CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Network+

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Overview

NEW Network+ N10-008 will be released September 14, 2021

CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need. Other certifications are so broad, they don’t cover the hands-on skills and precise knowledge needed in today’s networking environments.

CompTIA Network+ features flexible training options including self-paced learning, live online training, custom training and labs to advance the career development of IT professionals in network administration.

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 (English language version) will retire June 2022.

Exam Domain

Network+ N10-007

Domain
% of Exam
1.0 Networking Concepts
23%
2.0 Infrastructure
18%
3.0 Network Operations
17%
4.0 Network Security
20%
5.0 Network Troubleshooting and Tools
22%
 
100%

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 is accredited by ANSI as meeting the ISO/IEC 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Network+ N10-008

Domain
% of Exam
1.0 Networking Fundamentals
24%
2.0 Networking Infrastructure
19%
3.0 Network Operations
16%
4.0 Network Security
19%
5.0 Network Troubleshooting and Tools
22%
 
100%

What’s New

CompTIA Network+ validates the skills required to implement enterprise-level wired and wireless network solutions; identify and troubleshoot network performance issues; and harden networks against threats to mitigate security vulnerabilities.  The major areas of emphasis include:

  • IP addressing and connecting networks
  • Wireless standards and technologies
  • Network availability
  • Securing and hardening networks
  • Troubleshooting

Popular Job Roles

  • Network Field Technician/Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Analyst

Organizations that Recommend or Teach Network+

  • Apple
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cannon
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Time Warner
  • US Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Verizon
  • Xerox

Exam Details

Exam Codes N10-007 N10-008
Launch Date March 25, 2018 September 15, 2021
Exam Description CompTIA’s Network+ validates the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot, configure, and manage wired and wireless networks found in companies around the world. Network+ certifies a professional-level understanding of emerging technologies including cloud and virtualization technologies. CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900) 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ Certification and 9 months of networking experience CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience
Languages English English, with Japanese following
Retirement June 2022 Generally, three years after launch
Testing Provider Pearson VUE
Testing Centers
Online Testing
Pearson VUE
Testing Centers
Online Testing