CompTIA’s Network+ validates the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage common wired and wireless network. Network+ certifies a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies.
Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:
- Design and implement functional networks.
- Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices.
- Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks.
- Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations.
- Implement network security, standards, and protocols.
- Troubleshoot network problems.
- Support the creation of virtualized networks.
CompTIA recommends Network+ candidates have a CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, and at least 9-12 months of networking experience.
1.0 Networking Concepts
3.0 Network Operations
5.0 Network Troubleshooting and Tools
CompTIA Network+ 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).
CompTIA Network+ N10-007 has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies. The N10-007 version has expanded coverage of several domains by adding:
- Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners
- Key cloud computing best practices, including virtual switches, hypervisors, and virtual NICs, as well as typical service models
- Coverage of newer hardware and virtualization techniques, including “white box switching” and Network Feature Virtualization (NFV).
- Concepts, such as network virtualization, disaster recovery, and device hardening to give individuals the combination of skills to keep the network resilient.