CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Network+

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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.

Exam Domains

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%

Network+ N10-006

Domain
% of Exam
Network Architecture
22%
Network Operations
20%
Network Security
18%
Troubleshooting
24%
Industrial Standards, Practices and Network Theory
16%
 
100%

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).

What’s New

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.

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 N10-006 N10-007
Launch Date February 28, 2015 March 25, 2018
(March 1, 2018 available to Partners)
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. 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.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ Certification & (9) months of networking experience
Languages English, Japanese, German English
Retirement English retirement: August 31, 2018; Japanese and German: January 31, 2019 TBD - Usually three years after launch