wireless LAN Controllers and Cloud-Managed Architectures
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Concentrators
  • Network Gateways
  • Proxy Servers
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 7: Cellular Communication Technology
  • The Evolution of Cellular Communications
  • Channel Access Methods
  • Circuit Switching vs. Packet Switching Network Technology
  • Mobile Device Standards and Protocols
  • WiMAX
  • Roaming between Different Network Types
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 8: Site Survey, Capacity Planning, and Wireless Design
  • Wireless Site Surveys
  • Gathering Business Requirements
  • Interviewing Stakeholders
  • Gathering Site-Specific Documentation
  • Identifying Infrastructure Connectivity and Power Requirements
  • Understanding Application Requirements
  • Understanding RF Coverage and Capacity Requirements
  • Client Connectivity Requirements
  • Antenna Use Considerations
  • The Physical Radio Frequency Site Survey Process
  • Radio Frequency Spectrum Analysis
  • Received Signal Strength
  • Performing a Manual Radio Frequency Wireless Site Survey
  • Performing a Predictive Modeling Site Survey
  • Performing a Post-Site Survey
  • Protocol Analysis
  • RF Coverage Planning
  • Infrastructure Hardware Selection and Placement
  • Testing Different Antennas
  • Wireless Channel Architectures
  • Wireless Device Installation Limitations
  • Site Survey Report
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 9: Understanding Network Traffic Flow and Control
  • Local Area Network and Wide Area Network Traffic Flow
  • Network Subnets
  • IP Subnetting
  • Network Traffic Shaping
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 10: Introduction to Mobile Device Management
  • Mobile Device Management Solutions
  • Common Mobile Device Operating System Platforms
  • The Mobile Application Store
  • Pushing Content to Mobile Devices
  • MDM Administrative Permissions
  • Understanding MDM High Availability and Redundancy
  • MDM Device Groups
  • Location-Based Services
  • Mobile Device Telecommunications Expense Management
  • Captive and Self-Service Portals
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 11: Mobile Device Policy, Profiles, and Configuration
  • General Technology Network and Security Policy
  • Information Technology and Security Policy Implementation and Adherence
  • Backup, Restore, and Recovery Policies
  • Operating System Modifications and Customization
  • Technology Profiles
  • Understanding Group Profiles
  • Policy and Profile Pilot Testing
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 12: Implementation of Mobile Device Technology
  • System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Pilot Program Initiation, Testing, Evaluation, and Approval
  • Training and Technology Launch
  • Documentation Creation and Updates
  • Mobile Device Configuration and Activation
  • Wireless LAN, Cellular Data, and Secure Digital Adapters
  • Mobile Device Management Onboarding and Provisioning
  • Mobile Device Management Offboarding and Deprovisioning
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 13: Mobile Device Operation and Management Concepts

  • Centralized Content, Application Distribution, and Content Management Systems
  • Content Permissions, Data Encryption, and Version Control
  • Mobile Device Remote Management Capabilities
  • Life Cycle Operations
  • Information Technology Change Management
  • The Technology End-of-Life Model
  • Deployment Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 14: Mobile Device Technology Advancements, Requirements, and Application Configuration
  • Maintaining Awareness of Mobile Technology Advancements
  • Configuration of Mobile Applications and Associated Technologies
  • In-House Application Requirements
  • Mobile Application Types
  • Configuring Messaging Protocols and Applications
  • Configuring Network Gateway and Proxy Server Settings
  • Push Notification Technology
  • Information Traffic Topology
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 15: Mobile Device Security Threats and Risks
  • Understanding Risks with Wireless Technologies
  • Understanding Risks Associated with Software
  • Understanding Risks Associated with Mobile Device Hardware
  • Understanding Risks Affecting Organizations
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 16: Device Authentication and Data Encryption
  • Access Control
  • Authentication Processes
  • Encryption Methods for Wireless Networking
  • Cipher Methods
  • Secure Tunneling
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Concepts
  • Physical Media Encryption
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 17: Security Requirements, Monitoring, and Reporting
  • Device Compliance and Report Audit Information
  • Third-Party Device Monitoring Applications (SIEM)
  • Understanding Mobile Device Log Files
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 18: Data Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery
  • Network Server and Mobile Device Backup
  • Backing Up Server Data
  • Backing Up Client Device Data
  • Disaster Recovery Principles
  • Maintaining High Availability
  • Restoring Data
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 19: Mobile Device Problem Analysis and Troubleshooting
  • The Troubleshooting Process
  • Understanding Radio Frequency Transmitters and Receivers
  • Troubleshooting Specific Problems
  • Common Over-the-Air Connectivity Problems
  • Troubleshooting Common Security Problems
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
Lesson 20: Video Tutorials
  • Introduction
  • Air Technologies
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Wireless Technology
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Wireless Device Management
  • Security
  • Encryption methods and Risks
  • Wireless Troubleshooting
  • Conclusion

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the CompTIA Mobility+ MB0-001 certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**